1- Do you like the look and the contents of your blog?
Sure, I always liked neutral looks and black’s the best colour, not to mention that there someone I deeply admired whose favorite colour was black, my favorite colour is yellow and my brothers’ favorite colours are Dark Purple and Red… Not very suitable. And black is very practical. As for the other aspects, well I would like to chage a few things but looks never bothered me.
2- Does your family know about your blog?
My brother certainly knows but he doesn’t regularly check it because he sees it as a private thing in which I express myself.
3- Can you tell your friends about your blog? Do you consider it a private thing?
I don’t tell anyone about anything anyway, I am not the kind of people who are so attached to honesty I don’t think people always like to hear anything and there fore I won’t tell them what they don’t wish to hear, I want them to like me.
4- Do you just read the blogs of those who comment on your blog? or you try to discover new blogs?
Well, there’s not way I could check out blogs randomly anymore I used to search a lot for blogs and checking links on other people’s blogs but not anymore.
5- Did your blog positively affect your mind? Give an example.
Well, believe it or not I tend to see the things that happen in my life positively, but only a while after they take place. I suppose this blog affected me positively, you won’t find me telling anyone I know that I don’t “believe” in the church and don’t look very highly to Bashir Gemayel… You’d definitely not hear me say in my real life, saying that I have doughts about God or talk about virginity. But after months of blogging I have become a little more daring and I feel far more confident about my argumentation ability and my knowledge in many subjects. Not to mention that I get to talk about my sex life… I wonder if I should say sex Life or Pseudo sex Life.
6- What does the number of visitors to your blog mean? Do you use a traffic counter?
Oh I worship attention, you’d despies me if you know how obssessive I am when it comes to know about how many people check my blog and what they think. I like to know that a lot of people like my blog a lot.
7- Did you imagine how other bloggers look like?
YES. I am also extremely obssessive about how the people whose blogs I read are like in real life, I have a mental profile of each person, well, physically I don’t always have a clear idea and usually I don’t have preferences, just curiousity, but I also enjoy thinking of how they act, what would make them feel a little embarrassed and how would they react. Stuff like that. Oh! And of course I would wonder if they would like me more or less if I ever get to meet them.
8- Do you think blogging have any real benefit?
What’s “real” benefit anyway. As far as I’m concerned if it makes me feel better then it has a real benefit. But in general blogging can be very different there fore it can be very useful, for example we in the Middle East have far less Freedom of Speech than the rest of the world and blogging can provide this view that we can’t express publicly. That’s just one example.
9- Do you think that the blogsphere is a stand alone community separated from the real world?
Separate? Well, frankly? You can’t eat the cyber food for example, so no it’s not independant.
10- Do some political blogs scare you? Do you avoid them?
11- Do you think that criticizing your blog is useful?
Sure it can be useful. But for personal reasons, especially my lack of self confidence, I tend to tolerate criticism far less than others. Once I get to trust and like people then their criticism bothers me no more, Shelamzl for example often criticises some of my ideas, but that never bothers me.
12- Have you ever thought about what happen to your blog in case you died.
No, well, ok I’m lying! I thought about it often, I know I’m weird and I won’t tell you anymore about this but hopefully if that ever happens then manybe my brother would leave a note later on my blog (he knows the password even though I never gave ti to him)
13- Which blogger had the greatest impression on you?
That’s an “evil” question! But frankly you can’t say greatest impression, many have left an impression here’s a list:
- Sandmonkey: To be honest, when I first started my blog I only updated it a few times, then the dark cloud above my head went away and I didn’t feel I would talk about anything, especially that I was still chatting often and simply didn’t see the potential of blogging. Then one day a friend of mine showed me a link to the Monkey’s blog and I liked his opinions, I was hooked and his way of expression made me think of expressing my ideas also, especially that I felt that neither my online or real life friends would be interested to hear the ideas I express in here. I suppose that qualifies for “great impression”
- Jos: Well, let’s be honest, Jos is a Lebanese girl, she lives in beirut and she likes psychology… I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t follow her blog even if I rarely follow Lebanese blogs
- Mysoupis: Well, let’s be honest once again, she’s a french woman she’s an artist, her blog seems so much like a dream and she’s among the first people to have started following my blog.
- Kareem: Kareem knows how much I like him, he’s so special that I fear sounding as if I’m in love with him if I start talking about him
- Jokerman: he’s the kind of people that likes to interact a lot to people but doesn’t like to post a lot, but he’s so “xenophilic”, I like him.
- Shelamzl: Oh! To be honest he’s so “Israeli” in everything he does I admit he’s practically the only Israeli I have contact with, I disagree with him about 60% of his ideas (the guy likes George Bush… Eww!) but I just wish I would get along with all the ones I disagree with as much as I get along with him.
- Yasmina: Honestly I lost her link when I lost my internet connection because at first I didn’t have the chanc to check all the blogs every week, I used to have to check a half one week and the other half the next week. And when I checked Sandmonkey’s link it didn’t lead me anywhere, I wonder if she deleted her account that wouldn’t be compatible with the mental picture I have of her. But anyway, what I like about her is mainly the interesting mix in her character, between what she was expected to become and the picture she has of herself and within her picture of her self I like the contrast between the profoundly “oriental traits” and the profoundly “western traits”. In many ways she’s both what I was before February/March 2005 and what I wish to become in future.
- Leilouta: Well, leilouta is really special she doesn’t need to hear it from me, her blog’s not only addictive it is also a very genuine expression of many things I relate to in my mind, especially when it comes to her relationship with the people that she lives or has lived with.
- Chris: Hehe… I subconsciously love this man, you could say he speaks to the male half of my personalliy (I know this is going to get me in trouble but it’s really difficult to explain, just trust my word for it I mean it in a good sense)
- feel I am forgetting someone
14- Which blogger you think is the most similar to you.
Leilouta and Kareem… I think, well honestly, I do tend to see a part of me in each person I like (or sometimes dislike) and all of the people that I have mentioned in the previous questions seem to me very close to me (even Sandmonkey and Shlemazl) but the two I mentioned are close to me in very special points, I won’t detail it because I’d sound very silly and weird.
15 - Name a song you want to listen to?
Oh, I don’t know, maybe “when I’m old and wise” or maybe “mon ami la rose” but in general anything for Magida Roomy, Metallica, Red hot chily peppers, Ramstein, Francis Cabrel, Daniel Guichard, Lara fabien, Alanis morissette… And certainly the Master of all: Jacques Brel (it’s not fair that he’s dead)… I suppose I am disqualified since the question was “name A song…”
Now I am not tagging anyone else, I don’t want to :P