Today class 546 with Dr.Taghreed was really interesting. We toke a big portion of class time to talk about the role of blogs and this blog in particular in the master program time line.

The idea of the blog came first as you know in Dr.Samir Hamadi class in 506. That was in 2007. i didn’t expect the blog to last or to be successful. maybe not that success which will make me rich with money but definitely rich in mind and soul. There were much participation at first from almost all the students of class 2007. The blog made it easy for us to share ideas, exams, solve problems, communicate, express feelings and thoughts. Then as we moved on, something happened that did effect all of us. The students started to keep off commenting in the blog, only few remained. Same count of visitors with less comments. Most of the students still visit the blog regularly and silently.

Last semester and this semester almost each week in some class the blog is mentioned as a strong tool that should be used in a more effective way to help the students. Many ideas were laid out. but the last initiative was made is that i hand out the torch of this blog to another fresh student who will continue the work that we all started here because i will be graduating in a couple of months.

I was thinking the same thought for a while. And i really like the idea and i want this blog to survive after we leave and serve other students that will come later. The new torch holder must be committed to keep the blog and keep on posting even if didn’t have the mode ‘Like i did!”. Also the support of the faculty and the staff of the department is required.

We are living in a blog era and we keep studying about the importance of blogs in the modern library and information society for a year now, then how about if you have a really well ready made blog with a good history and well established regular visitors? imagine how this could help new coming students and the department?