To other bloggers out there.... Have you also been plagued with emails from:
1) Publishers and others who expect that, because you write a blog and are Jewish, you will naturally want to advertise their new offerings? Which are probably crap--religious publications being what they are.
2) Think-tank members who seem to believe that issuing you an invite to a conference will naturally result in your wanting to be added to their mailing list so that you can receive long discourses on their political views? (Start a blog. If I am interested, I will read it. )
3) Organizations and government bodies who assume that, because you write a blog and are Israeli, you will, as a matter of course, serve as willing hacks for said organizations and government bodies. (For more on that, see here).
Okay. I am done venting. For now.