I guess burnout is real. But that's probably a bit strong for what's really just a change of pace.
First up, and more on this below, I do videos now. Well, I've started doing videos. They're about the old movie cards and collectibles that are the basis of this site. The third one—an introduction to the series—posted Saturday. Here it is:
More on this towards the bottom of the post. The videos are the first thing that I wanted to get word out about though, so I had to give them a little plug up here.
For now, if you like what you see, please do head on over to YouTube proper and Like (or Dislike) the video, and subscribe to my channel if you'd like to see more. Sharing is good too. Taking these steps are the best way to tell me to keep it up.
Again, more video talk below, for now back to other stuff.
If you've missed my obsessive five thousand word articles about obscure 1930s movies, well, so do I. But I got a bit too obsessive about them. I just can't afford to spend three or four weeks researching a 1933 film release that fourteen or fifteen people have even bothered rating on the IMDb—no disrespect intended towards those unheralded movies, they're usually my favorites!
And when I say I can't afford it, I mean that in the literal sense: I bled too much time and money, and had to get back to basics. Selling stuff.
But (or maybe it should be So) I have been writing shorter posts daily for about a month now.
Those posts are all going up in the Immortal Ephemera Store, where the press of a button created a couple hundred shop aisles for various movie stars ... and a text box for me to write about each of them.
I'm trying to cover them all, big stars and forgotten stars, whichever stars that I have enough stock on hand for a Store page to be created.
Problem is I don't really have a way to push these out to you, at least automatically, so I'm sharing them the best way I could think of: on my Facebook page.
So, if you're over on Facebook it's a good time to 'Like' the Immortal Ephemera page. Like a post or two while you're at it, that way Facebook will probably (maybe?) push the new posts in your direction every day.
I've also stuck a Facebook widget on the sidebar of the site, so if you're not active on Facebook itself, you can still see my latest mini-bios by coming over here, to ImmortalEphemera.com that is.
Another little announcement, if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, I've placed my first two eBooks in their program, so KU members can now read them for free. That would cover my Freddie Bartholomew biography and my original Pre-Code eBook. Both eBooks are still available to buy, at 99¢ and $2.99 respectively, but if you're already a Kindle Unlimited member, or thinking about becoming one, why not check them out at no extra charge as part of your plan.
So, I believe I had mentioned I'm posting videos now.
At least for another five weeks, and hopefully well beyond that. What I did was spend about two months cobbling together videos about twelve different sets of movie cards and collectibles—if you're not a collector, I do usually try to slip in a comment here and there about the movie stars or even films that are pictured, so you may still enjoy these ... of course, my evil plan is to get you collecting.
I'll be posting these videos twice per week, at the break of day on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at least until I run through the original dozen that are already completed. I'm hoping to find time to make more before this first group plays out, so please do have a look, enjoy, subscribe, etc.
I embedded the intro to the series up top, but I've also already posted two of the videos previewed in that intro. You can check them out HERE and HERE, or find them both on this newly-created playlist - all the new videos will be added to that playlist as they post to YouTube (next one posts tomorrow morning, April 17).
Will there ever be a new Immortal Ephemera review or article? I sure hope so, but I'm going to stick with creating new (and mercifully brief!) content for the Store or pointing towards the Store for now. If the bills start taking care of themselves a little better, hopefully my head will clear, and then I'll finally tackle those Aggie Appleby or No Greater Glory reviews that I've been dying to work on!
Thanks very much,
Cliff @ Immortal Ephemera
(Since you've made it to the end, please do feel free to use discount code CART10 at checkout to receive a one-time 10% discount on any size order from the Immortal Ephemera Store. Thanks, Cliff.)