Mazel tov, congratulations. Tonight, I hit 10,012 readers to my blog. WOW, B'H, bli ayin hara.
(Thanks Yosh Mantinband for these celebratory fireworks photos.)
I wanted to be at my desk exactly when the 10,000th reader clicked on whatever article caught his fancy. I was going to write something immediately.
"Excuse me, sir, I see that you are my 10,000th reader. Welcome. Who are you? How are you doing? What brings you here? Come again!" But I missed the moment.
Oh well, it's still exciting for me.
HISTORY OF THIS BLOG
Last September, I sort of started to blog (actually my fabulous webmaster Beth Lanin started it for me). My media mentor Avi Abelow told me that if I was going to have video clips on my then-new website, I'd have to have a blog to explain it all. I listened to him, because he's a genius, although it took me more than three months to figure out what a blog was, or why anyone would ever read it. :)
Now exactly nine months have passed. I've blogged about Efrat, Gush Etzion, life in Israel, events of the day, and a little about my life too. Looking back at those hundreds of entries, I realize that they were pretty interesting. I hope you thought so too.
Anyway, what's the point? Well, guess what??? I am so thrilled I wanted to tell you that B"H with your help, I have hit more than 10,000 readers of my blog!!
It started out really slowly, turtle-ish (and some of those early blogs were terrif, even if 30 people read them). Finally, I guess folks got into the habit of reading it. They even passed it along, and now B"H it's soaring.
Of course, all of this and 7 NIS will get you on the bus to Jerusalem. But it's exciting to know that folks are ready my blog from Efrat and Gush Etzion to Canton, Massachusetts; Toronto, Ontario; Tel Aviv-Yafo; Norway, Vestby, Akershus; Birmingham, Alabama; Haifa; Mountain View; California; Livingston, New Jersey; Ramat HaSharon; Desert Hot Springs, California and more. I don't know who any of these people are, but I appreciate it so much that they've logged on.
Sooooo, hooray for you. You really encouraged me along the internet highway. Thank you for clicking.