the Jordan Planet (JP) bloggers meetup.....
this was an amazing, as well as fruitiful experience to me, it enabled me to get to know an amazing group of fellow bloggers from a different kind of envirnment and background, I got to know what makes them tick, work and intrigue them in communicating and bloging in this medium....
I attended the jordanian bloggers meetup on saturday of feb. 11th.(I know it's late but I had, but I needed time off)
the location was in wild jordan, an enthralling location that over views Amman. it's sad to say that the meeting was at night so I couldn't capture any scene with my cam....!!!a down fall to the location was the quality of reception of the staff or waitors.....!!!
the company was really wonderful, both inteligent and eager to express thier point of views on the various issues that were discussed through the meeting, stories of Ohoud's book club, or the hunting of books project, and wether Isam would give them space to foster the club, we discused the expat v.s. native bloggers and the point of view of this separation, as well as anonymous bloggers against varified bloggers, ofcourse I was on the anonymous side (don't ask)....?!?!
many suggestions were made to outfold the JP experience and bloggers activity, such as organizing a group activities that focus the light on Jordanian heritige and culture, I would like to see an interaction between the Kuwaiti and Jordanian bloggers as well as enlighting schools, students, and children on the importance of new communicational technologies, and mass media such as online news agencies, blogs, forums and other issues.....
dispercing books on children.......
forming a channel that links the new age with the traditional journalism....
along side other objectives....
now here is the funny story, I was the first one to enter the cafe which is not a café, it's the royal to preserve the wild life, I went through many parts of the place till I reached the café, I went there chicking each possible blogger, and they all seemed to reach my image of a potential blogger, if only I had known the difference....!!!
I heard behind my back, an inquiry by this fellow who asked about a reservation for 30 somthing, yeah join the club......!!! and I hitched up with him on the hunt for the other bloggers, this guy was Naseem El-Tameemi, a real nice guy and a gentleman, we went all over the W.J. like the ancient packman game, and we had to resort to another method, call the ones responsible for the meeting (that's Roba), but I didn't have her phone so I went to the closest one I knew, that's Khalida, she told me to wait for her 5 minutes, till she come and to go to the 2nd floor which the building lacked......?!?!so we waited for, and immediatly I knew her the moment she stepped in and signed the "save the forest" petition that Naseem campained about (yeah I did sign it)....
so us three, we came to the café, and saw that it wont handle the 30 something of potential bloggers, but we had to wait so we decided to sit and gather our breaths......!!! we noticed by now a stalking guy, eyeing us the whole time, apparently he was trying to figure us out, are the ones he was waiting for or he was in the wrong place.....?!?! we found that he too was waiting for the meeting and I was introduced to him, Ala'a was his name(correct me if I mixed the names up), also a nice guy who has an outstanding blog, so after a small chitchat, we decided that we should reserve the upper floor to the meeting, and arrange it to the others so that each one would find a place to sit.......!!!
then the other bloggers showered us, we were:
- Darwish Naji
- Laith Zraikat
- Ala'a Ibrahim
- Isam Bayazidi
- Abeer Bayazidi
- Khalidah El-Mufleh
- Lina Ejeilat
- Ibrahim Owais
- Nasim El-Tamimi
- Nader Shnoudi
- Mira Shnoudi
- Ammar Ibrahim
- Abdulaziz Al-Ateeqi A.K.A. EXzombie
- Jad Madi
- Yazan Malakha
- Dima Faris
- Roba Assi
from left to right they are the lovely Abeer, Khalidah, and Lina
and summerizing the whole thing in few word in contradictory to what I'm used to.....
I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME,
and I will certainly accept thier invitation to attend the next meetings, but this time as a member....!!!
the thing is..... EXzombiesm is a bit extreme and vulgar to be viewd in JP so I'll be posting there in my bit restrained "The Watcher".....!!!
and not to mention that I am a lazy writer, swamped by the many projects I drawned myself in, I have to post now the delayed drafts in both blogs, so that I can start with my upcoming project.... the A.S.U. English club's "League of Amature Writers", I can't wait till I show you how good those people are..... if I find them that is.....?!?!
last thing I really enjoyed my conversations with all the atendees but Isam's and Laith were enlighting to some issues that I didn't know about......
thanks to you all and till we meet up the next time....