what does public reading mean? Does performative nature come into play?
I think performance can come into play, (I’ve read x number of books or x number of words, for example), but it doesn’t have to.
Keeping track of these kinds of statistics can serve ths personal journey retracing purpose, or as documentation of competition.
I think that in order for performance to come into play, there have to be people to watch/witness the performance, and that brings up whether or not personal websites serve the same purpose as your typical social media profile.
For me, my personal website serves the purpose of a social media profile only to the extent that, if someone asks why I’m not posting on Twitter, Facebook, ETC. because they’re interested in what’s going on in my life, at which point I’ll direct them to my website.
But other than that, if people follow, that’s great, and I enjoy the bits of conversation that can happen as a result of the following. If they don’t, that’s fine too, and I’ll keep posting/logging things.