Saturday, June 07, 2008
Let’s talk about unity and university student, I mean IIUM student.
I wrote about how proud I am, being an IIUM student in this entry. Then there were few people who disagreed with my stand. It’s fine. Let them be, and please let me be also. We are human with different thoughts and stands. I respect what ever people say as long as it’s with reasonable and rational basis.
What ever it is, I expect that you, I mean you, yes you who are reading this entry has a lot of knowledge about the internet, or at least you can use it to check emails, to surf the no-boundaries internet world by clicking here and there and I know you know what I’m talking about.
I expect that you, I mean you, yes you who are reading this entry love to build relationship with people around the world. That’s why you have Friendster account, Facebook account and what ever sites that’s mainly built as a medium for people to be connected.
I expect that you, I mean you, yes you who are reading this entry have read at least one blog written by an IIUM student, not considering the blogger reveals him/herself as an IIUM student or not. Here is one that you are reading just right now. Those who for some reasons would not like to reveal themselves but they love to write, that’s fine. That’s entirely up to you.
I expect that you, I mean you, yes you who are reading this entry have your own blog, or have a friend who writes a blog, or you yourself have an intention to start blogging but it’s either you don’t know how, or you don’t know what to write. It’s ok. It’s easier than you think. Be it written in English, be it written in Bahasa Malaysia, or mixed, or what ever language you might think of, never mind as long as it’s a blog.
And lastly but surely not the least, I expect that more and more students from IIUM will be assigning blogging as their interest and hobby day by day. I’ve seen it growing and it’s still growing now. Don’t you see the commonness?
But now, what do you expect from what I expect?
Still don’t see it? Ok, let me be clearer, the best I could.
Ever heard of the word unity? People who unite are stronger than a person who lives in his/her isolated life.
Ever heard of freedom of writing? Yes, it’s free for you to write anything but must be within a legal and lawful (in term of shari’ah especially) atmosphere.
Now, I am suggesting for we to unite under the name of bloggers among IIUM students. That means, any IIUM student who writes blog will be eligible to join the union, or club, or society, or whatever you name it, for we can unite under one name and register under one official blog. And seeing myself under the name of SCIENCESS Exco member who writes a blog, I think I'd like to start with SCIENCESS members first. “SCIENCESS members” refers to all students from Kulliyyah of Science and I have read quite a number of blogs by KOS students and many others a hiding theirs. I instinctively knew it.
So here I want to suggest to all bloggers among KOS students, for now, to unite under one roof. The main objective is for unity sake and the members will get a lot of benefits like provided with:
- Lifelong information about the kulliyyah and the university
- All-time religious, moral and ethical reminders
- News from the graduated students
- Unpopular but important news and events that’s secretly propagated among people
- Most importantly we’ll stay connected, wherever we are. Well, you know the distance isn’t the excuse not be bonded nowadays.
But this is still open for discussion. I want to know what you think about:
- Is it really necessary on the first hand?
- The name of the group.
- Other useful things that could be injected and implemented in the group if you join it.
- Should it be open to other students from other than KOS? Or should we focus only to KOS students so that it’ll be more narrowed down and thus focused.
- Who’ll run the blog?
- Other discussions that might be out of my head.
Let’s discuss people.
Update 10 June 2008.
I just copy and translate what I replied to Alif Zai Mim Ra’s comment for this update. This might be a repetition but there are some new updates. More discussions are in the comment room.
The group that we are going to establish is basically based on these 3 foundations; that the members must be:
- IIUM students (current or graduated)
- Writing blog(s)
- Willing to share and contribute to the community of the group and written in one special blog
Furthermore, I’d rather like it to be formatted as multiple writers’ blog. All of the members of the group are eligible to write and share what ever news related to the university and thus to be shared with the members of the community.
For example: There’s news about students from IIUM winning an international level award and the member of the community knows about it just right before it’s spread in the mass media, so the blog will be the first to feature about the news and thus share it with the community, and to a greater extent to the world!
So you say?
Would you join the group if it's established?