Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rosie Unplugged

As per her post today, On We Go, Rosie will not be taking nor answering any questions throughout the entire month of August.

One can only speculate as to why. Many are reading a lot of non sense into this proclamation. There are rumors of trouble between Rosie and Kelli. Personally, I think that's ALL it is .... just rumors. My God, they have been together over 10 years.

I think Parker's recent skateboard accident, which resulted in a broken wrist, has put Rosie into Mommy mode. She writes of how she felt at the hospital and how all the memories and emotions came flooding back to her. I'm sure it was a bit overwhelming.

Perhaps she just needs some time away from the blog AND the computer. She must get at least (I'm guessing by the number I have been at times) 5,000 questions per day on her blog. I can't even begin to fathom what that must be like for her. She does the best she can do with answering the questions and yet, there are those who get pissed when she doesn't acknowledge them with a 'Hi' or 'Hello'.

Ms. O'Donnell told People magazine:

“It gets to a point where it’s too much. It’s too draining,” she says. “There’s too much incoming of other people’s opinions and I’m like, ‘Okay, you know what? I’m gonna stop.’ ”

Feedback on the blog has also affected her ability to lock in future projects, including a talk show or variety show she has hinted may find its way to television. “Career-wise, something will be rumored or leaked and then I’ll have 5,000 questions: “Is this true?’ So I’m gonna stop for a while.”

In the last year, since she left "The View," traffic on her site - which once approached 650,000 visitors a month - has fallen more than 85 percent to under 100,000.... according to the Web measurement company compete.com.

We all need a break from time to time. There's nothing wrong with admitting it. Sure, we will miss Rosie and her blog...but, hey.. she's still around. She knows how much her fans love and admire her. So....let's all wish her a month of wonderful family time, lots of boat rides, fresh air and sunshine. I think we could ALL use this time to get re-acquainted with our loved ones.


San said...

It can do anyone good to be unplugged for a while, but Patty, I'm glad you're plugged in now.

Summertime333 said...

Patty love the site!
Rosie will love it I am sure

As far as Rosie goes I wish they would all leave her and her family alone. She has given of herself and her family for years now, and because she choose to take some time off everyone goes bonkers with all kinds of lies. They are just jealous of the incredible love that she and her family have.
Go Rosie and enjoy your life. Take more time if you need it.
Patty you are a incredible no so stranger friend.
peace out