Some months ago, I blogged about a person in the news. I am not going to name her here or tell you what she did, but I will say that in the weeks that followed, while she was a hot topic, my traffic count went from about 150 readers a day to 683 (give or take).
Over the past 8 months I have built up to an average of a little over 200. When I see a spike, I know this person is back in the news again.
Today’s e-mail and comments brought some really angry people to my usually friendly blog and to my Inbox, too.
I’ve considered deleting the post, but instead decided to close the comments (and delete one of them) and post a warning. You see, I’m not interested in reading abusive diatribes. And if you think I need to "get a life" rather than reflecting on what’s happening in the world, you may consider that you have the same need yourself. And if you can’t see that I was essentially sympathetic to the person in question, you need to read the piece again.
It’s too bad, because along the way I heard from people whose stories connected to hers, and my heart goes out to each of them.
I may write again about living in the general category of family in which she lived. But I won’t type her name again. I’ll just pray for her instead. And I’ll think twice before blogging again about a popular topic.