The Essence of Blogging

att467707.gifI tend to try and provide an entry every day or at most every other day…can be difficult but if you are a fellow blogger like me….one who loves to write and a great observant of your world–there is a wealth of material out there to grasp and discuss.

Currently I am trying to become more savvy as far as what hot topics are out there to blog about.  I like to think of my blog as a mixture of politics, humor, insight and fiction. 

I enjoy reading excerpts from fellow bloggers…amazed at how this community is growing.  Who would have thought this electronic venue would be so provocative especially regarding political agendas?

Case in point, there is this Saudi national, educated in the United States currently jailed:

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 31 — Saudi Arabia’s most popular blogger, Fouad al-Farhan, has been detained for questioning, an Interior Ministry spokesman confirmed Monday. It was the first known arrest of an online critic in the kingdom.

Farhan, 32, who used his blog to criticize corruption and call for political reform, was detained “for violating rules not related to state security,” according to the spokesman, Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki, responding to repeated requests for comment with a brief cellphone text message.

Farhan’s Dec. 10 arrest was reported last week on the Internet and has been condemned by bloggers in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Bahrain. The Saudi news media have not yet reported the arrest, but more than 200 bloggers in the kingdom have criticized Farhan’s detention, and a group of supporters have set up a Free Fouad Web site.

The power of the written word is prohetic and as a fellow blogger support Faoud and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Websites:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/31/AR2007123101915.html