Revisiting Bloggers Meet II

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If you want yourself to be different, then write differently so that people can enjoy you. And, its more true for us, the bloggers, when we write about the same event. The Bloggers Meet II held on Feb 17 at Freedom Forum was attended by 12 bloggers and some of them, and other, wrote about it – all in different, thus joyful to read, way.

Here is the list and links to those blog entries:

KP Dhungana in Harmoblog.com (in Nepali)

Has the summary of the decisions (so that we won’t forget it all)

  1. Holding an international bloggers conference within a year
  2. Awarding the best blog in 2008 evaluating all the blogs from 2007
  3. Holding trainings to empower bloggers with technical knowledge
  4. Publishing a book about blogging in Nepali

Although he calls in ambitious, he is optimistic that it could be fulfilled.

Deepak Adhikari in Deepak’s Diary

“…there emerged plans, agendas and more importantly the “can-do” attitude. Plans aside, what impressed me was Nepali bloggers’ willingness to interact. The meeting was not over even after it’s conclusion was announced. The best part for me was my trysts with hitherto invisible or barely visible bloggers in person. We have read them a lot, but haven’t seen face to face!…”

Keshav Koirala in Vashek’s Ramblings

Title: Bloggers & Jogis: They Are Alike
“Bloggers, enjoying all the paybacks of technology, and jogis, who apparently have renounced the worldiness and refused the physicalism–contrast. But they have one similarity, both are carefree. …”

Utshab Pokhrel in Afno Kura – The Stupid Feeling

“…the second meet of Bloggers also centered on promoting the Bloggers and the Blogging. There were some new faces as well as missing of some old faces who have met on the first meet. The discussion centered on the plans of future perspectives of blogging and holding the workshops, trainings to assist on the technical parts of blogging to the bloggers and to give ideas and general conceptions to the prospective bloggers. We also discussed about publishing a book about blogging, the short history of international blogging and the history of nepali blogging and about the nepali blogsphere. We also discussed on the matters of planning on the ideas of holding a conference probably on the beginning of 2008 and awarding best blogs in different segments…”

And, here is Anjesh‘s hope to attend (he didn’t, hopefully next month!)

“Don’t know what the discussion is about, maybe some experience sharing… Hope to attend tomorrow.”

Author: Ujjwal Acharya

The Radiant Star is a personal blog of Ujjwal Acharya, born 1978, who likes to call himself a professional journalist, hobbyist blogger, sport lover and social media enthusiastic. This blog features personal posts with opinions on media, citizen journalism and blogs of Nepal and tweets at @UjjwalAcharya

6 Comments

  1. “Publishing a book about blogging in Nepali ”

    Waiting desparately….

  2. I am late to comment.

    What I would like to ask fellow bloggers including newbies is what problems you do have regarding techinal part?

    we would love to share our experiences. feel free to ask, there or there……..

    Vahsek’s Ramblings!

  3. Hey Ujjwal! Sorry cudnt make it to this meeting either, but I really like the ideas that have emerged out of it! The international blog conferance sound like an excellent idea.

    Keep blogging!

  4. Any suggestions you guys have?
    Vahsek’s Ramblings

  5. 1437A/07
    Date March 20, 2007

    To
    The Ambassador for the Republic of Korea

    Reference Discourage “Muscle-Trading”

    Salutation -Your Excellency

    As it is learned that Korea included Nepal under Employment Permit System to minimize the labor shortage of the Korean businesses and Industry, and here we want to draw your attention to the facts that are adverse to the Nepalese socio-economic and political context.

    1.The remittance Nepalese workers send to Nepal has widened the poverty gap in our society, for those of earning bracket are encouraged to migrate to the city, whereas the rural poverty has been increasing despite such increase in the remittance historically, and recent studies shows that such economical disparities has contributed to the inter class conflict in Nepal.

    2. The prospective workers pay heavy amount to the Manpower agents, and now they are supposed to pay the same amount to the government officials, and your selection criteria and procedures are not error free, therefore this process may invite social and political attention which will be counter-productive to the ongoing peace process of Nepalese political space, because normally Nepalese bureaucracy is corrupted and so are the political agents. It can influence the nearing election to the constituent assembly.

    3. As Nepal is heading towards sustainable peace with the resolution of the decade long conflict, and at this point she needs more productive manpower to accomplish her dream of a prosperous Nepal, and your proposal ignores this fact.

    4. Systematic “Muscle-Trading” through official involvement is a product of Colonial era when the Empire was in need of muscle power to realize its dream, and as a democratic nation of the East, you please discourage such practices by terminating the issue unilaterally. It will be good for us to work for the self sufficiency and sustainable development patterns.

    5. Finally, our national agenda is “Building of a New Nepal” and the most important resources for this great cause is Human Resources, therefore please do not temp Nepalese work force with relative luxury and payment, but , if you are really interested in the development of this country, please extend your cooperation to the building of the infrastructures and technology transfer so that Nepal could improve the quality of life of her people in an equitable and sustainable manners in times to come.

    Hope this letter may help reshape your ideas in cooperation issue and your country will certainly encourage self-sufficiency initiation that Nepal is incorporating through social, economic and political reforms.

    With all the best regards

    Padam Raj Poudel
    Secretary

    Asian Center for Peace and Development Studies
    Rani Bari, Kathmandu, Nepal

  6. Great post guys. Could not found where to submit this new blog. Unlike most nepali blogs this one reviews nepali sites to help make nepali web better. So check it out a different kind of blog.

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