He who hears the shema drinks the shekar!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Changes Around BeritOlam!

After thinking over the general content of this blog, I've decided to pull an Andrew Compton...and set up a separate blog here.

I'm not exactly sure yet how I'm going to organize things between the two, but in my mind I have the thought to post general commentary, photos, and personal updates at the 'other' site, while keeping this site focussed more on matters related to my academic interests in Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and theology (with, of course, some New Testament thrown in too!). You can think of it as '2 Kingdom' blogging (if you must), but I of course reserve the right to confuse these two kingdoms as I see fit!

I also thought this would be an interesting way to see the 'ins and outs' of Blogger vs. Wordpress, two of the more popular blogging sites out there. I actually reserved both of these sites when I initially started blogging about a year ago, but I decided to go with Blogger because of its simple navigation for 'Blogging 101'...and of course it connected to a Google account rather nicely. Of course, a lot has changed since this time last year(!!!). Giving your blog a free 'face lift' seems a whole lot easier in January '08 than January '07; it certainly appears that Blogger and Wordpress provide a plethora of 'free account' options and add-ons that I don't particularly recall from a year ago. [It could be that I simply didn't know what I was doing a year ago, though I still wonder how much more I know a year later!]

I have a number of ideas for 2008 in terms of posting content....so stick around to find out.