Saturday, October 28, 2006

Blog On #7

Tags: Blogs & Bloggers, Blogging

I started iSaratoga for two purposes, first to vent my building frustration with the media and politics in Saratoga Springs, as well as the Capital Region, and second, to add to the mix a community-based forum, where people an discuss the aforementioned in a constructive fashion.
Admittedly, the later hasn’t panned out as well as I had hoped –I had initially envisioned broad discussions among users, which is something that hasn’t materialized much. Then again, the blog is relatively young at the present and could eventually blossom into what I had envisioned.
As for continuity, I try to write at least four new posts a week, but given my work and life schedule, this can be burdensome at times. And baring unseen circumstances, I’ll probably keep up this pace until my material become stale or the local media and politicians start doing their jobs correctly. In other words, I plan to keep it up for a long time.

I started my blog as a way to be creative. I love to read and write. I have a lot to say even if most of it is mundane. I actually had another blog that I just deleted with over 300 posts to start again with ~Smile!~ You're On Candid Camera. If I can relate to something that one person has gone through or is going through and it helps them, I am happy. My life hasn't been pretty, and I have left another life behind. If I inspire someone to make a change all the better. Tawnya

Bint Masreya (Egyptian Girl), is drumming up support for readers to vote for a blog on Torture in Egypt for the Reporters Without Borders Award.
نهى هى المسئولة الوحيدة عن المدونة.. هى اللى بتجيب الاخبار وهى اللى بتنزلها.. وانا بصراحة كنت متصورة فى الاول ان المدونة دى وراها مجموعة من المهتمين بحقوق الانسان وكده.. وان جيش من المحررين ورا الاخبار اللى بتنزل تقريبا بشكل يومي
صوتوا لصالح مدونة نهى.. مش عشان كل اللى انا قلته ده.. لكن لأن التعذيب فى مصر قضية محتاجة نلقى عليها الضوء.. .. ودا هيشجع نهى تستمر لما تلاقى مننا رد فعل او صدى للى هيا بقالها شهور بتعمله
فى كمان اصدقائنا المدونين فى قسم “افضل مدونة بالعربى” هتلاقوا مدونين عرب ومصريين جامدين اوى.. ادخلوا صوتوا لهم.. بصراحة الاختيار بينهم صعب اوى :) ربنا معانا ومعاهم

Nuha is the only one responsible for the blog. She digs up the news she posts. I really thought that the blog, which is updated daily, was run by a group of human rights activists or an army of journalists. Vote for Nuha not because of all I have said about her but because torture in Egypt is an issue which needs to be highlighted. This will encourage Nuha to continue when she sees positive reaction to her labour. There are also great Arab and Egyptian bloggers vying for the award. Go there and vote for them. The truth is choosing a blog is difficult. May God be with them.

Previously: Blog On #6
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