In my personal life, I've descended from the holy land for the time being, but I'm still having adventures and I still want to write about them. Since I'm no longer in Israel, I think that posting to a blog called "Planet Israel" would probably be a bit of a misnomer. So I'm starting a new blog called "Adventures in Exile." It's still in the preliminary stages, but we plan on driving cross-country and posting from our pit-stops and layovers while we travel from place to place and seek adventure and employment. And I still have gigabytes worth of photographs from my Israeli travels, tours which I just never had the time to post. Maybe if someday I find a cushy government job with loads of free time, or if we can find a kosher soup kitchen with wi-fi, I'll finally have the time to post the Planet Israel archives. Until then, tune in to Adventures in Exile, and keep an eye on Planet Israel!
Monday, November 23, 2009
It's been a while since I blogged, and probably almost a year since I was writing my daily posts. And yet I've posted such a body of work that I still get 60 or 70 hits a day, more than I used to get even when I was writing daily. People scouring Google for information on El Jib, or the Jordan Valley, or any of the other myriad of places I've been, still find themselves wandering in to Planet Israel due to the vast amount of writing and pictures I've posted. I've been unemployed long enough that I've started to search for new sources of income, so I've decided to sell out to google and start posting google ads on my site. Maybe my labors will get me enough cash for another tank of gas.