Like many twentysomething parents-to-be, my friends can be put into one of two categories: those who are absolutely thrilled to hear I’m pregnant and want to know every last detail, and those who are quite frankly tired of seeing nothing but babies and wedding photos on Facebook. And despite being a recently-married mama-to-be, I understand where they’re coming from.
It took a little work to set up, but I’m now at a place where I feel like I can easily spread my oodles of babyspam to those who want it while sparing those who really and truly do not care about the incredibly cute nursery I saw on Pinterest.
First, I split my blog into two
My blog started out as a mostly technology/craft blog, but has veered into personal territory as I’ve settled down. I set up a new blog on a subdomain, and moved a few wedding-related posts over to it.
For the tech-savvy who might want to do the same, WordPress 3.0 lets you host multiple blogs on one installation and best of all you can use the same login and dashboard to manage all of them. Moving forward, all things baby and home decor will go there, leaving my main blog dedicated to technology and DIY.
Get a handle on Facebook updates
I created a new Facebook page just for my Domestic Adventures blog. I set up an RSS application (the one I use is RSS Graffiti to feed posts from the new blog into Facebook, so my friends and family who aren’t geeky enough to use an RSS reader don’t have to remember to visit the new URL).
Let people know about the changes
Once everything was set up I posted a quick announcement on Facebook letting people know that if they wanted their babyspam and decor porn, they should follow the new blog. The setup seems to be a hit with both camps. I’ll likely still post the most major news on my own Facebook wall (like when the baby is actually born) but now I have somewhere to gush about all things baby guilt-free.