Today I received an email from Jamal Ashiqain informing about my selection as an author for Karachi Metro Blog. It is really an honor for me and I am very excited to contribute my part. If you haven't heard the word 'Metro Blog' or wish to know about it then following paragraph is for you.
Metroblogging started off as a more locally focused alternative news source in Los Angeles and has turned into the largest and fastest growing network of city-specific blogs on the Web. We got sick of reading local news that was syndicated from the other side of the country, or was just repurposed national chit chat that had nothing to do with our city. We created our first blog as a throw back to the days when a local news paper focused on local issues, and you could walk down to the corner coffee shop and chat up the reporters whose column you read earlier that day. This idea didn't stay in one city for long and before we knew it there were Metblogs in Chicago, Portland, Karachi, and Vienna. Today there are over 50 Metblogs in countries all over the world. Local politics, event reviews, lunch recommendations and ways to avoid that big traffic jam downtown. If it's happening in our cities, we're on it. [Source: http://www.metblogs.com/about/]
And my plans are:
- No posts on politics because of two reasons. 1) there are lot of people doing good job in this regard 2) a number of topics other than politics exists to discuss/share
- Posts on social activities, specially but not specifically, organizing by my community
- Posts on different NGO's projects, specially related to Education.
- Posts on events organizing by students in colleges/universities
Any advice or suggestions are more than welcome.