I send Mr. Faraway an email that night, with a link to this blog and a note that I hope he will find it helpful to know he’s not alone. I tell him, please don’t feel obligated to read, only if you want to.
He replies with thanks for the kind words at the party. Taking the high road sucks, he says. Let me save this reading for some late night. I’m glad you’re doing well in spite of it all.
I reply to his message, but receive no reply. I can see from my blog’s log files that he’s gone in and looked a bit, but not much. I can’t say I blame him – he’s got a lot of other things on his mind.
I forget about it until I notice a week or so later that he’s one of my blog’s few email subscribers.