Looking back now to 2007 and trying to recall what I did during last three years in addition to making a career and having if any :) personal input to daily life of Universe :) (and if I don't mention family life) then writing this blog is one of the best things that I have been doing...
Sometimes though I am thinking to myself if this is really important, necessary, useful...writing about Sheki, writing about Azerbaijan, educating, informing, promoting, marketing, presenting Azerbaijan. So what that some people would at last hear or would know better about our "land of fire". Does this change anything? Does this make anything better? Anything better for and in Azerbaijan?
Classic and traditional Azeri person/family wouldn't praise himself/itself...he/it would wait for others to do so...I guess this applies to the whole country as well..there is a saying in Russian "скромность украшает человека" what translates as "modesty speaks highly of a person..."But isn't modern world all about presentation skills and information? Don't we study how to "sell" ourselves? How do I explain to a teenager from Sheki that she should speak louder and clearer and not blush as there are not many mature people that would recognize and care to notice capabilities hidden within...that if she can't articulate herself someone might/would do that for her and that presentation can be quite far from reality...somehow I can say the same about Azerbaijan...
Thus although maybe not much can change for/in Azerbaijan by information that I try putting on internet I hope to achieve even though partially at least one goal...that is that information would be accurate...who would do it better than local :) (word used to identify Azeris living in Azerbaijan comparing to foreigners that are temporarily in the country (the same word must be used in other places too :))
Today with this post I am thanking my all 40,000 (and even more by now) visitors who cared to visit, read and even comment on the posts. Are 40,000 many? Well if I compare to 6 billion :) but then I am writing in English...and also if I look around and see ten people and each and every is a unique individual...so I think 40,000 and more is good! :)
Thank you and see you! :)
this picture of another special place of Azerbaijan called Khinalig could be more convincing than words :) Courtesy of Asim Talib.