July has been a good month for The Arab Observer. There seems to be more eyes on this blog than I am aware of. It just makes me feel happy and proud of being able to deliver my thoughts and opinion to this amount of audiance.
Starting with radio Monte Carlo, and as I stated before, thanks to Manal Abu Sham (RedRose), who didn’t only recommend me to Yan Isam Al Haj for his show as a Jordanian young writing talent, but also saved my butt on the show after my awkward shiness nervousness where I couldn’t speak clearly of what differenciate my blog from other blogs in Jordan. She stepped in and talked about the simplicity of my language and the way I deliver my thoughts in a way that reach my readers as a friendly talk rather than a complicated advice.
I was so flattered when Yan introduced me to the audiance of Monte Carlo as the most famous and popular Jordanian blogger! Although I am not sure from where he got his sources, or how truth is there in his claim, I was thrilled with such declaration (with a bit of worry that this would upset some fellow bloggers :P).
In addition to Monte Carlo, I have been mentioned in other printed publications. Thanks to Kinzi, who I call her ‘El bashara’ (the person who deliver good news), she pointed to me that my blog has made it into the super highway section of JO magazine this month along with her blog. After checking the mag, it turned out that they placed a paragraph of my post of dismay about the Palestinian situation and Hamas and Fateh recent conflict.
Kinzi also pointed out that a reader of Viva has written a letter to the editor about my June’s His view article in the magazine. Joan Miller, posted about how much she enjoyed reading my thoughts about masculinity, and said that Not Kind of Man is the right one of her taste. Thank you Kinzi, and thank you Joan Miller.
Along with that, my friend Pheras Hilal, and after reading about my struggle with the municpality that I have written about a couple of months ago on my blog, decided to investigate that subject and publish it on Venture magazine. He has done a brilliant job in addressing the hardship small business starters have to go though in Jordan in order to get their business started. Well done Pheras.