I’ve been bowled over in recent weeks at the number of times a post I wrote last year called Dear Dad: Giving a Thank You Letter as a Christmas Present to an Elderly Parent has been visited.
The search term information suggests that people are looking for ideas for what to give an elderly parent for Christmas or have already thought about the idea of writing a ‘thank you’ letter and are just checking out the idea online.
It brings me more satisfaction than I can describe to feel that publishing that post may inspire even one person to write a ‘thank you’ letter to his/her elderly mother or father while he/she has the chance.
This is definitely a case of a blog post being a slow burner as it certainly didn’t seem to have touched too many people in the immediate aftermath of writing it.
The whole experience of knowing that the post is being read has brought Dad very much to mind in recent times and that’s saying a lot as he’s never more than a heartbeat away.
I treated myself to a rummage through some of his photographs this evening and this is the one that kept rising to the top.
I’d love to hear about any posts that have been slow burners for you or that have made you glow with satisfaction to find that they have been picked up by far more people than you ever imagined.