Tuesday, March 3, 2009

You Like Me, You Really Like Me!

Thank you everyone who decided to follow me. :) My total number of followers has increased by 50%, plus I've received a lot of emails from people who've been reading. Even more amazing to me is the fact that my daily hits have been more than 100 per day, although I'm assuming that's only because of the recent violence here. When you google Zihuatanejo and violence, I come up on the first page.

A LOT of my friends have really stepped up in the past day or so to help our cause getting back to the US. I'm so grateful for all your help... I can't even say. I don't know how much good it will do but I'm glad we're trying.

Unfortunately there has been more violence in the past day. Yesterday morning around 7am a police officer was killed outside his home when he was leaving for work. I don't have a lot of details about it because Ibis hasn't come home with the paper yet, but last night around 11am the newspaper megaphoned cars were driving through the neighborhood announcing the latest. I believe it was outside of Zihuatanejo in one of the smaller neighborhoods - I'll post more when I know.

11 comments:

Turkey Lurkey said...

I think there are a few people who come back to see followup comments or your response to a comment. (I know I do!) Stay safe Mel!

Nadine said...

That's so cool that you are the first hit to come up when you type your town into google! You're getting famous!

Sorry to hear about the additional violence! Hopefully we can get you home soon!

Melanie Avila said...

Turkey, you mean hundreds of people aren't clamoring for my every word?

*sniff*

Yeah, I think it counts every time I come here too, so that's at least half my daily tally.

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, I don't know about first, but at least on the first page.

I hope I can go home soon too!

colbymarshall said...

Google fame...what can I say? Still praying for good news soon!

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Colby!

Robin said...

That is just terrible. If I could speak Spanish I'd come down there and be a really cool anti gangster super spy killer woman. The poor police. They're just trying to keep people safe.

spyscribbler said...

I want you to get out of there, but I don't know. I think I'd like to see Robin become Super Spy Killer Woman. ;-)

Just kidding, Melanie! Seriously, I'm hoping for you with everything I've got. *hugs*

Melanie Avila said...

Robin! Come down and kick some ass!

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, LOL! I kinda want to see that too!

Michaeleen said...

This may be a dumb question, but why are the police being attacked? Are the gangs trying to eliminate them in a push for control?