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      A Unique Perspective by Batya Medad of Shiloh
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      Batya Medad made aliya from New York to Israel in 1970 and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Recently she began organizing women's visits to Tel Shiloh for Psalms and prayers. (For more information, please email her.)  Batya is a newspaper and magazine columnist, a veteran jblogger and recently stopped EFL teaching.  She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer and HolyLand hitchhiker, always seeing things from her own very unique perspective. For more of Batya's writings and photos, check out:

      Shiloh Musings



      Elul 18, 5768, 9/18/2008

      Isn't Blogging Enough?

      My blogging began over four years ago, when I discovered that there was an easy way to post my writing on the internet. A couple of years before that, I had begun sending out "musings" to various friends via email. They were my reactions to our deteriorating security situation and the rampant Arab terrorism, which was filling our small Shiloh Cemetery with innocent young children.
      If I want my message to get across, I'm going to have to use every road and vehicle.

      Over the years I've gotten used to blogging. It's easy, but, of late, I've begun to realize that not only has technology moved onwards, but many of those looking for real news via the internet find blogs staid and boring. They want quicker more interactive relationships.

      For what feels like a long time, but is probably less than a year, I've declined all "be my friend on--" offers:

      "I can't deal with more passwords, codes, sign-ins. Isn't blogging enough?"

      Last night I attended Tachl!s 2Point Oh! I listened. Maybe I didn't understand everything. Maybe I couldn't relate to some of the mentality, but I did get the message. If I want my message to get across, I'm going to have to use every road and vehicle. So, that means that I'll have to facebook, twitter and whatever comes next. And to communicate with those who f2f, let's meet for a cup of coffee or glass of carrot juice.