Dear HOKKU subscribers and visitors —
I have been writing on this WordPress site for many years now. When it began — and for years afterward — it was wonderfully free of advertising. Recently a great many distasteful ads — which I have not chosen and do not benefit from in any way — have been appearing on my site due to a change in WordPress policy. I find this so strongly objectionable that, though my blog has been without monetary cost to me all these years, I have decided to pay to “upgrade” my site and thus make it again free of such advertising. My site has never had commercial intent, and I want to keep it that way for readers as long as I am writing here.
Due to the added expense of keeping my WordPress sites ad free, I will be discontinuing my Hokku Forest site — which was specifically for hokku, daoku, etc., and will again deal with that subject on the HOKKU site from time to time, as I did previously.
Some of you may know that I also have the (surprisingly if weirdly popular) Icons and Their Interpretation site, which I shall also continue on an upgraded, advertising-free basis.
I am looking forward to my readers once more being able to come to my sites without any bother from distracting, undesirable, and irrelevant advertising.