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A simple idea for your blog: Why not to show apprreciation to the top commenters in your Blog?

Show appreciation

 

I have a blog since more than 6.5 years. I have comments between now and then. The statistics page of my wordpress blog says that I have a total of 911 comments, which translate into an average of 16 comments per month.

Most commenters in my Blog make one or two comments and then disappear. Nonetheless, I have dedicated commenters who always come back or had made many comments in my Blog. Do not you have such commenters?

The top commenters in my Blog are one of the information that is shown in the statistics page of my free wordpress blog

“The top commenters” is one of the information that is shown in the statistics page of my free wordpress blog

Today, the following idea crossed my mind. I have never done this before in my 6.5-year-old blogging journey. I decided to show to the whole world who the most commenters in my blog are. Therefore, I published a whole post to mention their names, and above all, to thank them:

Mjalle Bawalsah, Tania, Mazen Kheetan, Michael Zeleny, and Absolutesardonics: The top five all-time commenters in the Blog of Moa’bite since its establishment in 05/05/2007

It is simple. I hope that they like it. Will you do the same to the top commenters in your blog? Otherwise, do you think that there is no need for this? Do you think that my idea is not good?

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Source of photo: http://wordfc.org/?page_id=2128

Mjalle Bawalsah, Tania, Mazen Kheetan, Michael Zeleny, and Absolutesardonics: The top five all-time commenters in the Blog of Moa’bite since its establishment in 05/05/2007

Among the different statistics that wordpress freely offer to blog owners is statistics about the commenters (here is a post about all statistics offered by WordPress). I thought I would dedicate a post to the top commenters in my Blog since its establishment in 05/05/2007. I have never published such a post in my life.

Before putting the list, I need to explain two points:

1) WordPress counts the comments of the blog owner in its statistics. Therefore, I sit on the top of the list of the commenters on my blog.

2) When people make comments in wordpress blog, they are asked to provide an obligatory email address. Comments that for each email are counted separately. For example, a person who made 11 comments with his email address example1@example.com, and then made 11 comments with another email address example2@example.com. This means that this person will have two different counts of his comments regardless whether he typed the same name when he made all the 22 comment.

To summarize, I should exclude myself from the list. The comments of a person who made commetns using two different e-mail addresses should be summed together.

Based on the above, the top all-time commenters in my blog are:

1) Mjalle Bawalsah (مجلي بوالصة)

2) Tania

3) Mazen Kheetan

4) Michael Zeleny

5) Absolutesardonics

Mjalle Bawalsah, Tania, Mazen Kheetan, Michael Zeleny, and Absolutesardonics: The top five all-time commenters in the Blog of Moa’bite since its establishment in 05/05/2007

Mjalle Bawalsah, Tania, Mazen Kheetan, Michael Zeleny, and Absolutesardonics: The top five all-time commenters in the Blog of Moa’bite since its establishment in 05/05/2007

N.B. Comments of Mr. Mjalle Bawalseh (مجلي بوالصة) are split into two 11s because he used two different emails to make comments in my blog.

The Commenters: Since this is something that I did only once during the 6.5 years, I want to explain a little bit about the top commenters.

1) Mr. Mjalle Bawalsah: The first comment of him in my Blog was on  and his last comment was today. We come from the same village (Smakieh). He is an English teacher. Just like many people in my village, I just know them in name and shape. I never interacted with them. This was the case with Mr. Bawalseh until he came to know me through my Blog. I met him only one time in person after that. It is my honor Mr. Bawalsah

2) Tania: The first comment of her in my blog was on and the last comment was on. I do not know any information about Miss Tania except her name and the comments that she posted in one posts of mine. The post about the closure of the free books site Library.nu. This posts is the most commented post in my Blog. Actually, most of Tania’s comments were not with me but with other commenters in the post.

3) Mazen Kheetan: He is a friend of mine. We went to the same university. He made a lot of comments at the beginning of my establishing this Blog. Acutally, he was virtually the only commenters in the first two years of the establishing of my Blog. Thank you my dear friend. You always impressed me by your English 🙂 You motivated me to improve my English, particularly my vocabulary.

4) Michael Zeleny:Like Miss Tania, I do not know anything about Mr. Zeleny except his name and the comments he made on the posts about Library.nu and another related post about it. His most comments were with other users that made commets in the same posts.

5) Abssolutesardonics: I do not the real name of this person. This is a title of a Jordanian Blog. Its owner uses it as a commenting neckname. The last comment of this user in my Blog was in 14/09/2009. I never heard from him again. The date of the last commen in his/her blog (www.absolutesardonics.wordpress.com) is also 14/09/2009. Where is absolutesardonics now? I hope that he/she is well.

Thank you all for having the time to write your precious ideas and opinions in my blog. I hope that I added something useful to your information. I learnt a lot too by reading your comments. Comments are one reason why blogs are great!

Since I am learning German since July, I would like to say thank you again with this beautiful photo that says “Thank you” in German (Danke):

“Thank you” in German (Danke)

“Thank you” in German (Danke). Source: flickr account of Cornelia Kopp

Statistics: The most important reason why I adore wordpress :)

 

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I am a blogger since more than 6.5 years (05/05/2007). I like the free blogging service provided by wordpress. In particular, I like the multiple statistics that wordpress gives about your blog. Whether you want these statistics per day, week, month, quarter, year, or since the first day of establishment of your blog.

If you do not have a blog, then this is how do the statistics for a Blog, 6.5-year-old with  276,218 hits views, look like. The following screenshots are from the statistics page:

 

Site Stats ‹ Blog of Moa bite — WordPress

Following is each aspect of the statistics in detail:

 

1. Number of views:

– Per day:

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– Per week:

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– Per month:

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2. The search engine terms that people used and led them to your blog:

– For today:

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– For yesterday:

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– Summarier for 7 days, 30 days, quarter, year, or all time: The following screenshot is for “all time” search terms for my Blog.

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2. The top visited posts and pages:

– Top visited posts and pages for today:

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– Top visited pages and posts for yesterday:

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– Again, summaries for 7 days, 30 days, quarter, year, or all time: The follwoing screen shot is for all time:

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3. Websites that referred visitors to your blog:  Summaries for 7 days, 30 days, quarter, year, or all time. The follwoing screen shot is for all time:

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4. Top clicked links that you posted in your blog: Summaries for 7 days, 30 days, quarter, year, or all time. The follwoing screen shot is for all time:

 

 

5. Summary about comments:

– Top recent commenter: In the screenshot below,  I am the most common commenter with 284 comments. They count when you post comment on posts in your Blog. The rest are other commenters on my Blog. WordPress asks commenters on Blogs to enter emails when before they publish comments. This email is stored in your Blog and each time the person comments using the same email, event if he changed his name, the comments will be counted under the toal number of comments that the person made in your blog. In addition, when a Blog honor approvs a comment of yours to be published in his/her Blog, next times you use the same to publish a comment, the comment will appear automatically without the blog owner approving it.

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– Most commented posts: Summary for all time only.

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6. Totals, followers, and shares:

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Do you know now why I love wordpress?

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.

Why is it a huge disadvantage to Blog in any language other than English?

To avoid any misunderstandings, and of being possibly stamped by my fellow Arabs as a traitor, then I want to clearly and publicly state why I blog in English. What were some of the comments that I got about my obsession with the English language? Why would I be a traitor? The full details are in this post.

Before writing my reasons, I want to clarify that I believe that the issue is not whether to to blog in Arabic or not. It is not!!! It is a matter of whether or not to blog in the “lingua franca” of any age. Lingua franca?

Definition of lingua franca by Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th ed, 2010.

Definition of lingua franca by Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 8th ed, 2010.

My reasons: Through writing my reasons, I am not trying to promote the English language and to make people do similar to what I do. I am just trying to let people know that I have my reasons… logical reasons 🙂 This does not mean that I am sure that they will convince you, but at least, I hope that you will think that they are logical ones. Aren’t they? If not, why?

Firstly: “The strength of a language is from the strength of its owners قوة اللغة من قوة أهلها”. Arabs are weak in this part of history. As a result, their language is as weak as they are. On the other hand, English-speaking countries have been ruling the world since tens of years now (The USA and Britain). As a result, English is the lingua franka of this time of history. So, by writing in English, I am not only addressing Arabs, but the greatest majority of people on this planet in this part of history. If I were living almost 800 years ago, I would be writing in Arabic. If I were living 1,500 years ago, I would be writing in Latin. If I were living 2000 years ago, I would be writing in Greek, etc. For every time in history, there is a great nation ruling most of the world. The language of this nation is naturally the language of science, politics, literature, etc. As a result, it is wise to use the language of the most powerful so as to address the largest group of people. 

Secondly: The number of new publications in Arabic (whether in literature or science) is almost negligible compared with those in other languages. This also runs on the number of books that are translated into Arabic each year. As a result, it is better to practice English more (in writing) and hence, be able to read and comprehend all of these new publications that come out almost every minute. By writing in English, I am not only expressing  an opinion, but also, I am improving my English.

Thirdly: An Israeli general is reported to have once said: “Arabs do not read. Even if they read, they do not understand”. I don’t know if hatred was the reason behind saying this, but statistics show that Arabs in this part of history do not read a lot and that the bestselling books in Arabic sell only in thousands of copies. So, if I write in Arabic, I am not limiting myself with to a small audience (Arabs and Arabic-speaking people), but also, I am limiting myself with an audience that is mostly not fond of reading.

Fourthly: From my experience of being an Arab, living with Arabs, and from listening and reading about what Arabs think, then I currently strongly believe that Arab people who knows a second language are more open-minded. I think that this runs on any person, of any origin, nationality, language, or faith, etc. Once you get to deal with people who are different from you, then you become more accepting of people who are “different” than you. As a result, in my Blog, I get the chance to have an interaction with a population that I expect to be mostly constituted of “open-minded” people.

Fifthly: I really do not understand the argument that because something is your own, then you need to think of it in the highest standards.It is your tribe, language, religion, country, etc. and you must think of it as being the best. No, there are tribes better than mine, there are languages better than mine, my religion is not perfect, it is very wise to stop here.

So, if you are to write a book in the future, or if you are simply to write a single article to share your opinion with the world, why risk writing it in a language other than English? Why not to have the “world as an audience” by writing in the strongest language nowadays?

Is it a good idea to have a lengthy “About” page for a Blog?

Bored! What a feeling!

Source: Flicker account of Mrs eNil.

I often get asked why do I blog in English not in Arabic. On the 20th of last June, I decided to write my reasons for Blogging in English in the “About” page of this blog. In my Blog, I named this page as “Who is Moa’bite“.  On the 25th of October, I wrote a post giving more details why I published my reasons and I gave examples of comments that I got from my friends about my use of English not Arabic (P.S. I got very interesting comments after that! You can read them below that post).

Since the publication of my reasons for blogging in English, I have been happy with the “Who is Moa’bite’” page of this blog. There was only one problem. I noticed that the “Who is Moa’bite” page Blog became EXTREMELY long. Personally, I do not like a lot lengthy descriptions in the “About” pages of Blogs. But what could I do? The topic of why I blog in English is very important. Moreover, did anybody think that I have a long “About” section?  How long is long?

Less than 3 hours ago, a wordpress Blogger made a very clear comment about how long my “About” section is. I know nothing about this Blogger except that she knows very good German. The reason is that the “About” section of her blog contains very little information about her.

What made this blogger comment that my “About” page is lengthy,  is that I had told her that her Blog’s “About” page contained very little information about her. She responded: “You want to learn more about me? Perhaps I will write a bit more in mine “About” page. What do you think? Your “About” page is in opposite very long”. This “constructive” criticism took place in German:

On the opposite side, is my “About” page very long? The following is a comparison of the number of words in my “About” page and her “About” page. I used Microsoft Word to make the word count. Her about page has “132” words. On the opposite side, my “About” page has 8.45 times words as hers; it has 1,116 words. I think that we are both extremes! Mine being bigger!

The "word count" of words in the Blog of the "mysterious" blogger.

The “word count” of words in the Blog of the “mysterious” blogger.

The "word count" in my Blog.

The “word count” in my Blog.

As a result, I decided to publish a separate post in my Blog that contains my reasons for Blogging in English not in Arabic. Or in general, why I think that it is nowadays a disadvantage to blog in any language other than English.

After making this change, my “About” page is now 57.0% smaller. It now contains 640 words. I think this is better! Right now, I cannot think of a way to make this page shorter. The following text in blue is effectively lengthening it. However, I need to keep it. Who knows, a German professor, or maybe any person with strong German “medical” connections , can help me in what I am dreaming of.

I dream of getting my medical specialty in Germany. Germany is a great country. If I am to become a great and famous doctor, then Germany is one of the few countries in the world to go to. I am not only dreaming but also working to achieve that dream. I need some help, can you help? (Recommendation for training of at least one month duration in a very famous German University Hospital. Why very famous? With little work, I can secure myself a position in any regular hospital in Germany. But, as a non-German, to be accepted in a famous University hospital, then this needs a recommendation. Maybe you can help me. I really want to be a good doctor. I also shall work for the development of any hospital or doctor that will recruit me)

Finally, I thank the mysterious blogger who provided me with the above valuable feedback. I changed mine, will she change hers?

Thank you Miss Rainbowsprout!

I am away from my Blog until 03/06/2013

closed for exams

Dear visitors,

I am in my last year in medical school. My final exams will start in approximately one month. Therefore, I will not be available to publish comments or answer any question until 03/06/2013. If you have time, wish me to study hard! And to have good luck in the exams :).

شكرا على زيارة المدونة! إمتحاناتي النهائية في كلية الطب على الأبواب! ولذلك فلن أدخل إلى المدونة حتى  أنشر أي تعليق أو أردعلى أي تعليق. وذلك حتى 3\6\2013.

Thank you.

Statistics of the Blog of Moa’bite for the Year 2012: ~89,000 views

In the year 2012, I had about 89,000 views; this is really very great! When I started blogging in 2007, I used to complain from how few views I had not to mention someone taking some of his/her time to drop a comment:

Posted by Me, Moabite on 09/07/2009 at 10:15 AM  

it seems that no one care to drop a word… Since publishing this page, till this day July 9th 2009. No one ever sent me any comment regarding the design, content, or suggestions or objections on my blog.

Surely, there is someone generous enough out there who will care to. When? Surely, this day will come. Don’t you think so?

Source: “Who is Moa’bite”, https://amanfrommoab.wordpress.com/about-me/

However, “practice makes perfect”. In the year 2012 alone, I had 3.89 times the number of views to my blog during the years 2007-2011:

  • From 05/05/2007 – 31/12/2011: I had total views of ~23,000.
  • From 1/1/2012 – 31/12/2012: I had total views of about:

23, 000 x 3.89 =

~89,000 views in 2012 alone

More statistics:

  • My first post in this blog was on: 05/05/2007

I’m very happy that I finally took the decision and started my own Blog… I tribute this to (Jack) whom I find by chance in his own Skypecasts today!

Source: “My First Blog”, https://amanfrommoab.wordpress.com/2007/05/05/my-first-blog/

  • Number of views of my blog from 2007 till December 31, 2010: ~8,000 views
  • Number of views of my blog from 2007 till December 31, 2011: ~23,000 views
  • Number of views of my blog in 2011: ~15,000

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Source: Blog of Moa’bite Statistics for the Year 2011, by WordPress, https://amanfrommoab.wordpress.com/2011/annual-report

  • For the full details of the 2012 statistics of my blog, you can refer to the WordPress automatically generated report below.

I hope that whoever viewed my Blog found something useful, or at least interesting. I didn’t expect that my Blog would one day have such the number of views. I am surely planning to continue blogging for the year 2013. I hope that I can publish things that would be of benefit to some people in this world. Human knowledge is said to double every few years. I guess we bloggers have the right to say that we are taking part in this “doubling” process!

Warmest regards and best wishes for a happy, successful, and prosperous new year 2013,
Moa’bite,
Smakieh, Karak, Jordan, Middle East, Planet Earth.

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Top Posts for 365 days ending 2012-12-31 (Summarized)

2012-01-01 to Today

 

Title

Views

Home page / Archives

25,667

Library.nu : Rest in Piece (R.I.P.) (14.02.2012)

13,367

Library.nu : Assassination Details Revealed (15.02.2012)

7,840

How to download all videos from a youtube playlist or even all videos of a youtube channel?

7,115

http://library.nu/

6,624

Close View of a Rabbit Embryo in my house in Smakieh\ Karak\ Jordan

4,526

Eight months after the closure of Library.nu: Are there any good alternatives for downloading free e-books?

2,833

Reverse Music Search: How to search for a song or a piece of music that you do not know?

2,468

Umniah Evo: Thank you Umniah! إنترنت الجيل الثالث اللاسلكي من شركة أمنية: شكراً

2,216

شاهد الآن على اليوتوب شرح مادة التشريح في كلية الطب بواسطة الدكتور المصري أحمد مصطفى كمال Faculty of Medicine Anatomy Lectures by Prof. Dr. Ahmed M. Kamal on Youtube

2,203

 

 

Search Terms for 365 days ending 2012-12-31 (Summarized)

2012-01-01 to Today

Search

Views

embryo

4,208

library.nu

2,582

library.nu login

952

cenin

675

library nu

399

http://library.nu/

367

reverse music search

336

library .nu

255

rabbit embryo

250

library.nu alternatives

227

 

Clicks for 365 days ending 2012-12-31 (Summarized)

2012-01-01 to Today

URL

Clicks

amanfrommoab.files.wordpress.com

4,031

ssl.library.nu

3,757

library.nu

3,185

youtube.com

1,541

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120214105301AAeHnDA

1,223

thepiratebay.se/user/CaptnKidd/

1,211

legalreads.com

1,169

dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-YouTube-Download.htm

1,046

en.bookfi.org

980

gigapedia.info

807

Referrers for 365 days ending 2012-12-31 (Summarized)

2012-01-01 to Today

Referrer

Views

Search Engines

62,906

Facebook

2,467

google.jo

1,029

StumbleUpon

695

lj.rossia.org

584

youtube.com

457

Google

408

Twitter

355

Reddit

205

terra-linguarum.livejournal.com

147

 

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 89,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

New About Me Page

This was the text in which I put in the “About Me” section of my Blog. I don’t think it should continue to be in that place any longer. I am sending it into archive as a simple post. I need to make a new About Me section which is:

  1. Concise.
  2. Informative.
  3. Logical.

Following is my first “About Me” page.I am so embarrased of what is written below. This is why the font is “struckthrough”.

Welcome to this interview with the owner of the “A Man from Moab Blog”, please welcome with me the so-called: “Moabite!”

– We know that the time of readers of this page is too short, so I would like to start directly with my first question: “A Man from Moab” Why did you choose this name for your Blog?

I chose “A Man from Moab” as a name for my Blog for 2 connected reasons. The first one is that I want to conceal a part of my identity-my name. As a result, I started searching for a name that is somehow related to the topics I am most interested to blog about. Since I have a huge passion for history, traditions, religions, societies, cultures. I found that a name inspired from the Ancient land of Moab I live in now, can carry such connotations.

– Why conceal ‘a part of your identity’? I understand that you consider being a Moabite an identity?

I will start by the last question, when in the ninth grade; I published my first personal website on the web. “The problem is that no one ever visits my site!” I complained to a gifted cousin of mine who has a PhD in computer science. I like the answer which he gave me: “No one will search the internet for your name!” His facial expressions were of someone who is not amazed of a natural result. “Instead, write in your website, for example, that you live X Kilometers from Petra!” So, here I am, exploiting the history of the place I live in to bring people to my Blog. The small plateau I live in was once a part of the Moabite kingdom so I am using it.

I believe that person’s identity is not only his name; it is his nationality, religion, traditions, ethics, emotions. To sum up, I am only hiding a part of my identity which is my name.

– I am sorry, let me change the question then, why conceal this part of your identity?

I want to allow myself the biggest degree of sincerity. For example, so I can state that I caught my cousin smoking –could you imagine the situation of my cousin if his father knows because of Moabite being a gossiper?!

– Why a guy living in a deserted, impoverished and unheard of village is writing in this Blog?!
I have never had the chance to travel outside of my country, even worst, not to travel within my geographically small country –Not visiting Petra as a most devastating example. As a result, I feel great happiness when I read about the lives of people living in other countries, of people living in a different society than the Eastern Jordanian Society I live in, of people who doesn’t have the same traditions that my Christian-Jordanian surrounding has, of people that don’t have the same taboos that a Jordanian guy like me pays much attention to get himself far from –Religion, Sex, and Politics, people who have different understanding of the same world all “animals” live in.

To sum up, it is how the bible put it: “Do others what you want others to do you.” Till this date, January 29, 2008, I don’t have any Blog address of a person who writes about his own routine life. I am sure that there are many people out there who have such Blogs, but I haven’t reached any of them yet- will you help?, and I hope that I will some time soon.

– Why Blog in English? Why leave your native language?

I blog in English not because I don’t disrespect Arabic but more reasonably because:

1. I know that not a single soul in my surrounding would care about the notion of reading. I know that those who would care to read don’t know Arabic, so I am blogging in their language.

2. English is the single language by which you can reach the hugest spectrum of readers from all parts of the world.

3. To get a good university degree or to get a good Job, you need to have good English. Surely I am improving my English practicing this hobby.

– Any request from your Blog readers?

Firstly, if you observe any error in my Blog, I will be very gracious if took time to refer them to me (Language errors please [:)] ). Secondly and most importantly, I wouldn’t mind your concealing your name when writing a comment if this will help you to be as honest and direct as possible.

Early Diary Entries

I always  had the idea of writing diary. It was in the sixth grade that I first said to myself, “Why don’t you start to write?”. Days passed. After finishing Tawjihi, I went in a visit to downtown Amman. During which, a terrorist attack happened. Some tourists were killed and many were injured. I was meters from where the shooting took place. After such a remarkable day, I wrote my first diary entry. I wrote what happened that black day on a small notebook. I wrote it in Arabic.

During the next months, I started my first semester in the faculty of Medicine in Mu’tah University. During this period, I started a diary. This diary, however, was on computer. I used to type diary in Microsoft Word and save it on computer. I don’t know how many entries I had written, but I know 2 things. First of all, I didn’t write daily and even weekly. Secondly, at the moment, I only have 3 entries left. Did I write more than 3 entries? Did I delete what I had written by mistake? Did I write anything worth counting? I don’t know!

Here are the 3 remaining historical documents, my early diary entries:

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I woke up this morning at 6:30 in the morning, I ate my breakfast wash my face wear my face then head to the circle at about 6:45… when I went out of our own door I looked at abo al abid’s house where I found aziz wearing his clithes at the door… I looked at him witing for him to look at me in order tht I say to him : good morning! It took me maybe 3 or 4 seconds … however he didn’t look at me at all! I just ignored him and continued my way without saying anything… of course this is wrong attitude but I don’t know what I should have done… maybe I should make a falsy sound from my mouth so as to get his attention then of course saying good morning … this is what I am thinking now bout what I should have done… important.. I continued my way to the circle .. walking quickl y to my destination I found Hani at the store maybe bringing some qola to the shop I continued my way and looking a distance away I saw nadia a far distance from me… I should wake up earlier tomorrow maybe at 6:2 not only to reach the circle earlier but also taking the dvntage of walking to the longest distance possible… I am determined now I will wake up at 6:15 and go out of the house at 6:30 … doing this I assume that I will be ble of reaching the turn in hmod…. Let’s now continue our diary… I reached the circle which was empty as if we were at the midday however I know that there are people taling the bus but they are not here they are there.. taking part in this daily competition to reach the bus firstly … I walked down the street heading to the bus’s road … at the pavement near that house whom I don’t know his owner where Nadia and Rami’s wife were sitting… I did my social duty I said :good morning! They answered me but not in the same passion… Rami’s wife answer was full of welcoming on the opposite of Nadia who only let the respond come out from her mouth like what the sound would come from a machine! I continued my way where I found Milad whom I asked, as to avoid saying any thing to him: are god’s hppinnes J (saad allah) taking you to the shool ? – he said: “ no, I go with paid vain !” . – “oh you are with basher” – “yes”

This conversation started and ended while I was walking… I saw also during my walk nadeem walking down the street but he was further than me… then I was able to reach him after wlking a little bit quickly “ Godd morning” I said . he replied “ where is Nizar , doesn’t he has lecture toay . he said no he isn’t we walked together talking pointlessly . reaching the bus I went up first then I sit in the bench behind the driver besides Anas who as there… we talked along th road another mistake I did also was not stnding up to let that person from hmod to set instead of me because he is older of me of course I was not courage enough to do so so I spent the whole road afraid of my “ Position chair” as if it ws the chair of a minister or something like this I don’t know what really was taking place in my mind during that time … we reached the triangle of thaniah … I got off the bu sand headed to the buses of university ther I get in one of them where I sat besides of Aniese during the road… we talked about stocks his job he taking the TOEFL exam with me, in the southern centre he said that he would do so if he had the time but he had a shift during the time of the lessond for the TOEFL exam , I asked him why he doesn’t continue his studies to get a phd but he claimed firstly that he doesn’t have enough money and fter telling him that it is not a clue and you should better say that you are not able of doing such thing he said to me a word that I deserve for talking to him such way I should have expressed my point of view in a different wasy for example I had better said :” I know that it is not an easy job and not every one can do so or may be I said ok but you know better than me that doctor anise isn’t like anise you would be different … I payed for him for the bus wage the driver eas almost going to shout at us “ I don’t have time for you two so we instaneously get off the bus I explained to hi that I have done so because you have done me a lot of favors for many times I reached the building of science one where I was in a hurry to find wher the lad is in which I am taking my chemistry lesson

Thursday, November 11, 2006

I haven’t any thing particular to talk about so I decide to talk about my cell biology lecture today Thursday.

First thing I remember when I got to the class that is I started looking for a bathroom. As usual the first bathroom I encountered was for girls. This has happened to me a lot of times. Maybe the bathrooms which are meant for girls are more than those for boys… or to express at as traditional hypothesis that it is a miss luck. Discovering that is a girl’s I head to the opposite direction, walking there I heard this voice talking to me: “how many time do you attend the lecture!” who was the speaker? It’s Zaid, the funny, weird complex, friend of mine

– “Once, I believe… however I am attending the 11-12 lecture instead of mine which is really from 12-1…”

– “Why is that?” Zaid asked. I ran from answering him and take my self out of there. Also, in the opposite corner I didn’t find a bathroom. However I came to know something interesting there is an “emergency exit” which I didn’t know about it… why is it interesting? I believe that one day might help me. Continuing searching for the bathroom I finally reached one which is not, out of ordinary, meant for girls. Ending my job on the bathroom I went to the lecture class. One of my colleges, whom I don’t know his name but I know that he is from a very powerful tribe: “bani saker”. He is from Al Jeza, which is a municipality subject to Amman.

– “Why did you get upset this morning?!” I opened a conversation in a kind of mending my fault of being extra curios this morning.

– “No, I am not upset” he answered laughing.

I figured out that it was enough as a good peace process. Having finished of my peace talks, I entered the class, where I sat in the last row; Of course because it’s considered as an act of modesty, but also, to tell the truth because it is not my lecture, as a result, I can’t set in others seats. After a short time, the Yemeni student came and sat beside me. After saying the traditional introduction, you know: hi! How are you! How is your studying! “ . Again, for the second time in this day, I was defenseless in front of my curiosity.

_ “why aren’t you sitting beside your friend, that if he is really?” Since I know that they are both from the same country and I believe that they are the only Yemenis in our batch for this year. You know, I didn’t find it makes sense; they are from the same country on a foreign one and they are not close to each other. Don’t you think that this is weird? And worth asking about?!

– “We would set together but he is absent!” he answered.

I continued intriguing him but it was meaningless. After a short while, the professor of us came. Whom I found knew information about him in the internet: he was the director of Baghdad’s university, and he wrote books and researches. He fled from Iraq, when the series of assassination scientist began in 2005 and came to Mu’tah University where he was appointed as the manger of the histology department, in the faculty of medicine.

The lecture started, today’s lecture is about signals between cells… an easy one, compared to other lectures. The 50 minute passed then the lecture finished.

Important events I faced later:

  • Aktham, a school friend of mine, has got a full mark in the physics exam. I am writing this note because it shows how this man is trying to makes up for his low average in the Tawjihi exam. A future prediction, he is going to be a doctor? You don’t know
  • New information from the day: don’t laugh until May…. You should always have shallow relations with other …. Don’t go into the deep!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Yesterday, it was supposed that I go in the trip which is arranged by the military branch to Al-Zarqa – as they have told us about it- however, I didn’t go in that trip. Why? First of all, AI told my mother to awaken me at 6:00 o’clock the night before, however since she has become forgetting a little bit-I started to notice this in the second semester of Tawjihi as I remember. The result that she didn’t awake me up… was I mad? Not at all , when I woke up nearly at 8 o’clock I realized that I am not going… it didn’t bother me since I am concertingt on my forthcoming physics exams which needs me a lot of hard work since it is not easy nor hard one. To tell the truth , it ws yesterday since the beginning of the university that I have studied the longest time ever… an achievement I think … is there a reason or it is just a mere chance? “ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find”, jesus said. And in another place which I don’t remember exactly, Jesus aso said “ anything you ask will be given for you if you asked sure that you wil be given this thing” I did this and I will continue doing this because this is what jesus says to me and I believe in jesus! So I’m sure that I will be given what I ask strongly.

The second reason which a little bit caused me not to be angry is the fact that at the previous night , when being at bed I took the decision to go in a walk to Mujib’s tip where I have been dreaming to do since let’s say three years since teacher zeal said that he had gone there by his car to where he could see the dam. My strength didn’t help me in fulfilling my decision of going on this ancient trip.. howevetr I am planning to do this trip in the medholiday – with god’s will-

What do I want to talk about is my loser attempt today to move my optional universital subject to the summer semester which the recorder of the faculty of medicine said that it is impossible unless you can try to make a please to the den of the faculty if he would let you do that …

It is the first day in my scholastic year to walk with Laith R… to tell the truth I would like to become close friends … I like this guy… there are many thing special and interesting in him… the first thing I would think of is his look… he look’s exactly like Chinese (this is the name I was and almost all people would say about a person with loose hair and narrow eye and that whole characteristics of the east Asian people)… Later, I figured out that he is not (Chinese), as I thought that his parents have a company or a business in one of the industrial cities… I discovered that his father is Jordanian but she is his mother or grand mother which I still do not know who is from East Asia and particularly from Philippine . and his father met his mother in Germany..

He said in more than one occasion that he had an invitation from his (aunts) to go and study medicine in Philippine… “ oh my father didn’t want that” he answered … when asked why he didn’t go there …

At the beginning of the university I only knew his name Laith and the above information.. but always wanted to ask if he is Christine or not ? I avoided this maybe because I (feard) that he is one of the many rabbadis that I alwys heard about that they had converted to Islam…

Until one day by chance … it was a military science lecture.. when I said at a semi-loude voice: “ he is Rabadi!) how this happened? It was when the #* (mukadam) or the # was reading the names of the students in the lecure…

Today … I walked with him the whole road from the science1 building to the science2 building where we take the military science lecture… we had alittle chat at the road and what I remember of the thing chatted about is him talking about the christmeas and how are you going to celebrate it here in karak later ma’an come in the time when I was rolling the photos in my mobile to show Laith the photo of my rabbits… Ma’an started asking: “ what pictures do you have on your mobile ? then he stopped me in photo of smakieh in that moment I said in order to get Laith’s attention this is the Arnon vally … “arono” he exclaimed and ma’an also exclaimed about this word the Laith said I know the restaurant arnon … we stopped there….

Another thing remarkable on this day …

I arrived at home nearly at 12:40 I remember talking with my self and saying : “ the doctor now probably haven’t came yet to the lecture or may be he is knowing kidding”! since this is the third time for me to skip the TOEFL lecture…

What I am planning to do on the semi-semister is to learn driving ! I don’t know who is going to do this but I am determined on this… before that I should remember to bring some article and lessons from the internet on this subject ( of course after the chemistry exam that if have time) next thing I am planning to do this week is to sell my cell phone and buy another smaller one because the one which I have now is very big and not really very practical…

Next of the things I would love to do in the semisemester is to make a photo archive of all the historical site in my town and the surrounding region. Eventually to make a website containing all of these information ….

I am also thinking of visiting the national archeologiacal musem in amman and also the roman theatre in the city centre … also to make a foot trip (if possible from ) al abdali to medtown I do not know if this is possible and moreover it needs a lot of planning for such thing …

M competioton on reafing 99 books is still on but not a little bit weak so read more and more and more and I hope that sister sisile will help me get to the books in the latin school in smkei in order to read many of these beutifu l books which I long to reading such finally I do not know how are the questions are going to be in the physics exam on tuedaay but I am sure that I will get a ful mark and I will work strongly lon making this come true.

The time now is 22:06 at night and I am now goin to continue my studying on physocs exam

Before I forget I will talk about my short trip that I made last day to bring some food to the rabbits from sanninh …

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A photo of the village from the top of the hill next to saihls house

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A photo of the church from the hill top it is not so clear because it was taken from a very long distance beside that when takinthe picture I wsn’t able to look at the photo which I ws going to take because of the sunlight which prevent a good view in the mobile’s screen.

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This is a photo of mr.ken, Abu Hans, in after the conversation class which we took on Wednesday in the picture he is preparing to take a picture of us for he said that he is going to send it to his family in Canada where they wanted to know about his life in smakiie if it is only concerned about school

I am changing my Blog’s URL

I thought and thought… On what basis am I using the name of my village as my Blog’s URL? Some of the posts are about something in Smakieh. However, most of the remainder posts are about me. I am changing the Blog’s URL to: http://www.borninsmakieh.blogspot.com.

Here I am back again, the Blog URL is now changed. It took me a matter of seconds just to edit it. I have tried it in a new window, I typed: http://www.borninsmakieh.blogspot.com, it didn’t work the first time i did it, but the second time-moments after the second one. It worked.

I am keeping this blog to publish every thing that I think is related to where I come from. I will start by these documents, sorrowfully Arabic ones, about the history of not only Smakieh but also 2 of the villages surrounding it: Humud and Rashedah. In addition to a document about another village not close to Smakieh.

I shouldn’t forget to mention that I got those valuable documents form the PC of Mr. Fadi Hijazin. Much thanks to his brothers for letting me copy them. My thanks would surely go to the person who put them originally on that PC. I really think they are great.

Wish me luck, I finished University yesterday. Phew!

I am typing from the lab of our faculty.

The First Commenter!

I have been blogging for exactly 25 days. And till this moment, I have received zero comments! I am just wandering who is gonna be the first person to comment on any of my posts?! I admit that I need a lot of time and effort until my posts will be deserving a comment! However, I hope that someone might like or hate a one little thing and comment about it.

Will he be a from Smakieh? Will he even be a Jordanian? Will he be a male of female? An adult or a teenager? Will he write something meaningful or just a “Hi”? I don’t know! I like this quote by Albert Einstein, I can not copy it on my case, maybe you can! Can you?… For god sake someone make a comment… [ 😦 ]

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Albert Einstein

My First Blog

I’m very happy that I finally took the decision and started my own Blog… I tribute this to (Jack) whom I find by chance in his own Skypecasts today!

What did I learn today and must or will stay with me?

1- It is not important to have an accent when speaking English. What matters most is that you talk clearly and confidently so as the one whom you are talking with can understand you perfectly. [:)]
Although it might look simple to you, I believe that this very tiny lesson will relief me a lot.
2- (to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth) = to be the son or daughter of a very rich family. a sentence of my own: ‘John as well as Tom waste a lot of money on silly things. I believe that it is normal since both of them were born with silver spoons in their mouthes)…

This is all till 15:48.