23 July 2007

To whom it may concern

Is there anyone out there................

No wonder, since I haven't been in here. I question everything. Sometimes I wonder if this blog should actually be about the difficulties of maintaining a blog. That would surely be a hit.

Now, the truth about why I haven't been blogging for a while is personal, but never the less it brings me back to the difficulties of being a blogger. As I have discussed before, depending on what kind of person you are and depending on what kind of blog you host, there is an unclear line between what you can blog about and not. Going undercover would help, but it's too boring. Going completely open would surely help, but then I'm too booring. So for now, I'm left here in between and that is what's causing my moments of temporary insanity.

So, it's been a while. At the moment I'm at my parents house with my kids, enjoying our summer holliday. Sunny days could be counted on only one hand, but that suits me just fine since I'm studying a course in Socialanthropology, that I couldn't complete while ramadan in Gaza (2005, for beginners). It's funny how my stay in Gaza follow me around. I guess since I haven't dealt with it completely. I was reading my notes and on the left side of a paper had I written "19 October, first raindrop". That of course brought me back. And i remember that it was actually just a few raindrops, not a complete rainfall. And I remeber that my son, Ibrahim and his classmates, was let out of class to stand on the schoolyard and enjoy in the rain, when later on the first rainfall actually did come.

I'll do my best to be a better blogger from now on....

UPDATE: It all makes sense now; while blogging around I just found this lines so worthy of notice, regarding to what I just had been on about here above...

"Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet."

A little full circle moment, since just "blogging around" (as in being somewhat distracted by the Internet...) was just what I was doing... Me being a "bad" blogger could have its explanation in just the fact that a blogger per definition is someone who spends an awful lot of time on the Internet.

(Can you tell I'm into Socialanthropology and stuff like questioning analytic dichotomies at the moment - I'm full of arguing against what we once took for granted lol)

10 comments:

bint battuta said...

don't worry, there are still people out here waiting to hear what you have to say...

sean said...

You know what they say, summertime is the best week of the year in Sweden, so enjoy it while it lasts! Personally, it brings back memories of drinking pear cider, eating Maria Kex and listening to old Gyllene Tider songs out on the grass...(Sommertider, hej, hej, sommertider!)

Imaan On Ice said...

Don't be too harsh on swedish summer now guys... Lol!

Thanks for comments, and welcomeeeee!

//Imaan

rami said...

Imaaan you're up for an interview :D

can u please write to me? min email addy finns pa min blog :D

John & Anthea Mullis said...

Asalaamalyakim

Glad you're gotten over being out of love with your blog. I've read all your entries and your a natural. Keep it up.

Oh yes, thanks for Je M'apple Baghdad, I'd never heard it before. Beautiful but sad.

russells@teapot said...

Hallo
I passed over from ArabLady and got just a short impression of your blog. Its well done, telling a very special story. Well, I want to be honest: I had to swallow as I heard that you found your way to Islam. My association about Swedish girls is first “Abba”, exaltation, fun etc. o.k. Its your liberty. I just wonder why liberty makes you follow the way to Islam. I have a lot of Muslim clients and friends, but I think we can deal only in a positive way coz they don’t care their religion any more, like millions of Christians being only formally in church. They stay in coz they like to have the celebrations of wedding, funeral etc. Only once I have got dawah from a person having read only one book in his life. Perhaps you could tell us your story to Islam. I would be interested and I wonder why you can’t live a confraternity og both religions in your family. I’m not a Christian. But to my opinion Christianity is the best book - religion for women you can have.
Actually I was a bit sad about the information that you have bad weather up there in Sweden. My daughter stays there right now for holidays in a youth camp.
Ciau Ciau

Imaan On Ice said...

Thanks John, really. About Baghdad u must have confused me.

And Mr Teapot, welcome and thanks for interesting comment. I haven't dealt much of that in the blog - until now. It's my intention however. So keep reading!

//Imaan

Lisa said...

You're back! Finally! I missed your voice.

Lisa xx

Imaan On Ice said...

Thanks sweetheart

//Imaan

heba said...

Dear Iman ..your blog is beautiful and i am happy that you are back ..i loved all of your entries and i loved your sense of humor ..i have questioned myself about blogging just like you did ..! Heba