If you’re as observant as I am, you probably haven’t noticed the changes I’ve made to the blog. I went into someone’s house the other day and for 15 minutes, they had me look around and “Guess what’s different!” I never did. For a writer, my attention to detail is really quite awful.
So, what’s new?
I added a “Donate” button to the top of my blog. A fellow blogger, Esther Kustanowitz asked if it was tacky to add one to hers and I said, “Who cares if it’s tacky! I’m doing it!” She later wrote a fascinating blog on it, “How to Save Blogging: Clap Your Hands, Leave a Comment, Tip the Jar”
Very quickly after posting the “Donate” button, I got my first donation. It was the best $10 I’ve ever made. Yeah, if I got paid $1 for every visitor to my blog, I wouldn’t have to start considering going on social security disability. No, I don’t blog (or write) for the money. (If I did, I’d get very hungry.) But if you want to buy me a “cup of coffee,” I’ll be properly grateful.
Subscribe via email Feature
I’m horrible at reading blogs because I’m too lazy to check the blogs periodically. I’m also too lazy to hit “Favorites” on my Internet Explorer browser where I’ve saved all the blogs I would be reading if I wasn’t lately. I kept seeing “Subscribe to Email” on different people’s blogs and I thought, “That’s ingenious!” And so I’ve finally added this feature to my blog right under my photo.
New Link List: Introduction to Judaism
I’m starting to realize that a good amount of my readers are people who are just becoming addicted to Judaism. For these folks, I added a list of cool websites to surf to the blog. Yes, one reader is right when she said, “Trying to learn to be Jewish off Internet is like trying to diagnose yourself using Web MD” but it’s a great place to start!
Letters from you!
At the bottom of the blog, there’s a link to my email. I love receiving letters from you! You write great letters! Keep them coming. You keep me motivated to keep on writing. And now, with your permission, I’m taking some of your great letters and sharing them with my readers as blog posts. It’s my little way of creating community one blog at a time. By the way, if you have two seconds, become a fan.