26 August, 2012

5 reasons why you should consider blogging

Some argue that blogging is passé, but nothing could be further from the truth. Available tools enable all of us to express ourselves, share our views and especially knowledge and experience with a much wider audience than ever before. I really believe that everyone should and can blog. Indeed, it’s not surprising to anyone who knows me that that is a reason why Zemanta is part of my life: to make blogging easier for everyone.

Last weekend I read Antonio Cangiano’s (IBM) great blog post on why every professional should consider blogging. It inspired me to think more about why we all should do it. Here are my five main reasons why you should at least consider blogging if you’re not already doing it.

1. Blogging improves your storytelling skills
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Blogging is about storytelling, either in words, with pictures, videos or podcasts. Storytelling is nowadays essential part of (content) marketing. But storytelling isn’t so much about talent; it’s a skill that needs constant nurture. Practice makes you better. And blogging is a perfect opportunity to polish your storytelling skills.


2. Blogging improves your communication skills

By polishing your storytelling skills, you also improve your communication skills. Are you shy, introverted, do you have low self-esteem, maybe you don’t know how to sell yourself? Blogging will help you overcome these obstacles. Communication essentially means to convey information to others. The better your communication skills the better you can sell your ideas, skills and knowledge to others. This is one of the reasons why I started blogging in the first place.

3. Sharing is caring

I am a whole-hearted advocate of the philosophy that knowledge is to be shared. Blogging can be a great platform for sharing what you’ve learned and know with others who may be interested in what you have to say and learn from you so they can improve their lives.

4. Position yourself as a thought leader

Blogging helps you build corporate and personal credibility. This is how you can position yourself as a thought leader in the marketplace. Indeed, thought leaders are perceived experts and everyone is expert in something. When done right, blogging can give thought leaders great visibility in the search engine results. Therefore, blogging connects you with others. That’s how great blogging can be.

5. Blogging builds your personal information repository

This is another reason why I decided to blog. Every day we are bombarded with tons of information we try to consume. Every one of us has his/her own way of looking for particular information. Blogging, however, helps archive information you will sooner or later need again. I regularly browse my blog and in this way remind myself of issues, solutions, and ideas I might have already forgotten, but are still useful. Sometimes it’s fun and a bit of an ego boost (we all need it from time to time) to check how far you’ve come.


What do you think about these 5 main reasons why everyone should blog? What other reasons would you add to these five?


29 December, 2011

!في وداع 2011... كل عام والشعب يريد

 لازم نغيّر النظام - كارول سماحة




 شعر عن مصر - هشام الجخ




أنا الثائر





01 July, 2011

25 June, 2011

Microphone

My favorite song played in the Egyptian film "Microphone" during the 17th Franco Arab film Festival .




And we got the chance to meet the actor Khaled Abol Naga in person, who presented the film and answered  the audience's questions.




They are working now on a new film called "تحرير التحرير" to be released on January 25, 2012.

24 June, 2011

سجى المغاصبة - يايمه\صوت من الغور

سجى المغاصبة طالبة على مقاعد الدراسة من اهالي غور المزرعة، اكتشفت موهبتها بالصدفة وتتلقى الدعم والتشجيع الدائم من مدرستها واهلها وخصوصاً والدها الذي يشجعها ويدعمها لتصقل هذه الموهبة

سجى تؤدي اغنية بعنوان "يا يمه" لتنقل لنا بصوتها الدافئ حوار بين فتاة في ليلة فرحها وامها التي تبكي فراقها وتخبرها بأن هذا الفراق صعب عليها ايضاً ولكنها ما زالت في الغور ومهما بعدت المسافة فجميع اهل الغور هم اهلها وجيرانها.

كلمات: محمد الشريقي
الحان: عزيز مرقة


17 June, 2011

Shu Gossetna



I find this video very interesting and so true as well. I believe that everything is contagious whether good or bad, positive or negative. We always tend, maybe unconsciously, to behave or even speak like the people around us, to the point that we don't recognize our own unique personalities\ principles\attitudes any more, even worse if we don't see it and become part of who we are!.

I think this is mostly applicable at the work place where one is exposed to different personalities\environments\education, it is healthy and a continuous learning process, yet I find it irritating and frustrating to just follow blindly some stupid repeated jokes, stereotypes, nagging, negative attitudes...and the list goes on! Where a simple positive unexpected comment or gesture can truly change the whole situation and affect people, or ring a bell at least, to divert and wake the unconscious flow.

But the accomplishment I guess lies in the fact that you are aware and present and you want to make a change and a difference. And this is of course applicable everywhere even with a stranger in the street!

All I'm saying is that never ever underestimate the power of a tiny gesture and the effect of it, even if it was picking up a napkin you accidentally throw on the floor! Or simply saying, to the office boy for example, ya3tik il 3afiyeh with a smile while actually looking the person in the eyes!

And most importantly do it (whatever "it" is) because you believe in what you are doing and you actually want to do it, not because it's obligatory, religion\culture\law says to, you are better than anyone else, there is a reward or someone is watching...

Remember everything is contagious, learning is a continuous process, and always start with yourself!

07 January, 2011

رؤيا

 
رؤيا قناة تلفزيونية جديدة للتواصل مع المجتمع من خلال دورة برامجية تخاطب الشباب و كامل الأسرة لتكون الخيار الأول للمعلومات و البرامج الترفيهية
 
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