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How Many Blogs Do you own?

I’ve just added a new ‘poll of the week’ question to the side bar – how many blogs do you own?

By own guess I really mean how many blogs are you the primary blogger on (ie if you’re blogging for a network I don’t mind if you claim a blog to be yours if you’re doing most of the writing on it).

It will be Interesting to see how many blogs ProBlogger readers are involved with. Head over to the sidebar to vote and feel free to expand on your answer in comments below.

The Poll is being run with an AJAX based WP plugin that I’m testing called Democracy.

Update: apologies for not having a ’0′ option. I thought I’d put one in but either the plugin doesn’t like ’0′ as an answer or I messed up. Too late now to add it in but feel free to tell us if you don’t have a blog in comments below.

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Comments

  1. Sean Fallon says:

    I currently own two blogs – and a forum. I have only been blogging for about 4 months or so, but things are going well and I plan on expanding into a lot of other subjects.

  2. Robb D says:

    I currenty own 13 total blogs but only actively post regularly to 5 of them.

  3. hatem says:

    Currently 16 active blogs :-)

  4. Gary Miller says:

    My two blogs have been reduced to one as of this past Friday.

  5. Netwalker says:

    I have three blogs active: 1 about photo, 1 personal, and 1 photoblog.

    Maybe that could be a good statistic to know, if you have several blogs, about what themes you’re writing?

  6. jesse says:

    three

  7. Sean Fallon says:

    Yeah, I forgot to mention that. I have one for art /culture and a another that is technology oriented.

  8. Marc James says:

    One blog (1K+ entries, ~40 contributors), one forum (185K+ posts). My hands are more than full as it is. I can’t imagine running more than one thing at a time. I think you get the best results if you really give something your full attention.

  9. ~Dawn says:

    Two, starting a third late this month early next.

  10. larrydag says:

    One blog. This is a part time thing for me. I am noticing that it is taking a lot of work. How do you find time to do multitple blogs?

  11. 4 blogs. None I make money on. A bunch of static sites though.

  12. Ross Runkel says:

    Three. All deal with labor and employment law.

  13. Kevin says:

    I currently run 3.

    Garage Sale Professional
    WebGoonies
    and a personal blog.

  14. I must say, i created a lot of them, but finally stuck with moving all the content to one place and maintain it properly. Due to community effect, i stuck to Yahoo 360.

  15. Mike says:

    Currently we have 12 blogs and have 1 more in the ‘almost ready to launch’ mode.

    Looking to do 2 more soon after the New Year and am going to guest blogger on one in a rather large network.

    I post on 5 on a regular basis.

  16. Hmm. that is a nice script (democracy plugin)

  17. George says:

    I currently run around 11 blogs with a few more thats coming online in a few months.

    3 shopping/product, 1 personal, 1 parenting, 1 teen, 1 organic news, 1 gadget, 1 gossip, and 2 investing site.

    ipod video site coming. a blog hosting site also might be open soon.

    And the usual xanga, myspace, and friendster sites.

  18. Jacob says:

    I own two blogs, but only one of them is currently updated on regular basis. The personal blog became less relevant, since my main interest is now offspun into its own site.

  19. hatem says:

    @larrydag, its part time for me too :) but I have lot of free time

    @Liberalcowboy, none making money ? but u have interesting blog thought.

  20. Yzabel says:

    4, although one would probably count as two, since I maintain a version of it in French as well (it’s only translating, not writing completely new posts).

  21. The Cheat says:

    2 currently.

    2 more due to roll out very soon. 1 in the planning stages.

  22. IGrizzli says:

    I haven’t any blog but I have Site with forum

  23. Ken McGuire says:

    6 blogs at present, 1 of which updated 3-4 times daily, the rest on a daily/bi-daily basis.

    its more than enough though…

    however, in saying that, i’ve got one more planned…

  24. Fireman says:

    only 10 blogspot, 3 blogsome…..

  25. RC says:

    2 blogs, one updated daily, the other one few times/month(it’s about game developement,but I’m more happy to spend time on developing the game than by blogging the developement)

  26. rob says:

    I have 4. I think of them as a network. When I have a “category” that is getting big, I spin it off into a blog with it’s own URL.

  27. Patrick says:

    Depends on the definition of blog, but as far as the “typical blog”… 3 in my network, 1 personal.

  28. Lyndoman says:

    I think it’s around 26, I keep getting bored and starting new ones, then I get bored with the new ones and go back to the old ones. If I get bored with that I start a new one again. I wish I could settle on one niche. Telegraph poles from 1948 to 1954, or something like that.

  29. izahan says:

    I have 3: 2 shopping blogs (toys & watches) and 1 gadget blog. All regularly maintained.

  30. shirster says:

    Me… a couple of personal blogs (intended for different groups of friends);

    Regularly running 1 photo blog and 2 “others” blogs;

    Starting a gadget blog in Chinese;

    Stopped running 1 freebies blog;

    And more “others” blogs coming…

    I started my first blog about a year ago but was never really into it until very recently. I’m far from making any real money with blogging but I figured that if I could make some extra cash doing what I love to do, that isn’t too bad ;)

  31. Verne Gripes says:

    Three – the other two of which are updated daily. Am putting together plans to work on a total of eight on a daily basis from next month. Your sound advice is always appreciated.

  32. I currently have six weblogs although I plan on ramping that up in the new year. Most of the weblogs fall into two categories Fitness and Realtor marketing. Quite often my posts can fit to more than one category.

    One idea that I am toying with and maybe Darren will have some insight on this is to have niche blogs that are only active for a short time.

    We have a federal election going on here in Canada and I am wading in with some posts about it on my “generic” weblog mentioned in the link with my name but would it be better to have a new weblog for just the election? Maybe relaunch a political blog after that or just let it sit as a testament to what happened during the one election campaign. I bet I could come up with a dozen ideas for short term weblogs without much effort but the question is would it be a good idea?

  33. Bruce says:

    10 blogs in the network at the moment, looking to add at least one more by the beginning of the year. It’s a challenge trying to build a small blog network by myself, so getting occasional blog entries from others is a nice break when it happens.

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