Well, we did reach 20,000 hits just hours after the 2 month anniversary of the Bedbugger blog. I am glad we are able to reach so many people, but obviously horrified at the number of people who need a site like this.
I referred in the last post (about hotels) to my anonymous emailer, who said this:
As to comments, I can see how the subject matter makes readers hesitate to post even anonymously — which is a shame, because you deserve feedback and it would be good to get more discussions going.
Bed bugs are icky, you don’t want anyone to know you have them, and you certainly don’t want your landlord, tenants, neighbors, employers, etc. finding you here.
I get that!
I am writing to you anonymously. I hope that readers will feel equally free to post using a pseudonym. When you click comment, there’s a space for a name, an email and a website address. If you don’t want to give your email address, or name, no problem–you can type in a fake nickname (anything from KillBugsNow! to WileECoyote–he tried to kill Bugs, after all– to AnonymousGal will do). If you come again, try to use the same one–that way we can remember you. You don’t need anything in the email column nor in the website box on the comment form–leave ’em blank.
You can hide behind another name, and still tell us what you’re thinking, what information you need (we’ll help if we can), or just let off some steam. It helps, I promise! And we’d love to hear from more of you.
And of course, if you don’t want to comment on a post, you can always email me: nobugsonme at yahoo dot com.