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.
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?