The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.
If you have any suggestions for how to make this blog better…. let me know!
I’ve been told that I should try to keep my posts shorter, a suggestion that I agree with and try to honor… But in many cases what makes the posts long are the quotes in the body and/or the notes to the post. This blog is as much a way for me to preserve and offer (on the web) some of my favorite sources as it is a platform for me to say anything original… so I probably will continue in my verbosity…
It has been suggested by one of my favorite readers (she admits that she usually only gets through the first paragraph) to post the blog as a podcast. In fact, the recent post “holy crap” served as the basis for a class I led. I realized that I base my delivery approach of my blog on shmoozen from Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe, the mashgiach at Beer Yaakov who would bring out a stack of books (sefarim) which contained the sources that formed the basis for his talk. All the books had page-markers duly inserted and he would march through the smooze one source at a time. If you could re-construct the sources then all you had to do was connect the dots! his shmoozen were all delivered audibly so maybe I will try to deliver some of the posts in parallel as podcasts…
In the meantime, thanks for your readership and happy new year from Hong Kong!