1. Bart's Daze of our Lives
- I always leave his blog with a new perspective. Sometimes it only takes him an image and a few words to make you ponder on a certain issue. And his comments have the same nature as his posts, they always make room for more thinking.
- a world of media, education, politics, social affairs, it is all laid down before your eyes. Her entries always spark debates. She has not been posting that much lately, hope to see her back in business soon enough.
3. A Message from Within Haal
- this historian Scorpio's blog was one of the first I've read. It's been two years since I first found it and I still read every little entry she posts. She was a gateway to a new side of the blogosphere and she is the "person to blame" for most of the Egyptian bloggers you see in my blogroll.
- unfortunately for some of my readers, her blog is in Romanian. She has a unique style, taking her readers in a world where fantasy replaces reality in day to day life. It is a great getaway from the numbness and routine our repetitive lives sometimes generate.
5. LouLou's Renderings
- An Arab, African, Muslim, female take on this fast-changing, ever-evolving world, as she describes it. I'd say it is genuine, loving, honest, passionate, powerful writing, and the list could go on.
6. Mihaela Lica (Mig) - eWritings
- When Dio
told me I should visit Mig's blog, I had no idea she was Romanian. That was a great surprise. An even bigger surprise was her blog. Besides great posts from specific fields, interesting weekly recommendations (she is one of the most up to date blogosphere readers) and interviews with blogging gurus such as Liz Strauss
, Mig is one of the best moderators I've seen. Although focused, her blog is never limited to a specific range of topics, and that's what I love most.
7. From Cairo, With Love, Mohamed.
- He hasn't been blogging that much in over a year. Therefore each update of his surprises me. I still recommend reading his archives. And yes, I still hope you'll one day blog again, at least on a weekly basis :)
8. Journey to Naomi
- a journey through life's sorrows and joys, a place breathing so much optimism after she has faced situations that would turn most of us into bitter, pessimistic creatures. A place where to seek refuge and hope.
9. Om Luji's Edge of Reason
- There's an interesting quote on her blog: "The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." Albert Einstein. And that's exactly what she's doing: trying to broaden views, to change ways of thinking when they are narrow minded. And she does that wonderfully. 10. Omer's Over a Mile - Some take great photos. Some are good with words. Omer turns photography and words into a perfect mix. Each of these mixes tells a different story, you can never think you've seen or heard it all. 11. Safiya's Outlines - Where should I start? Well, she describes her current status perfectly: "
Mid twenties Muslim convert lady". It is only part of all that she is and all that she can be. Yes, she has to fight prejudice, lack of tolerance and down right bitter comments most of the times. She does a great job in keeping her path and trying to influence others for the best.
12. Sarah's Mumblings
- This is her third blog. She has had her blogged hacked into and taken over twice. She never gave up speaking her mind, proving to be strong and determined. She's smart and cute too and you can easily tell that from reading her blog.
13. Shirazi's Light Within
- well, this is what I call a blogging guru. First he turned his blog into a successful one, then he attracted other bloggers in this project. He updates other blogs on different themes and is an excellent travel writer. He also writes for different online magazines and keeps a full time job. I have no clue how he can handle all this! He's one of my blogging heroes really.
14. Ryan's Debate Channel
- This is a very new project of my "little brother" Ryan
. And I think it's a wonderful idea, as I have said before
. There's always a Q in curiosity, and Ryan is determined to find it, describe and debate it. I am sure this can turn into a wonderful experience, with a little input from all of us.
15. Tota's Mystic Contemplations
- She sees life as "a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end". That is only one small glance at her wonderful way of thinking. She is going through a very rough time right now so she needs all of our support.
All those mentioned here can consider themselves tagged. Take your time in completing it! I am sorry I had only these few number of people to nominate.
BTW, did you notice Mig's new cool template? :P Congrats on that