Would you please tell us something about you and your site?
I am Khadija Kiran living in the capital of Pakistan. I am doing masters in EPM(education planning & management) I am a psychology graduate & I also did textile designing three years back. People around me are mostly in a habit of call me by saying “Creative Mind” and the reason is my creative nature..I am good in sharing my arts & crafts with others,so I start a blog two years back with this name Khadija’s Creative Mind.its running very well MashaAllah & have crossed up to half million page views in one year..during first year of blogging I was not so active & were not serious for writing regular but later when I got appreciation from my readers & then some supplies from some international craft brands then I thought to work seriously!
Blogging is just fun..Whenever I am happy I just write a random post & so many people respond..blogging is not just sharing random stuff,via blogging I have hundreds of friends from all over the world..even from very small countries & places 🙂 I feel so good at this..I have been featured at up to 60 websites & in a few e-magazines,its a smart feeling to become others favorite 🙂
Life is all about sharing & caring….share smartly & care wonderfully..you will definitely get awesome feedback,which will help you in spending a happy awesome life 🙂
My site is a mixture of so many arts & crafts things which are usually around us… I feel its different because I am not sharing any difficult or expensive crafts tutorials..my ideas are mostly easy & based on recycling/reuse..even kids can try 🙂 besides so many young readers,I also have kids & senior readers,Like a girl of 11 years old & an 89 years old lady from Texas.So you can imagine every age group is enjoying..not just a specific age group is following along 🙂
I think I am super punctual…I have scheduled my every hour nicely..I know what & when I have to do my studies/blogging/crafts etc…that’s why I got 92% marks in my 3rd semester.I don’t like wasting time..would u believe I am not a TV/movies fan..my friends sometimes don’t believe this but really I only see movies just by chance not specially wasting time for long lasting dramas and things like this.
I have tons of happiest moments in my life Alhamdulillah.. Which one to choose..hmm.well my most recent happy moment was my graduation convocation..it was filled with joys & pleasure,after two years of leaving college,meeting with friends and teachers was so pleasant 🙂
Many people are calling me abroad in international craft fairs & exhibitions but being a student I cant avail this opportunity..Although I want to visit…
Well if will be choosing any three,they would be..
Italy-its all about fashion & fun
Turkey-I love the place & people
Dubai-I love shopping & the beautiful buildings there!
I am not reading books these days because students are sometimes tired of reading textbooks..hehe But last book I read was Paulo Coelho’s Alchemist.I like the creative way
how he write books..I want to read his new book right after my exams 🙂 definitely !!
Blogging can be helpful if you want to earn,but here in PK I notice there are a very very few craft bloggers,and they r not regular in sharing their work,If someone want to earn,they must be regular in sharing posts & spreading. I also face a common problem about money transfer like PayPal account..which is not working here..I have shared many sponsor posts on my blog & so many sponsors refused just because of money transfer invalid way.Which is not good 🙁 so earning via blog is not much successful here.
PayPal must be activated here so outsiders can be able to work with us.
Blogging is a good way for spreading soft & nice image of your country! I feel so good when people write me & ask me about my Pakistan & I always feel proud that Yes I am a Pakistani 🙂 blogging is a better way to share your experiences & best things about your country,so
others will notice the other side of the picture via your blog 🙂 I have so many friends & followers from India..Israel & America…
In last august,I was having a series about celebrating Pakistan day.,in which I was sharing Pakistani culture,art & life style. There a post about Pakistani truck art was so popular & many people write me that its unique art for them they have never seen this beautiful art anywhere..
According to me.. Blogging is like a digital diary in which you can share your life and experiences in a proper way..as social media is increasing day by day..so I am sure its future will be more bright in Pakistan.
Blogging has changed my point of view about few things.. When I start blogging ,I was thinking people will not like my blog because I am from Pakistan but there is no problem like this,but once I was rejected by an American publishing company without any reason when i was going to
publish in their magazine & they refuse after knowing about my bio..well its a rough experience!
Blogging is increasing my confidence level and experience and with this I am preparing well for starting my online business.. Hopefully in future I will be selling my crafts..
I will be starting an online business soon & will be selling my crafts and handmade stuff.I am also thinking about writing an ebook of my tutorials..if someone can help me..you can contact me.
I wish Pakistani youngsters stop wasting their precious time on social networks websites with just chat & rough things..I feel so sad when I notice wrong things are coming from any Pakistani..well I will suggest everyone to work hard & well for the prosperity of Pakistan.yes We CAN do this…just think seriously.