The lines have blurred between websites and blogs. After much contemplation and seeking advice from friends and colleagues, today I did away with my website. My blog will now serve the same purpose as my website but it will be more interactive and certainly updated more often. I've already designed numerous pages offering all the information as my website did and I'll be adding more as I go. I visited many blogs of authors who have already gone the blog only route. Their success convinced me.
A big factor in my decision was the ease I find in updating my blog compared to my website. The website updates always seemed like work. Posting new articles and interviews on my blog is fun. Meeting readers and authors through their visits to me and my stops at their blogs is great. It's so easy to create links to other sites, to other pages in my blog, as well as inserting pictures and video. So good bye website.
On a different note, today is the second day since Beyond the Gate was released in ebook. My publisher put up a cool trailer at the top of their website for my book.
How many of you keep both website and blogs? How often do you update either of them?