The tags on this post represent the tiny voice in my brain screaming that no good will come from this, but I have to do something.
My current site management strategy is a mess. I have three separate websites (eviscerati.net, ubersoft.net, unexploredhorizons.net) that are managed from a single interface. Which is better than having to manage three sites separately, but lately trying to sort the information between sites has become really difficult. So I've decided the only thing to do is to combine them into one large mixed-media content site.
I'm not sure how good this is from a marketing perspective. Generally my webcomic readers aren't interested in my fiction, and... I don't have enough fiction readers to actually know if it works the other way or not. So they might be turned off by suddenly having everything right there. Which is why I've worked out a way to a) consolidate everything into one site while b) still allowing people to use the "old" domain names to filter out everything but the content they want to see, more or less.
From a management perspective it will be a huge relief. From a reader perspective... well, I don't know. That's the part that has the DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER DANGER klaxon alarm set on repeat.
It does, however, give me another chance at trying to design a web interface Chris hates less. (In all seriousness, though, the redesign *will* have the advantage of removing at least one of the layers of branding on each site, and probably two, which I remember was one of Chris' critiques of my current design.)
Wish me luck! Or, you know, try to talk me down. I need one or the other.