Friday, August 06, 2004

What is the aim of blogging ?

Mind me guys posting this topic here. I just want to get out something from my chest which has puzzled me for quite a while. What is the aim of blogging ?

For me, it is to increase the interactions between the locals, and the outside world. I guess in the west some people (not all) see Iraqis as masked men with RPG s , and suicide bombers, and Sader Militias, etc etc (all the negative images which are shown on TV) ...

For instance, I have never seen the city of Sulaimania on any international television. Fallujah is the most famous Iraqi city after Baghdad. FUNNY !

In the 1990s during the Kurdish civil war, I met some Turkish people in Kurdistan, they said we thought that in Kurdistan they eat people alive. Because what they used to see on their televisions about Kurdistan was men in baggy trousers and a little beard, with a bushy hair, and an AK47, brandishing their guns in the air. They thought all Kurds were like that. FUNNY again !

What we have to do as bloggers, is to show the positive signs of ourselves. We are not terrorist masked men, we don't like guns, we don't like beheading, we don't like killing, we don't like suicide bombings, we don't like torturing prisoners, and some of us prefer our local Beebsi than Coca Cola (but not all) !

I know that the foreign journalists are doing their best to cover all the aspects of our lives. But we also have to do it ourselves.
This is our life in the first place, if we don't improve it ourselves, don't expect anyone to improve it for you.


#8/06/2004 02:25:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous


What you see on TV are the screaming minority and the silent majority are busy Blogging.


#8/06/2004 04:09:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Ferid

Yes this is quite depressing, they are only watching what those idiots doing and how they are ruining the reputation of our country.

keep up the good bloging kurdo :)

#8/06/2004 04:31:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

ah yes, such a challenging task. the noble blogger dispelling myth while at the same moment creating legend.

you are right of course. people in the west no longer see Iraqi's as masked men with RPG's, but as masked writers with clandestine web habits.

#8/06/2004 07:30:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger 91ghost

I commend all of you for creating this blog. It is interesting, important, and most of all, needed.

#8/06/2004 09:20:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Like writers who never write novels about happely marries couples - such a book wood be very boring indeed - journalists are not interested in normality, because normal situations produce no stories of interest to news-consumers.

#8/06/2004 11:09:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger liminal

amen kurdo,
let the only thing we destroy be the ridiculous stereotypes. it's so absolutely mind-numbing what i see people in the west regard iraqis as...they simply have little clue as to who we are. unfortunately, you're right. the media plays a distorted hand. though i do believe strongly, as you said, that we must improve it ourselves. action is the key.
peace and grace, lim

#8/06/2004 11:29:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger timx

more and more, people are understanding that there are just as many ordinary people in Iraq as in any other country, no matter what the TV says. What you write in your blog is very, very important for all of us, so don't stop!

#8/07/2004 05:15:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Medya

hello mr arab, I must confess, I myself always think iraqis are wild ! sorry for that.

but your blogs makes be think "no they aren't wild" whatever .

my blog adress has changed :
my site :
my blog :
my photoblog :

I hope you enjoy my blog and photoblog .
my old links were :

please change the links in your site .
thank you


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