A new website is forthcoming! Maybe. I don’t know. Consider this:
1. In a world where we know, statistically, that everyone has a smartphone and chooses to browse on that mostly within their apps (FB, IG, YT, ect.) only searching the Web for when they need something immediate …
2. AND most of the traffic / activity on the Web, mobile and desktop, is fake … What is the purpose of a traditional website? Something that is very much a product of the ’90s Internet user experience.
3. Something else to think about: If the economic model for writers is terrible (it is!), and Google / Facebook dominate 59% of the online advertising market, meaning no advertising money for you on your website, why are you giving your stuff away for free? For content marketing and SEO? I don’t know. Maybe for a brand, sure, but for an individual? I don’t think so.
So, I’ve been thinking a lot about what to put here going into 2020. Especially since so much of my work can be found on other places. For example:
-My marketing advice: coming soon to Patreon in 2020! Think of it like a weekly marketing class for $1 a month, limited to 1,000 people. My plan is to write one full marketing book a year for those thousand people.
-My wrestling, jokes, and comic book stuff? Twitter. In fact, I pretty much use Twitter every day. It replaced (free) blogging for me a while back.
Currently, I’m finishing my second ghostwritten book for someone, so I haven’t had time to figure out what to do with this place. But I will.
Did you know for YEARS George R.R. Martin just used Live Journal? That changed recently in 2018, but until then, he was using LIVE JOURNAL for a personal website. LIVE JOURNAL!
So, until I come back to this website, if you need to find me, I’m over on Twitter every day at @BJMendelson or by email at BJ@BJMendelson.com.
P.S. I also post to Instagram, but I treat that account a bit differently. I’m not trying to build a brand on there or anything, so it’s just random photos of things I’m doing or reading.
P. P.S. I moved my version of “A Christmas Carol” offline. I’m going to make a serious attempt at getting it published, and it’s ready to go out to agents, so I didn’t want the entire thing out there online. If I’m not successful, I’ll put the whole thing up for free somewhere down the road.