Recently there have been frantic messages from Google about re-certifying my site (or something). I tried to do what I could. But I am not especially web-literate, barely savvy, and I question how much time I want to devote to this.
So, in the process of searching for that page (which pertained to James J.Y. Liu on Chinese poetry), I noticed that next month will be the five-year anniversary of establishing this website. The exact day escapes me, but the blog feature started on the 31st. I was fishing around for content, most of it incidental.
Do I want to still bother with it? The url is not due to expire immediately; but my need to “put myself out there” is not what it was to begin with. Gradually the impetus toward self-promotion has died with me; the need for feedback from the world “That never wrote to me”.
This is the Anthropocene.