A Year Of Blogging

Today, last year, I started blogging.
Yep, today is this blog’s first year anniversary.
WOW, how time flies by and how much fun it has been…

My first official blog post was about the NDC 2003 (North Africa Developer Conference). And man has it been a long way from there. Long but fast.

It all started with a little blog on Blog City that I never posted anything on 😛 Then I finally started writing when I moved to BlogSpot. And finally, I became a blog addict after moving the blog under Houssein‘s Rundom site.
A big thank you to Houssein for hosting this blog up to this day 🙂

A few days ago, I went through some of the blog posts throughout the past year, and it was so much fun reading all the stuff I wrote last year, remembering all the stuff I went through or thought about. It’s truly amazing.

This blog started as a place for me to make fun of life and the world around me, somewhere I could be sarcastic. Then at some period of time it became more of a diary detailing my everyday life. After that I started adding more and more topics and discussing more and more issues and well here I am today talking about a variety of things from politics to music to technology to cinema to life to Tunisia, …etc.
And I still feel I have a lot more to talk about.

As for the blog design, it has gone through an evolution itself. From a crappy default template on Blogger or Movable Type it has become what it is today.
I posted a while back about getting a new design ready for the anniversary of the blog, and well I do have a new design ready in photoshop but that will be implemented in phases.
I’ve already changed a few things here and there and will be making more changes as their time comes and they become necessary.

Where do I want to go with this blog?
I want to go wherever my mind takes me with it and I want to write whatever I feel like writing in it.
I want it to become an online reflection of my mind.

I’d truly appreciate any feedback on what you think about this blog? what you think about the design? what you think about the subjects I write about? anything and everything…

And as for me, I’ll be compiling a list of my top favourite posts from the past year for you all to check out.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

16 thoughts on “A Year Of Blogging”

    Wow, great post about a blog that has been so enjoyable with its interesting serious, funny and personal topics.
    I loved the changes you’ve made, and I think all I can say is: keep on blogging just like before. Your blog is beautiful and special the way it is MMM, no changed are needed.
    Hoping to celebrate this blog’s anniversary for years and years to come 🙂

  2. Happy Anniversary. I have to admit it is a lot of fun to share ideas and thoughts. Best of luck and keep up the good work.

    Abu Farweh from Jerusalem SALUTES YOU.

  3. CONGRATS! So where’s the party gonna be at? I’m so there! If you don’t mind me inviting myself of course.

    Seriously, this is an awesome blog. I’m glad I stumbled upon it. 🙂

    Wait a minute!!! Have I told you the story of how I found this website?! I don’t think I have.

    Well… I, too, have a blog and was hoping to find information and lyrics for the song “Parce Qu’on Vient De Loin” by Corneille. Your website showed up 5th or so on my web search on Yahoo. I guess you wrote about the song saying that you liked it or something. Anyway, although your website didn’t have the information I was searching for, I was still very much interested in its contents. And well… I’ve been stuck here ever since. Cute story, no? True story, too! 🙂

  4. Thank you all so so much 🙂
    I truly appreciate it 🙂
    And I’m happy you enjoy this as much as I do 🙂
    Thanks 🙂

    And Jenn, that’s a really nice story 🙂
    It’s really interesting to find out how people found the blog in the first place 🙂

  5. I think this blog is the best thing I’ve stumbled upon in years! I’ve actually been checking out your posts everyday, getting annoyed when you only have 1 new post, getting pissed when you have none, and smiling when you have several. I like the topics you post on, and I love your cunning use of English. Anyway, in your “List of Things I Want to do when I Go Back to Jordan” post you were wondering how JU was doing without you, and I promise you it’s doing just fine 😛

  6. WOW, that’s so sweet of you Roba 🙂
    Thank you so much 🙂

    Hey btw, how did u know I used to go to JU? or as I like to call it UJ?

    And so, u’re a fellow UJ/JU survivor?

    Do we know each other?
    What did/do u study?

  7. Well, you’re always mentioning that you went to school here in your posts. I didn’t know you call it UJ or whatever, I said JU because it’s the right abbreviation(www.ju.edu.jo). I didn’t know you when were here either, and I’m studying Computer-Aided Design, which is MUCH more interesting than IT 😛

  8. Yeah I know the abbreviation is JU, but I call it UJ, because it’s University of Jordan and not Jordan University 😛
    Oh well, it’s just a technicality 😉

    So, you’re doing computer-aided design. Cool. That didn’t exist when I was there.
    Anyway, believe me, anything is better than IT 😛
    Just kidding, everybody knows it’s the one holy science for the chosen ones to study 😛

    So, u’re saying JU is doing fine without me?
    Now that’s doing fine as in “It’s as if you never came here” or as in “It misses you but it’s trying to manage”? 😛

  9. Hehe, no it’s managing REALLY well. Hell, its ground with its multitude of faces in it is actually PLEASED to be losing a couple of student batches!
    Anyway, Amman this summer is amazing 🙂 The weather is really nice, and the streets are becoming crowded with the foreigners. They opened up some cool new places in the past year. The only horrible thing is that it sUcks to drive in such nasty traffic jams…

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