This blog is changing - Whose stories should we be telling?

I am leaving the lovely city of Beirut. 
In a week's time, I will be on a plane to London where I will stay for a while to write too long of a document that might get me a "paper" of some sort (I think people call it a PhD). Meanwhile, I will do my best to continue with stories from there. But, lest the "Hakaya" loose their LebnesoPalestinian accent, my friend Abdul has accepted to allow some of his lovely stories to appear on this blog. I am so excited about reading more of his work (great stuff there that I am sure you will enjoy), but also to the possibilities that sharing this blog could open up. Would the stories change because two of us are publishing in the same space? Will we write less or more often? Will you guys visit this space more frequently? Will my mother stop commenting on this blog as if nobody but me is reading her words? All these remain to be answered.. but one question needs your creative juices now.. 

What should the blog's new name be?

It can no longer remain Muzna's Stories.. should it be "Muzna and Abdul's Stories", "Beirut Stories", "7akaya" (Arabic word meaning narrated stories as in the url)?  Obviously, my own creative juices are running low at the moment (I just came back from watching a football game, what do you guys expect?) so your help is quite urgently needed with name suggestions.. and of course, the sooner we change the name, the easier it is for me to pressure Abdul to publish something. 

Hope this proves to be a good transition.. and waiting for your suggestions...

8 comments:

Lujayn said...

Hakaya is a great name for the blog - doesnt matter who tells the stories, they're still hakaya (and i dont like the 7 in 7akaya).

Looking forward to Abdul's stories as well as yours as they change.

and hello to your mom!

roubadabbagh said...

Hakaya Muzna w Abdul maybe nice!!! ...and btw, tell your mum I also read what is posted on your blog :)...good luck and keep in touch!

Anonymous said...

Hakaya is the best, it's short and has a very deep meaning, and allows other people to share in case Abdul changes his mind!

W.S.A

Mama said...

your mother will not stop commenting, every body knows that when mothers grow old, they have the right to write what ever they want,

and, Lujayh thank you and big HELLO to you too
Love

Lujayn said...

Muzna, does your mom know who I am? I dont want it to be a random hello! :))

georges salameh said...

hakaya is simple and extrovert...
but maybe it's not personal anymore.
you have a difficult decision to make!

i hope i haven't added to your dilemma.

good luck

palermo october 2009

Muzna said...

apologies for the absence.. you realize I guess that it ended up being just Hakaya.. and maybe it does becomes less personal.. but I hope sharing has its benefits to the writing of both of us.

Anonymous said...

Yes, quite