Lebanese Blogger Meeting IV
This was the 4th meeting of the Lebanese Bloggers, and it was the biggest so far. We reached thirteen bloggers on a rectangular table. The number "13" proved to be a good omen, yet, I think we should think of a place with a huge round table for the 5th meeting. :)
Finally, we got the chance to see who are the guys behind the nicknames. I couldn't chat with all, but I got the chance to chat with many.
Gladly, I saw faces that I know: Delirious, Eve, Maldoror, Mana and FrenchEagle. (Should I put myself among the faces that I know?)
Gladlier, I met new faces Hassan, Jamal, Lebanon.profile, Nobilis Tobilis, Raja, Zwixo and the famous Michael Totten.
First, I met Nobilis; we were among the first comers and I noticed that he was searching for something. So I figured it must be the bloggers' meeting. :) Ah, did I tell you, Nobilis and I share a similar taste in coffee; both of us prefer black coffee. I advised him to try the French Press. :)
This was the first time that FrenchEagle attended the bloggeer Meeting. By the way, FrenchEagle is my friend since IRC chatting days and he is the one who introduced me to the blogger scene back in September 2004. For my bad luck, his blog is French because of his audience and it is difficult for me to read French blogs.
I got the chance to chat with Zwixo; I was always eager to meet him in person. It is always nice to meet someone after you have read many of his posts and his comments. He is a cool guy really. By the way, he is moving from MSN Spaces to Blogger, so we can expect his personal blog to be up very soon.
I also got the chance to talk with Hassan. After chatting a little about work, we discovered that we have talked on the phone more than once within our work; actually the last time we talked on the phone was just 2 days ago! Earth is a small place.
Lebanon.profile is a guy who blogs politics spontaneously. Because I don't read political blogs, I tried to convince him to start a personal blog. As many realize, he is really good in political analysis.
I only discovered Jamal's blog lately and it is quite an interesting one. For your information, Jamal enjoys a great sense of humor. He jokingly described bloggers as frustrated writers, but after a second thought, I think that with all our demands we are more of frustrating writers.
I wish I had more chat with Michael, Raja, Maldoror and Delirious... but the table design was not helpful! To meet all the guys, you have to change your seat several times; I was too absorbed to do that.
w kil meeting w into bkheir :)