BlogBaladi on MTV’s Min el Ekhir

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When MTV first contacted me and invited me to be a guest on Min el Ekhir, I asked for some time to think this through not because I didn’t like the show, but because I don’t like public appearances. It doesn’t mean that I am shy as I’ve never had a problem talking to a classroom or a group of people, but I am not comfortable with being at the center of attention.

The show however was apparently one of the most popular ones in Lebanon, so it wasn’t an opportunity I wanted to miss, specially if it meant a bigger exposure for our blog and what it stands for, and my close friends all encouraged me to go, so I went and it turned out to be a nice experience. Of course once I finished shooting and left the studios, I thought of a zillion things I could have said better and stuff that I missed but I guess it will come with time and better preparedness.

I think the reason why it’s so successful is because the interviews are mostly short and fun and Pierre and the group of 6 professionals on the round table are cool people to talk to. From the interviews I’ve seen, they are straight forward and express their opinions honestly and criticize guests when they should. Gladly though, all 6 gave me a thumbs up even though only Roula is showing in the video.

The few comments I have on Min el Ekhir and that I heard from people who saw me yesterday was that the interview should have been longer specially that I am among the first bloggers to be featured on the show and that the topics were interesting and needed more time. That’s indeed correct and I wish I had more time to answer all the guests, specially Georges Harb, but the fact that I came up on MTV is good enough for now :-)

21 thoughts on “BlogBaladi on MTV’s Min el Ekhir

  1. blebnani

    Was it an interview for you or for Georges Harb… They didn’t even let you talk or defend your point of view and Georges was so offensive – Anyway Keep the Good work Najib

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  2. Gilbert

    It was nice to see you Najib for the first time (at least for me) and as other people commented, they should have let you talk more because i think you had more things to say.
    Good luck and keep blogging :)

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  3. anony

    You did start off a bit shy but then you got with the program. You also did not sound as proper as you are on the blog, and mixing English with Arabic did not help.
    Next time, because I am sure they will be a next time, walk in with more confident, speak clearly and be firmer and lastly prepare ahead of time and be ready to present the image you want to present of yourself and the blog, you don’t necessary have to answer their questions religiously, you can shift and jump to other topics smoothly to get a point you want to get across without being asked about it.

    I hope you find this criticism beneficial.

    On a positive note, thumps up and I am happy with your blog and a daily reader even though I am in Canada and half the stuff you post about does not relate to me.

    PS: knowing the way Mark thinks, I am surprised he didn’t flip out on you for not giving him any credit on air :P JK but seriously why didn’t you give him credit for building a proper and solid base and teaching you the basics of successful blogging? I am assuming he did.

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    1. Najib Post author

      Anony,
      Most of the comments you said I had already thought about and I had prepared to present the blog and talk about everyone who contributed to it, mainly Mark to whom I owe a lot but the show is not rehearsed and I didn’t know what to expect as questions. I barely got to talk on how it started and it was more focused on general questions.

      Ma fi 2ossme bayne wou ben Mark and this is our blog :-)

      Thank you for reading and the feedback. Much appreciated.

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  4. Cathy

    I just wanna say blogbaladi is the only lebanese blog i follow daily from the US. So keep up the good work! It means alot to people overseas to kinda feel they know whats going on back home – and your blog makes that possible! Thanks. Oh and my married last name is the same as yours, we might be 2raybeen :)

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  5. Ahmad

    I didn’t watch it from the early beginning I couldn’t realize easily that you are the guest!!! They were some how Offensive.

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