Archive for December, 2013

My Blog broke the Quarter Million Views: Statistics of my Blog for the Year 2013

 

  • From the establishment of my Blog at 05/05/2007 – 31/12/2011, I had: ~23,000 views.

 

  • From 1/1/2012 – 31/12/2012, I had:~89,000 views (Total = 112,000).

 

  • From 1/1/2013  31/12/2013, I had:

~140,000 views

  • My Blog had  reached the quarter million views three days ago. At the time of writing this post, my Blog has total views of:

“251,018”

 

The Blog of Moa'bite now has +250,000 views

The Blog of Moa’bite now has +250,000 views

What was the time required for my Blog to break the quarter million views? Here is it calculated using Micosoft Excel:

 

Will I break the half million views next year? If not, when? It will depend on the qaulity and quantity of what I will publish. Will my traveling to Germany give me interesting ideas and topics to share with the world? I highly think so! But will I be more interested in Blogging? Who knows!

You can see also:

 

For the detailed 2013 report:

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Science Prospects Magazine مجلة آفاق العلم: My Review

Logo of the Science Prospects Magazine شعار مجلة آفاق العلم

Logo of the Science Prospects Magazine شعار مجلة آفاق العلم

The best Arabic magazine in my opinion is a free online-published magazine called The Science Prospects Magazine

The magazine was established in 2005. I read this scientific Arabic magazine regularly since around 2008. I like this magazine a lot. The cover photos of the facebook page of my Blog, for example, contained a famous setence from this magazine since its establishment (more details here).

There is a new issue of this magazine every two months. You can freely download every new issue of the magazine directly from the main page of the magazine’s website. In addition, you can freely download all the previous issues of the magazine from the archive section.

The magazine’s issues are not long. I finish reading each issue in less than half an hour. Nonetheless, I really enjoy these few minutes of reading very much. Moreover, I really like the opinions of the editor of the magazine: Eyad Abu Awad (إياد أبو عوض).The website of the magazine does not show much information about this mysterious editor. The problem is that Mr. Abu Awad has a blog. His blog does not even tell any information about him. His Blogger profile still does not show more than 14 words.

Who is Eyad Abu Awad?

Who is Eyad Abu Awad?

Concerning the Blog of Mr. Abu Awad, it is good. However, Mr. Abu Awad is not a very active blogger. The articles he writes in his Blog are good but not as great as those he writes in the magazine.

On the other hand, to be neutral, I need to mention what I think is not good about the magazine. In my opinion, there are only two disadvantages about this magazine:
1) There is bad advertisement for the magazine: For example, there is no active facebook page that helps to promote the magazine. There is this page with 2,752 likes. However, the last post in it is on 26-10-2010. Maybe there is another page that I do not know about. However, facebook search for “مجلة آفاق العلم” shows only the above page and a facebook group entitled “Prospects of Science Magazine مجلة آفاق العلم“. This group seems alive as the latest issue of the magazine is posted in it. However, this group only contains 71 members. On the other hand, the magazine has an active Twitter account at www.twitter.com/ProspectsOfSci. This account has 865 followers. Could the reason behind the small number be that not so many Arabs are fond of science? I think that facebook is a more important platform for interaction with fans. I think that the same effort of put in the twitter account of this magazine would be much better invested in a facebook page!

2) Bad citations: I think that a good percentage of the articles and news that are published in this magazine are translated. However, I have never ever seen a description showing the source of an article, a piece of news, or a photo.

Nonetheless, the science prospects magazine is the best Arabic Scientific Magazine that I know of. It is concise, precise, and most importantly, available for free. The editor is doing a great job in keeping this magazine “alive”. I respect him a lot because I have never seen an advertisement in the magazine. As a result, I do not think that this magazine is generating an income for him. I hope that this magazine will have more presence on facebook equivalent to how great I think it is is. I hope also that it starts being pubslished monthly.

The Science Prospects Magazine: I would highly recommend reading it!

المعرفة قادرة على إيصالنا إلى أبعد مما نتخيل... القراءة هي الخطوة الأولى نحو التغيير

المعرفة قادرة على إيصالنا إلى أبعد مما نتخيل... القراءة هي الخطوة الأولى نحو التغيير

قد تتبدل مع الزمن أساليب الحصول على المعلومات… لكن القراء بكل صورها تبقى الخطوة الأول نحو التغيير - المصدر: مجلة آفاق العلم، صفحة 32، العدد 41، أيلول-تشرين الأول 2012

قد تتبدل مع الزمن أساليب الحصول على المعلومات… لكن القراء بكل صورها تبقى الخطوة الأول نحو التغيير – المصدر: مجلة آفاق العلم، صفحة 32، العدد 41، أيلول-تشرين الأول 2012, http://www.sci-prospects.com/issues/SciProspects_sep-oct12.pdf

 

The Blog of Moa’bite: New Cover Photo (The third one so far)

My Blog has a facebook page since 28/04/2012. Its URL is www.facebook.com/AManfFromMoab. I have 245 likes so far. No matter how little this number is, I am proud of it and thank everyone who made a like! I hope that they found something useful or interesting in my Blog.

Joined facebook

Since I established my Blog’s facebook page, I designed only two cover photos. Both of them contained the following statement:

“Knowledge can take us further than we can imagine… Reading is the first step toward change” Science Prospects Magazine.

المعرفة قادرة على إيصالنا إلى أبعد مما نتخيل... القراءة هي الخطوة الأولى نحو التغيير

This “great” statement is not my own. I quoted it from for the best Arabic magazine in my opinion: The Science Prospects Magazine. I used the above statement in my post because how much I like this magazine. I learnt man useful things from reading it. I wrote my review of this magazine here.

I designed the first cover photo at the day I established my Blog’s facebook page on 28/04/2012. The first cover photo was not very beautiful. Therefore, I soon changed it as I designed a new one on 22/08/2012. Following are the first and the second cover photos:

The First Cover Photo of the Facebook Page of the Blog of Moa'bite (28/04/2012)

The First Cover Photo of the Facebook Page of the Blog of Moa’bite (28/04/2012)

The Second Cover Photo of Facebook Page of the Blog of Moa'bite (22/08/2012)

The Second Cover Photo of Facebook Page of the Blog of Moa’bite (22/08/2012)

Nothing shows my liking of the second cover photo more than that I did not change it since I had designed it. That is to say, it is a cover photo for more than 15 months. Recently, however, I started feeling that I need to improve the cover photo and the new design:

1) Should reflect the content of the Blog as much as possible: The above cover photo, for example, shows that the owner might be interested in “knowledge” and “reading”. Does it show more than that?

2) What is written in the cover photo should be of my authorship: I should have devised it! It is not that I feel that the statement from the Science Prospects Magazine is good no more. It is that I feel that I should not depend on someone else’e ideas and imagination to describe myself or my belongings. How if I am describing my Blog; the best and most precious place where I publish my ideas and opinions!

3) The cover photo should be a little bit more colorful.

During the last three days, I was confined in my house just like the greatest majority of Jordanians. We had a huge snowstorm. Since 72 hours, and counting, I am confined in my room in Safoot, Amman. Like always, when I am alone for a long time and I get bored, I remember my Blog. I usually go to the Blog to write a post or update some setting or another. This time, I did something new for my Blog that I had not done since more than 15 months. I designed a new cover photo for my Blog’s facebook page. It took me about 4 hours of work. I am happy with it. For the time being, I think it satisfies my goals of a cover photo. Below is the new facebook cover photo. Will it be long since I design a new one?

The Cover Photo of the Facebook Page of the Blog of Moa'bite (14/12/2013)

The New Cover Photo of the Facebook Page of the Blog of Moa’bite (14/12/2013)