Saudi Arabia: Gorgeous Blogger Award

I received this blog award from Aisha Al-Hajjar at the “Saudi Birth Story” blog!  I feel very special for her to choose me as an awesome blogger!

“The Gorgeous Blogger award is awarded to all awesome bloggers. You must answer the five questions regarding your blog and then pass the award on to five others you think deserve this award.

I hope you’ll enjoy my nominees and if not familiar with their blogs, I encourage you to visit them.  Now on to the details…The Gorgeous Blogger Award!…

1. When did you start your blog?

I began American Bedu blog with its daily posts back in September 2006.  It made its debut from MySpace and then I transitioned it over to

2. What do you write about?

I write about experiences and observations on the customs, cultures, traditions and practices of daily life in Saudi Arabia.

3. What makes your blog special?

I like to leave that question for readers to answer instead!

4. What made you want to start writing a blog?

I’ve always enjoyed writing.  When it became time for my (late) Saudi husband and I to depart from the United States where we were residing at the time to return to his home country, it was natural to begin American Bedu blog and sharing experiences, perceptions and observations.

5. What would you like to change in your blog?

I’m pleased by the global exposure and readership my blog receives.  I’d love to see American Bedu syndicated (as I’m dreaming here…) or compiled into a book.  Candidly, I’d like to see less bickering in comments and more constructive dialogues where we learn from each other even if we may agree to disagree.

I think the following five bloggers should receive the Gorgeous Blogger award:

Eman from Saudi Woman Blog
Susie from Susie’s Big Adventure

Aafke from Clouddragon

Saudi Mom from Ya Maamaa

Coolred from Coolreds Rant


10 Responses

  1. Congrats!!

  2. ‘ I’d like to see less bickering in comments and more constructive dialogues where we learn from each other even if we may agree to disagree’

    Don’t hold your breath! **snicker…snicker

  3. Oh, and CONGRATS!!

  4. Mabrook !!!!

  5. Congratulatins and thank you!

  6. Congratulations! And thank you! I was wondering why there was a spike in ‘views’ today in my blog lol.

  7. Congrats Carol!!!

    I am with Lynn, I do not think it is possible to stop the pickering. It is all good as long as it does not turn into personal insults. It shows that you have an active and free blog.

    Look at it as the price of success 🙂

  8. Very true…difference of opinions is a given…how we express those differences is not always a true reflection on our basic personalities. The net has a way of giving people a certain bravado they might not possess in real life. Easier to type insults and personal attacks then to say them face to face.

    having said that…thank you Carol. 🙂

  9. Mabrouk! i applaud.

  10. I like the opportunity that bloggers were given to recognize each other.

    I agree with Coolred that online discussions such as through a blog or a forum are (hopefully) much different than face-to-face discussions with more spunk and colorful descriptions thrown in because of the anonymity factor.

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