When I first started blogging, it was before the Asifa. Post-asifa, there arose the question whether I could (and should) continue. Consulting my mentor, we had thought that this may be litoeles, which, if not essential, may have fallen under the exception category (see Bava Kama 83a). He asked for some time to think it over, while in the meantime I continued blogging.
Originally of the mind that this was okay, he has come to the conclusion that a different direction was better, both with regard to me personally as well as to that of my blogging endeavor. Gedolei Yisroel consider bloggers to be cranks and haters and as such should be treated the way such people are treated in normal, civilized, human society: marginalized by being ignored. Responding to haters just legitimizes them and adds fuel to the fire.
I will no longer be blogging, neither here nor anywhere else. Baruch shetzivanu lishmoa divrei chachamim.
I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to all those who’ve read and commented on this blog. I would like to single out bloggers who were kind enough to link to this blog and publish my comments on their own blogs, even though I was often severely critical of them: Harry, Dovid, Tzig, Garnel, Eli, Bray and others. Thank you.