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The unsung heroes of blogging

  • By: Qwaider

  • On:Monday, October 29, 2007 12:04:28 AM
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    No one is going to post about these, therefore I will.

    There are many bloggers out there who have done, and are still doing so much for this blogging world and the blogging community in Jordan and the Arab world. Yet, no one mentions them. Their work, efforts, are all not appreciated or even mentioned. Yes, there are awesome bloggers who churn out one magnificent  piece of literature after another. But there are those who actually GLUE this community together. There are those who are the fabric, the true unsung heroes that make a community.... a community...

    Take for example Khaled, (Palforce) who established Jordan blogs. The guy gave generously, he spend night after night getting everyone on there. Yet, no one says even a little "Ya3teek El 3afyeh".

    Blogger Hamede, has been a faithful reader of just about every blog out there. He leaves a word or two, but not because he doesn't have a lot to say! Sometimes, a word is all it takes to get the picture across!

    Blogger, Qabbani, Who has been a diligent bee literally, interacting, reading and commenting just about ANYWHERE you can think of. Yes, many people might have their own personal opinions about him. But who cares? That's all beside the point. He IS one of the most active!

    Blogger Amira Housaini, who has been following up on just about every Arabic blog out there, and helping spread the word through Global Voices online.

    Issam Bayazidi, Sure, it has been ages since he blogged, and his last venture (Jordan Planet, RIP) is no longer on the map. But this doesn't mean that we will forget his awesome achievement. He's the one who ignited it all. YES Bloggers content speak out for it self. But without an avenue to release it. It's as good as unearthed diamonds.

    Summer the Cook, Yep, another unsung hero of the blogsphere. Cooking-The-Easy-way, her new blog, is focused on an area neglected by so many others. Blogging is .. well... easier than cooking!

    Asmaa Um El Yomon أسماء - أُمُّ اليُمنْ, There has never been a single challenge to Asmaa's supremacy over the Literature side of blogging. Her words are like magic, and her original style can never be reproduced. Literally poetic masterpieces of art!

    Catholic Sunni Shia, must be the most courageous, and most persistent number. She posts about the latest so frequently, that some people can't even catch up with her. Not to mention the level of controversy she bestows over her posts. She just keeps churning one post after the other on her core issues.

    Asoom, For being the most active recent addition to the blogosphere. She managed 48 articles in her first month only! Now that's worth something

    Angry Husband, for being the truest person I've ever known in my life. A person who decided to project his frustrations and bad energy towards a blog. And didn't end up beating his wife, or killing her over domestic disagreement. A model that many married men should follow. ESPECIALLY in the Arab world

    The Talasim team: These guys bring you a picture after a picture of the funniest things you can see in the world. If that's not pioneering and worthy. I don't know what is

    Rasha, The Caller: just a few of the many blogs that she writes on. In Arabic and English. Story after story, idea after idea. Something really worthy of an unsung hero!

    7usam, One of the most talented photographers, in addition to serving the community so much in the "Mosalsal" effort, and "Dwwen".

    Omernos, One of the most talented designers, whose efforts in Fan Arabi can't be ignored

    Zeid Nasser, The Amazing technology writer. With his wonderful insight on what happening and what's cool in the technology world.

    Amjad Al Qassim: Aafaq Elmyyeh. With his uneque presistent drive towards science posts. He has distinguished himself from everyone else. His daily update is always fun to read for science lovers

    Khalid El Sharif: Who's only 13 years old, yet manages to write excellent english AND finds the time to blog everyday. He only started recently. But is worth mentioniong as one of the heroes

    You, Yes, you the reader. You are the unsung hero and often forgotten in the ocean of wireters' personal choices and ideas. But it is YOU who make a difference. Your interactions, your comments enlightened and propel the writer to getting better. Bloggers have a chance to hone their skills more than writers because of all the ongoing encouragement and critique they receive in the form of comments.

    These are my unsung heroes of the Arabic blogosphere.  This is a completely subjective subject. It's not about who is good, it's about who's not appreciated enough. And there are so many of those. The real base of the blogosphere!

    Now, who do I read for? You REALLY want to know?... brace yourselves... (And YES, I READ for EVERY SINGLE ONE of these) Just about EVERYTHING they wrote or write... Here's my list:

     

    حلا طه - رؤى الشيخ زرياب - مواويل Ahmad Sallam - Zender Zone
    Moeys Rawan - Rare Whosane - to whom it may not concern
    Amino Haytham Hamad - Life will go on Witness Tunisia
    Abed Hamdan Mozzy Jordanian Indie Films
    Bakkouz Lina - Into the wind Sam - Home away from home
    TheCaller Sara Dudin - SaraZation JoLadies - Jordan Journals
    Summer Dina Dudin - Dots Ahmad Yousef Saleh
    منشر غسيل، ملاقط Basil Dudin - Life as an Arab Mnosh honey 24/7
    Khaled - PalForce Zeinobia - Egyptian Chronicles Faten - Born w/ Hairy head
    Omernos Foulla - Refusenik Mohannad - Jordan, I will be back
    Janmania Khalidah - Mind امجد القاسم - جنسترا - آفاق علمية
    Dima's Simply ME... Jad Madi - Thoughts Sonaiko - Subzero Japan
    BigDaddy Roba Assi - And Far away Mariam Ayyash
    حفرتل امجد القاسم - آفاق علمية Bahraini Drivel
    Danah Tealover Naryt - A Small Dream قيس الخطيب - بحث تكـ 2.0
    Sarah Black Rose Dima - An Oriental Blog Fann Arabi
    Nimer - Life and living No Angel تربل ام | مدونات
    Arab Lady Jordan Mafia Arab Expats
    Ha Ana Za Khalaf - What's up in Jordan Ma7joob
    Tamara's Corner Moryarti - Dubai Consumer Mirror OS Geeks - مجانين المصادر المفتوحة
    Dave, American in Jordan Raeef - TheOne 3ogla's Angels
    Firas, I ♥ Amman Rasha - E-Nadaha Bint Battuta in Bahrain
    Arab Woman Progressive Voice Rasha - 3agabi Bashar Al Juneidi
    Jumana - Voyage Arab Science Monitor - مرصد العلم العربي Gradly
    The Arab Observer Ammar - Confessions of a Vegetarian Shark Expated in Dubai
    Wael 3attili's - Sha3teely Iyas - Jameed Talasim
    Sari Al-Hiari - Thought Clouds شريفو - احزان شجرة البطاطا Natasha - Mental Mayhem
    Oula Farawati - Controversy Yabco - Through the Film My day in Music
    Iman Salam - What you see is what you get كلمتين
    Mohammad El Qaq - khobbeizeh Fattoum - NaturalBlu - Sharkooseh Tala - Degrees of Freedom
    ايمان حسّان Nido - Jeedo's Tololy's Box
    مرصد الاردن - باتر وردم Verbal Alchemy Rants and Rambles
    Jordan Watch - Batir Wardam Bukah Hani - The 4th Dimension
    Hamzeh N - Scatter Load Eman - AquaCool Rants of an Angry Husband
    Abboud - Thoughts Arrabi - Random Consistent Ideas Oriental Arabesque
    Salam - Reflections Abu 7amarneh - Hamze's Blog Miss Wonders
    Dar - My Crazy Life Zeid - Devil's Mind مرصد البيئة العربية
    Laith Alkurdi - Sky is the limit Q'Reflections - Let there be light Arab Environment Monitor
    Red Rose - Memories Documented Hind Sabanikh - Once upon a India Tinkerbella - A peek at my twisted world
    Qwaider قويدر - Memories Documented Mohannad Naji - My Life Mariam - Fragile papers
    Razan - حروف لها صوت Wedad - A better life Miss Sea Lover
    Rain Drops Mohammad Khawaja Maher - M for Mystery
    Moi - My Occupied Territory Dozz - Unsettling dreams Layla Caledoniyya
    عاشق الجمال - ياسر Acid Fog - My Surreal Identity Bonbon Lover
    Lammoush Filasteen Meanwhile in Palestine and Iraq
    Hala - Soul Blossom Kais - Jordan Knight Bahraini aMaL
    Dino$ - Chocoholic Madness Khader Kanan - Jordan Issues Ibrahim Owais - OceanCreep
    Sanad - Lines of my life Yaser - Tajreed Samer Marzouq - Jazarah
    Tarek - Green Data 7usam نسرين - العاشــــــــ الجميلة ــــــــــــــقة
    Ola - Cinnamon Zone Areej - Loza Dee - ta2e3
    Ramroom - Break Time! Being Sary Al-Assad Silly Bahraini Girl
    ماجدة سليمان - صرخة مواطن عربي Issa - Yugi's Blog Bilal - Ideas
    Sari & Reem - Namnoo3 - Our own World The Mo Pheras Hilal - Made in Jordan
    تامر - اكتب بالرصاص احمر Hatem Abu Nimeh
    Shaden - 1 Dunam on the Moon Duried - A cry for Justice Not Another Blog - Khaled Al-Sharif
    http://opairah.blogspot.com/ Meme - She Devil A3mal
    أسماء - أُمُّ اليُمنْ عادل شحادة Yazan Ashqar - Dark Falafel
    Aya Al Mousa Treasure of Baghdad Noura's world
    Memories Documented - Hayati Khouloud - Brittle Hopes Sel3
    Simsim - My Own World Jordan First مذكرات ناعوري
    Mowaffaq Qabbani - Minds Talk Perspectives of Lebanese Human Cooking the easy way
    Kinzi Blogs - My treasure Mohammad Kilani - The Cradle Diary of Asma
    Rana - Euphoric Soul Jordan Developers Dot Net Sarah - Soul, Heart, Mind & body
    نزهة عز العرب - اوراق 7aki Fadi Hani Obeid - Hani 101
    Dragonsvamp The lordess of death اقبال التميمي - مسخرلوجيا تاء التأنيث Amjad Wadi - من كل مزبلة بسطار
    Laila - Palestinian Cosmologist Ahmad Humaid - 360East Elia Haj
    Nana - Royal Flower Black Iris - Nasim Tarawneh Cafe Lulu
    Mosalsal مسلسل Ramahis - No comment Batoul - Black Ice
    Rawan - Fatafeet Essukar Vas - Nequaquam Vacuum Nizar
    نبيل - حكايات رجل يعيش في بغداد Jasim - Puzzle Piece Chikapappi
    Manal - Don't Read عبد الرحمن جادو - لما بحب اكتب El3atal
    ابو شاكوش طارق ابو زيد - BryceLover Adoosh
    Faris - Hareega بوليتيكيا والمجتمع Hassaan Abdeen's Haute Couture Recipes 
    Asrar El Banat راما - حياة تستحق الانقاذ Princess N
    Mai - Maioush Mazen Al-Ali - Sanitary Measures Alhaboob
    Red Rose - Enjoy my garden Linda - Discovering Life A Pigeon called Frank
    MammaBean - A tale of three beans Bara2 - Sweet like a rose Ghaith Tarawneh - Black Extruder
    Rebecca - Jordan Journey Isam Abu Salhieh - Ideas on bytes Make money online - Sohaib Tiab
    Hamede - Halwasat Decentering Damascus United bloggers of Arabia
    Omar Fahad - Enjoying My Space Suhaila The Vibrant Soul ~♥~
    http://nasimjo.blogspot.com/ Lilly - Dear Diary Hamza's Chronicles
    Zeid Nasser - Tech Blog House of Betqa Eshda3wa
    Ammar Majali - Observations Of A Flamboyant Soul Dandoon - life flows on Emad Salameh - Amman Voice
    اسأل مجرب  The Critic Jilal - iN the MiDdle of the MiX

    Other Memories Documented on October 29
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    Memories....

    I'm all choked up here.
    Holy Crap! :)
    :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O (these are supposed to be smilies who's jaws are dropped wide open!!!!)
    OMG, you just made me feel better now!! I follow 20 blogs and write my own (posting much less frequently than you!) and I feel SOOOO guilty about spending all this time online when I should be working!!!!
    Seriously man, do you even have a real job??? or do you work in blogs, secretly studying and observing the blogsphere, picking a fight here and there to gauge reactions, and then reporting back to your superiors??/
    fess up Q!!!!
    • #5
    • Nizar
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    • Said
    • On: 10/29/2007 4:34:34 AM
    Wise words Sam.
    Great job everybody :)
    Sa7ee7 ennak deger o 3aglak 7'ozog, bas I love to read for you.
    I consider you the spice of the blogsphere..
    Great post, nice said
    If all these were heroes, who the hell is the regular guy?

    I guess its me...
    Thanks for the mention! i appreciate it.
    blogging a recipe is much harder than cooking it! it takes so much effort and time to come up with it, video tape it and put the video together...also, i think i am more than just a "cook" you know! i was going to ask you to link my personal blog here, but you at least had it in the list. thanks again.
    Whisperer
    It is done

    CSS
    You're welcome

    Bakkouz
    :)

    Tinkerbella
    Yes :)

    Nizar
    Thank you

    Mohanned
    Yes, but thank you. I'm not deger! 7aram 3alaik

    Yazan Ashqar
    Thanks Yazan, much appreciated

    Mab3oos
    You need to really consider changing your name

    Summer
    Yes I'm sure it's so difficult. That's why you're one of the heroes
    • #11
    • sara
    • Windows Internet Explorer
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    • On: 10/29/2007 9:03:12 AM
    awwww :)
    Horray to all the bloggers & bloggerettes out there :D - thanks dude
    Wahoo, some speed-reading tips please ?!!

    I haven't heard the expression "to read for X" meaning to "read X's writings", yet both you and Mohanned use it. Is this literally translated ?
    Not our mother tongue man :)But, you can say someone is well read. So read for doesn't sound that far fetched
    My favorite is "I read subject-X" meaning "studied X at university" which is used both in arabic and UK English but not American.

    Hence the joke:
    A: Deer balak minu, hada Gari Bara
    B: Bara Feyn ?
    A: Fil Balkoon!
    Hani, try to logoff and logback in
    Done, the link is back
    • #18
    • Rasha
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    • On: 10/29/2007 10:17:16 AM
    Thanks Samer for the mention.
    I thought i lost my spark :)
    And Hat tip for the hard work linking all those bloggers.
    Oh my god!
    Thank you buddy, I'm really honored
    true

    but not as unsung

    all great bloggers,if only we had enough time just to leave a word here and there..sometimes when u r finished with reading and just click to comment..everything is hung..

    i remember ya qwaider when i first joined the blogosphere u used to intoduce new bloggers and i really liked that gesture because when someone is new he/she needs all the support they can get

    thank you for this post.. so i was mentioned twice(YOU and mala2e6 lol)
    Man do you really, actually "read" all the blogs you listed?!
    Can u define "reading" plz?!
    Bravo 3alak, ya Qwaider, for these most honored mentions! All are deserving of merit just for the fact they are free to express themselves.

    (I didn't get that comment you mentioned...waynha?:)
    u do a hell lotta reading,,, but for what its worth thanks for having me on that list
    Thank you i am honored.
    Thank you Qwaider i am honored.
    Adoosh
    I read, comment, interact and comment again on these blogs. Check for yourself

    Kinzi,
    I'm not sure. I was trying to help you with links in your post. You can copy-and-paste the links you want from this page if you like

    The Critic
    You 're welcome :)

    Al Haboob,
    No, thank you for making it here!

    Hamede
    The honor is all mine
    • #27
    • kinzi
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    • On: 10/29/2007 10:56:10 PM
    Q thanks for the help, I think I am hopeless as well as lazy!! Hey, I am cracking up over the message up at QP...who sleeps in Jordan at 11pm!! It was cute though, and a good reminder. Night!
    • #28
    • asoom
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    • On: 10/29/2007 11:31:51 PM
    thanks for the mention (although I was actually "favorited" twice) and yes I am a ridiculously active blogger!
    • #29
    • kinzi
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    • On: 10/30/2007 12:21:09 PM
    Q, I found your second one, the first wasn't in junk (YOU are an approved emailer :)but, Dave may be able to help me.
    Thanks a lot it means a lot to me :)
    Thanks Qwaider for including me in your 'unsung heros of blogging list'.

    Hopefully soon we'll all be 'Sung'...... :)
    You too can have your Memories Documented

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