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Monday, May 9, 2011

Getting some pleasure out of blogwalking (Part 1)

   I like blogwalking.

   I'm always on the lookout for interesting blogs. Interesting blogs with interesting pieces. There are quite a number out there, I'm sure, but finding them is not the easiest thing to do.

   Sometimes I get pretty tired because there are so many blogs out there, and not all have what I'm looking for. I'm not choosy. I just try to look for something that is able to flip the think switch in my brain to 'ON'. I like writers who know how to use words to express their feelings, be it in English or Malay. The way they convey their messages. It also helps if their grammar- if it's in English, is flawless (which mine is probably not) or nearly so. If it's in Malay, then I'd look at how they write.

   So I'd like to share some of the blogs that I have, on the major part, stumbled across and come to love. Some I visit just to get a breathe of fresh air, while others give me bursts of inspiration in every entry they post.

   [The purpose is also to tell KakYong and KakCik about the blogs that I like, and to promote them haha. KakYong said she blogwalked and found some interesting blogs... well the ones I'm going to promote are]

   1. Peringatan untuk diriku dan dirimu
   - This is one of my favourite writers, as well as one of the first bloggers I got to know after entering the blogging world. Over time I've learned her name (to her surprise) and gained insight into the sort of person she is, though of course being in the virtual world one can never be really sure of anything. She even honoured our blog by giving a short review (thanks, cik Ipah! hehe) about it.

   What I like about her blog is the way she writes. She doesn't write in long paragraphs like I do, but evenly spaces every line. There is also an aura of mystery about her especially when she writes something personal- which is something that attracts my attention. I like mysteries. But maybe it's mysterious because I don't know her well. What's most important is that she seeks to do da'wah through blogging.

   2. NurJihadku
   - The writer doesn't often post updates, (well at least, not lately) but I like her entries pretty well. She gave permission for me to take her story on Masyitah the Martyr and turn it into an English version to be posted on our blog. Yay! Thanks, sis :) She also writes Islamic pieces, so that's definitely good.

   3. MummyNana
   - I've interacted with Kak Nana through comments quite frequently, and she is very nice. She lives in Ireland with her husband and three, truly adorable children whom I've come to be quite fond of even though I don't know them personally. She often puts up videos of her children, which I like to watch (they have lovely Irish accents!). But next to her stories about her children are her delicious, to-drool over photos of her cooking and baking activities. She is a great hand at these, judging from her photos. She also posts recipes of what she makes- but it makes me sad because I can't try them! (being away from home is awful).

   4. Monologues - Iman Under Construction
   - This is one blog that I discovered quite recently (today, in fact). I think KakYong would like it too. Her English is flawless (at least as far as my knowledge of English goes) and she has something like Cik Ipah's style- only that she writes in English. I was hooked from the first entry that I read, and I went on to read the others. The way she writes about Islam is interesting too. You get small glimpses of the kind of person she is- but having read only several entries, maybe it's too early to say anything. I hope she doesn't mind this review. One of the few blogs in which I read nearly word-by-word.

   5. FaAinaTazhabun?
   - Hehe, tolong promote blog KakYong. But seriously her blog is one of my favourites (kipas jangan tak kipas). I've know KakYong all my life, and I know her style of writing, and from what I read she has greatly blossomed as a writer (kipas lagi, kipas..hehe). Seriously if you read this, do visit her blog. She is currently doing her MA with a focus on Palestine, and her blog mainly focuses on that, as well as other topics. If you're a friend of KakNgah's, check out KakYong's blog (promote..haha). Haa bukan main banyak link bagi. Silalah lawat ya. Keep it up Yong! Let's use our writing as a medium for da'wah.

   KakCik jangan jeles. Next time I'll review your blog pulak k.


umi Hamraa May 9, 2011 at 2:09 PM  

salam. same goes to me here. love to read yours too! <3<3<3 :)

selalu pening tau. kak ngah ke kak yong ke kak cik yang tulis ni? hihi

umi Hamraa May 9, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

bila baca balik, dah dapat tangkap who is the author.
kak ngah is it? :)

*takpe kan komen banyak2? hehe*

Sumaiyyah May 9, 2011 at 2:19 PM  

Ohhh... Sorry for the confusion. Yang dok berinteraksi dgn cik ipah ni memang KakNgah je.

Blog ni tiga orang share, tapi masing2 ada blog sendiri. (Tengok kat tepi blog ni, sblh kiri. Bru edit.)

Dulu saya lawat blog cik ipah guna profile share, tapi skg guna yg sndiri. Myb sbb tu awk confused kot. Sorry..hehe

Sumaiyyah May 9, 2011 at 2:20 PM  

Yup! Pandai, hehe.

Boleh, komen la 20 kali pun takpe :)

Sumaiyyah May 9, 2011 at 2:21 PM  

Oops.. saya pun terkomen byk...

Satu lg tips tengok dekat labels, selalunya ktorg akn tag kakyong or kakngah or kakcik yg tulis

Anonymous May 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM  

Salam sis,

Subhanallah, sangatlah tidak layak untuk terima semua tu..

Jazakillahu khayran kathira..
Yang baik semua dari Allah.

Insha Allah, harap sis pun tak kisah saya linkkan blog ni di site saya =)

Umaidah Al-Abid May 9, 2011 at 10:42 PM  

please dont.. xcapai tahap lgi...

KakYong May 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM  

this is kind of interesting. boleh buat kawan jugak ya dgn blogging. i know people do that with fb, but i never really belive in making friends through that, n since i no longer have one either... anyway, i will try to look at the ones k.ngah listed, n thanks 4 putting mine there as well, i don't think mine's really worth reading. but oh well, one doesn't get loyal sisters everyday (that includes u ms k.cik, though i hope to see more evidence of it). tenkius

Sumaiyyah May 12, 2011 at 11:53 AM  

KakYong: Well I guess people make friends with FB but I don't really- I just use it to keep in touch with the ppl I do know.

But yes, making friends through blogs is way more interesting because when you read each other's writing you sort of identify what the person is like... not just on the surface like on FB.

You're definitely lucky to have us ;)

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