Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A welcoming note

Welcome to my blog. I hope this blog will provide a space for a serious collective contemplation over the state and the direction of our society - everything to do with arts, politics, and letters. Feel free. There will be no those silly anonymous postings in this blog as we intend to elevate the level of discourse (both substantively and in tone). This is a place for serious knowledge-sharing.

I somehow feel compelled to explain why I started a blog. Over the years, I have learnt that writing things down is the only way for me to communicate effectively with myself about complex issues facing me, as part of the human specie, and our society in general. I could have of course chosen to buy a journal and do entries each day. By doing a blog, I gain the option of taking on board the comments and criticism of those who read my musings and feel compelled to respond to it. Therefore, while it is evident that I write this blog for me, I welcome comments and criticism and debate on matters that interest you. I have invited a number of friends to author posts as well, and I hope these will be challenged as well. The truth of the matter is, we do not know something until we have written it down. So, let us get down to it.

13 comments:

alex said...

January,

Thanks for the invitation,i hope in the coming days we'll have serious debate on issues. Let's hope those will be informed personal opinions and analysis,at least mine will be.

"kazi iendelee!"

Alex.

Nancy said...

Hey,

Good job!I'm thinking it might soon come to pass that "all great men have a blog".There aren't that many, if any, Tanzanian blogs that address the issues you want to put across which in my view, is just another case of the unfortunate drain of our literal and analytical abilities.I'm glad to have been brought on board. Really looking forward to seeing what a great 'knowledge point' it will be.

Aluta Continua!(just had to throw that one in)

Nancy

Nancy said...

Hey January,

Good job!I'm thinking it might soon come to pass that "all great men have a blog".There aren't that many, if any, Tanzanian blogs that address the issues you want to put across.I'm glad to have been brought on board. Really looking forward to seeing what a great 'knowledge point' it will be.

Aluta Continua!(just had to throw that one in)

Nancy

January Makamba said...

Thank you Nancy and Alex...uwanja uko wazi sasa.

KLH News International said...

January,

Welcome to the world of blogging and citizen journalism; but I got a question for you, why it took you so long?

M.M.M.

Thuwein Makamba said...

This is brilliant. An arena where folks can sound off real solutions or at least ideas to the problems we are facing as a nation-rather than bashing the goverment without cementing their exact positions on the issues. Good Stuff!

Bongo Pixs said...

Welcome on board January. welcome in the world of bloggers.

Faustine said...

Welcome to the club! I look forward to stimulating discussion about socio-political issues that affect Africa in General and our country in particular.
I will be droping by to read and share my views.Karibu!
Mdau
Faustine
http://drfaustine.blogspot.com/

Dan said...

Brother,

I heard in the wilderness of the good news that the Artist formely known as Curtis is back into "real" world!

Welcome back Brother!

Rev. Kishoka

Tyra said...

Good Job Curtis A.K.A January,and i have to second Mwanakijiji what took you so long?.
Hope to hear more on your blog!

Inno said...

January,

Thanks for setting up this online instrument. I'm looking forward to being part of your blog discussants.

Inno

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