A journey of {how many?} miles…

Assalam Alaikum,

I am Mani. I have been elected as a new author at “Metroblogging Lahore” and it is my first post as an author, so, here I would like to share something.

First of all I thank Hassan Mubarak (the captain of LMB) and Sean (the moderator of Metroblogging) for helping me out to become a passionate member of the passionate LMB Authors’ Guild.

Actually I am a bit patriotic and have some sincere thoughts for my country and especially for my city.
I have no interest in Politics; therefore my main focus would be on other issues, problems entertainment and information about Lahore.

As it is a well known proverb that “A journey of thousand miles starts with the first step!” (sorry if I quoted it wrong). I consider this post as my first step but don’t know that how far I will be able to make it..!
But it is just the beginning and ‘InshAllah’, with your prayers, I’ll try my best to put all my efforts to make LMB a favorite blog site!

Thank you for reading this post!
Keep visiting for further posts.
Allah Hafiz.

11 Comments so far

  1. Lahori (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 1:02 pm

    I wonder if someone can be really patriotic if they have no interest in politics!

    Apolitical patriotism is like saying ‘I want to be an author but don’t like writing!’

    But, seriously, to not care about politics is to not care about your country!

    But welcome.

  2. jay (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 3:45 pm


    A new Karachi based English daily

  3. neptuneN (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

    does one have to actually get “elected” to be able to conribute to MB?

  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

    Welcome Mani, all the best.

  5. Rana Mian (unregistered) on April 30th, 2007 @ 10:16 pm

    Welcome Mani,
    I hope, by seeing your passion, that you will “finally” make this forum about LAHORE.

    I am a long time subscriber and sporadic contributor to this forum. Frankly I am totally disappointed in its current performance.

    Other people have shared similar feelings too, in the past, and especially if we compare it with Metroblogging Karachi/ Islamabad, we are lagging far behind them, which is a real shame.

    I like your idea of not involving Politics as there are plenty other forums about that topic.

    Let’s make this BLOG really about Lahore by having meaningful debate about its culture, its people, social problems, infrastructure, heritage, history, architecture and so on.

    Also I suggest giving more voice to ordinary subscribers, like me, and letting them share by initiating a new Topic/Thread.

    Rana Mian

  6. From NY (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 4:05 am

    Good Luck Mani. I always look forward to Hasan’s blogs. I hope that yours will be just as interesting.

  7. man! (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 8:15 am

    Thanx to all of you for welcoming me. It has really encouraged me alot.

    @ Rana:
    Thanx alot buddy for your suggestion. Actually I have the same views and would definitely (InshAllah!) work for the improvement of LMB.

    Just let me tell you a couple of things,

    1stly; as you know, I’m new to LMB and yet I’m getting a bit know how about its features n functions. So, it’ll take a little time to pick the pace.

    2ndly; in “Karachi Metroblogging” there are 18 authors which are almost 120% more than us.

    3rdly; I would definitely involve all the readers n especially you, to the common meaningful discussions. I’ll welcome if you come up with some new ideas.

    and one last point of thought that even being bothered by the performance of LMB, you didn’t left it..

    just keep up the same hope!
    and you can contact me any time by email for suggestions.
    Thanx to all again!

  8. man! (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 8:38 am

    @ Lahori:
    I am pleased that you pointed that thing out..
    As far as I am able to perceive… that you are trying to refer the current scenario of Pakistani politics.
    I agree with you that one must care for the politics of his country but let me tell you that in Islam, there is no concept of such politics as it is being practiced in Pakistan and all over the world.
    In Quran it is claimed that we send the rulers to every nation according to the the people of that nation.
    may be the fault is on our side..
    so, I believe that if I can’t change the system, I should atleast change my self positively.
    and another reason is that I m naturally not interested in politics so if you have something better to tell me, I would love to hear it.
    It may change my opinions but also there are many other fields which need attention and may be, some of them are more important than politics..

    so that’s my view..
    just wanted to share..
    Thanx alot..

  9. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 4:52 pm

    LMB is growing too (with authors) .. Welcome to the metroblogging club …. :-)

    – from Islamabad

  10. Rana Mian (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 7:09 pm

    Thanks for listening. Way to go bro(?)

    Uchey burj lahore dey….

    Rana Mian

  11. man! (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2007 @ 1:22 am

    @ Rana
    InshAllah you would be listened every time..!

    n thanx “Islamabad”…!

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