Isn't Blogging Enough?

Batya Medad ,

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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

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.