I sometimes find myself looking at random pictures on Facebook (like really random). What will happen is that one of my Facebook “friends” – usually someone I haven’t seen in person in the last decade (and frankly, probably didn’t know too well even back in the days that we did see each other) will get “tagged” in a photo whose caption somehow catches my fancy. (For those out there who are blog readers, but not Facebook users, this just means that on my Facebook homepage random pictures of my “friends” are featured and labeled as they get uploaded to the site.)What happens next is that I check out the picture and think about how much this person has changed in the last ten years (or maybe it’s just that I never really knew what the guy looked like in the first place). Curious about more pictures, I click the “next” button, except there are no more pictures of my good old “friend”. So now I find myself looking at pictures of my “friend’s” friends (or maybe even he doesn’t know them so well – they only included one shot of him, right?) So anyway, suddenly I’m clicking through pictures at a random party where people seem to be having loads of fun, or maybe there’s a bunch of cute blond haired kids running around a park somewhere, and then all of a sudden after about a dozen or so clicks, I stop and think to myself – who the heck are these people?
But you, my dear readers, are not random. I used to know most of my readers (Hi, Mommy!), but with nearly 150 subscribers to this blog (and more nearly every day!) I’m realizing that I haven’t a clue who’s following my weekly quips, rants, and philosophizings. And it’s gotten me curious. So although it’s perhaps a bit un-Orthodox for a blogger to do this, if you wouldn’t mind, I’d love to hear from you this week.
Some of you have written to me already — I love to get messages from readers and viewers. But what I’d love to still know is (and for the record, this information will not be passed on to anyone else and will only be used for me to get a better sense of who’s out there and how I can better serve you):
How did you find JewintheCity.com?
Are you a guy or a gal?
Are you Jewish or not Jewish?
Religous or not particularly?
What decade were you born in?
What part of the world do you live in?
Is there anything you’d like to see me blog about or make a video of?
If you’re a subscriber, just hit “reply” on the email you’ve gotten from JITC. If you’ a non-subscribing reader, you can email me the answers here. And if you’re my mother, (Hi, Mommy!) you don’t have to answer any of these questions — I already know who you are.