Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Minor Rant

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.


Rafi G. said...

yes, yes, and yes.

My biggest gripe is #1. They can pay me to advertise.

Jack Steiner said...

Yes on all accounts and I am not Israeli.

Anonymous said...

#3 bothers me the most. Like Israeli PR has done so great right so far - even if that were the point of blogging (usually not) - why would I want a failing influence?

Baila said...

I'm noticing more lately. Someone must have put a list of us out somewhere.

That's why G-d created a DELETE button.

Gila said...

Ahhhh...G-d's wisdom is, indeed, bottomless. :)

I am pretty sure if you run one of those Torah code checks, you will find "delete" in there.

A Soldier's Mother said...

Well...should I feel left out? No, no one has contacted wait - don't contact me...I just get contacted by "Muslim Brother" in Malaysia and Faisal in Indonesia...but they are amusing, if nothing else...and no, I didn't tell Faisal where my son's unit was stationed, what my son does in the army, his cell phone number and I don't remember what other amazing questions he asked. I think I'd take a Jewish publicist over Faisal any day...or maybe not :-)

Anonymous said...

Prepare the Kingdom of God is at hand. Put on the full armor of God
Message: To show faith you follow the instructions which are Ordinances.
1. Offer the sacrifice of repented, IHS which is repent= Name your sins to God Almighty privately in prayer in the Name of His Son, Jesus Christ them IHS.
IHS= Immerse(baptism in the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost)
Hallow= Holy
Sanctification= free from sin
2. While in prayer ask God for understandin so that you can Sow Seed which is Sow=to read, Seed= the Word of God Almighty
3. Keep the Commandments and Statues they are the way of living for the righteous. Remember the Ordinances of God Almighty come and they must be done in order to prove that you have true faith. Always know that God says nothing unrighteous. He never mislead His people. If instructions you receive are contrary to His way of living remember never to do them because they are not His.
A word of knowledge: The Name of God Almighty is Yahweh in Hebrew.
Sin brings death
Repentance brings life from the dead
light means no sin(repented, IHS)
darkness means sin(unrepented, IHS)

Esser Agaroth said...


Yes, only a few times. You're way more famous than I am, so you undoubtedly get a lot more. ;-}

I still remember the gist of you comments about being a "hack" or whatever euphemism the FM rep. was using at the time.

I'm glad you made those comments, and I am glad I didn't go.

Tzipporah said...

ooh, now you're getting weird X-tian trolls... :D

Batya said...

1 and 3 yes, but I guess they're waiting for me too lose more weight
for 2.