Thursday, March 20, 2008

To all the lurkers out there....

....I was wondering if you would mind checking in, and letting me know where you are lurking (country/ state/ etc).

No particular reason--just curiousity. I did think of adding one of those little map things, but this is more fun.

Thanks!

Gila

117 comments:

Risa said...

Risa, Rehovot, Israel

VinceP1974 said...

I'm 33 y/o Italian-American male from Chicago. Christian (no denomination)

I did visit Israel in 1998 for 15 days and loved it.

~ Sarah ~ said...

Melbourne, Australia.

superpharm said...

Lurking in Liverpool(UK) but will in TA for Purim with my daughter Danielle in 12 hours! She pointed me to your blog and said I should read you. She has met you in Jerusalem through mutual friends and hadn't realised you had a 'story' to tell.

Eliya said...

Eliya, Palo Alto, California

thanks for the blog, gila, thanks for writing.

17tamuz.blogspot.com - if you want to lurk somewhere

Purim Sameach, have the best Purim of your life

Anonymous said...

Jerusalem, Israel, great blog, you write beautifuly.

Ruthie said...

jerusalem

enjoy yr writing style!

Fern said...

Hi Gila. I read your blog through my RSS reader. I'm Fern, I live in Southern California.

Mia said...

Hi Gila,
I'm from Haifa as you may have noticed from my "things flying through the air" comment.

You may want to add an analysis add-on that gives oyu information about who is visiting.
Since you are using Blogger which is from the google bundle you may as well use Google Analytics www.google.com/analytics/home/
You can also see how people get to you blah, blah, blah
If you need help setting it up I will happily help you.

Rafi G said...

I lurk from Bet Shemesh and Ramat Gan in Israel...

QuietusLeo said...

Meitar, Israel

TalTalK said...

Hod Hasharon, Israel (originally from Houston, Texas). You can also register your blog on sitemeter.com - they give all kinds of stats. I have my blog registered there - very cool. (I read you through my RSS reader too !)

Jany said...

Hi Gila,
my name is Jany and i'm reading your blog from Switzerland ( near Geneva ). I don't remember excatly how i found your blog, but there's a high chance that it was via Treppenwitz.
Thank you for writing.
Purim Sameach

proudmommy said...

A lurking Jersey girl here! (New Jersey, USA - that is :))

Simon said...

Jerusalem, Israel

Anonymous said...

Hi Gila! I'm Naomi from Utrecht, Holland. I came here through Treppenwitz.

marshymallow said...

I'm from no place in particular - the USA, i guess. Currently i am living in the Mid-West.

Thanks for writing.

the dame said...

Not exactly a lurker - but I just found you so I haven't commented yet. I'm in the Southern United States.

Jennifer said...

I recently added you to my rss reader. Spent some time really reading through your intro posts today. I am from Central Wisconsin in the USA. I visited Israel in 2000 and loved it! I pray that HaShem will bless you. Purim Sameach.

A said...

I found your blog about a week ago and promptly added it to my netvibes. I'm in California and haven't visited Israel [yet].

Rolling hills of green said...

Maalot, Israel

Fern Chasida said...

Chag sameach Gila! Currently in San Jose California.

rivkayael said...

Singaporean, studying in New York, plotting escape to Israel upon graduation.

May I be the nth person to say that you are awesome.

Anonymous said...

NEW YORK!!

Anonymous said...

Hendersonville TN USA

Deborah said...

Lurking in Seattle, Washington. :-)

Lazer B said...

New Jeresy, US
though soon to be lurking from Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

Anonymous said...

From Austin, Texas. Lived in Israel last year, miss it like crazy!

Raul said...

Raul Castro, Havanna in the Sunshine State Cuba.

Elimelech Ha-Levi said...

Hi Gila! From Anchorage, Alaska.

orieyenta said...

Wow you have a lot of lurkers Gila!

I think I told you that we live in Miami...we are really looking forward to meeting you in Tel Aviv this summer!

Chag Purim Sameach.

Irina Tsukerman said...

22-year-old second-year law student, Brooklyn, NY (U.S.)

Have added this blog to my blogroll for a while, but I usually take my time to look around before coming out. : )

Great job!

Anonymous said...

Olah Chadasha in Kfar Saba.

I love your blog!

sparrow said...

New Zealand and read you in Israel too. I came to you via Yaeli, who I am totally addicted to, and met in TA in January. Hope I will have that privilege with you one day. Keep up the great work!

Baila said...

Hey, I didn't add my name to the list because I thought by lurking, you meant anonymous people who read but don't comment. Ah well.

I live in Modiin, as you may already know, and I'd love to meet you! Maybe we can have a party when some of the other lurkers come visit in the summer.

Anonymous said...

Alaska is the place.
I came here through Treppenwitz.
Craig

Anonymous said...

avid lurker in beirut, lebanon. gila, you are amazing!! i'm sure this has occurred to you already, but there is a thoughtful, inspirational and deeply witty book waiting to be compiled from these posts...

Anonymous said...

Chicago, IL...keep writing!

KC said...

Karen, Cape Town, South Africa.

lily said...

Pomeroy, WA

I can't remember where I found you ... maybe through Isreality? Thanks for sharing (and continuing to share) your story! I am surrounded by wheat fields and rural, small town life. Your blog makes real to me what is happening in a part of the world I know only through books and the news.

JewishGal said...

I'm from the Southern US, also, and I found you through jewlicious :)

Sona said...

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Ralphie said...

Los Angeles, the capital of California.

Found you through Seraphic Secret.

Leah said...

Chicago, IL.

Single, 31, jew by choice.

Found you via Jewlicious and sent you on to Seraphic Secret and Queen of the Oddballs.

Read you via personalized Google home page.

cba said...

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Found you via Discarded Lies.

tamar in the desert said...

Phoenix, AZ...hopefully soon to be in Israel

And I think I found you through Jewlicious.

Anonymous said...

Evanston, Ill, Found you through Trepenwitz. Keep writing

Bas~Melech said...

I wasn't going to blow my cover, but I can't believe out of 47 comments, I'm only the second from New York (I'm not counting Brooklyn, but even 3rd is incredible)

Anonymous said...

Texan in Daegu, Korea; Anglican Catholic who supports Zionism; came here on recommendation from Treppenwitz.

Ari said...

Not an official lurker since I've commented a couple times, but just for the record: I live in suburban New York, and I found you via Bad4Shidduchim. Enjoy your writing. Go, Gila! Fellow readers: boy, you're a really cool, diverse bunch. And yes, I also read Treppenwitz.

Anonymous said...

I only found you recently but I've been reading nearly every day since then.

Manchester, England (although my fiance is from South Carolina and I want to emigrate to the US one day).

Religion - Christian (I'm non-denonimational, too).

Take care,

XX
Rob

RivkA with a capital A said...

Very cool!

I'm not a lurker, but I'll add my name to the list anyway!

RivkA from Homat Shmuel, Jerusalem.

George said...

Hi Gila,

I'm in Kfar Saba. I followed a link to your blog from one of the many blogs I read, but I don't remember which one :-(

David, UK said...

I'm from London in the UK, and i am sort of playing catch-up, reading your archive, and it is truly a wonderful, if at times heart-breaking read!

Keep up the good work and Purim sameach!

Mitchell L. Silverman said...

Mitch, Hollywood, FL (midway between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami). I'm a friend of Gabrielle's; she said your writing reminded her of me, or vice-versa.

Great blog!

Yehudit said...

NY, NY, formerly Austin, TX. (Shout out to Austin!) I found you thru Leah from Chicago when she posted your first post on Facebook.

Cleia said...

Hey Gila,

I'm Cleia, lurking from Brazil. I think I got here from a reference in Baila's blog.

John said...

Seattle, Washington, USA.
No relation to Deborah. ;-)

jill said...

Thank you for your blog. I'm in Des Moines, IA.

Anonymous said...

Texan in Daegu, Korea; Anglican Catholic who supports Zionism; came here on a recommendation from Treppenwitz.

antares

Anonymous said...

New York, via Treppenwitz.

Jack said...

Sunny Los Angeles.

Anonymous said...

Lurking from the Jerusalem area. I cyber-know you from Tachlis.

Thanks for sharing your story.

Hilary said...

Philadelphia native, currently living in Madison, Wisconsin.

You have a great blog.

Anonymous said...

Efrat, Israel. Found you through Treppenwitz. Great blog you've got!

treppenwitz said...

Um, I am claudius, I mean treppenwitz... and I live in Efrat but came here via my wife.

treppenwitz said...

Uh, is it too late to change that to 'I am Spartacus'? ;-)

Balabusta in Blue Jeans said...

I'm not a lurker, but I am in El Cerrito, CA, USA. Near San Francisco, which is where I am actually FROM.

tafka pp said...

Blimey Gila! That's a lot of lurkers! I don't think I count as one, but if you want to, you know where I am :)

Frostygirl said...

I am from South Africa, found you on BlogCarnival planning to visit Israel one of these days as I am very interested in your history and people. I am not Jewish but like to learn more about your feasts and festivals

Anonymous said...

Ra'anana. Found your blog thru Technogeek Diaries.

Anonymous said...

Well, since you asked...lurking from the Boston area...found you via Claudius/Spartacus (so, Zahava sent me)
Debbie

zyrfion said...

Planet MeepZorp, 3rd quadrant of the Z-Mu galaxy.

We MeepZorpians are studying Earthlings, curious as we are why some are very mean, and some nice. Gila, are you the leader of the nice people?

ilana m said...

I'm Ilana from Boston, MA! I'm studying in Be'er Sheva for the semester. Got here via treppenwitz.

Anonymous said...

Madelyn, previously lurking in New York. I moved to a moshav near Ashkelon with my husband(who grew up on said moshav) and my children 14 years ago. Actually, I've been wanting to tell you how much I have enjoyed your blog. Your writing is wonderful. I was blown away about your explanation for coming to live in Israel, as you took everything I felt since I first came to Israel on a year course here in 1978, and put it into words. It was as if you had read my thoughts and feelings. I think that you are amazing. Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

jlem.
via t-witz

Jack said...

You're officially world famous.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Lurk, Lurk, Lurk!

Jerusalem and the Shomron.

(what a great post...now I know where all these people are from! I should have done something like that ages ago :)

Shushan Purim Sameach!

Gila said...

Wow---this is very, very cool! Thanks to everyone who is checking in.

For all of my lurkers (and non-lurkers)--you have a friend in TA...and I have a kosher kitchen and good coffee, if you are ever in town.

Pretty incredible to think that I have this many readers after what, two months? :)

Gila

Yedida said...

Hi Gila, I'm 26, female, I live in California, Catholic by birth now converting to Judaism. I've been reading you for a few months now. Thank you for all the effort you have put into this!

Dan said...

Jerusalem. from Jewlicious, I think.

WashingtonGardener said...

I just want to point out that contrary to Yedida's post (#80 I think) NO ONE is "born Catholic" or "Catholic by birth" - your parents might have had you baptised as a wee baby and they may have raised you Catholic - you may even have chosen to be confirmed a Catholic when you reached the age of maturity, but you weren't "born" one in as much as you cannot be "born" a Democrat, a graphic designer, nor a skilled knitter.

Nonlurker and poster #82 :-)

Anonymous said...

57 y/o male Christian in Brookline, MA, USA.
You were talking about reading Telushkin’s Biblical Literacy and I did a search on him and found you instead. Your toyveling entry hooked me...

-Steve

frumhouse said...

Chicago, Illinois (USA)

I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Lurking in New Mexico. I love your blog & I love your spirit.

Anonymous said...

Lurking in Brooklyn. Sent via Treppenwitz. Your writing is amazing, especially for an accountant :)

Renee said...

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Planned to just glance at your blog, and ended up reading the whole thing--now I'm a dedicated lurker. You really are a wonderful writer!

Anonymous said...

Houston, Texas, USA. First found you via link on local political blog www.Lonestartimes.com.

Raul said...

The offer sounds interesting Gila, but what about cigars and rum?

Anonymous said...

I'm annie and I'm in Petach Tikva. I think I got to you via Treppenwitz, or perhaps via Discarded Lies. I love your blog, I admire your courage and your humour in the face of adversity is simply astounding.

Eric said...

Eric Ferguson III (TSGT USAF Ret.)Merritt Island,FL. 55, reformed and scar tissue doesn't scare me. I've got a belly full of it my self. Though I don't have as interesting a story. Found you through the Sandmonkey. echofox3.blogspot.com New recipes every Tues. The rest of the time crap.

Monica said...

Monica, 27. Asuncion, Paraguay.

Anonymous said...

Lurker from Copenhagen, Denmark, sometimes also from Warsaw, Poland. As far as I can remember, I got here from the Muqata.

Great blog! :)

vedaal said...

got here from Seraphic Secret,

am originally from North Dakota, but was relocated to Crown heights as part of the witness protection program's 'deeeeeeep cover' project,
after spending 6 months learning to emulate a Brooklyn accent :-)

this is one of the most *REAL* blogs in all of cyberspace

vedaal said...

got here from Seraphic Secret,

am originally from North Dakota, but was relocated to Crown heights as part of the witness protection program's 'deeeeeeep cover' project,
after spending 6 months learning to emulate a Brooklyn accent :-)

this is one of the most *REAL* blogs in all of cyberspace

MoChassid said...

woodmere, ny, via either david bogner or jameel, I forget.

faith/emuna said...

not a lurker but didnt want to be left out. and am enjoying seeing the numbers rise. thanks again for a funny, thoughtful, light but deep blog. faith/emuna on a moutaintop in the shomron.

Leslie Courreges said...

Lurking in New Orleans, Louisiana

Rorasaurus said...

Big fan of your writing Gila. Your turn of phrase, your eye for the poetics of sadness, your wit. Whether it's about your experience following the pigua or nearly anything else in life, your writing illuminates a world for those of us not lucky enough to know you in person.

I'm lurking from Philadelphia, though I got hooked on your blog when I was living in Jerusalem and had a (financially) unhealthy obsession with Mahane Yehuda.

Heard about you through a mutual friend "CK", the grand poobah at Jewlicious.

Be well and keep writing!!!

Alice said...

Atlanta, GA through Treppenwitz

kleine Maus said...

Kleine Maus, Ternaard, Netherlands.

Thorsten said...

Hannover, Germany

vedaal said...

"[ kleine Maus said...

Kleine Maus, Ternaard, Netherlands. ]

vaarom schreef je niet in het Nederlands maar wel alleen in Duits ?

(please excuse my North Dakotan Dutch dialect and spelling, ;-)

reeds twintig jaren en geen woord Nederlands gesproken ;-) )

kleine Maus said...

Vedaal, ik vindt Duits een mooie taal voor gedichten, heel sierlijke woorden.
Ik ben ook niet zo groot dus vond ik
Kleine Maus (kleine muis?, klinkt toch voor geen meter!) wel een aardig benaming voor zo'n kleintje als mij.
Vandaar.

vedaal said...

Aan de aardige deftige Mejeuffrouw KM

"[ kleintje als mij ]"

maar met erg groote gedichten ;-)

rccalyn said...

24 year old, Christian, Ohio, United States

Anonymous said...

I know this is over a week after you posted this question, but I just wanted to tell you that I am lurking from Chashmonaim (near Modiin) and I really enjoy your blog, although "enjoy" doesn't seem quite the right word to use. But thanks for sharing your stories with us.

Alice H said...

Thornton, Colorado. Just north of Denver.

Bryan said...

Akron, Ohio, USA

Aimee said...

Aimee, Chicago, USA.

Gila, I found you through Ace of Spades HQ today and have already bookmarked you to be a daily read. I love your vulnerability and your honesty and in just the few minutes I've been reading you've brought me to tears. May the great G_D of whose Chosen People you are part bless you and heal you. You're in my prayers.

Don said...

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania via Ace of Spades

Bob in Texas said...

Bob from Houston Texas.

Doro said...

I found you when you had just started up your blog and I haven't missed a post ever since. Thanks a lot for your writing and col tuv from Aachen, Germany

Anonymous said...

Katy, TX

frostygirl said...

Hi I am from South Africa

Zahava said...

Zahava, 21, Brisbane Australia

Tali said...

Tali - Toronto, Canada

Wish is was:
Tali, Tel Aviv
But alas, the "we" unit can think differently, but for some things has to behave the same.

Just found your blog - LOVE your writing.