Interview with Blogger Saba HussainBy The Pakistani Spectator • Aug 7th, 2009 • Category: Interviews • 3 Comments
My name is Saba Hussain. A 24 year old English graduate from England. I own one blog: ‘My Pakistani Ancestry’. I have a Facebook group of the same name. My interests include reading books, genealogy, surfing the internet and humour.
I recently started blogging after seeing many blogs from various people on the internet. My hobby of genealogy is something I’m trying to promote to native Pakistanis and those living abroad. I’d already tried making a website but that didn’t go too well and I wasnt able to interact with the audience. Blogging seemed to be the best option as it was less rigid and I could invite people to comment and share information.
Well I’ve yet to come across a blog about genealogy that is written by a Pakistani so that might answer your question.
Hmmm..I wouldn’t class it as success but its something that I think is a good characteristic and that is to be friendly.
I think the happiest moment in a person’s life is when you know that someone loves you. Gloomiest moment in life is yet to come I feel.
I’m not sure.
Pride and Prejudice because it has everything a girl wants.
I like a lot of food so I cant decide and for clothing I’d have to say I like jeans. As for sport, being a Pakistani obviously I’d have to say cricket but its also true.
I haven’t a clue.
I notice their smile.
I’m gonna have to choose English blogs. It just that its more easier and accessible to read English blogs especially with more and more people speaking the language. It does seem a shame about the decline of Urdu tho.
Blogging can pay through advertising schemes run by Google.
I think thats a problem for bloggers in general but yes, Pakistanis are more inclined to talk about issues relating to them.
Its in its early stages and we need to do more to publicize it through good writing and interesting topics with new ideas that intrigue the audience.
As I mentioned before I’m pretty new to blogging and even more so to Pakistani blogs so I wouldnt really know of many. However, I have come across Five Rupees which seems really interesting and upbeat.
Not yet but I hope to.
Blogging is part of a wider media social sphere that Pakistanis need to grab hold of in order to reach out their ideas to the world. I feel it needs to carry on with more youth embracing the blogging network.
It hasn’t had a major impact on my personal life simply because I don’t spend long periods of time blogging but I feel in the future I could develop a better writing style.
I intend to carry on with what I’m doing and hope to do something for Pakistan. Not sure what yet..
I just want to say genealogy is something that not many from our community know about or care about but it’s worth doing and it means something. Family history is precious and preserving it for future generations is necessary. So, make family trees, ask your parents and grandparents about their stories and make connections with your relatives, research your history that made you who you are today.