Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dead Blogs

what is happening to blogging? Oman Community Blog and the UAE Community Blog are dead or breathing their last one, is it out of fashion to blog now? is everyone twittering only? or have all the blogging expats left the Gulf?

22 comments:

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

Well most "community" blogs are owned by 20 year old kids who are foreigners and cant stand when someone makes more sense than them.

What do you guys blog about in Oman anyways?

BuJassem said...

looooooooooool bashkeeek la 3ammo samsouma :P

ya rayaaaaal

hey, coloman, my blog is updated regularly,, would be great to have you as a reader :)

mind you, apparently it's too political.. so you have been warned.. however ABIT doesn't seem to mind :P

Blue_Chi said...

Most active Omani bloggers who write in English have moved to Twitter and do not update regularly. The Arabic language Omani bloggers are more active than ever, but again, this community is in the English language.

Shula said...

Twitter has highjacked allot of bloggers, as it is so adictive, been an ex-Twitterholic my self, my blog or journal was dead at some point in time.

I decided to treat my blog as Twitter, post at anytime I feel like, thanks to mobile revolution, as a result you may see between two to five posts a day.

muscati said...

The Omani blogging community is more active than ever. It's just that most of the bloggers write in Arabic. There's been an explosion in the number of new blogs this past year.

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

As BuJassem stated, His (and my blogs) are updated regularly. Especially Al-Emarati.com, that is at least updated once a week, usually 2 or 3 times weekly.

Twitter is a plague, and I hate it. Some bloggers (including myself) are in it for the long haul. We hope to have our blog turned into a magazine type write as more writers join, maybe even advertise in local magazines or papers in the future. I suggest our blog to Buj's because his blog is really too political! Ours is a voice of dissent, we dont like everything. lol.

btw, I wasnt being a smart ass when I asked what you guys blog about in Oman, I've never been to Oman, so I have no idea what life there is like.

BuJassem said...

I agree with ABIT.. his blog is better because it's funnier.. but still it's goot to get some balance :)

I don't like twitter coz you cannot leave comments, and 140 chars is nothing!

I can only conclude that English speaking Omani bloggers are lazy :)

Nadia said...

On the contrary, I think Omani blogs in English are coming back to life again.

hemlock said...

@ ABIT: WHAAAAAAAAAAA!!! YOUVE NEVER BEEN TO OMAN?!
what sort of a dude are you?!?!?!?!?

dude, and i mean dude! :( seriously, you need to drive your car more man...

ive been to oman 6-7 times... my passport is FULL of oman's visas :D lol... i cant seem to keep away :) oman is beautiful and the omanis ROCK!

i would recommend mussandam, muscat and salalah to you :D the rest i will explore and let you know.

though seriously yo... get out of AUD/DXB... the world is there to be 'exblored' =P
ironic, but more posts on my blog are about oman than they are about uae :)

btw, did i mention im in love with oman and oman is gorgeous?

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Reyaas said...

Good to have a blog like this for oman.

Sara said...

Perhaps they need to hire writers ;)

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Sangeetha Sridhar said...

How about us posting some links to new blogs here?

Also pl. add (Eng/Ar) so we can follow these fresh flow of blogs.

Shouldn't we add a 'Twitter ids' post of we the Bloggers here?

Nabsj said...

Maybe you should also update the blogs' list and delete those who haven't updated in years!

allen said...

sangambayard-c-m.com

Dubai said...

because newspapers and Tvs has everything

kaya said...

We have left UAE!!

BuJ said...

ouch! where did u leave u?

Family Holiday Oman said...

I expect that most families in Oman are now on Facebook

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