When I do a book blog, should I stay on Blogspotting?

Stephen Baker goes on book leave--and wonders whether to keep blogging on Blogspotting or to move to a book blog--or both
Stephen Baker

I got a contract to write a book. I'm not going to go into details here, because the publisher wants to make an announcement. (They want a picture of me for this, and are not satisfied with the self-portraits I send from my cameraphone.) In any case, I've asked for a one-year unpaid leave from BusinessWeek, starting in March.

The question: How and where to blog? I want to keep blogging as I report and develop this book. But the book has nothing to do with the theme of this Blogspotting blog. My thoughts will be elsewhere. I asked Steve Rubel for some advice, and he suggested starting a new book blog and also continuing on Blogspotting. I think that would work fine if I woke up at 4 every morning. I don't. Then Steve suggested recruiting guest bloggers for Blogspotting. That's an interesting idea, but I don't see a series of them filling in through February of 2007.

This is a problem lots of publications will face as their blogging reporters change beats. If you have any thoughts or advice on what to do, I'm all ears.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.