Friday, November 14, 2008


Since I started writing this blog, the earth has hurtled through space at about 18 miles a second (no, I’m not trying to take credit), and returned to the same place in the vastness of space. In the 365 days since November 14, 2007, I have made 342 posts, which is pretty good considering that I do not write on Shabbas.
Writing a blog has made me much more observant. When I initiated this venture, I was afraid that I would run out of ideas very quickly. And while some evenings I worried that I would be blogless the next day (“the what-in-the-world-am-I-going-to-write-about-syndrome”), it happened less frequently than I expected it to. I became more attuned to the smaller nuances in life around me. And of course there were the many times I noticed something, or something happened, and the little blog-master in my cranium snickered in glee: “OK, that’s good for a blog!”
But of course the topic is only part of it. Finding the time to write was often a problem, one that surely affected the potential quality of many posts. It is downright difficult to be articulate, clear, and interesting if you are writing on the run. [My “bad inclination” surely used the blog as an easy way to get me to avoid doing things that may well have been more important.] But then life is all an act of juggling wants, duties, and time limitations, isn’t it?
As a final note, I want to thank those who take the time to comment. It is the best encouragement a blogger can have! (And if you like what you read, please pass on my link!)


Belinda said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Beneath the Wings!

I enjoy reading what you have to say on various topics. :)

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across your blog about a month or 2 ago and I am now a regular visitor of your site. Keep up the good work and happy blogaversary!

Batya said...

I enjoy your blog, but I don't visit enough.

rickismom said...

Batya, we ALL (if we intend to do something PRODUCTIVE with our lives) can't read blogs all day! Its hard to read all one would want to!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on passing the one-year mark! I can relate to everything you said so much. :)

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Congratulations on your blogversary!

sorry I haven't been commenting for a while.

and that's really amazing that you were able to post so much!