Tuesday, April 24, 2007

peace

I've noticed quite a few people finding my blog lately after googling how to kill yourself. I know it's because I wrote a post a while back that was titled a safe place to kill oneself, but to be honest, every time I see another person finding me because they are searching with this phrase it cracks my heart.

So if you are reading this after having found me this way, please know I wish peace and light for you, and that this too shall pass.

34 comments:

cinnamon gurl said...

Yikes! I often identify with the people who find my blog from google... people googling water broke 17 weeks, no heartbeat on ultrasound 8 weeks, and stuff like that. I also get people interested in snorting tylenol 3s, which makes me sad.

If only we could reach out to the searchers... lend an ear or arms for a hug...

slouching mom said...

Oh, that's awful, jen. But you've said and done just the right thing, as usual.

The people who accidentally find my site do so from having googled "silly poems for turning 40."

That makes me laugh.

NotSoSage said...

Oh my. You know, I can't imagine a place to arrive at through that google search that would give me more reason to believe that there is good in this world to be celebrated and to be witness to.

I mean that out of the most profound depths of my heart.

Beck said...

Poor sad them. I generally get google searches looking for information on the Frog And Toad books. I'm sorry, estate of Arnold Lobel.

Susanne said...

otsosage is right. And I love that ou reach out to them. All I did was change the name of my blog so that I won't get anymore hits from people searching for nasty things with diapers.

Tabba said...

I agree, whole-heartedly, with notsosage.

crazymumma said...

oh.

I hope anyone who steps onto your virtual doorstep finds a moment in there to reconsider.

you're beautiful you know.
Keep spreading the love.

Deb said...

oh honeyhoney....know that you are making a difference and

I love you

Juliness said...

As always, eloquently said, my friend.

thailandchani said...

Looking through those referrals can be enlightening. Although I get mostly hits for "cute thailand girls" and "thailand girls sex", I occasionally get one that calls out to me the same way.

You just never know what your writing might do. Maybe one of those people spent time reading your archives instead of doing it.


Peace,


~Chani

meno said...

It is a helpless feeling to know that anonymous people are out there hurting.

Mad Hatter said...

...and they find you. Yes, that is not a bad thing at all.

Sober Briquette said...

I'm sorry, but I have to chuckle a little. People, get away from Google and you'll feel better already.

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday.

XO

kaliroz said...

Oh, how heartbreaking.

There are worse places they could land, though.

Blog Antagonist said...

I think I am the only blogger who never gets weird search terms on their statcounter.

I hope those folks can draw something from your posts. You give a lot of yourself in your writing. I'm sure it will make a difference to someone.

QT said...

I agree with not so sage. But still, I can see how you feel.

Pendullum said...

So sad how many walking wounded are out there...
When so many people truly care...

the end of motherhood said...

You might consider putting a badge with a link to a suicide hot line on your blog...They would be just one click away from help.

Kyla said...

I think your's is a safe place to end up at a time like that.

Lillithmother (Lil) said...

I can understand seeking ways to end your life if you're desperate enough...too bad it's here that some land, and I'm sorry that it wounds you Jen!

Lil xo

KC said...

That's a little troubling. People seeking answers that you hope they don't find.

You know this happens all the time with mine...

(and you should know my word verification included "hug" amidst the madness.)

mamatulip said...

Me too. If you're reading the comments, Jen's right. This too shall pass.

Your beauty shines through your words, J.

Oh, The Joys said...

We hold them in the light.

Marymurtz said...

Bless you, bless you, bless you.

flutter said...

the worst ever to mine was "How to die like Christine".

It just breaks my heart

wordgirl said...

Not me...just checking in after an absence. Hope all is well.

cce said...

The web, the web and all its intricacies and sad, sad people.
Oh and thanks for the Blogitizer nomination, you shouldn't have. (I can't even spell that much less step up and be worthy of it). Have no fear I didn't find your website by searching How to Kill Myself (because no one nominated me for a blogger's choice award.) Though I am still smarting about the thing back in high school.

Lucia said...

OK, that ad that's on your site today is scaring me. Hillshire Farms. Gomeat.com??

Mrs. Chicken said...

I'm certain that those who find you will find some solace here.

Aliki2006 said...

That is sad and makes me think about how helpless and disembodied the internet can be. I appreciate much of what it has to offer, but the removal of the human element--the face-to-face reading of emotions and the ability to reach out and physically touch someone--are lost, And this can be isolating.

I hope they find some comfort and help.

you da mom! said...

oh, that's bad. i can imagine seeing that would be hard. mine are always frivolous searches like, "britney spears boobs" or something like that. tells you what kind of stuff i'm talking about!

Momish said...

Oh, that is sad! I hope they are simply researching something that doesn't pertain to their lives at all.

You are a fine person to notice and care so much.

Felicia said...

wow I was feeling weird that I get lots of people googling "Lisa LaPorta midget". But typing in something like that...knowing someone was interested for whatever reason, freaky.

krista said...

Wow- I wonder if there are some links that you could add to that post so when they get to you they can be linked to other places that will offer them support?

Maybe here: http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/

Or even a link to post secret?

In alot of ways, I guess you could see it as an opportunity to help someone out there.