Almost a year ago, I ventured into the realm of social media and I’ve been an avid follower of blogs, tweets, discussions, conferences and so forth for a simple reason really, to help me better voice myself.
Part of voicing is also ranting.
Most of the Sudanese I know online are either blogging or tweeting about Sudan along with other issues of their interest, myself included. Yet what i realized is that we complain. We complain about being marginalized by the regional and international media, we complain that Arabs don’t love us, we complain the Africans don’t like us, we complain the Americans are conspiring against us..we complain about every damn thing. Guess what? No one give a bloody damn about us. This is the reality that we live in and i can say one thing; suck it up.
My father always told me that a good education is the only key for a better life. A better life for me is simply a better Sudan. The only question that comes to mind is that what can we do in the digital age to help our country? We write of course, we tweet, we take advantage of the platform we have in front of us but most importantly we need to ‘engage’ with each other. We need to share the realities of what we see and we need to resolve our problems on our own. We need to simply utilize whatever means we have available.
We do not need to hate on others nor do we need to demand 15 minutes of spot light.
To bring an end to this rant, i vow never to complain or to whine about Sudan not getting anything anymore. The responsibility is mine and yours Sudani. I offer space on this blog to anyone to say anything they want.
Sudaniya Daga Jarass