Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Final thoughts?

Over the last couple of weeks I've been trying to decide whether I should close down this here blog or not. The little hiatus with the tznius thing was cute, and it showed that when I have something to write about I can still crank it out like it was 2009 (did you read the original letter? A masterpiece!), but then again, all that goes to show you is that right now I really have nothing to write about. The piece I did on Motzei Shabbos was really nice, vintage TRS, but opportunities for that kind of thing are now few and far between.

At various times I considered shutting down this here blog permanently, but it seems that some of you like to read the archives (I can't imagine why), so I guess that woudn't be a very nice thing to do. I could let it lie fallow, like some other bloggers, only posting once in a blue moon, but that-- well, that's essentially what I'm doing anyway. You may wonder why I'm writing all this, or as e would call it, "Metablogging", but I suppose it's because I want some sort of closure, if indeed that is to occur, or at least to notify people that I'm still around, just temporarily muzzled. Take it as you will.

41 comments:

sarabonne said...

Ah...well then.
What will you do with all that extra time?
Don't shut down the blog, 20 years from now, you and Elisheva will want to reminisce about your early years and it's all recorded in this here forum.

Yossi said...

instead of going out to blogging pasture, you could just join the real vaad

The Real Shliach said...

What extra time?

The Real Shliach said...

Yossi: I have bigger taavos.

Yossi said...

okay. I could write some good references for you if you wanted to join a different blog

The Real Shliach said...

This is exactly the point. I don't need a different blog, my blog as it is is fine. The problem is that I've lost my blogging mojo.

Yossi said...

that is serious. is it contagious?

The Real Shliach said...

When was the last time you blogged on ABIL?

Yossi said...

my last post is dated yesterday

Yossi said...

to be fair, I was busy with the tznius committee, my smicha test, purim, and now planning to go to a friend's wedding tomorrow in Baltimore

sarabonne said...

It could just be bloggers-block.

The Real Shliach said...

Oh my Yossi, I missed all those posts!

Sara: but when shall it be unblocked? Me thinks there's a cement curtain up right now.

TRVSHV said...

Hopefully this is another prank.

The Real Shliach said...

Geesh, can't a guy be sincere once in a while?

Dovid said...

We can never be sure anymore.
So if you do stop posting, will you still comment on the other blogs?

The Real Shliach said...

Probably.

Crawling Axe said...

This is because we never made it to OT party.

The Real Shliach said...

Well, I'm glad someone here realizes where the responsibility lies.

Crawling Axe said...

In one rabbi who goes to opera and waits 6 hrs. after milchigs.

Crawling Axe said...

(Not the one where we ended up going.)

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Nobody minds if you just wtite a little less often. It don't gotta' be every day, but when you've got something to say you want a forum on which to say it. Know what I mean?

Mottel said...

Shutting down a blog is a terrible thing - it kills information, and worse yet - breaks the internet. Think of all of the dead links from other blogs to you, points of reference or information that we wish to search for or reference and can't find. The day you shutdown comments for the first time for the Tznius Committee, I googled something. Lo and behold, the mara makom I was looking for somehow turned up referenced in google's snippit of a comment here . . . but unable to view the actual comments, i could only find the question - but not see the answer!

Let the blog lie follow, and odds are you'll come back or grow to a new place.

The Real Shliach said...

CA: Have you informed him of his responsibility?

Shriki: I suppose.

Mottel: What was the question and answer?

Mottel said...

Where in Shas is there an Amora that had a wife in each town . . . never found the answer. Then again, I stopped looking...

The Real Shliach said...

I'm pretty sure that's in Kiddushin.

Mottel said...

I believe so as well - just don't know where :)

The Real Shliach said...

It's gotta be in the first fifteen daf- that's all we learned in Mesifta...

Mottel said...

Ah - I did the entire mesechta in Zal that year . . . One sec - did you say you learned Kiddushin in Mesiva? Gosh I feel old.

Crawling Axe said...

Are you guys talking about Yevamos 37b?

The Real Shliach said...

Mottel: Let's see, if I recall correctly I was in Shiur Beis.

CA: No, I definitely never learned that. Though maybe the same sugya is brought down over there too.

e said...

http://ktiva.blogspot.com/2007/06/who-will-be-mine-for-day-yevamot-37b.html

This post is awesome! it really makes you think how weird the gemara is.

e said...

The hint to remember where that gemara is:
yevamos => people getting married multiple times, kind of like rav did.

The Real Shliach said...

A. Read about half the post. Long post. Sheesh.

B. Weird the Gemara is? How about how weird Judaism is?

C. This must have been quoted in a Rashi or Tosafos in Kesubos, because I certainly never learned Yoma or Yevamos.

weird shmeird said...

Look at the bright side. At least the rabbi didn't jerk off. That would have been totally evil.

The Real Shliach said...

Correct.

weird shmeird said...

This is your religion

The Real Shliach said...

And proud of it!

Crawling Axe said...

e, I understand examining the issue, but what the hell is that story? Some cheap attempt at frum erotica? That’s pretty pathetic.

Sebastion said...

quitter!

e said...

CA: It's quite possibly what Rav's "wives" actually felt like. Aside from the titillation, it also drives home what this guy was doing.

e said...

Sebastion: Has not your own blog lain fallow for many long moons?