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Imad Bazzi 

(aka Trella)

Imad Bazzi




1- How long have you been blogging?

From June 2008, 2 years now. But I’ m not regular.

I first started blogging in 1998 with a simple html blog that i created called "WTF An Atheist" then stopped blogging in 2000 till 2004 after my release from political detention. I resumed blogging on Trella.org till this moment, and am ain't gonna stop 

2- How many hours per day do you dedicate to the blog?

 I'll say per week...Depends on what i found on the street. 5 hours per week I really don't know, I've never calculate my time.  Two hours a day, and i do consider that way too much! 
3- Has it been worth it so far?

Yeah! it's first a personal trip so yes of course i'm enjoying doing this, finding shellfish...and even if i'm not trying to talk about it a lot I loved the fact that some people found me and enjoy looking at it too...it's like a shelfish blog too ;)

But also I thank everyone who talked about it! 


4- How many page views does your blog get daily?

Don't know  I should put a counter ... An average of 200 unique hits when there is no new posts, and up to 500 the day I post something (ranked 1,010 in Lebanon)

5- How many blogs do you have or write for currently?

I Blog!  Trella.org leaves me no spare time to write for another blog. 

6- How many hours do you dedicate to them every day?

  2 hours 

7- Do you think one needs to post daily to be successful?

No, Quality matters.  A blogger is not an analyst, so he/she can't write on daily bases, citizen media is all about stories from the people to the people, so blogging daily is not really something i recommend. 

8- Is there an ideal posting frequency?

  3 times a week is acceptable 

9- What is the biggest blogging mistake you did?

My biggest mistake is not having signed my pics from the beginning, one of the commentators "Beirut Drive - by shooting" (Thank u!) write me that some people were taking my pics and post them without my name on other style blogs i felt really, really offended... so my advice to every photographers, value your work, protect your pics even if your name is on it!!!  Closing the first blog under threat and out of fear

10- What is the biggest mistake you see in blog designs?

  Colors  !!! and the use of blogging content managements systems other than wordpress.   

11- Twitter is a distraction or a good promotional tool?

Could be a good promotional tool, but i'm so bad at twittering and doing my own promotion.  Twitter is a form of micro-blogging, people want to read "lite" posts, I consider promotion one's blog using Twitter a bad idea, while using twitter to empower a blogger's campaign is something else, and it is very smart. 

12- Do you think that any professional should have a blog?

Yeah it could help! But it's important to have a story line. Approach one subject per blog. it's important to show that you like to deepen your subject. (more professional)  In that case he/she is not a blogger, he/she is an analyst/ writer/ journalist with a blog 

13- If you could give an advice for a novice blogger, what would it be?

Answered it on 12. Be inspired and stay authentic 

Unlike traditional media, do not analyze, give an opportunity for the readers to analyze on their own

14- What is the secret of your success, expressed in one word?

Passion  Got-Balls! 

15- If you could write a post on any blog in the world, which one would you pick?

Thank you to The Sartorialist; at that time it was a revelation for me.  Was The Wall Street Journal till 2008 until they finally published a blog post of mine, I’d go for the one and only Hummus Nation now

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Ryan Hamze 22/03/2014 05:39

Excellent piece. Shows you how bloggers have different values and priorities.. If you ever feel like facing me off with any of my peers, i'd be glad to do so.

tasteofbeirut 03/06/2010 12:07


Very interesting site; sure I would love to do a blogger face-off; anytime!

contact me at joumana(underrscore)accad(at)yahoo.com

Chanty 03/06/2010 12:15

that's great  will be sending you an e-mail soon


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