Blogger Indonesia of the Week: Tasa Nugraza Barley
Posted July 3, 2007on:
One of the most respected Indonesian bloggers A. Fatih Syuhud just made me Blogger Indonesia of the Week. Thank you. I feel happy and honored that someone has given me a recognition for what I have been writing on this blog. I have to confess, when I decided to blog seriously five months ago I made Fatih’s blog as one of my references, so to see an article about me on his blog felt a bit weird at the first time.
It’s at this point that I regard Tasa Nugraza Barley as among those impartial, and thus credible, Indonesian blogger I’ve ever seen. To be impartial is to liberate oneself from any attachment of reference; be it reference of own’s religion, race, nation or political and cultural affiliation. It’s not easy. Since it requires not only a good will, honesty and humility. To have an impartial and good judgement one is required to have a sufficient understanding of matters one is talking about to attain a sort of analytical sharpness. That’s one of his strong point.
He also suggested me to write more on the kind of topics that I’ve been writing:
Tasa Nugraza Barley I think, should write a lot more often on those kind of topics to enlighten us in Indonesia as well as those English speaking readers. His readers will certainly benefit from not only matters he talks about, but also from the way he look insighfully into them.
I hope that this recognition can trigger and push me harder to blog deeper and better. This is a tempting challenge since I found out that blogging is much more interesting and exciting than what I thought before. Now for sure I have a new hobby: Blogging. Now I’m planning to do something bigger with my writing skill which I have been sharpening through this blog. Although sometimes it seems so hard and out of reach, no deadline yet, but I do have a big confidence that somehow I can do it. And not to forget that I made a promise to my spiritual friend, “We’ll conquer this world.”
Note: It is sad to report that A. Fatih Syuhud’s blog on blogspot is having a serious problem at the moment. It is said that he lost all its articles for an unclear reason, but luckily he started a new blog on WordPress and managed to post some his old articles including his article on my blog. Best wishes for Syuhud.