The 20,000th page visit was a highlight for me – confirmation that people are reading what I write and share.
But this week when the facebook page was just under 1000 fans, I couldn’t even get excited, and when we passed the thousand mark, not even a woot was issued.
In fact, I cried.
I cried because the only reason the page is now so busy is because of what is going on in Christchurch, and the sudden influx of (to date) around 100 new fans was only due to them needing to search out information and try to make sense of the various verdicts given by Hekia Parata on Monday.
From being mainly teachers that joined the page and read the blog, it is now wider than that, with parents, grandparents, teacher aides, caretakers, students and the wider public joining pages like mine just to try to work out what the heck is actually going on – and why.
Some just want company in their dismay.
The numbers keep growing…
and my sadness gets deeper.
And if I am this sad, I can only wonder and imagine how the affected communities are feeling…
and then I get sadder still.
Kia kaha to everyone caught up in the mean and ugly mess. You are in the thoughts of myself and so very many other people.