Last blogger meet-up, I told the guys that we have a big, wide main-stream. There are folks to the right of the mainstream, locked up in Guantanamo bay, or yelling bloody murder at a microphone in a religious society; and then there is us, the Bahraini bloggers, to the left of the main-stream. What we do is all fair and nice, but the problem is we sit in a circle together and throw back the same chewed up toys. Hijab, terrorists, and employment are usually common themes. They are very good ones at that, but they're just going around in circles, and not very far.
What I suggest is, we start some sort of a newsletter. I propose a monthly electronic, or a paper publication (if there is funding.) We can have an informal committee that picks out the best articles and posts every month, edit and format something suave and savvy, and kick it into mass media. We can send them out as forward emails, throw out stacks at supermarkets, and if its really good, we can get a promoter to pick it up from there and make profits from advertisements.
We need more people that disagree with most of us. We need people that might understand, and others that might not. I feel that if we keep on communicating to a replica, we will lose our edge and turn into yesterday's news without knowing it.