Aisha Idris is a Pakistani freelance writer.When I visited her blog and read a book review then I have got impressed.I thought to share this Pakistani girl’s talents with my readers because my blog theme and background focuses good aspects of Pakistan…She own the blogs
Let’s talk with Aisha Idris..
1:::Assalam o alaikum Aisha ,Introduce yourself with the readers.
Walaikum as Salaam,,I am a final year student of Psychology and have been a freelance writer for 5 years. I love to read and write in my daily routine. I also take out time to try new foods, visit places and drink coffee because these are my ultimate hobbies. Apart from that, I am interested in learning the psyche of children and aspire to become a child psychologist and a published writer someday, Insha Allah.
2::Why and when did you start blogging?
– I started blogging 3 years ago during my 1st year of university. It was during that time I had gotten the opportunity to study from a teacher who is also a published writer, Ma’am Kiran Bashir. I had approached her to discuss with her about how can I get myself published and that was when my she asked me to start with a blog so that I can have an audience of my own before I go about to get my work published.
– Since then I owe a lot to my teacher because she had not only suggested me but was also the first teacher who actually gave me a push to go ahead with my dream and I have come a long way since then.
– The first blog that I began 3 years ago was basically an inspirational blog with the name Aisha Writes. I began with my second blog ‘The Bookish Nomad’ a year ago and it really got the attention that I was expecting.
3::Tell us about the layout and design of your blog?
– My ‘The Bookish Nomad’ blog basically focuses on book reviews and food and travel guides. So in the background you will see a blurred picture of a city overlapped by the latest contents of my blog. My other blog which I call it as my inspirational blog focuses on self development and life goals and I have kept it as simple as possible so all a reader needs to do is scroll down and keep reading my blog posts.
(I am sorry I am not much of a designer person ..)
4::Do you have any relation to Pakistan?
– Yes, I am a Pakistani by passport….hehehe…I was actually born in UAE and have lived there for 18 years. Currently I am living and studying in Karachi. Even though my homeland is Pakistan, I always say that UAE was where I felt home because I always felt accepted there no matter how I dressed up or what my lifestyle was.
5::Discus about your photography skills?
– I once enjoyed photography to the extent that I had taken part in quite a few photography competitions. Now I mostly like to photograph books, food and places. I am mostly concerned with living in the moment rather than capturing the moment so my goal when photographing is to take the best possible shot with the best angle in as few clicks as possible.
– Reading novels, self-help books, non-fiction, magazine, basically reading is generally what I love doing. Travelling whenever I get the opportunity, trying out new dishes specially those which consist of pasta and cheese, making sweet dishes, drinks for my family. Drinking coffee in a quiet coffee shop. Inspire people through my articles and spending time with my nieces and nephews. I also like to watch videos on YouTube and have a lot of favourite Vloggers and YouTube channels, Superwoman, Zaid Ali T, Corner Shop Show, Mohammad Zeyara, Renata Pereira, Simple Nadia Ali and yes the list goes on!!!
7::your favourite cuisine
– Now that’s difficult to answer because I have too many favorites in food and that too from different cuisines. But Italian is one I could live my whole life with!
8::How much time do you spare for your blogging
– Twice a week is a minimum. It increases during my vacations as I get more time to promote my blog on my social network accounts.
9::what aspect of blogging do you like most
– That feeling of self achievement and when people write to me to tell me about a particular blog post that helped them with some situation. Blogging is one big way of getting my mind off things that are troubling me. I publish a new blog post every Monday and Friday and so my Mondays are no more blue and my Fridays have turned more exciting because apart from the weekend I am also excited about publishing my new blog post and seeing my readers respond to it.
– So when nothing is going right, it is usually blogging that helps me to stay focused. It is like that one platform in my life where I can freely express myself without having to fear anyone.
10::which aspect of blogging do you feel bad
– Self promotion because sometimes results aren’t very quick and it can be very de-motivating.
– Also, I’d really like to give a message to all those readers who frequently read blogs. Please take some time out to also comment on their blog post and share with your friends. If you will simply read and leave the blog it only makes us think that maybe the reader never enjoyed our article. We can see the stats rising but with no feedback it feels like our blogging has no direction. We put in our souls in those writing. Each time we write we give our reader a part of us so we will really appreciate to get your feedback.
11::Do you think of blogging as a hobby or a career
– Blogging began as a hobby for me but I might take it into becoming my career along with being a Psychologist. I am also thinking to start a blog which will talk about the psychological issues that the people, specially children face in our society. But this one is still just an idea because I don’t know if I’d be able to handle it along with two other blogs.
12::what was Your family response when you start your blog
– My parents couldn’t give any response because they don’t even surf the internet so they had no idea what I also talking about. But they let me do it anyways because they knew it meant a lot to me. My sister n law has been quite supportive and she regularly reads my blog posts and comments on them from time to time.
13:::Your favourite posts from your blog?
These are my favourite posts.