Francis Mark Mwangi (also known as Eng. Mwangy) is an engineering student at the University of Nairobi.
One can read his blog here…
The 411…: Can you give us a picture of yourself?
Mwangy: Alright here you go… though I must warn you ain’t too photogenic.
The 411…: When did you start blogging?
Mwangy: Its been about a year now.
The 411…: Did you have any specific goal in mind when you began blogging?
Mwangy: Not really. All I wanted to do was express myself in a form anyone can access and question any issues I had or give me other perspectives. After all, they say the masses have the answer to everything right?
The 411…: What was the first blog you ever read?
Mwangy: Can’t quite remember but it wasn’t Kenyan and at the time thot it was a rather silly idea. . . penning everyday about just bout anything. . . .had thought of it as a form of digital diary. . . .and am not that into documenting my life. . . . but it caught on. . . just like a good idea well implemented.
The 411…: How much time per day do you spend on blog-related activities (i.e. writing, promotion, design etc)?
Mwangy: to be honest. . . . very little. . . unfortunately my ‘school’ career path isn’t too web based and so I have little precious time on the internet(sufficiently fast internet at that) though may have found a work around to that. . . watch this space!
The 411…: How do you attract traffic to your blog?
Mwangy: I have linked it to my facebook account and I include the blog URL on my email signature. . . . Am also searchable on (visible to ) search engines indexes
The 411…: What do you think sets your site apart from others?
Mwangy: I don’t really follow too many rules on what /how things need to be said. . . .I wud rather just say wots on my mind. . . .
The 411…: On your blog, is there a post that has gotten the most powerful reaction from people?
Mwangy: Yes, My first Entry on the reason why safaricom brought m-pesa to the people.
The 411…: In your most creative words, finish this sentence: “To blog means…”
Mwangy: to spew forth knowledge, insight and a good sense of humor. . .
The 411…: If you weren’t blogging now, what would you be doing?
Mwangy: Reading the reviews of the latest hardware to be churned out by the gaming companies. . . .
1) Your favorite browser?
~ Google chrome.
2) Your favorite search engine?
~ Google though lately Bing is upping its game.
3) Best thing about the Net?
~ Interaction. I have met and made some good friends/resourceful people poking around the Internet.
4) Worst thing about the Net?
~ It affords bad evil characters with anonymity thus innocent ones are taken advantage of.
5) What is your favorite instant messaging software?
~ Yahoo Messenger.