Long Silence Again
With no feedback from people reading, it's really hard for me to maintain motivation for writing. So I stop and write in places I do get feedback. That's been Net News (eg Usenet and Usenet like) forever and Mastodon-flavored Fediverse recently.
I created a Mastodon account perhaps four years ago, but due to the "no feedback" thing, and not knowing anyone else on the platform, it got little use until Musk started his Twitter purchase and then Twitter destruction. So Twitter link no-more on Contact section and Fediverse QAZ link instead.
I've also revamped the
robots.txt file, because of other Internet
"enshitification". Google is useless as a search engine now, time to
drop their bot. At the same time, I added some more "SEO" related
bots and the one "AI" bot I've noticed ("ChatGPT", which people tell
me is phonetically the same the French phrase "Cat, I farted",
« Chat, j'ai pété »).
Part of the prompt for
robots.txt was a persistent highly
personalized campaign from some Internet advertising company urging
me to put ads on my site through their service. I suspect one of the
"SEO" metrics company was how I came to this guy's attention. Better
to just block those bozos. Web advertising is just a downhill spiral
to the worst profit motives on the web.