You’re welcome, Charlie!
The points you listed as reasons not to split the blog up are the very ones that have been eating away at me, especially your point about not being able to separate myself as a person; that seems to be the most important reason for not starting a separate blog, especially if the second blog is going to revolve around my own interests and passions.
My reasons for wanting to start a separate blog seemed so strong to me, but I’m finding it harder and harder to justify directing my focus in two places. In fact, as I write this comment and attempt to recall those reasons, I can’t come up with any points even worth mentioning.
I’m going to put some more thought into it, but I think I’ll focus on finding my voice through this blog instead of starting a separate one. Thanks so much for the advice!