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It was quite a fascinating idea to have an English weblog. I am fed up with all the worries I have had about my Persian weblog. People are getting arrested. Sina, our lovely friend is in jail, mostly because of what he has written in his weblog. Rumors are increasing about a new trend to close down internet sites and weblogs in Iran. My Persian weblog’s name or logo is in many weblogs, around 1000 to 1300 people visit it everyday, and thanks to internet sites I work for, I am not anonymous anymore. It gets sometimes terrifying to think about the strangers who read you everyday. There maybe some government-related visitors, there may be some guys from the intelligence service; some form other places you may never know. I’m positive I’m not in danger, since I have never written anything radical or political. I have been quite conservative in the last few months, completely aware of the eyes watching every single move of us. But you can’t stop the trains of thought moving around your head, scaring you as hell. I guess this English weblog will be read by much less dangerous people and I hope it will remain infamous so that I’ll be able to write about my naked observations of this crazy world honestly, uncensored and real.
I don’t know why I’d like to introduce myself here! The only reader of this weblog is myself for the time being. I even haven’t told Hoder _ who encouraged me a lot to have an English weblog _ about it yet. Well, who knows, maybe someone will come to my archive and read these lines in future! So, here we go:
I’m 25, single, with a big potato-like nose, giraffely tall, terribly messy in every aspect of my life, and obviously a girl since men usually don’t call themselves a lady! I work in a famous language school as an English teacher in the crazy exotic lovely crowded city of Tehran. If you are interested to know more about this crazy city, you can keep up reading my ramblings in the future! I madly love teaching, but I don’t earn much out of it. At the moment I’m working on my M.A dissertation, a feministic study of women characters in Joyce’s Dubliners, as an English Literature student.
I’m the editor of an electronic magazine called Cappuccino, the executive editor of Women in Iran English section, and the editor a Meta weblog indexing women-related issues presented in Persian weblogs. Besides all this, it’s been more than a year since I have had a Persian weblog with a big number of visitors. Actually, having this weblog initiated my rush into drowning in the vast chaotic world of cyber.
And by writing this intro I came up to know one more fact about myself, the fact that what a boasting-about-myself driven person I am! I’d better zip it up here since I don’t even know if it is safe to introduce myself over here or not! (So, don’t get surprised to see this post ‘disappeared’ one day!)
I have to do something about this stolen template first. Actually I stole it from New Blogger. There were five lovely templates over there. ‘Seems Google’s money is working! Anyways, I don’t like all this big titles. I have to ask Ehsan to do something about them. He’s our Brain Man! I do envy his weblog’s design.
Here I am, in the world of English weblogs! I wanted to start this blog much sooner, but I was kind of busy to do so. I have to confess before anything that my English is not that good. I may have lots of mistakes, specially spelling mistakes. I guess I have to start using this spelling check sooner or later.
For the time being I have to say that I come from the world of Iranian bloggers, a world you may never find anywhere else. We have thousands and thousands of Iranian bloggers in Iran, both men and women. I’m gonna write a lot about this world very soon.
I have to get back to my work now. C U soon ;)