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Blogger Shilalizm

  • By: Qwaider

  • On:Tuesday, June 27, 2006 11:51:59 AM
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    Shilalizm is a Qwaderization term describing Group dynamics. Back in the ancient times of University classes and what not, we had a class called "Group Dynamics" which loosely translates to "الشلليه" in Arabic. It was fascinating to sit and watch it manifest in an amazing way among Arab and Jordanian bloggers.

    blogger wars
    Blog Wars II: The attack of the 7afartal

    If you're like me, then you follow up on 20 or more blogs a day. You practice "blog hopping" and enjoy visiting new and promising blogs.

    What I was able to notice in a short period of time, is a pattern that I decided to write about.

    Bloggers are creating new societies, but the same rules of sociology still apply. Groups are forming and people are falling in a bunch of orbits around these groups. It's astonishing to see the dynamics of the groups as they evolve.

    You first have the ultra intellectuals with posts that require you several visits to http://dictionary.com, http://wikipedia.com and others just to understand what the hell are these people talking about. Only to be frustrated by how irrelevant their posts are and how self glorifying they are. This group is the most quite of the bunch

    The second group is the group of pseudo-intellects. Half literate people who from-time-to-time might make some extremely condescending posts cursing others, the world, life, everything about their lives and countries. Yet fail to provide any sort of solutions. Upon deeper inspections you discover that they are extremely shallow and have no substance. Most of their articles are easily passable and many are stolen copy-and-paste type, or commentaries on current news with their own extremely brief take on the matter. Or worse

    The third group is the group that actually blogs as a hobby. They enjoy it. They spend a lot of time writing, searching, updating, enhancing their blogs for no end. They're enjoying the very act. Now these would normally have some fantastic posts. Very original content and you find their blogs to be rich and very amusing if not addictive

    The forth group is the amazing one of the bunch. This is the group that deals with amazing intellect. Amazing creativity with 100% original content. They're not bothered with politically correctness and pay no attention what people might think of them. These are Artist, writers, poets, journalists, IT folks with amazing talent and are an honor to have on your daily visit list. Every time you go there, you feel an amazing sense of fascination to the topics that they break. You feel compelled to either comment or just take your joy and amazement and enjoy a good moment of self reflection. You will often find people shouting on their blogs demanding more and more, and asking them to continue with their amazing work. These are my favorites

    Next you've got the brag-gang. These are just a bunch of people trying to brag about being in the bloggosphere because they think it makes them cool, when in fact. They're probably better off leaving this whole thing to others

    The next group is the extremely personal blogs. And these are indistinguishable from diaries. You find people sharing their experiences. Their feelings. Not to impress anyone, but rather to just maintain a paper trail of their life. If they were not blogging they would probably be keeping a journal or a diary. These are also a very interesting bunch and although most of their posts are too personal. You enjoy the extreme touching nature of their posts

    Another group is the updating-the-world-on-my-latest-news. Usually expats or moms and pops keeping a little record for their loved ones to keep track of what's going on. Mostly too personal and most people will have little interest in their posts. But their friends and family enjoy the updates of course since it relates directly to their life

    Finally, you have the totally clueless bunch. And these are the funniest of the whole bunch. These bloggers don't know what they're doing or why they're doing it, or even how to do it. In that chaos they manage to strike a few posts that will crack you of laughter and cry with joy. All they need is time and they will grow into one of the groups above

     

    Once the major group is selected. People with condescending tones attract each other. People of immature nature get closer together. Intellects and Creative people tend to enjoy each others posts. And with time you grow a list of loyal visitors who would visit your site religiously with urges to read everything you write.

     

    Now which Shilla do you belong to?

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    Memories....

    I don't know, you tell me, what shilla do I belong to? :)
    You're of the shillet... "My blog is worth $51,000" or for short, I'll call you, 51K club :)
    heh well, for now at least ;)
    no but seriously, where do you catagorize me? i'm interested to know.
    You are all of the above :)
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    • Hal
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    • On: 6/27/2006 2:10:21 PM
    hehehehehe.........that's it! I couldn't hold out much longer! Khalas, I HAVE to comment now!

    This is one GREAT post ya Qwaider. 3an jad, loved it! Now, whenever you annoy me with one of your comments or so forth - and yes, that will inevitalby happen - just remind me of this post, and I will remember that you are, underneath it all, just a great, funny guy! :)

    (bas bidoon za3al, mashi?)
    Oh my god, I have finally lived to see the day where the magnificent Hal pays my humble little hole in the wall a visit, not only that but also COMMENTS ... OH MY GOD!
    Hal, I am totally honored and exceedingly flattered with your patronage, you can't believe my joy, I'm jumping in my bed now (Yeah, about to turn in for the night)
    Please don't be a stranger, consider this your place, comment, post ... hell burn it if you like! I'm just speechless.
    Ya meet ahla oo sahla
    interesting, but Im still trying to categorize myself :P

    I started blogging by chance, I didn't know about the existence of all these blogs, I started with very personal posts, I thougtht that nobody will read them, but later on, I deleted them forever :/ There's nothing specific I blog about..ay shi bejee 3abali baktobo :)
    isn't it the norm of any society ? people tends to live in societies even online and within the general society there is small societies which made of people or bloggers in our case and which make the general society.

    btw, How do you classify me? which shillah ?
    Abed Where you categorize your self is a choice you make. There is no rule that says, you HAVE TO belong to only one. You might be Super artistic at times, and very personal in the others
    Jad Dude, exactly, that's exactly my point. People tend to fall in a bunch of categories in the society. And in the bloggosphere as well. Where you end up, is totally up to you
    • #10
    • kinzi
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 6/27/2006 5:18:57 PM
    Qwaider, excellent! I've thought about this many times. Lately, I've wondered what it would look like to see the jp folks all take the Myers/Briggs personality test.

    After taking a time-management course, I've decided to 'fast' from commenting for a time in preparation to see if I can truly  have blog that is of the more worthy 'shillet'. Especially after seeing your post here. Thanks!
    Kinzi, there are no rigid lines between the different groups. And one person can freely move from one to the other. The more consistent the better
    (coincidently, I have taken a time management class recently too)
    • #12
    • omar
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 6/27/2006 9:22:28 PM
    this is pretty interesting,
    though I find many blogs which have bits and pieces from here and there. I mean, there are many blogs which are diverse and variant. One topic would be their night out, other would be something interesting they found on the net, another would be personal babbling about problems and such! hehehe. I don't which one is yours,
    probably the Blogger who blogs every 2-3 hours daily?
    hehehehe. You have mighty blogging powers, I don't know
    how you'd be able to do that!

    Anyway,
    I want to know if you happen to visit my blog by any means (which apparantely you don't) because I see you spread like hell on all blogs dropping comments except for mine, maybe you hate me! LOL
    I wanna know to what Shilleh I belong.
    You're absolutely right Oman, these groups are by no means rigid buckets. Many people would swing between them. But they would have a general trend.  (These are my observations and people shouldn't go ahead and try to decipher what I mean or if I mean them or not)

    As for visiting your blog. Ya zalameh, I do, almost everyday. But I didn't dare to comment about the Kabab thingie (el 3omor mish ba3za2a habeebi :))
    But I found your "Khat" piece to be very interesting, and Insha2allah I'll comment on it now. Oo 7a2ak 3alay ya Abu 3mair
    • #14
    • Hal
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 6/27/2006 11:30:51 PM
    hehehehehhhe, majnoon inta ya zalameh! majnoon! I'm a nobody man, relax! I'm the kind of person who talks to herself! heheheheheh, hilarious!
    I must be seeing things ... Someone up there must really love me!
    Hal, here ... I must be dreaming,  **pinch** ouch!! no I'm not dreaming ... must be hallucinating ... hmmm

    The awesome and unbelievable Hal is here, and not only that, her Team ("Windshield teeth", aka Brazil) Won the game ... :)

    Again, Ya million Ahla oo sahla oo mar7aba ... nawwarteena Efft!
    hatha ma ossammeeh be "o3'lo6at al ta3meem al motasarre3"... it's the first time i comment on one of your posts...but i don't think what you say this time is true...btw a really nice blog and keep up the good work...
    3a golet el bakkouz el aslee wo ana sho tasneefee...?

    la bakkouz ella el bakkouz...
    There is no generalization here, there are no conclusions even. These are just observation ya 3amzooo :)
    Thank you so much for passing by and for commenting ... please make it a habbit :)
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