I was shocked from the beginning about the popularity of this blog and my website, both having as much traffic as they receive. I didn’t expect it at all.
The power of the written word, of sharing in a frank, honest way, sharing a journey many stay silent about, many don’t understand, topics with great stigma and lack of empathy about ….. is obvious by the stats.
This blog is read by many people in many countries, all round the world, every day. Even with my Facebook page closed down for several weeks, my blog stats have remained as the same.
I know my blogs place high on web searches, under many different topics – abuse, child abuse, PTSD, Complex PTSD, and about different types of abuse and abusive people.
I still find it bizarre, that in under 2 years, this blog has not far off half a million views, and I do realise that is significant in terms of the topics I write about.
I don’t write about ‘nice’ stuff like fashion, cooking, decorating, or ‘positivity fountain’ topics – the usual popular blog topics.
I write about painful, emotional, heartbreaking, soul breaking, horrific life experiences – like child abuse, child sexual abuse, rape, torture, every kind of abuse, psychopaths, narcissists, trauma, suffering, mental health.
I write to journal my own journey, to help cope and deal with my emotions, to reach out to others, and to raise awareness.
There is no getting away from the stats, and the support I receive from professionals in the field, the feedback I receive from survivors, how this is needed.
I am thankful if anything I write and share, helps anyone, in any way at all.