Friday, 18 June 2004


Few of my regular readers will be unaware that the Sepher Yetzirah, or Book of Formation, is perhaps the oldest Rabbinical treatise of Kabalistic philosophy which is still extant.

Yetzirah is also the pen-name of a nice lady who used to write for The Weblog Review, a site (now defunct) which will examine your blog and tell you what their experts think of it. I asked them for an opinion on Other Men's Flowers and two reviews of it appeared on their site.

Modesty forbids me to quote here what Yetzirah wrote; "I loved it, every minute" gives you the flavour. And she gave me the highest possible rating.
Another reviewer described my blog in less warm but still quite pleasing terms. After comments along the lines of "...eloquent ...interesting ...laugh out loud witty" he gave it a very low mark indeed. He had taken it rather seriously and decided he didn't like it much because "contrived comments suggested fraud" (Fraud? Really? You can go to prison for that) and "the vast majority of posts are off topic and trivially nondescript"; I liked that last bit: it's EXACTLY what I aim for in all my writing.


Anonymous said...

Is there a way to get an email notifying me when you have updated your blog?

Then I won't have to check sevral times a day like a creepy stalker person! :-)

Tony said...

Sorry, but you didn't sign your comment so I don't know who you are and this is the only way I can reply. Why don't you send me an email?

But anyway I am happy to have a message from anyone who is as interested as that in OMF.

I don't think my Blogger template has a facility for informing people when I update OMF, but there's no real need because I update EVERY TWO DAYS and nothing I write is so topical that it can't wait a while to be read.

I've got posts ready to upload over the next couple of weeks. Some of them are humdingers, though I say it myself.

Anonymous said...

This is Yetzirah...

Okay, every two days. I will choose a certain time of day and check once! :-)

Thanks. ;-)

Tony said...

Dear Yetzirah - I thought it might be you.

Fine if you want to look in from time to time, though I can't believe you will enjoy OMF that much. But look, we can't keep on meeting in public like this - can't you send me an email (to so that I can reply privately? I promise not to flame you or spam you or fill your mailbox with improper suggestions. But then, I suppose any creep would say that even if he intended to do all those things.

By the way, I'm thinking of applying to be a reviewer for TWR. What do you think?