It Seems I may have Opened Pandora's Box!
Last Update: Sep 5, 2015
OK so for this last week I had been contemplating on whether to continue my membership here on WA. So yesterday I made the fateful decision to pull the plug. So I logged into my account and my jaw dropped and my heart stopped beating for few seconds as I couldn't believe what was waiting for me!
I found 15 comments (from WA members and I had not earned any credits for this!) and about 47 comments from outsiders waiting for my approval. If that wasn't shocking I found 23 messages in my private inbox here on WA of people telling me their dilemmas and how some of the problems addressed on my website relates to them.
(For those of you that don't know me or know what I'm talking about, go to my website so you'll know what I'm all about. http://askjellybaby.com)
And if that wasn't enough, I looked in my website email and found a further 54 inbox messages from people filling out the form on my site telling me their problems. CRIKEY!!
Now for me this is extremely strange because I have never advertised this site. I don't use any keywords, I haven't really gone through the marketing spectrum of my site as I generally just post a problem and leave it there. The only thing I have is a twitter account which has less than 500 followers.
And furthermore, I have my daily readers from our local paper here and I get only about 20 letters a month because I do live in a small town that caters to people who are not yet internet savvy and still prefer to read the newspaper.
I guess I cannot believe how much my tiny little website is attracting so much attention. I have no idea of where all these people are coming from (Except you guys here on WA)
When I started this site I thought that it would just be one or two people or the occasional five people that would write to me but this has just humbled me as I did not realize that I have opened a highway portal and worse off I didn't realize how much people are in deep problems and troubles. Before this I thought I had problems but now I look at my life and it's a picnic compared to some of the letters I have received. Some are beyond heartbreaking, some are sad and some are.. well indescribable.
I do want to take this moment to thank you guys here at WA. Thank you for your support and for those of you that have left lovely and insightful comments on my site and those that helped me with building the site and everyone of that has contributed to my website, I truly appreciate you.
For you guys that have written to me here on WA, please bear with me but I promise you I will respond to each and everyone of you although it won't be as fast as I would hope as I always take time to analyse each letter and respond from my heart. I'm truly grateful and humbled that you have trusted me with your struggles, secrets and problems.
So I guess I'm not pulling the plug after all! Okay so I'm going to go off now and do my duty and respond to all these dear and wonderful letters.
Happy Labour Day Weekend!
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