Q & A: Mwangy’s Musings…

Francis Mark Mwangi, author of Mwangy's Musings...

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. . . .

Quickfire Round:

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.

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