as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time
Don’t know what WO*IMA is about?
Every Saturday I give you an image.
You give me your WOrds, thoughts, however the IMAge i n s p i r e s you
by leaving a comment. On Sunday (sometimes on Monday) I’ll publish your words WITH YOUR LINK. You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. Have fun!
Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys? Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä sanoja, mietteitä, mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää. Sunnuntaina (joskus vasta maanantaina) julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA. Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMApostauksia päästäksesi jyvälle. Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi. EI vain suomeksi. Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin. Muutama sanakin riittaa jos kieli ei syysta tai toisesta taivu! :) Tule rohkeasti mukaan!
Yesterday's posting was about free this and that in Finland.
Here's what you said: Cairo Typ0 "I love that countries like Finland provide so much for their citizens. It really puts the whole "oh no a 3 cent tax!" mentality in the States into perspective." Mythopolis "I love living in the states, but there are some things we just can't seem to figure out, and it's those same things that countries like Finland have worked out as mentioned in the article." Scriber "That is amazing! Is that for real?"
and then the only brave Finnish who said it, Arjaanneli
'There is no such thing like "free" meals or
anything else free'
What she means by that is,
we pay high taxes in Finland. From those taxes healthcare, schooling etc. is paid.
So. No free nothing. Zero. Nada.
And if somebody gets something 'free', other people are paying his/her costs in their monthly taxation!
Here's what I got. Remember. These figures are SIMPLE and ROUGH but you get an idea of Finland's taxation.
An example. A single person who belongs to population register, lives in Helsinki.
a. monthly salary 1.000 e = 1.494 $
in one year, 2009: 12.000 e = 17.940 $
tax per month 73 e = 109 $ Net income per month 927 e = 1.385 $
b. monthly salary 3.000e = 4.485 $ (average is 2.880 e/4.304 $)
in one year, 2009: 36.000 e = 53.814 $
tax per month 672 e = 1.004 $ Net income per month 2.315 e = 3.460 $
c. monthly salary 5.000 e = 7.470 $
in one year, 2009: 60.000 e = 89.640 $
tax per month 1.508 e = 2.253 $ Net income per month 3.500 e = 5.231 $
From that net income money you have to pay living, food, car, gasoline, transportation, electricity, water, clothes (4 seasons in Finland), holidays, mobile, internet etc.
Sounds too good to be true? It IS true! Free home, free healthcare for the family...FREE education, free meals, free transportation... + you get 367 euros per adult + 8 euros per day if you attend the language course...
Oh, where's this paradise? IN F I N L A N D!
no more hanging out at bars...
why don't you study Egyptology, Arabic or Islamic Studies in Finland!
Here it's printed - FREE!
oooh, that's new - when I was at school we had a lot to do outside school!
- Huhuu...anyone home? Well, I must try... "Magig Mirror, Who is the fairest one of all?" - Are you talking to me? - Wow! Yes I am. Did you hear what I just asked? - Yes of course, but I happend to be an pickle can, and I wonder WHO has eaten all my pickles?? - Uuups...sorry, but Myrttinen`s garlicpickles are the best in the whole world... - Yes they are, but these one was BLOGitse`s! Now you must be punished as an horrible way!I will disquise you as an old hag! Just enjoy your swallen eye bag s...PUFFF....
Don’t know what WO*IMA is about? Every Saturday I give you a picture. You give me your WOrds, thoughts, however the IMAge inspires you by leaving a comment. On Sunday (sometimes on Monday) I’ll publish your words WITH YOUR LINK. You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. Have fun!
as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time
your WOrds and my IMAge #44:
kuten ennenkin aikaa on sunnuntaihin asti klo 18 Kairon aikaa
Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys? Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä sanoja, mietteitä, mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää. Sunnuntaina (joskus vasta maanantaina) julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA. Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMA postauksia päästäksesi jyvälle. Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi. EI vain suomeksi. Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin. Tule rohkeasti mukaan!
Egypt lost. Algeria won 1-0. It's been a very silent day...
(no, I don't normally watch football...)
“I have never seen this before. So much silence and heads lowered. It is as if we lost a war and our national pride. I am shocked, but for me, the match showed us that we cannot avoid the real problems that exist here. Football can do little to change our circumstances,” he said. How long the wounds of the loss will remain in the country’s minds is yet to be seen, but on Thursday, the quiet of the usually busy streets show that football can have detrimental effects to the people of Egypt."full article here
EDITED 24.11.2009Read this article Yes! Well done!
I was browsing Identity magazine today and I felt something odd.
Once I looked and touched it a bit closer, I noticed there was a sticker!
Of course I wanted know WHY?
Look how it censors the magazine's Dr. Anne's answer to the question: Suspicious He Is Gay?
You remember I posted about sharing? I'm sorry but I have to tell you what has happened after that. I found myself on Jason Baer's blog yesterday. After that I've been a very busy woman! Jason asked on his article few questions and now I'm even more confused!
Who is the audience for your blog? I don't know! Help me! Mamma mia! I started as an expat (about my life in Egypt but I stay mainly at home, how interesting is that?) Now my interest is more 'out there'. My life is very boring. Nothing happens in our house. I get the ideas and inspirations 'out there'. Like reading Jay's blog! :) What is your blog about? I don't know. (This is getting really serious! heeelp!) I'm not a 'I have only one interest' woman! I like photography, music, learn new things and have fun! I know I need more from my blogging but I don't know yet how and what. I don't have the skills like Jay but I can learn, can I? What similar blogs exist? I don't know. eeeek! No more difficult questions! Sometimes I think I'm the only one who has a problem who my audience is or what I blog about. I spend much more time 'out there' reading and commenting other blogs than on my own blog. No. Haven't seen similar blog as mine. eeeek! I need...a new life!? I've been digging. Yes, here digg.com. Day by day I realize all the great possibilities 'out there' - in social media.
I don't have hours enough to explore and learn all the great tips and twists in one day!
Do you know who your audience is? What is your blog about?
And now my friends. Let's help Jay!Go to flickr and tell which image is the best! I left my comment already!
We need colour in our lives! And music! What is the best band mixing these together?! L I V I N G C O L O U R We saw them on stage in Byron Bay, Australia 31.12.1997 - what a night that was! I love Byron Bay!!! And this band!!!
Living Colour perfoms Cult of Personality, Desperate People and Love Rears Its Ugly Head at World Cafe Live. From the On Stage at World Cafe Live DVD recorded in Philadelphia, PA December 2005!
Some of you know already that I like to share. In the morning I noticed Mari Koo's (a Finnish social media blogger - sorry, only in Finnish) tweet about sharing. What did I find? An interesting posting by Journalistics'How people share content on the web'.
The most popular methods are: Facebook 24%, email 11.1% and Twitter 10.8%.
I'm following the followers and I get interesting information. And I share.
But hey, I'm just one blogger but you never know how many bloggers I might link and get together!
Do you share your content or information? How and where?
Kuin tilauksesta saapui sosiaalisesta mediasta Tekniikka&talous online posti, jossa pohditaan mm. miksi Facebookissa haukutaan pomoa muttei uskalleta puhua kasvokkain.
"Ketä tai mitä on syyttäminen siitä, että meille tuottaa suuria vaikeuksia olla suoria ja rehellisiä silloin, kun on sanomisen oikea aika ja paikka? Rellottaako syyllinen työpaikan kulttuurissa, avoimuudessa, viestinnän ymmärtämättömyydessä vai suomalaisessa kansanluonteessa?"
as usual you have time till Sunday 6 pm Cairo time
Don’t know what WO*IMA is about? Every Saturday I give you a picture. You give me your words, thoughts, however the picture inspires you by leaving a comment. On Sunday (sometimes on Monday) I’ll publish your words WITH YOUR LINK. You can check previous WO*IMA posts to get the idea. Have fun!
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Et tiedä mistä WO*IMAssa on kysymys? Joka lauantai postaan kuvan johon toivon teiltä sanoja, mietteitä, mitä kuva mielikuvissanne herättää. Sunnuntaina (joskus vasta maanantaina) julkaisen sanat KIRJOITTAJAN LINKIN KERA. Voit tutkailla aiempia WO*IMA postauksia päästäksesi jyvälle.
Huom! sanat tulee kirjoittaa englanniksi TAI englanniksi ja suomeksi. EI vain suomeksi. Täällä ei kiinnitetä huomiota kielioppiin tai kirjoitusvirheisiin. Tule rohkeasti mukaan!
may I introduce to you the blog dating participants!
Welcome and welGO to visit each others blogs - you can say hi! from me!
I look forward to coming across some new sites. I blog at Life's Bone (Life is my dog's name). I like to post about various art projects I get into, and I like to write short fictions. At my site you can also link to my other site, which is mostly longer short stories. That site can be found at mythopolis-mythinglinks.
Look forward to learning about what others are doing!
About me: Gutsy I hope, edutainer, I hope (That's educating while entertaining, for those who might not know.) Writer, workout lover, and mother of 22, 19 and 15-year-old boys. Born in Denmark, lived in Nigeria, Paris, Norwich, Glasgow, Brussels, Strasbourg, southern California, Belize and soon Naples, Florida.
It is quite difficult to describe my blog, cause most of my post`s are something "not so wise-stuff", and it is impossible to translate them in english.(I dont use written language moore pooch I think..) I start my blog in January 2009 and have nothing experience of writing before that. I have two sons, but they dont live at home anymore, so I have very much time of my own...My English is so rusty nowdays, but this is a great way to practise!
I love to read these three blog, because:
Hallatarhas great poetry, and she have so sensitive way to add great picture and fine rhyme together.
Isopeikkowrites so fine fairy tales of troll, fox, bear and little wolf, and also fantastic stories about life!
You can read those stories also in English.
Harmaasusilives in Lapland, and his way to write is unique! He is also a great photographer!
Blog: RennyBA's Terella
Bio: Enthusiastic man with extensive experience in networking. My blog is about Norway and the Nordic countries; the significant four seasons, our culture, traditions and habits.
#1: Mrs. Lifecruiser: about a Swedish couple with a passionate interest in travel, photography and actually: the whole world!
#2: Beaverboosh: An outgoing and open-minded Canadian in Norway.
Pls, give me feedback - is this a good idea?
do you know if there is already this type of platform somewhere?
Let's start blog dating! First of all I want to introduce you to my very first commentator, EBRUFIN, a Finnish blogger who lives in Turkey with her family. She writes in Finnish but she's fluent in English too! Next. My loyal blogger commentators for about a year now. Men first (or a man sorry there's only one) MYTHOPOLIS This man is one of his kind! He's funny, clever, artistic and a good writer. And he knows a lot 'how to'. NICOLE She's an expat living now here in Egypt, Sharm el-Sheikh. She shoots birds. NO! With camera! And explores around her new location at least in English and German. SCRIBERThis woman is...multitalented, funny - even crazy (like me). Her "A Wine Opera" is super hilarious and unique! When I started blogging and I had few problems and VILIJONKKAhelped me. She lives in Beijing, China. Vilijonkka writes in Finnish but her blog is full of beautiful photographs - so you don't need to worry about the language. She's fluent in English and Swedish too. At the moment she has a raffle on her blog - leave a comment and you're in! SUSUPETAL A multitalented Finnish blogger, writes great short stories in Finnish but she has a blog in English too. YAELIAN, a Finnish blogger, writes in Finnish but can communicate with several other languages. She lives in Israel. ELEGIA A Finnish blogger who just moved to London but is now on a trip to Tokyo. How cool is that? She designs blog templates with her a Finnish blogger friend ITKUPILLI who lives in Los Angeles. ARJAANNELI I mentioned already... A new, fresh and interesting blog is EVERETT BOGUE's 'simplifying life through a minimalist existance'. You can subscribe for free email... GUTSY WRITER Yes, she's the one who asked how to share our audiences - she has a lot to say in her blog...
Add a link YES! this time I need your link to your blog!
Tell something about yourself, one or two lines and
add couple of your blogger friend's links as well (like I did) and
tell us something about them -
why should we visit yours or her/his blog?
What's going to happen next - I don't know. Let's see!
Your turn! EDIT This part of the blog dating will be closed tomorrow, Friday 13th yes it's Friday and 13th, at 10 am Cairo time! The final dating post is out later tomorrow...but I'll tweet you! See you!
Yesterday I was desperate. How and where to start explaining the idea of the 'blog dating'... This morning * BANG! * I had a question waiting in a comment box:
"What I really want to learn is how to link with others to share our audience, not necessarily through a meme or a carnival. Any tips?"
Before that question I didn't know anything about blog carnivals. I'm NOT a social media guru, I don't know enough to have 10.000 interactive followers. I've learned blogging basics from gurus. I started blogging in August 2008. I have still a lot to learn! I learn by doing. For me the biggest problem was and is: English is not my native language. My grammar sucks. But only way to communicate 'out there' is other than Finnish and for me it's English. I'm very, very curious person. NOT to sneak celebrities wardrobes or who's dating who. I'm interested about people all over the globe. I want to learn about new cultures. I want to get more blogger friends (to become friends needs more than one meme comment 'Nice shot!'). (Some bloggers do only memes and that's fine with me but not enough for me.) Here are some gurus and blogs I follow. From Chris Brogan's postings I got a flame for blogging globally. From Problogger I find a lot of information. From Blogdoctor I get help when my bloghead is aching. There are a zillion more - just ask me!
From Daily Blog Tips I got the basic idea for 'blog dating'. Daniel asked his audience a question 6.10.2009: "Dear reader, who are you?" Why a guru wants to know who I am? I posted my answer. I checked this morning, he had 238 responses! And he answered to all those responses! From those responses I found couple of new blogs.
To get new audience I have to be active. I have to go around and look for new interesting worlds. Nobody's coming to knock my door: "Hi! Here you are - 10.000 interactive followers!" No. I have to do the work myself.
I've always wanted help people if I can. I've introduced several bloggers to each others. Now I want to do that public. That's 'blog dating'! I'm sorry but you have to wait couple of hours for the actual blog dating post, thank you! * * * In Finnish. Suomeksi. Eilen olin epätoivoinen. Pähkäilin miten ja mistä aloitan kertoakseni näistä 'blogideiteistä'. Tänä aamuna * BANG *! kysymys odotti kommenttilootassa: "Mitä todella haluan oppia on, miten linkittyä muiden kanssa, jakaa yleisöä, ei välttämättä meemien tai blogikarnevaalien kautta. Mitään vinkkejä?" Ennen tuota kysymystä en edes tiennyt mistä blogikarnevaaleista on kysymys!
En ole sosiaalisen median guru, en tiedä enkä osaa tarpeeksi saadakseni 10.000 interaktiivisia seuraajaa.
Olen oppinut bloggauksen perustiedot alan guruilta.
Aloitin bloggaamisen elokuussa 2008. Minulla on paljon vielä opittavaa! Minä opin tekemällä.
Suurin ongelmani, harmini oli ja on: englanti ei ole äidinkieleni. Kielioppi kaikilla kielillä sucks.
Mutta ainoa tapa kommunikoida 'maailmalla' on englanti (tai espanja jne.) siis muu kuin suomen kieli.
Olen hyvin, hyvin utelias henkilö. EN kuitenkaan ole kiinnostunut julkkisten vaatekaapeista tai kuka tapaa ketä.
Olen kiinnostunut erilaisista ihmisistä ympäri maailmaa. Haluan oppia uusia kulttuureja. Haluan saada lisää bloggaajakavereita (tulla ystäväksi jonkun bloggaajan kanssa vaatii hiukan enemmän kuin meemikommentin "Kiva kuva!"). (Jotkut osallistuu bloggailuun vain meemeissä ja luo oman verkostonsa sita kautta. Siitä vaan mutta ei riitä minulle.)
Tässä joitain asiantuntijoita joiden blogeja seuraan. Chris Broganin postauksista sain liekin bloggaamiseen maailmanlaajuisesti. Problogger jakaa monipuolista tietoa. Blogdoctor auttaa kun blogipää on kipeä. Noita on lisää vaikka kuinka - Just ask me!
Daily Blog Tips blogilta sain peruskipinän 'blogideittailu'ideaan.
Daniel kysyi lukijoiltaan 6.10.2009: "Hyvä lukija, kuka sinä olet?" Miksi guru haluaa tietää kuka minä olen? No, lähetin vastaukseni joka tapauksessa.
Tarkistin tänä aamuna - hänellä oli 238 vastausta! Hän myös vastasi noihin kaikkiin kommentteihin!
Noiden vastauksien myötä löysin myös muutamia uusia blogeja.
Saadakseni uutta yleisöä ja vipinää sosiaaliseen vuorovaikutukseen minun on oltava itse aktiivinen. Minun täytyy kierrellä, löytää uusia, mielenkiintoisia maailmoja ja jättää kommentteja. Kukaan ei tule oveen koputtamaan: "Hei! Täällä on sulle 10.000 vuorovaikutteista seuraajaa".
Minun täytyy itse tehdä työtä verkottumiseni eteen.
Olen aina halunnut auttaa ihmisiä jos vain osaan ja voin. Olen ollut monen bloggaajan ensimmäinen kommentoija. Olen yhdistänyt monia bloggaajia koska aistin heillä synkkaavan.
Nyt haluan tehdä tämän isommin, julkisesti.
Varsinainen 'blog dating' postaus tulee parin tunnin kuluttua. Siihen osallistuminen tapahtuu englanniksi. Miksi? Mahdolliset vain englantia puhuvat (tai sillä kommunikoivat) bloggaajat eivät ymmärrä suomen kieltä.
Jos haluamme vuorovaikutusta ja tavata uusia mielenkiintoisia tuttavuuksia meidän pitää käyttää yhteistä kieltä.
Älä välitä kieliopista tai virheistä.
Pääasia, että osoitat kiinnostuksesi verkottumiseen. Kysykää vaikka Arjaannelilta! sau :)
Tomorrow we start blog dating here! I'm going to introduce you to couple of handsome, interesting and successful blog(ger)s and you have to introduce yourselves to the whole dating gang here! Details tomorrow!
Are you ready to meet new friends?
Huomenna täällä alkaa blogitreffit! Aion esitellä teille muutamia tutustumisen arvoisia, mielenkiintoisia ja menestyneitä blogituntemattomia (ainakin osalle teistä.) Teidän tehtävänne on esitellä itsenne koko deittiporukalle joka tänne riemurinnoin tulee itsestään kertomaan. Ohjeet tulee huomenna!
Couple of weeks ago I did a mistake (again, yes I make lots of mistakes!). I posted a comment with a link (not my own) to one blogger. Silence. After couple of days I realized what happened. The blogger didn't like the idea me promoting outsider on her blog. On the other hand a blogger can always reject comments she/he doesn't like. It's important that you have an email address available in your profile or blog. That way you can be contaced. Or if you're linking or using other blogger's material on your own blog you need an email address. Be interactive. If you link a blogger - tell her/him! Today I explored internet and I found Melanie's bloggingbasics101 blog This is the permalink to the page where I copied part of her posting. Yes, I told her! Melanie writes: "Don’t sell yourself in comments. Bloggers have differing opinions about whether it’s OK to link to your own blog in the comments at another blog. Some think it’s a bit like poaching traffic or promoting yourself in an inappropriate place (after all, this is someone’s personal blog space). Others think it’s OK to leave a permalink if you’ve written something extremely relevant. Just linking to yourself for the sake of having your link out there is a definite no-no. Most platforms ask you to enter your name, e-mail, and URL before you leave a comment and then, when your comment is posted, readers can click on your name and be taken to your blog. Putting your URL in the comment itself is redundant. Use permalinks whenever you can. A permalink is the link to an individual blog post. These are important because if you ever need to link to an exact blog entry, you use the permalink as your link. It’s poor blog etiquette not to use the permalink."
UPDATE 16.1.2010 Today, only couple of months later
I think it’s a good idea to put your URL in the comment IN BLOGGER BLOGS
Because Blogger doesn’t have the same possibility as Word Press – comment luv - where you’re latest post comes automatically as a tail when you comment. It’s EASY and QUICK just to click that link and you’re instantly reading the post you wanted.
I visit hundreds of blogs weekly. I’m fed up ending to the profile page
--- > looking for the specific posting.
It takes too much time and energy especially if a blogger has several blogs.
BLOGGER Blogspot.com!!! PLEASE modernize your options to the same level as WP or soon you’ll lose more and more bloggers to WP (a lot of bloggers has moved to WP lately and I do understand why… Me? Not yet…)
but DO NOT promote your business blog by URL - that's a no-no!
"If you don’t use the permalink, you’ll just be linking to your main blog page. The problem with that is that, as you post new blog entries, the newest entry appears at the top of your main blog page and the other entries are pushed down on the page. The entry your readers are looking for may be down at the bottom of the page or already in the archives; your reader has no idea where to find the entry! If they click over to your site expecting to see a specific post related to a carnival and they see a different post, they may not take the time to find the “real” post they’re looking for."
Sometimes I forget to change my permalink when commenting 'out there'. But I'll try to get better! I promise!
Have you made mistakes?
Do you have an email address on your blog's home page or in your profile?
ps. here's the permalink to Melanie's blog if you just started blogging...
Ymmärtääkö kaikki mistä tässä on kysymys vai pitäisikö postata suomenkielinen versio?