Leigh Ann! Oh lady, I know what you are going through. The same exact thing happened to me back in April.
I have a couple questions for you.
1. Is the following you created with your home blog just family or is it open to anyone?
2. I think a lot can be done with your existing blog simply by doing some redesign & promotion.
You were expecting a but weren't you?? Anyhoo..
I have looked at your blog and I think you could make some changes to go wider in your reach.
*I initially stayed with blogger & updated the name of my site. I went from "linnell family" blog to what it is now.
*I started posting to Facebook so all of my friends & family (over 500) could see what I was writing.
*I flat out asked people to come check me out. I decided if I wanted to take it to a new level I would have to risk some things. Mostly, my pride.
*The hardest thing I did was create a fan page for my site. Gulp! This was soooo hard for me. I felt like I was being super flashy, etc. But, again, I sucked it up and realized self-promotion is part of the game. If I was not willing to do it, then I needed to quit. Guess what, I have over 185 fans on that FB page. It was worth it!
Leigh Ann, I could go on and on. I would encourage you to take a look at a blogging series I have running right now. It's called The Blogging Mavens. I think you could find some helpful resources there.