Kate’s questions on a forum before Joshua was terminal.
|Gonna sound snarky, but this is a serious question
« Thread Started on Oct 28, 2009, 9:58pm »
I know this will sound snarky, but I am not asking it in a snarky way. I’m being very serious.
Look at Stellan. People obviously care about him, but they come out of the woodwork in droves when he is in the hospital. MckMunch is very dramatic and provokes anxiety and worry in her readers by the way she writes, so maybe that’s part of what entices people to read, but it makes me wonder why, exactly, people care MORE when Stellan is sick than when he’s well?
The same phenomenon happened with Kayleigh Freeman. It is happening with Kate McCrae and Jonah Williams and many others. When the child’s doing better, comments for the day drop off, but when they’re having a crisis, comments go through the roof. Why is that?
And, since I’m being honest here, I’ll ask ya, why don’t I get that kind of reaction on my blog with Joshua’s issues? Is it because I don’t write dramatically or is it because he doesn’t stay ‘fixed’ so people are burned-out on hearing about him or what? I honestly am not angry or bitter…. I just don’t really understand what it is that makes some people’s blogs “take off” while other people whose children have similar or identical illnesses/problems stay tiny and relatively unknown.