Tag Archives: Lebanese Blogosphere

When online goes offline..goes back online

As much as new media is experiencing an explosive growth in Lebanon, print/traditional media still reigns supreme. Someone once left a comment on my blog claiming that Lebanon has the most local publications per capita in the entire world! While I have yet to verify this, it really doesn’t surprise me. Walk into any bookstore and the amount of local publications for sale is truly staggering!

Lebanese publications

for example....

That being said, it’s really nice to see local magazines like RAGMAG and Communicate taking an interest in the Lebanese blogosphere and giving us “print time” so to speak. I want thank RAGMAG (@RAGMAGLebanon) and Liliane from Lebanon Aggregator (@lebagg) for introducing a permanently monthly column dedicated to the Lebanese blogosphere..and for featuring my blog this month. Really, I feel so thankful to be alongside some of the best bloggers in the sphere..Rami of Plus 961, Sietske of Sietske in Beirut, and Marie who contributes to The Cube.

It’s so funny blogging about a column that features blogs! When online goes offline, goes back online! 🙂

RagMag Lebanon


RagMag Lebanon

RagMag's World Vision

RagMag Lebanon

The write about about Sietske..

RagMag Lebanon

The write up on Rami..

RagMag Lebanon

The write up on meeee!

Rag Mag Lebanon

Best Cube Review..


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‘This is Beirut’/’From Beirut With Funk’ voted number 1 blog(s) in Lebanon!

I feel so honored to have made this list!  And it couldn’t have come at a better time..  My blog turns 1 on Friday!  Thank you to all of you who voted for my blog, you have no idea how happy this makes me!  I feel so honored, and so happy to be a part of the Lebanese blogosphere. 😀

I’m going to repost @funkyozzi’s post “Results of the “‘Top 10 blogs in Lebanon” survey.  Here it is:

Top 10 blogs in Lebanon

I launched this survey for what the Lebanese reader thinks are the top 10 blogs in Lebanon ins his/her opinion almost two weeks ago. I got 49 responses in total. There were 85 different blogs voted, but 47 of them had only 1 vote.

Please note that this is basically a survey shared mostly on twitter, and this does NOT reflect the Top 10 most “viewed” Lebanese blogs, as the results are different from what I got from the survey.

And the end result is the following, and the blogs are written in order:

  1. This is Beirut https://thisisbeirut.wordpress.com / From Beirut with Funk http://blog.independence05.com
  2. Plus961 http://www.plus961.com
  3. Beirut Spring http://www.beirutspring.com
  4. Hummus Nation http://www.hummusnation.net
  5. Ink on the side http://inkontheside.com
  6. Ivy says http://ivysays.com
  7. KrikOrian’s Photo Blog http://krikorian.wordpress.com/
  8. Beirut Drive By http://beirutdriveby.blogspot.com
  9. Maya’s Amalgam http://www.mayazankoul.com
Funny thought: Danielle (This is Beirut), you are on the top and you’re not Lebanese. For that, I just made up a new nationality law which is: If your blog is voted Top 1 in Lebanon, you immediately obtain the Lebanese nationality 😀
So, you know what this means?  I’m now Lebanese! yayyyyyyy!!!!  And to think that a year ago..I had no idea what a blog even was..  Wow, how life changes..I’m so happy!!!!  Thank you Lebanon, and the Lebanese..for being such fascinating subjects.  Without you, none of this would’ve been possible!  :D:D:D


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Lebanese Bloggers in Communicate Magazine..

I really like how Communicate Magazine features Lebanese bloggers in all of their issues..Congratulations to DarineAssad, and the folks behind Blog Baladi for being featured in this month’s issue!!

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Communicate Magazine

Communicate Magazine's July 2010 issue..

Lebanese Blogosphere

Lebanese Blogosphere..


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