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Vote for From The Pulpit in Pakistan’s First Blog Awards

DiscoMaluvi brings about a breath of fresh air, his tongue-in-cheek comments and his unique style of writing makes him one perfect blogger who symbolizes the true concept of blogging. He writes only when he has the urge to spill his guts, else he hounds us all on Twitter. The DiscoMaulvi name makes you wonder what’s this maulvi doing on the Disco floor.

The above words are ones used by one of Pakistan’s most well known bloggers, Dr Awab, BlogAwardsor Teeth Maestro, to nominate From the Pulpit for an award in Pakistan’s first blog awards. Such great words from someone who could easily be considered one of the Baba-e-Blogging of Pakistan is great.

Now that the gauntlet has been thrown so to say, it is imperative that the readers, without whom this blog is merely another page in the vast cyberspace, be made aware of this contest. Just as the loyal readership has made From The Pulpit worth for nomination for an award, they too must play a part in making sure that the awards committee hear their opinion.

In order for the blog to win, the readers are requested to visit http://bit.ly/VoteDM and rate the blog on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. More votes means a better chance of winning. Your comments and recommendations on that page will further add to the chances of winning. And last but not the least, click on the link for the blog from the above page in order to generate page views.

While winning the competition would be great, it is really your love and support that is the more important part. Over the next year, I would like to see this blog blossom more as it emerges from its infancy. A better look, guest posts by several well-known Blaagers, active writing by yours truly, and maybe a custom URL. For all this, your support and your comments are vital. And maybe some additional marketing on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media.

Well what are y’all waiting for? Get voting and commenting already! :)

 

Other Blogs we would like you to vote for:

Teeth Maestro

Deadpan Thoughts

Shaista Thinks

Naveen Naqvi

TeaBreak

Raja Islam

 

A Special Thanks to CIO Pakistan and Google Pakistan for this great idea to promote the Pakistani Blogosphere.

Design / Suggest a Header Graphic for From The Pulpit

Being a relative newcomer in the field of blogging and not too tech-savvy (as compared to several of my fellow Blaagers), I have so far not been able to come up with a decent enough header for the blog.

While I would love to say that the best submission will win a HP Mini or a Google Nexus One or something cool like that, the only prize I can offer you is eternal gratitude, a credit to your name on the blog, and maybe a chance to meet me and have coffee with me. :D Oh and Maulvi sahab will be praying for you of course.

For further details E-Mail DiscoMaulvi  Follow DiscoMaulvi on Twitter

Pakistan Take The Twenty 20 Cup and Twitter Too

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BOOM BOOM Afridi - © Associated Press
BOOM BOOM Afridi – © Associated Press

 Seventeen years after Imran Khan and his band of men in Green lifted the Cricket World Cup, history has repeated itself and Pakistan has been crowned the champions of the Twenty 20 World Cup.

Pakistan started with a wonderful bowling attack and managed to demolish the top order of SriLanka. However, a wonderful knock by Sangakkara managed to lift SriLanka to a respectable score of 139 for 6. Pakistan started their batting slow but steady and at one point it looked that we might have become too over-confident and ended up handing the game to our rivals. However, the stability in wickets proved to help and wonderful knock by Kamran Akmal followed by a spectacular knock by BooM BooM Afridi led Pakistan to lift the cup once again.

For the Blogging community of Pakistan (aka Blaagers), it was a double victory. An e-rally started to turn Twitter into a Sea of Green and to trend #PakCricket to the top trends on Twitter succeeded and the majority of Pakistanis on Twitter (and some on Facebook) changed their display picture to some form of the Pakistani flag. moreover, live tweeting and comments on the match using the hashtag #PakCricket managed to scale the trending topics chart on Twitter and fell just short of toppling over Father’s Day and Iran Elections related tags. The ability to trend a topic in face of other more international issues shows that Pakistani digital activism has a lot of potential. This was also seen when Teeth Maestro led a digital campaign (#LongMarch) to accompany the Long March carried out by the Lawyer’s to restore the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

Pakistani Fans celebrate their Teams win © AFP

Pakistani Fans celebrate their Teams win © AFP

Congratulations to the people of Pakistan, the Pakistani Cricket team, and the Blaagers for their success today. Live Long and Prosper.

From Other Blaagers …

Pakistan are the World T20 Champions!!
“You are a twit”, says Twitter
Pakistan wins T20 World Cup 2009, Hail Greens
The Enthusiasm of T20 World Cup win
Pakistan – T20 Champions!
Pak wins 20 20 World Cup
A Triumph Against The Odds — And Against The Cricketing Establishment Too
T20 Cricket: Pakistan is the World Champion
Pictures of Pakistan T20 World Cup Victory Celebrations
We are the Twenty20 World Cup Champions !!!
We can change our fortunes, The way we won the final

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