Monday, January 23, 2006

Publcity for KBW!

I read M's post about the role of Kenyans abroad and at home in rebuilding Kenya.I am not going to comment about that post but about the publicity that it got the Kenyan blogosphere.KBW has been around for sometime now and has over 100 members.It has it's detractors too, I remember someone commenting on someone's blog "You people think KBW is all that!I don't think so!" or something to that effect.Must have been someone who got lost on their way to Mashada (I am sorry I couldn't resist!).
Anyway I tend to at times equate some people's blogs to houses,offices,bars,clubs or even churches.Some blogs like Nick's would be a house which is comfy;everyone knows each other and hangs out without the owner because he tends to post in patches.Some other blogs especially the more politically motivated ones seem to be more like a charged outdoor political rally with the Che Guevera's of the future railing against the powers that be, others to me seem like a meeting of future radical Maendelo Ya Wanawake movement members,others are more like an economics symposiums where if you don't have an undergraduate degree to the economist an undergraduate degree in a business related field the best thing you can do is leave,some blogs feel like peeking into a gals slumber party where everything about what the gals think is said,some being hang outs for the boys with every post making you think you are at your local bar,others are more like people having coffee at a poetry recital with everyone being a poet of sorts,some are more like that place in your neighbourhood where people would sit outside and talk about what's going on with them aka jobless corner; there are so many different kinds of blogs that I can't even go into them all.I would say that my blog is alot like a bachelor pad where 2 dudes live one quiet,chilled out and kinda eccentric and the other guy is a shoot from the hip,say it like it is and old school kinda person.
As for the publicity congrats to all who were featured in The Standard article but I am comfortable with how my blog is the present level of exposure.I can't imagine seeing something like this in global voices.

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Anyway the KBW is so large now that I gave up trying to visit all blogs and it doesnt help that some blogs have no schedule of posting so you could visit it daily for a week and find nothing then the one day you miss you find you are rolling in at number 25 (yes Nick I am talking about you!) and there are some blogs that just don't do anything for me not that they are poorly written or anything but I just don't feel them at all.
Anyway even if you were not mentioned in that article take heart because it means that we as KBW are making an impact for Kenya out there.
ps:Just read about the building that toppled over in Nairobi.That's so sad.It seems people never seem to learn from similar disasters of the past.Are we destined to repeat our mistakes ad infinitum?

16 comments:

>d® said...

Dang Aco, you're on a roll these past couple of days! I'll read them all in full when I get to the crib tho later on.

Guessaurus said...

LOL I will agree with >d, you seem to be on a roll.Must be that abstinence thingy:)

So, while we are still here, what kind of blog is mine then,eh? You probably visit and get back out shaking your head (dont know whether that is a good or bad thing)

Whispering Inn said...

I can't read that fast! LOL @Guess on the abstineice thingy! Great article on Standard though.

mutumia said...

I second guess--- abstinence makes the wrist grow stronger (muay thai kitu gani?)

Acolyte said...

>d®
Thank you!
@ guess
I guess your blog would be like goin to one of those tea shops in london.All the comforts of home made tea in a classy setting but don't get too comfortable coz it ain't home!
@ whispering inn
yes it was a good article
@ mutumia
who says you could only use your wrist?;)

Brother Jero (BJ) said...

AM thinking thats the beauty of variety & fully realising the benefits that we get from the African Diaspora.

We are people with different views and communicate them differently.

How so beautiful.

Acolyte said...

@ BJ
I couldn't have said it any better!

Mignon said...

i love the diversity at kbw. can't miss something that suits your fancy.

as for the kenyan tragedy, we need emergency training/preparedness ASAP! the crowds are uncontrollable, there's virtually no equipment to aid in the rescue efforts and we're going down the exact same route we went through during the bomb blast. didn't we learn anything?
not to mention the shady architecture going on...let me not start blogging on your blog.

prayers and condolences to those caught up in this tragedy.

have a wonderful week aco :)

Mignon said...

i love the diversity at kbw. can't miss something that suits your fancy.

as for the kenyan tragedy, we need emergency training/preparedness ASAP! the crowds are uncontrollable, there's virtually no equipment to aid in the rescue efforts and we're going down the exact same route we went through during the bomb blast. didn't we learn anything?
not to mention the shady architecture going on...let me not start blogging on your blog.

prayers and condolences to those caught up in this tragedy.

have a wonderful week aco :)

Mocha! said...

LOL....manzee, everytime I read your blog, I only notice the funny bits. '....getting lost on their way to mashada...'tihihihihi

true what >d said about you being busy. Along with the gym, alcohol...blogging seems to be your outlet for your abstinence challenge.

as for the kenyan tragedy, we (as kenyans) will never learn, thats for sure.

The warm cosy house said...

true true KBW is lackin some spice...but as admin i shall discuss this issues with the don see the way forward.

LOL at me postin in the blue ..am feelin the same at haidhuru yaani i cant get there top15 if i wanted

am lost on standard article it as where????

acolyte said...

@ cute angel
Thanks for commenting twice!Yes I feel you on all those points we know what to do but we never do it as Kenyans!What is the problem?!
@ mocha
No skiving you have to read the whole post!Yes we need to start learning lessons.
@ Nick
Yes we need a lil more diversity in kbw but we are doin well so far.There should be a link to the article on M's blog.

Prousette said...

Abstinence makes the wrists grow stronger how??

You people are out of your minds.

KBW is a great homestead, with many huts something for everyone from muratina to the latest crack.
The publicity to has helped maybe an MP or two will start a blog as well.

acolyte said...

@ prou
Yes kbw does rock big time but as for MPs blogging......reading is a challenge enough as it is for most of them!

Keguro said...

I'm selfish

I want to know

what's my blog like?

Acolyte said...

@ Keguro
Given the multi-faceted nature of your personality and postings that is not an easy question.I will have to sleep on that......