Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"How does your blog relate to your business?"

I was tagged by my friend Cris to answer the above question. Actual, it is a challenge that that was posed by Cirs' friend’s friend's friend's friends's and which she decided to pose on to other friends, including me. I am blogging because I am a life-long learner. I am willing to share what I have learned. I need to learn with/from others. I love to read/watch others' contribution to knowledge . I like to track how knowledge is distributed. Isn't this what is all about? Sharing knowledge, experience, feelings, networking collaboratively with local and international communities. Although I hate writing, here I am, blogging about everything. I blog because I NEED to be inside the blogosphere which is created by bloggers, the real people with whom we live and interact. I guess it is also about communicating with people. Can I call it peo-blogging ( people-blogging)? I don't have many blogs, five at Blogger and two at Wordpres! When I started to blog, which is the way how to learn the blogging process, I wasn't aware of the dozens of the world-wide-windows that keep on opening with every blog post I add, or every post I read. I blog because blogging have changed my life and it will keep on giving me a better life, with other bloggers!!

Meme game ... I was tagged by Berta

I was tagged by Berta for a meme game. It was my first time to know about it.Based the word on a shortening of the Greek "mimeme", Richard Dawkins coined the term meme, which first came into popular use with the publication of his book The Selfish Gene in 1976.In the blogshphere, "Meme is a term used to describe a question or series of questions that a blogger asks another. Usually, a blogger “tags” several others to respond."Larry Ferlazzo.
Here I go:
What was I doing 10 years ago?
I lived all my life in Khartoum, Sudan, if you excluded the beautiful 4 years in Cairo. I was happier, lighter, more secured, easy life, fewer burdens and I weighed less.
5 things you have to do today:
Answer the mem, submit my annual vacation to our Dean; write mid term exams for semester 2&4, post about my students latest projects, take my kids to their aunt's house to play with PSP.
Snacks I enjoy…Tasali. Watermelon seeds, dried, washed and fried without any oil, with salt added at the end.
Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
I guess I will take much time to think about this when I HAVE it!!
I will quit my job , devote my time to charity work fighting everything poor in Africa; education, health and poverty.
Three of my bad habits:
I agree with Berta when she wrote" leaving certain things to the last minute because I think I work well under pressure", ( same here Berta!) ; not drinking enough water in spite of the heat here and looking for perfection in everything I do.
5 places I have lived:
No, only two places.; Cairo, Egypt, where I studied for four years to get my B.A, and Sudan.
5 jobs I have had:
A secretary at a company in Cairo was the first job I have ever had. A secretary for an ambassador at one of the embassies here in Khartoum, an office administrator at UNICEF, teacher assistant at Khartoum unvieristiy and a Lecturer at different universities in Khartoum.

6 people I want to know more about:

Cris, Teresa, Carla,Vance,Susan Marandi.Sorry guys! I know you are so busy, so please feel free not to play the game!