More universal proof that the readers make up at least half of a blog’s identity. My deepest gratitude to all of you who voted for the Black Iris as the best blog in the Middle East. It is probably not, but it was indeed fortunate enough to be nominated by the readers and voted for by the readers, and so this congratulatory can go to no one else but the readers.
Also, congratulations to the Brass Crescent award winners in other categories, as well as the honorable mentions and all the nominees, especially in my category (Umm Farouq and Haitham Sabbah). Suffice to say, it is nice to see more Jordanian blogs representing. They are all deserving blogs and bloggers, and although that sounds like something nice people say, these are actually some of the blogs that I follow on a daily basis and have, in my personal opinion, continuously provided some of the best content this side of the blogosphere – hence their nomination. Lastly, kudos to the people behind the Brass Crescent who started something fairly unique a few years ago, and whom I’ve been watching evolve since I started blogging. More power to them.
And in the spirit of the Brass Crescent, I’ll end with the words of my favorite Andalusian philosopher and writer:
to us by tradition
is mere words.
It is up to us
to find out what they mean.”
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This is a well deserved honor, Congrats Nas 🙂
Congratulations, you deserve it 😀
Congratulations & Alf Mabrook!
By the way, i am not familiar with the works of Ibn Al-Arabi and I liked that quote you put up, can you provide me the original text in Arabic or the text that contains it please ?
The quote by Ibn Al-Arabi totally fits the ocassion! you constantly define and redefine words on this blog in the most responsible, highly articulate manner, creating a unique, all-inclusive space/outlet for your readers.
Mabrook ya Nas.. you deserve it! 😉
You deserve it .. Congrads
Alf alf alf mabrook! Well-deserved Nas! 😀
mabrookulation Nas. You deserve it.
Well done, Nas, (hope your mom ululates better than I do!) and loud applause to Umm Farouq and Haitham for the perspectives they bring as well.
@za3tar: maybe you’ll find this site beneficial: http://www.ibnarabisociety.org
Mabrouk, hon! 🙂
congrats naseem, brilliant quote.
Congrats Nas! You earned it…
Mabrouk Naseem. A well deserved honor.
Mabrook and I was honored to be nominated amongst all of you! I am constantly amazed by the brilliant words of the youth here in Jordan. JORDANIANS, REPRESENT!! You are our future. I’m getting old, quickly. Keep it up, Nas. (And everyone else who is the voice of Jordan)
Congratulations for the honorable mention UmmFarouq 🙂
Alf alf mabrouk, you truly deserve it, no doubt about that 🙂
The least we could do was to vote for you, such a great person, and such a great blog!
Congratulation, you are a leading Jordanian avant-grade.
Nabrook you da man.
Mabrook man. It’s much deserved. I always come back to your blog to see hat’s going on in Jordan.
Fantastic news! Well done. You deserve it 🙂
A brass-crescent for an iron-solid blog!
Cool! Well earned!!
Congratulations. I have no doubt that the Black Iris is indeed the Best Blog in the Middle East. Go Jordan, you’re constantly doing us proud! And, Nas, thanks for making us oldies feel even older. Such recognition at such a young age… man, now I’m feeling ancient :).
Despite the many, many, many false extolments extended above, possibly extending from Jordanian tradition, it seems that this need to congratulate on the basis, of obligation, rather than actual merit, is necessary. May I ask you my dear, do you have any imaginary friends? You boast and boast about your readers, how the award is for the readers…I simply cannot help but remember Halle Berry’s speech upon being granted an Oscar…Did I miss anything? Did you win a Pulitzer or an Oscar yourself? No, then please, for heaven’s sake, enough with this readership nonsense!
The award is for you and your ego. At least face up to it. Believe you me, some of “us” visit your blog merely to be spiteful, such as myself here…Mother Theresa much?
thank you all again! 🙂
@mommaBean & Ummfarouq: now you’re making me feel too young! 😀
@honest: thanks for the pop-psychology, it provided a good laugh in the morning. i should probably point out that this is something that was completely based on the votes of readers and nothing more. they decide and they determine, hence the gratitude. as for ego, well surely in your analysis you’ve determined that mine would be far too big to be satisfied by a mere blogging award. now an oscar or a pulitzer… 😀
and yes you should aim for an Oscar…why not!!
Mabrook Mabrook! Well deserved..:)
Mabrouk Nas, 🙂
mabrook! well deserved 🙂