“Here we go...”
I wrote those words exactly one year ago*, and thus, the Our Shiputzim blog was born.
As some of you know, I’d been toying with the idea of jumping into the blogging fray, and our home renovations provided me with just the excuse I needed.
I figured I would blog for the construction’s duration and that would be that.
Yet, to my surprise – and to some of my relatives’ utter bewilderment – by the time the renovations were completed, I was hooked.
It’s not just about the writing (although that does play a big part, of course). It’s also about the new and interesting people I’ve met and the friendships I’ve made.
On a related note, now would be a good time to thank all of you for reading and commenting.
In addition, I would like to thank YZG and our children for not only tolerating but even enabling my blogging habit. (Who? Me? Addicted?! What do you mean? I can stop at any time. Really, I can…)
And before this post descends into over-sentimental and therefore decidedly-untypical territory, here are some of the more amusing searches which led to this blog:
|The search term||My comments|
|growing broccoli in israel||---|
|aliyah pregnant||Been there, done that.|
|reason for aliyah||---|
|how to choose a pet goat in israel||Is it really any different than choosing a pet goat anywhere else?|
|one-and-a-half day yontif israel||---|
|what is a good snowball game to play in the computer||This one, obviously.|
|virtual online goat games for kids||---|
|mendel the mouse||…is second to none.|
|may hashem be with you||Amen.|
|how to say the funeral kiddush||[sic]|
|the four questions in heblish||I’d love to see this!|
|my time is now להורדה||---|
* The consensus arising from this post was that we should observe the secular date this year only. B”N, from now on, we’ll mark the Hebrew date (i.e. Isru Chag of Pesach).