Friday, September 22, 2006

Ramadan Kariim Blogsphere!

A big fat Ramadan kariim to each and everyone of you!

May you have an excellent and blessed month, I'A.

p.s. We've had to change the last template because it had glitches. Hope the new one looks OK on your screens. Please report any chaotic or disorderly observations regarding the template.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Collage of the world

On February the 16th, Espresso Royale Commentaries, the blog child of three people was conceived. The proud parents were Banaadir, Madame Mysterious and off course Urban-Geeljire. A precedent was set early on with the first post linking an article by Abubak Ali,"The Land of the Gods-A brief study of Somali Etymology and its historio-linguistic potential." From then on there was no looking back. From the Cartoon controversy to politics in East Africa to reflections of trips back home, this blog certainly does cater to most palates. Personally my blog hopping is not complete without taking a look at this blog. A recent addition to the contributors is Maua and Cjuu preceding her/him. Maua is a contributor to another website, which at first glance seems to be a commentary site geared to kenyans. I recently became more intuned to media and one phrase that has struck me is "imagined community". Somali blogs is my imagined community and to make this community flourish, I would urge each and everyone of you to arm themselves with information. Information that not only pertains to us but to the world as a whole. Building these connections within our virtual somali community can then be translated and practiced in a real time society. Make it then your aim to learn something/gain new understanding each time you visit our virtual and thriving somali community.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A quick welcome to the new bloggers

Hello everyone,

Just want to take this opportunity to welcome the newest additions to our corner of Blogsphere; Nonchalante, Mr. A. Shirwa, Ihsaan, Admin, Hombre, Sam and Flight-13.

The same welcome goes to recent additions The Two Advocates, The Calm Optimist, Dee Nooh, Angry Somali Man, Shirwa Jama, Lone Dreamer, Somali Canadian, Idil, Xquizit Dreams, 5F and Filsan

Of course, the welcome also extends to all the established bloggers who didn't get one when they found their way to this watering hole.

Keep up the good work!