While I am recovering from recent procedures I thought this would be a good time to reach out and ask American Bedu readers what do you want from this blog?
I started this blog in 2006 and I now take enjoyment in knowing American Bedu can be a “one stop information service” for anyone wanting to know about customs, cultures, traditions and overall life in Saudi Arabia.
Since I have been writing the blog for six years it can be easy for me to either become jaded or simply accepting of some of the culture or customs one may observe in Saudi Arabia. As a result, I may fail to write or address the issue unless YOU bring it to my attention.
Furthermore, this blog is here for YOU so I need to know what you want. What do you want to see more of? Less of? What should be added or taken away?
Since the death of my Saudi husband, I had stopped writing the weekly Arabic language posts. I also stopped the monthly Saudi quizzes because the web platform I had used for several years decided to charge for people to place quizzes on their site. I didn’t think that was a fair exchange!
One thing I have been considering for American Bedu blog is to have each post in English and Arabic. However, in order to do so, I would need a volunteer(s) fluent in Saudi Arabic willing to translate posts. If you are able to translate and would like to do this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Should I have more or less opinion polls? More or less interviews? More or less videos?
Last but certainly not least, what keeps you as an American Bedu reader returning to the blog? What is most informative or helpful to you as a reader? Do I post too often with daily posts? Why or why not?
Do you think American Bedu overall gives a balanced perspective of Saudi Arabia?
I look forward to your responses.
Carol Fleming (aka American Bedu)
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