To combine my blog with my website or not to combine…

So I’ve pretty much decided on the template I’m going with in my latest update-my-website obsession. I don’t want to give any clues about its style or design features until it’s all pretty with my personal content, etc. Suffice it to say – it’s a WordPress theme (of course – ha ha), designed by itheme.com. I’ve perused a lot of template providers over the past few days, and I have to say ithemes remains my first recommendation for people who want a WordPress CMS site that _looks_ like a website, not just a blog (not that there’s anything wrong with sites that look like blogs/are blogs – it’s just not what I want, you know?). And that last bit about blogs brings me to my reason for posting today.

I’m trying to decide whether I should keep Write here, write now (this blog) at the address it is right now or if I should amalgamate it with evbishop.com. Are there advantages to having your blog separate from your official webpage? I can’t really think of any disadvantages to putting them together. If anything, perhaps more people would find my blog…. If you’re reading this and have any thoughts on the subject, I’d love to hear them.

🙂 Ev

4 thoughts on “To combine my blog with my website or not to combine…

  1. This is making me crazy right now, too, Ev. Do I combine when I’ve got an established readership on my blog of 3 years? My website gets 1/3 or less the traffic of my blog. Will people move? Argh!

    ~kc

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  2. >>>Do I combine when I’ve got an established readership on my blog of 3 years? My website gets 1/3 or less the traffic of my blog. Will people move?<<<

    kc,

    Hey, good to hear from you. And gah, it is a dilemma, isn’t it? At least in my case, my blog is very, very new. Even in terms of exporting content, if I’m gonna move it, now is the time. In your case though–I’m sure readers would follow. You have a solid fan base/readership. Can a person do a re-direct from a blog address? That would be best.

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  3. I am thinking about doing the same thing as well. Right now both my website and blog are using wordpress. I will just be doing it tonight. Hope it’s a wise choice

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  4. Dear BottledPlants, I’m sure it’ll be a good decision. Just make sure you let people know about the change and promote the combined blog/website a lot. And if you post the address here, I’ll try to visit.

    🙂 Ev

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