My name is Sabah and I’m a twenty-something year old from Birmingham, UK.
If you don’t know already, Womanish Affairs is my blog.
Describe yourself in three words.
Honest, supportive and friendly.
What’s the story behind your blog name?
Well, finding a unique name and something that would stand out from the rest was tough. I had so many ideas for a blog name. My reasons for choosing Womanish Affairs was because my blog is associated with the characteristics and an adventure of a woman; me! It was a play on words. Thank you, Thesaurus!
What inspired you to start blogging?
I have always loved to write but I never had the confidence to share my writing with everyone after one of my English teachers practically told me I was rubbish at writing. A little, kick up the bum from a few friends and family members done the trick, burst my bubble and pumped up some confidence in me to start a blog. It’s one of the best things I’ve done, I enjoying blogging so much. It really makes me happy, to finally do something I enjoy and that I’m proud to show off.
What motivates you?
My family and friends, for sure. Even you guys who read my posts! Honestly, all the feedback and positivity motivates me to continue writing for my blog. Sometimes I find myself experiencing a writer’s block. It’s the worst thing ever, staring at a blank page on the computer screen and my head all cloudy.
How do you deal with negativity?
I try to keep a distance from it, surround myself with positive people and get on with whatever it is I’m doing. Don’t get me wrong, I do feel a sense of negativity when I lose motivation or get writers block but there’s always a friend or family member who shines the light my way.
What’s your favourite post you’ve written?
I really enjoyed writing all my posts, if I didn’t I wouldn’t have posted them. However, if I had to choose one it has to be the Silver Wedding Anniversary. It was so fun getting my mum and dad involved.
What tips/advice would you give to a newbie blogger or someone who is thinking of starting a blog?
It’s important to remember why you want(ed) to blog, don’t be afraid because you are basically your own boss. You have the power to share what you like about yourself as well as expressing your thoughts, ideas and opinions through writing. You don’t have to be the perfect writer, anyone can do it! Don’t be put off by negativity, stamp on them and do you boo! The internet is a big wide world used by millions; there will always be someone out there who likes how you write, enjoys reading your posts, and who will be asking you to post more. Eventually, you will find that you have your own army of supporters. To be honest with you, it makes writing even more worthwhile.
Fun fact about yourself
Just as much as writing, I have a passion for art. I am, what you can call, a self-taught henna artist. Not a professional or no qualifications but I can do the job. Maybe one day I can share that side of my story with you.
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