Thursday, November 5, 2009

Combining the Blogs

Recently I wrote a post about feeling at a crossroads about blogging. After receiving many AWESOME comments from AWESOME bloggers I came to the conclusion the best scenario would be to combine my two blogs, Jillian's Pages and Bella Rosa Antiques.

Okay. This seems easy enough. But now I need to make a decision. Keep the title Jillian's Pages? This was my original blog.

In order to maintain following on my website I need to somehow keep Bella Rosa in the title as well.

Hmmmm. Bella Pages? Jillian's Bella Pages? Just go with Bella Rosa Antiques and let the readers find out who I am?

These are all possible...and I will be coming up with a plan. It just takes TIME. Maybe by the new year I will have it all figured out.

In the meantime, feel free to leave me your thoughts. I may or may not go with them but I'm up for ideas!

Thanks again for all of the wonderful support and encouraging words. It meant so much!


Mommy Firecracker said...

I am drawn to the simple...Bella Rosa Antiques, by Jillian.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


Your Texas Fan,
Mommy Firecracker

Claudia said...

I like the previous suggestion, but was also thinking "Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques" or "Jillian's Pages - Bella Rosa Antiques."

Charlotte said...

You do have a dilemma. I have thought about combining my two blogs several times and couldn't decide which one to do away with so I'm still posting on both of them. It comes in handy sometimes when I want to post something but don't want to post at the top of something I've just posted. Make sense? Also one of them is a blogger blog and one a WordPress blog and I can't decide between those two formats either. I like some things about them both.
I think the top two suggestions are good.
Will be anxious to see what you decide on.

Lisa said...

Humm... I'll think on it and let you know! It sounds like a great idea. I don't know how you do two anyway!!!
Hugs, Lisa

Lisa said...

Ok I'm back. Can you make the antiques a section on your blog somehow. There are several people that have buttons right after the header. It's a thought.
Hugs, Lisa

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Well, now, I didn't know you had this blog, LOL, as I follow your Bella Rosa Antiques. On Bella Rosa is there a link to this blog?

When I first started blogging it was mainly to chat about my dolls but it has evolved into so much more so I changed the blog name to Marsha's Musings & Sassy Mini Dolls.

But combing two blogs is a bit more challenging.

How about Jillian of Bella Rosa Antiques, nah, maybe drop the of, Jillian - Bella Rosa Antiques.

Jillian, on my post today I showed a picture of my mother's stole and it's a tad dirty. If I wanted to have it cleaned, do I need to take it somewhere special? I don't even know if it'll clean up as it's quite old. I've had it stored away for 25 years and when I got it it was dirty.

Now that I know you have this blog, I will follow!


Jen R. said...

I think you should so bella rosa antiques as the main title and then your name in smaller print, kind of how I do mine. Look at Sadie Olives blog portfolio.. she has some great inspiration!