Email today anent my website by somebody representing 'a low cost website design and promotion company', exhorting me to install Google Analytics and to take advantage of their company's special offer discounts for their 'low cost social media service where we "tweet" and post for you regularly every day... about your products or services as well as lots more'.
Apart from not proof-reading their emails before they send them, or perhaps they really believe that possessive its boasts an apostrophe (not the only error), this representative appears to have failed to register that, hello, this site is not a business! ain't no money in it atall!
I mean, I would be very grateful if people could be driven to my deconstruction of historical myths about sex, but on the whole, not to the extent of paying someone to send semi-literate tweets on my behalf.
Okay, I realise that my web design is so out of date that by now I am probably qualified for some kind of English Heritage listing as a handcrafted website, c. 1998, though with some minor alterations over the years ('no! no! don't destroy that rare period feature!'). I daresay it could do with a spruce up, but then, you know, unspoilt period features...
I'm also thinking of doing away with some of my curated link pages, on the grounds that although I update them with incoming information, these days I no longer have time to check these regularly to see if the links still go anywhere or 404 (or worse); and surely most of this information is far more readily available than it was when I began this project.
I might, however, install Google Analytics: I'm a bit unprepossessed with sitemeter at the moment.