i was chitchatting with his during wataniya's bloggers night so i asked him about the very first blog in kuwait, which turned out to be qhate - "his" also mentioned that a guy called bader (nibaq) and mark were behind the blog, so i called mark to inquire - it seems that they started this blog in february 2003 and back then they were actually 4 guys, nibaq, mark, mark's sister and another kuwaiti guy from the states - it goes without saying that wordpress was not there in 2003, so qhate was hosted by blogger.com, which was bought by google on february of that same year!
i think that the very first post came out on february 2nd 2003 but unfortunately i couldn't find it - i only found posts dating from february 7th onwards - then mark sent me an older post dated february 6th called "north of kuwait off limits", it seems that this is the oldest blog post on the net's archive, written by mark - the post talks about the pre-war measures taken by the government, which turned the popular camping hotspots in the north of kuwait into a military zone.
a couple of days ago, i read an interesting post by his & hers called when blogging was lost, now i know what they meant by that as i found qhate's stories much more interesting than most of today's blogs, at least it didn't rely on pictures and youtube videos.
as for the second oldest blog in kuwait, and still according to mark, it was kuwait unplugged by zaidoun, the longest running blog in kuwait, 2003 - 2011 - you can check his first post here, dated march 20th 2003, the same day the second gulf war broke out! apparently his blog crashed that day!
we only started blogging in 2010, hence we consider ourselves as beginners and refrain from giving blogging advice, though one thing is glaringly obvious.. oldies are truly goldies!
thanks to "his" & mark for the valuable info.