Tis a Puzzlement
Submitted by: donwinslow
A Beautiful Christmas, Decorations Everywhere, Festive Garlands Hanging, Inspiring Joyous Kinder Laughter, Moving Non-believers On-toward Peace, Quieting Restive Souls, Tempering Unrest.
Very Worry-free Xmas,
What makes “The Big C- Christmas Spirit”, posted a year ago today, so popular? I can’t figure it out, but I’d love to know:
Is it Irish poet Pat Borat’s clever writing exercise?
Is it our “Christmas Wish” answer to his writing exercise?
Is it the proposed WFW follow-up exercise, finishing the sentence, “Anne’s Breast Cancer…?
Is it the post’s title, “The Big C- Christmas Spirit”, which attracts readers?
I guess I’ll never know, and it’s a shame. My hope has always been to reach as many readers as possible, to help them relieve some of the pain in their lives through writing. The Big C” post drew an average of over 4.5 views each day, for a year. It would be wonderful if every post drew this level of response. We know that it can be done, we have the numbers to prove it, but what have we learned from it?