When Bloggers Unite [The Belated Edition]

October 4, 2011  |  Events, Friends

This post is really really late, well not as late as the others but I feel that I should’ve written about this earlier (damn my laziness, yes Marzouq I said it I am lazy I know! :P)

Blogger Union

Anywho, last September on the 9th specifically both Lujain and I were invited to attend this insanely awesome gathering “The 2nd Bloggers Union” (The first happened in June when I was in New York so I wasn’t able to attend that) that was meant to unite the bloggers and not to announce new products or whatever.  Back when blogs were not insanely popular in the early 2000s Nibaq, Forza Q8, and a couple of other bloggers used to hold a gathering at Second Cup Cafe where they meet up every month to just hang out and talk about anything, but being a female blogger and sometimes we were a minority in the first blogging world we opted out of these events simply because we were shy or rather I was.

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Thanks to His from His & Hers, Q8Stig, and Omarker for setting up this awesome meet up where we got to meet Lana Al Resheed who offered us the Movenpick Royal Suites Building in the Free Trade Zone and our fellow bloggers.  There were many there and I got a chance to meet some new people such as OmarVloggable from 4RocknRollers as well as finally see N from Up Till One, Qortuba, among many other bloggers oh and not to forget the other person involved in Q8Blend.

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Small businesses offered us lunch and desert that day and I went crazy over Gelato Italiano because I simply love my Gelato! We had Kiwi Bakery, Crunchy, Mama Paulina juices and Pick-Yo.

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This gathering was so cozy it felt like we were sitting with family and not strangers, the awesome thing was that Q8Stig got to present us with an idea he had and asked for our opinions on how to work on it, changing the society view on Bloggers.  Most of the people out there feel that bloggers are living the best life there is with free stuff coming their way and free invites and so on, but that’s not true.  We get free stuff but it was only recently when social media became a tool for companies to get their messages and products out there and bloggers are the most hip way to do it.  The event was filled with fun activities (mainly that board where we get to type whatever we want :P) as well as a competition which was supposed to grant the winner a Blackberry Bold 9900 but instead that prize went to the winner of the last-minute raffle which was Blog Laish.  Both Lujain and I had a ton of fun and wish to see more of the bloggers in the next meeting.

Blogs that covered the event nicely: HIs&Hers, Qortuba Valley, 4RocknRollers, Kuwaitiful, 7ajidude, Q8Stig [P.S. Great minds think alike I didn’t remember that you used the same heading except after re-reading your post] and here as well, Reemas, FroyoNation Blog, Q8Blend, halloum, and 18Seven.

Thanks to His and Q8Stig for the awesome invite and to Kuwaitiful for providing us with amazing commentary during the game.  I am proud to be part of the Bloggers Union and wish to see more bloggers in the near future.

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I am a Kuwaiti Apple and gadget girl freak, who gets bored of her blog layouts so much that I change them like I crazy. Currently I work in a newspaper and if you don't see me around I'm being sucked into my job reviewing TV Shows and APPS! This is my space where I vent and release everything, welcome to it.

2 Comments


  1. The event was great, had so much fun there. Its always nice too see the guys/girls that are behind the screen. cant wait for the next social gathering :)

  2. N : Yeah I know I loved it too but we should socialize more often break that barrier it’s just that sometimes as a girl I feel that if I go say hi to one of the male bloggers then rumors will start flying all over the place ohhhh she’s loose! You know hehe :P