Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Peace and blessings be upon you all
In a Facebook bloggers group that I’m a part of, a fellow blogger was experiencing writer’s block for quite a while so she asked a lot of bloggers in the group, including me, a series of questions about our blogging experience. Being considered an amazing and consistent writer by her or by anyone is truly an amazing feeling. She said that the questions may be weird but we wouldn’t believe how our answers could help people who are stuck and suffering in their mind that if you are writing you must have had this capability since your childhood or you must be perfectionist writer from the start, which she said and I agree that it isn’t true. Every writer experiences their own struggle in their journey to writing something that they believe will change lives or atleast one’s perception of it.
When I answered her questions, I thought, “Why not let my answers help people beyond this group?” Hence, I’d love to share my blogging experience here with you:
1. What initial problems you faced when you started writing?
The initial problems I faced was learning how blogging works, what should I be doing to make sure my writing is effective and reaching out to people. I blog anonymously so I didn’t know who to ask for help so I checked out various links, did trial and error until I got the hang of it. I’m still learning though.
2. What was the first time you saw writer in yourself ?
The first time I saw it was when I wrote a descriptive writing essay in tuition academy. My tuitor loved it so much that she read it to the entire class and highlighted everything she loved about it. That felt amazing and became my inspiration to start writing. You can check out my essay in my post.
3. What was the original stage you created something?
I’m not sure how what the question means. Original stage of writing? I used to write diaries a lot when I was 8 till I was 15. I made sure to write every detail of the important aspects of my life in it. I’d love to continue it but it’s very time consuming so blogging is a more feasible and exciting alternative.
4. Where were you published for the very first time?
I haven’t published a book yet (but I have ideas for one……….).
5. Have you faced criticism regarding your work which upset you and how you overcome?
I wrote a poem about the atrocities being conducted in Kashmir and an Indian reader criticised the situation as false and gave a bad review on my Facebook page on the basis of only this post. I wanted to reply to him but he had blocked me. The review is still there, I’m unable to remove it.
6. Having children around what time you chose for your drafting?
I’m 21. Not married, no children. But I’m a second year MBBS student so I choose either early in the morning or late at night or anywhere I have free time. But I make sure my draft is done and ready at that time.
7. What’s the key of your composing?
The key of my composing is to let my mind run freely through my words and just be honest and stay true to myself.
8. What drives you constant in writing?
What drives me is the excitement of an idea, opinion or experience in my head that I have to let out ASAP before the true emotions of it died out. Also as my blog is mostly around Islam, what drives me is the need to spread true Islam in a knowledgeable, encouraging, relatable and often fun way.
9. When you started writing, how much time you took for final draft?
I take a minimum 3 hours time. I try to keep my words concise and to the point so my work is not too long that people get bored yet I’ve said everything I needed to say
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I hope my journey in writing helps you in your journey. If you need any guidance, advice or simply someone to talk to, you can click on Contact and talk to me. I’ll definitely reply Inshallah. Any tips you’d like to give me? I’m all ears!
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