It feels like I ought to say something to mark the fact that this is my 1000th post. :-) I guess when I started the blog during my winter break from law school in late December 2006, I didn't know whether I would continue it long term, whether anyone would read, whether I cared if anyone read or whether it would do any good for anyone other than myself. While I still can't answer the last question, it seems that it has continued and some people have started reading this site.
Now, we're at about 95 readers using "Google Reader." Incidently, you can subscribe to my posts in Google Reader by following this link. And we're at just over a hundred readers by e-mail. I'm not saying you should also subscribe, but if you want to, you can do so HERE.
In case you're interested, you can read why I started this blog HERE. And truth be told, in addition to allowing me to share insights, stories, chizuk, etc., through the site, it has also been a great benefit to me on a personal level. I have had a number of amazing opportunities in my "real life" to have a shaychus with many great people and several Tzadikim and Talmidei Chachamim because of this site that I never would have had but for this blog. So B"H I am very grateful for that.
Thank those of you who've given me chizuk in writing on here and who've contributed by guest posting or commenting. May it be Hashem's will that as long as this blog is having a positive impact on myself and others, that Hashem continue to grant me the time and kochos to devote to this blog. And may it be His will that if it no longer serves to be marbeh k'vod Shomayim, that He grant me the wisdom to know that it is time to close it down.
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