See you in Hell?
Over the course of publishing this site, I’ve had readers some unexpected places: Bukino Faso, Andorra, Äland, Wasilla Alaska … and most points in-between. The CIA and Iranian intelligence have checked in now and again, and I’ve had hits from the White House, the Vatican and various foreign ministries, think tanks and universities.
But, no longer bothering to break down my hits by server location or city or anything beyond country, and I don’t make much of the statistical data. I do look at the list of wordpress and email “followers”. They’re not exactly cyber-groupies, but I appreciate them and assume they are the “core readers”. Imagine my surprise to find out the latest follower is in Hell. Literally.
Hellbilly Mama Blog posts on money-saving ideas, life hacks, a family member’s medical treatments and life in Hell. Hailing from that unincorporated Michigan town about 25 Km north of Ann Arbor, life in Hell doesn’t sound that horrible to me. Writer Andrea Fritz, who refers to herself as “self-diagnosed as ‘Crazy, OCD, Paranoid and Bipolar’ AKA – Mom, Maid, Chauffeur, Doctor, Teacher, Chef, IT Tech, Alarm Clock and Counselor” —sounds perfectly normal and nice to me. I don’t think she’d appreciate it if I told those commentators and correspondents I get who insist Mexico is a “hellhole” to just go to Hell.
Why make a Hell of Hell?
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.