Sunday, November 27, 2016

Painful Statistics

You can track the pain of my country by the statistics on my blog.

The first time I noticed a spike was days into the first time Elie went to war. I was getting tons more comments (and hits) than ever before. I got to ten or eleven thousand hits a day and thought to myself, hey, all I have to do is have a son in a war...forget that. I was thrilled when the hits dropped back to normal...a few hundred more people per day, that I could handle.

The next time there was a spike, I wasn't as surprised. Elie was in another war and again, I prayed for normal.

The third time, Elie was next to be called in, but Israel was fighting, the south was again under bombardment, and people were flocking to the site.

And now, once again - over 5,000 people today, and the day according to my US-based server is only half over. They say that statistics and traffic and visits and hits are important for a website.

I guess if you're trying to make a lot of money, that's true but if you just want peace and quiet...less is so much more.

I'll give up the fires, the stoning attacks and more...thank you for visiting my site, really but I don't need 10,000 people a day to come here...my country needs peace. We need the fires to end.

Don't go away - but help please. Pray - pray for peace for Israel; pray for the families who have lost their homes. Pray for the wounded, the frightened.

Pray for the firefighters and the troops who are out there.

Pray for my son, and all the sons and daughters of Israel.

Pray for peace.

3 comments:

Netivotgirl said...

May Hashem bless your son and all of our IDF and firefighting heroes. A poignant post and a reminder that we need to PRAY for the rain we so desperately need!Kudos!

Cindy said...

Praying for your family and for Israel.

CDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

I told my husband about my own experience of greater hits that resembles yours (although on a much, much lower level) and he thinks that a lot of those hits were (and may still be) "internet robots," known as 'bots. I'm finding that even those who supposedly read my articles are doing so in a fairly uniform pattern (like, 30 every couple of hours) that suggests that they're not real people. And there's nothing we can do about it to separate them out! It's an unsolvable problem, for now.

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