Pakistan’s Bloggers Pledge to Lift Pakistan’s Image Online
bloggers meet up for a discussion on how they’re all playing a role in activating a different part of Pakistan to the local and international audience. Anyone who was there, and the few who had joined them through the live webstream and Skype, would probably agree that the discussion went places and was full of emotion. And why shouldn’t it be? Blogging is about the personal expression - Activism is about the personal belief. Put both together and you’re bound to have fireworks.
Much discussion was spent on the political blogging and the debate whether or not the personal opinion should influence the masses who don’t realize the difference between an opinion and a verified story, a lot of really interesting points of discussion were touched upon. A few points are highlighted for further thought and archiving:
- A lot of the individual efforts need to come together.
Everyone means well, but rather than break up the audience and split their already-attention-deficient time, consolidate and collaborate. But for that to happen, you also need to have the need to let go and share the fame or whatever reason you want to engage in the greater good.
- You can’t stop the negative image.
Pakistan isn’t the only country in the world that has a negative side - every country does. The reason it’s more ‘in your face’ right now, is because we don’t create as much hype or excitement about the good stuff.