Help or Advice When to throw in the towel?

Chammy

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....don't panic, I'm not actually throwing it in but I'm at more of a crossroads.

I have ChammyIRL which I've been writing for and building up for the last 6 years. It has a consistent income stream at the moment through Mediavine ads and c&p pre-written content. However, over the last 3 years I've only written about a dozen of my own posts due to being a full-time student. I've been doing the bare minimum and not really focused on growing it.

In about 9 weeks I finish my degree, and I hoping to get on to 2 years MSc. My predicament is what to do about my main blog which is no longer the focus of my career?

My current blogging situation is that I own:

ChammyIRL - currently earning as I said above with the odd sponsored work coming in
Modern Money Life - currently earning purely through Fat Joe content
Totally Blogging - I bought at the end of last year, done nothing with yet but hoping it becomes more of a passive site the husband and I can work on
Chermaine Samphire - which is my nutrition site, it's slowly being worked on but I'd like to become my main blog over the coming months

I'm trying to decide whether I should remove ChammyIRL from the spotlight with regards to social media too. My Twitter and Instagram have an ok follower count so I'm wondering if I should move them to be more nutrition-focused, with the odd share from my other sites or just focus on my existing nutrition accounts to build them up (less than 100 followers atm)?

I've never been career-focused before, I kinda thought I'd just blog for the rest of my working life but I now have a career goal and everything.

Not sure what I'm trying to ask really, I just need to get words down somewhere...otherwise I won't focus on being productive, I'll just sit here letting it eat away at me.
 

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What’s stopping you just having chammyirl which brings in an income and your nutrition site for career related content?
 

Chammy

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What’s stopping you just having chammyirl which brings in an income and your nutrition site for career related content?

I'll be having both sites, that's not the issue - I'm planning over the summer to really strip back ChammyIRL so it's even less upkeep and such but I'm more interested in building up a nutrition site than maintaining CIRL

It's more, now I'm focused on nutrition and dietetics should I start putting that at the forefront of everything. So, convert my current social media channels to be more nutrition-focused rather than having to build new ones from scratch.

If I'm honest, I don't have any social media content requests for CIRL EVER, so I'm not missing out by making them more career-focused.

I think I'm looking for permission to be lazy really, I don't know. Should I just bite the bullet and work on new social media accounts?
 

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I wouldn’t want to start again and would just rename your chammyirl handles to allthingscham or whatever
 

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