Re: ‘Jason Manford On Trolls and Gary Barlow’
I wanted to write to you and share with you the experience that your blog posts have given me.
This morning I saw your post and added it to my blog, so that I could come back to it and read it in the future without having to go searching, and since it was posted there have been 109, 494 views including 119 comments, 6k Facebook Shares, 7k Twitter shares and my phone has been going off all day thanks to comments through wordpress and RTs on twitter, and that’s without acknowledging all the tweets who’ve copied the link without my twitter name on it.https://acoatofred.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/jason-manford-on-trolls-and-gary-barlow/I also received an email I promised I forward on to you, after I told him it was your work:“The content of your blog is brilliant. You’ve faced up to people who support your writing and said “your’re a dick”. Well played – challenging your readers in this way would be easy to avoid. But you don’t just say it, you explain it, you explore it. Well played Sir.
And you write so well! I have little idea of who you are, or why people read your blog. A friend posted a link on Facebook. But… if you were writing for a newspaper I might possibly consider thinking about maybe buying it.
I remain bemused as to why anyone would want to have a go at someone who has lost a child so recently. In the midst of the closing ceremony of the Olympics… people still wanted to have a go at a bloke who writes some songs !? Who turned up and delivered? Well played for using your platform to challenge this mentality. Well played for doing it so eloquently. But most of all, well played for bothering.”
Whilst I don’t have the ability to go into my story I would like to congratulate and thank you for what you wrote and the stats that my website has enjoyed in this sub 24 hour period is testament to that.
Keep well and look forward to your next show appearance.Rowan