Blogger Interview With Najmu

Blogger Interview With Najmu

I want to thank Najmu for being part of this interview and don’t forget to check out their wonderful blog by clicking the link below

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and your blog.

Hey, yes I am Najmu Sakib Malik and I am from Kashmir. I am a businessman by profession and blogger by nature. I mean something which can’t get out of me like blood and breath. My blog People of mystery is now two years old.

2. When did you create your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

As already mentioned above I started my blog two years ago. And I try to write whatever I feel and I write about emotions and empathy. I loved to write from a very young age and in those days computers were luxury but I used to write a diary. So it’s a long journey like a childhood affair. heh.

3. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

I think the best thing about blogging is that you communicate what you feel, observe and perceive in your writings. Your love and hatred, your sadness and happiness, your life and journey through it, everything you want to say can be put in words.

4. What is one thing you dislike about blogging?

To  be excessively detailing in writing a piece. I mean one should be clear to put forward what you want to say in a short time.

5. What are your plans for your blog this year?

From past two years due to covid we are mentally disturbed and I think it’s better to calibrate ourselves and it should be first priority because health should come first. And there is always a scope for improvement and I would focus on that too.

6. How has your blog evolved since you first started blogging?

You know it’s better to dive in waters than to assess how deep it is. So that’s how you know where you stand when you dig in. It’s totally amazing to see how people use their talents and on top of everything you learn a lot and the best part people are happily willing to counsel you.

7. What is your favourite topic to blog about?

I love to write about people and what they feel, about my emotions and people’s sufferings. I just close my eyes and travel in my dreamy world to pick ideas to write about. Nothing specific but topics I write about are worth writing.

8. What do you love about writing?

My answer is everything. You write to get your ideas to others, to communicate, to vent your emotions, to express yourself, and what not ? I think blogging is the best relaxing time.

9. What is your favourite food?

Yes, it’s Kashmiri cuisine “wazwan”, all packed up with meat .

10. If you won a million dollars how would you spend it?

Just to help people.

11. What is your favourite hobby?

Blogging and reading books .

12. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

I just want to say that do go through my blog, it won’t be the best piece but I have tried to write originally what I feel. The novel ideas just pop in my mind and I try to pen down. I’m a day dreamer always.

Lastly I would like to thank you Pooja to interviewing.

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Blogger Interview With Yusuf

Blogger Interview With Yusuf
I want to thank Yusuf for being part of this interview today and if you haven’t checked out his blog already I would definitely recommend doing so by clicking the link below because I’m sure you will find it interesting.
1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

First and foremost, thank you for allowing me to participate in your series. Well, my name is Yusuf but I go by my pen name TheRhymeRula for my published work. I’m a blogger, podcaster, poet, and short-story writer. I’ve been fortunate enough to have my work featured on SpillWords. Onto the purpose of my blog. Real Free – Flowing Words is my platform to share my unfiltered thoughts on anything as the headline says once you go on my site and it comes in two formats, blog entries, and poems. To add levity I include wisdom quotes, film reviews (which I want to get back to doing one day), and photography.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

I started this blog in the Summer of 2017 and I wanted to have a home for all the writing I was doing and completed throughout my years in college. Additionally, I wanted to connect, collaborate (which I’m glad I’ve done), share, and know I have a place to bestow my work to fellow writers who will appreciate my work and I create rapport with. This will thus lead to them being returning visitors and we can encourage each other with every publication.

3. Some of the topics you discuss on your posts are darker- is it more difficult to write those or is it better to get them out there rather than bottling things up?

Not really, the darker topics will cause me to be more meticulous on how I want to structure and get the message across so the reader can comprehend and understand that I’m passionate about the topic I’m writing about at that moment. Furthermore, even if my stance on the topic differs from theirs, I always respect and acknowledge their perspective. So, is it difficult? I’ll rephrase my answer and say no because I believe even though the topics may be dark, I believe they should be addressed and not disregarded no matter how uncomfortable it might make you feel. That statement might seem harsh but with the “Cancel culture” and Political Correct “warriors” rampant nowadays, unfiltered and explicit content is always subject to scrutiny even if my opinions have facts to back them up.

4. Where do you draw inspiration for your posts from?

It’s an amalgamation of things. I can get inspiration from my past, current events, something I’ve read like a quote or a book, Black History, something I’ve learned and want to share that’s going to benefit my readers, and sometimes I get inspired by something I’ve watched.

5. What are some of your long term goals for blogging? 

My long-term goal in blogging is to continue growing this site and brand that is now going beyond the site. I would like to increase my viewers/visitors and engagement that would translate to followers and a retainment of those followers with consistent content publication.

6. What inspires you to write about topics that others may shy away from?

I don’t like censorship and I enjoy this platform for being lenient compared to other platforms where they can stagnate your content and subjugate it to shadow banning or worse account termination. What inspires me to write about topics other writers might shy away from is my hopes to create a conversation no matter how light or heavy the subject matter is, and that will in hopes attract more viewers. Who knows what I write might inspire them to start writing hard-hitting content.

7. What is your favourite food?

That’s a tough question. I don’t want to exclude something or include something I don’t eat often. As of lately I’ve been cooking my meals and have incorporated a lot of vegetables and fruits in my pasta and rice dishes which have been delicious. If I want something quick I’d make a turkey club or chicken salad sandwich, or go to a pizzeria and get some wings or a chicken sandwich with everything except raw onions (I like them sauteed), ketchup (ew), or mustard. My preferences change depending on my mood. So to be honest I don’t have a favorite food.

8. What was your favourite cartoon as a child?

There are too many for me to name to narrow it down, I can name any from Nickelodeon classics cartoons, Marvel, to Disney, but if I were to choose one that I loved watching as a child it would be Arthur. I loved watching all the cable network cartoon shows but once my parents cut our cable in 2000, I gravitated to that series and other programs on PBS. As I grew older and got cable back I started watching adult-oriented cartoons i.e. The Simpsons (Which my mother disapproved of me watching but I still did 😉 , South Park, Family Guy, and many more.

9. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

The superpower I’d like to have would be regeneration like Wolverine from the X – Men because for one I can heal instantly and will be impervious to diseases. Going through the healing process for any injury minor or major is painful and nerve-wracking so I would want to prevent that at all cost.

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

I welcome you to visit my site and explore the variety of content I post every week. If you enjoy viewing it, other than liking it, leave a comment if you found anything I said insightful to you (don’t worry I take positive and negative comments in stride). In addition, I have two podcasts, a history one titled Black History 365: The Throw Down and a podcast that is an audio version of my blog content here titled Real Free – Flowing Words. You can find them both on Spotify or any platform you get your podcasts on. With that said, once again thank you Pooja G (Lifesfinewhine) for having me on your series. Peace and keep it real.


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Interview With Poorwa

Interview With Poorwa
I want to thank Poorwa for being a part of this interview- she is such a wonderful blogger and a lovely person. I have really appreciated her support on this blog and enjoyed her posts. Do take a minute to check out her blog which as always be linked below.
1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
Hii! Thanks for having me! My name is Poorwa. I’m a 15 years old girl, studying in my final year of school, from India. I’m a huge music lover and I listen to music and also sing along all the time. Other than music, I love to draw, play video games, and many more things. I always love to learn new things. Poorwa’s blog is mainly a lifestyle blog. I write about my daily life, things I like and dislike, also on the topics I find relative and attract me. I love to write about music the most, I do song reviews on my blog and I like that very much, my favorite genres are K-pop and Pop. I also love Photography, so I sometimes share glances of my garden in my posts. My blog is open for collaborations, guest posts, and interviews too, so these days I’m working on some fun projects with my blogging friends.
2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
I had blogging as a chapter in school, and it was interesting. I made my blog on my birthday in December 2019 but I didn’t post anything because my board exams of 10th grade were close. Then suddenly in March 2020, the pandemic and lockdown all came in between, I decided to give it a try. I even gave up posting a few times but I’m glad that I tried again and now I don’t have any plans to stop blogging any sooner, I’m in love with it. To know the complete story behind my blog, read this post: “My Blogging Journey: Why I Started Poorwa’s blog
3. You write about a number of topics on your blog- do you have a favorite topic to write about?
As I said- I love writing about music the most! I believe that music has no language barrier and I never hesitate to listen to new artists. I mostly listen to K-pop and Western Pop, and also the songs in Hindi, Spanish, Japanese, and whatever I like. I do album reviews, EP reviews, and song reviews on my blog and also give song recommendations to my readers. The reason why I like writing about music the most because my readers support me a lot. They are also big music lovers like me so it doesn’t take too much time for me to write a long post talking about my music taste and about my favorite artists. Click here to find my music-related posts!
4. What inspires you to continue blogging?
My readers and the feedback I get! I had never tried writing before I started blogging, but after I find it interesting and started to blog continuously, I realized it is something I needed for a long time. Our daily lives are just too tiring and the blogosphere is like a place that saves me from my real life in a good way. I have made so many friends here and it really feels like they are my real-life friends, there are some things that I hesitate to share with my family or friends but I feel comfortable with the people here. This feeling is all that inspires me to continue blogging.
5. What are some of your long term goals for blogging? 
I recently surpassed 500 WP followers on my blog, so my next goal is to reach the milestone of 1000+ followers. I know it won’t be too easy but I believe that I can do it!
6. Is there something about blogging that you dislike or don’t particularly enjoy?
I don’t like promoting my posts on social media, especially on Instagram. Promoting my blog on social media is much harder for me than writing and publishing a post and I really don’t enjoy it. Other than that, I hate plagiarism. I have even experienced it once when someone copied my whole post from word to word and it was so damn frustrating and annoying. Thankfully, I made him delete the post he copied but I really hate it when someone copies other’s hard work.
7. What is your favorite food?
I love food but I don’t like to eat. I’m very choosy when it comes to food. But maybe my favorite is Indian food. You know the combination of rice, dal, vegetables and all, I love it the most. Then I love spicy food like chicken and also sweets and deserts a lot!
8. What was your favorite cartoon as a child?
My favorite was Ben 10. It’s not that I don’t like it now but I love Pokemon, and other Disney shows more.
9. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
To control the time! Time is something really important in every case and I really wish that I could control it.
10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.
Thanks so much Pooja for having me. I really love your blog a lot! And dear readers, if you liked my answers, please don’t forget to visit my blog. I’d love to be friends with you!

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Blogger Interview With Ominiran

Blogger Interview With Ominiran
I have been a fan of Ominiran’s blog for a while now and I was super excited when she emailed me because I thought it would be so awesome to interview her and of course it totally was! I really hope you guys take a minute to check out her blog because I’m sure you’ll love it.
1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
 My name is Ominiran Oluwabukolami. I am a Nigerian. I currently am an apprentice in Fashion designing.  My blog is a lifestyle blog. It’s a blog that doesn’t have a limit to what is being talked about. I take my audiences on a roller coaster of posts that are very informative but fun too.
2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
I started my blog last year August. I actually started blogging because I wanted a space where I could share my thoughts with people other than the people around me physically. I wanted to share my thoughts and views and also have to hear what other people thought of it.
3. You write about a number of topics on your blog- do you have a favourite topic to write about?
Hmm…. I would love to do a series on the best things in Nigeria. I feel like most people have the wrong perspective on Nigeria as a country. Not their fault though but then I would also love to share the sweet things about being a Nigeria and living in Nigeria.
4. What advice would you give someone who is thinking about becoming a blogger or that just started blogging?
Being a blogger is another life on its own so if you want to be a blogger, you must sure it is a passion. You should have a zeal for it. When I started my blog, I was excited but after a while, I got tired because I wasn’t having so much engagement. The passion I had for it was what helped me later get back to it. It’s not easy especially with all the techy stuffs you have to work with. So you must be ready to research, love what you do and be consistent.
5. What are some of your long term goals for blogging? 
One of my long term goals is having 5k followers… Consistent ones. Possibly earning from blogging and making friends from this space.
6. How do you balance blogging and everything else going on in your life?
Just today, I was thinking of the fact that I did not made a post on Thursday which is the set day for new blog post. This happened because I haven’t had the time to sort out the new blog post. Balancing everything else with blogging is not easy. But time management helps a great deal.
7. What is your favourite food?
My favorite food is Garri… It’s like a cereal… it’s made from cassava and in Nigeria, It’s like the food associated with people who have nothing to eat. But I love it so much because it easy to make and it’s cheap. It can also be taken with milk, sugar, groundnut, fish and chilled water. Just the thought of it is making me crave for it. I also love spaghetti and sauce.
8. What is your favourite childhood memory?
I grew up with my Uncle.My cousins, my sister and I had so much fun memories together. Especially during our summer holidays. I remember the times we became really crazy with Korean movies. We bought so many without my Uncle’s knowledge and I remember trekking a long distance just to buy it. I also remember nights that we pretended to be asleep just to have watch the movies in the midnight on the laptop. And yes, we were caught once.
9. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
I would love to be invincible. The thoughts of what I could do with that superpower 😂

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Blogger Interview With Michelle

Blogger Interview With Michelle
So excited to share this interview with you guys- Michelle is a wonderful blogger so please do take some time to go check out her blog
1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
My name is Michelle Waweru, I’m a Kenyan student, 19 years old turning 20 this year(yaaay to me not being a teen anymore😂) My blog is mostly about mental health awareness, my journey in mental health, a couple of rants on various topics that make me tick and a book series. As you can tell I’m random.
2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
What inspired me to start this blog? Well around mid February last year I had a thought to start a blog.At first I thought of it as a diary, so it was private for a while with a bunch of random monologues….then later I felt a need to just talk about my mental health journey and a couple of other rants to anyone who cared! This year I also started a book series as well and it’s been going great.
3. What are some of your favourite posts to write so far?
My favourite posts are mostly about my mental health journey. To be honest it felt really relieving talking about something that has been surrounded by such stigma. Also I love my book series, it feels like I’m living my dream of being a story teller and let me tell you, it feels great.
4. You write about a number of topics- what inspires you to share these posts especially the more personal ones which can sometimes be difficult to share?
What inspires me mostly is the great feedback I get from people who read it. At first I never thought anyone would bother but I get positive comments from as far as China and India! Also I feel like something else that gets me going is how much my blog has improved my writing. Exhibit A: comparing my first post to my more recent post. It’s a great motivator for me.
5. What are some of your long term goals with blogging? 
My long term goals for blogging include getting more people to read my blogs. I mostly aim to spread mental health awareness and it would be great if it got to more people. I also would love to finish my book series someday and hopefully get it published!
6. In what ways has blogging changed your life?
Not to be dramatic but blogging has actually changed my life massively. Other than the amazing fact that I get to read most people’s stuff and satisfy my reading appetite, I have also met so many new people through this. I have also improved so much on not only my writing confidence but also in my general confidence. All in all I can confidently say that I have found my voice, and I intend to use it alright!
7. What is your favourite food?
My fav food…that’s a hard one. But I love my mum’s homecooked chicken, seriously…..wow.
8. What is your favourite childhood memory?
My favourite childhood memory is this one time when I went to see a big dam that was really close to where we lived back then. I remember how nauseous I got looking down at the water from the height I was at, but I somehow still remember it. Too bad the dam was recently closed off to the public plus me moved so….yeah.
9. What was your favourite cartoon growing up?
My favourite cartoon was Johnny Bravo. I mean it was Johnny Bravo, it was awesome, I still watch it on You Tube and ooooh mama.

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Blogger Interview With Sahana

Blogger Interview With Sahana

I have been a big fan of Sahana’s blog for a while now so I’m very excited to share this interview with you guys Please do take a minute to stop by her blog I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about. 

Thanks a million Pooja for this wonderful opportunity to get interviewed by you. This is truly one of the most memorable experiences of my blogging journey. Hello everyone, I am Sahana from https://thesupermode.wordpress.com. I am a Chartered Accountant by profession and work with an Indian private bank. My blog is a reflection of my thought process. I write about anything and everything that goes on my mind. I’m a little inclined towards motivational / inspirational posts and self help as that’s the genre of books that I enjoy the most as well.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?  

I started my blog back in 2016 as a stress relief measure as I was quiet drained due to my hectic job back then. Blogging helped clear out my thought process and was a foolproof way to calm myself. Reading amazing blog articles has always helped me in all aspects of my life and penning down my thoughts through my blog genuinely made me happy. However I wasn’t regular with my posts back then. The lockdown helped me focus my time on blogging and I decided to challenge myself by writing an article daily for 100 days in 2020. Now, I’m working on becoming more consistent and have an organised schedule for my blog posts.

3. Your posts deal with serious topics on occasion but still remain uplifting. How do you stay positive even when times get tough?

When it comes to staying sane and having a positive attitude, I am extremely inspired by my mother. She has gone through a lot of trauma and struggle for major part of her life yet is the most positive person I know. She has a never say die attitude for all problems in life. She always tells me that whenever she comes across a difficult situation in life, it challenges her to work hard and overcome it instead of being overwhelmed by it. Also I try to consume content that helps me develop a positive mindset. Afterall it’s all in our mind to make it or break it.

4. You write about a number of topics- what inspires you to share these posts especially the more personal ones which can sometimes be difficult to share?

When I read about other people’s struggles and difficulties, I realise that I’m not the only one who is facing it. It motivates me to deal with my issues in a better manner. I refrain from blaming myself or my circumstances for having a negative outlook in life. Writing about my stories has a twofold impact. I feel much lighter and better after sharing it as it feels like a huge load is off my back. Secondly, it might help others who are dealing with the demons of their mind and want some sort of support in the form of words or other people’s experiences. We never know whom we’d end up helping by sharing our stories.

5. How has blogging changed your life? 

It has completely transformed my life for the better. My 100 day writing challenge instilled a sense of confidence and accomplishment as I never thought I could complete it when I embarked on it. Writing each and every post on my blog invariably makes me happy and keeps me sane. It’s one of those things that is my go to when I need something to divert my mind and clear my thoughts.

6. On your blog you mention your struggles in life and going through some rough times. What advice would you give to someone who is going through a rough time or feeling stuck in life?

After dealing with some extremely difficult times, I’ve realised that nothing is permanent in life. Every cloud has a silver lining, the sun rises even after the darkest nights. 4 things that have helped me immensely to deal with depressed episodes in my life are journalling, exercising, practicing gratitude and meditating. Prioritise your mental health, fit in things in your daily schedule that make you happy, try and seek happiness in the simple things like eating ice cream or watching a movie. You are stronger than you think. You deserve all the happiness in this world.

7. What is your favourite food?

I used to have a massive sweet tooth earlier but ever since I switched to a healthy lifestyle, my food choices have changed. However, chocolate still holds the highest spot in my food favourites. It’s dark chocolate now compared to extremely sweet milk chocolate that I used to love earlier. But I can still ditch everything for a bowl of gulab jamuns!

8. What is one thing you really want to do once the pandemic ends?

I really wish to attend a BTS concert in South Korea. This has been the number one thing on my wish list for over 6 years now. However, back then I didn’t have enough money to plan such a trip. Now that can fund my trip, attending a concert seems like a distant dream due to the ongoing pandemic. I hope and pray that things turn to normal soon and everyone around the world is safe and healthy.

9. Would you rather be invisible or be able to read minds?

It took me a hell lot of time to build a tough exterior to other people’s opinions. It’s still a work in process so reading minds is a strict no no. I would rather be invisible and have the adventure of a lifetime!

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

Thanks a lot Pooja once again for this marvellous opportunity. I’m truly grateful and hope I did justice to your blog with my answers. Keep inspiring us with your amazing blog. I wish for your happiness and well being.
To the readers, stay consistent and focus on being disciplined than being motivated. Life is truly amazing and each one of us have an important role to play in this Universe. Let’s stay strong and happy.

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Interview With Candy

Interview With Candy

I am super excited to share this interview with you guys- Candy is absolutely wonderful and her blog is so cool I am sure you will love it so be sure to check it out and as always it will be linked at the end of the interview.

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Hi! My my name is Candy Keane and my blog is GeekMamas.com. It’s basically a geeky version of a “mom blog.” It’s a blend of personal stories, product reviews and geek culture/lifestyle.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

I started the Geek Mamas blog in 2015, after I had my son. Before that I had an anonymous blog about my infertility experience and eventual IVF. I started that blog because I was going through so much at the time that I needed to connect with other people who were going through the same thing. I chronicled the entire experience and grew to love blogging and the community involved in it. Writing and making those connections helped me through a very difficult time.

Once I had my son, I realized I still wanted to keep blogging. But honestly the last thing the infertility community wants to read about is someone complaining how hard motherhood is while they are fighting so hard just to get to that point. So I knew the best thing would be to start a totally new, public blog.

3. I love the name of your blog “geekmamas”- how did you come up with it?

Thank you! I’m a geek and a mom, and I actually wanted to call it “Geeky Mamas” but that name was already taken by a store in California. I eventually settled on “Geek Mamas” and made the name plural because I had big plans to involve other geeky moms and guest posts. Then for the first couple years of the blog, I really just used it as space to complain about how awful toddlers can be! Lol

In the past year I’ve finally started to bring more of the geek angle into it and make it more like my original vision.

4. What do you love about comic books and what are your favourites?

This is going to sound bad for my geek cred, but I actually don’t read comic books. I always loved the covers and then would be disappointed that the inside art didn’t match the cover. Sometimes even the outfits would look different. I love making costumes and cosplay, so I’m always attracted to the costume more than the story. I do have a comic book collection though, that I’ve bought just to recreate the costume on the cover.

5. How do you find the time to blog with everything else going on in your life?

Blogging is my therapy, so for me it’s a necessity to write. Sometimes I get up in the middle of the night just to get stuff out of my head so I can go back to sleep. Rather than lie there and go over and over stuff in my head, I can “head dump” it by writing. Not all of it ends up on the blog, but a majority of my best posts are written during a flurry of emotion where it just pours out of my head and onto the page.

I also like to get up really early, before my son and husband get up, and work on the blog while it’s nice and quiet.

6. What are some of your favourite things to geek out about?

I love super heroes! Wonder Woman, Avengers, Justice League…all of it. I’m also a huge Star Wars fan. So much so, that I’m on the cover of a Star Wars documentary called Jedi Junkies. (You can find it on Amazon) I also love Harry Potter and video games. And movies based on video games.

7. What is your favourite food?

I love sushi and Japanese food in general. Second to that is tacos.

8. What is the weirdest thing you believed in as a child?

I once tried to dig out all of the crumbs from the inside of a cookie, because I figured then I’d be able to walk around the house while eating it and not drop any crumbs. It did not go as planned.

9. What are some of your favourite hobbies other than blogging?

Making costumes and cosplay! I like to dress up as my favorite characters and attend Comic Con type conventions. You can see my costume work on my instagram @SewGeekMama

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

I published a children’s book about a little boy attending his first Comic Con, right as COVID shut all the conventions down! Talk about terrible timing. Our book release and all the promo plans were cancelled. I’m hoping to get a second chance this year as conventions are slowly coming back. The book is on Amazon: I’m Going to My First Comic Convention


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Blogger Interview With Maxwell McArthur

Blogger Interview With Maxwell McArthur

It was absolutely wonderful to have Maxwell McArthur on lifesfinewhine for this interview. His blog discusses mental health and as you guys know I think it’s extremely important to openly talk about mental health to help reduce the stigma around mental health and mental health illnesses. That’s why I was happy to have Maxwell on here to talk a little more about his blog and his experiences with schizophrenia. I really hope you guys take a minute to go over and check out his blog which will be linked below.

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Thank you so much for having me. I’ve enjoyed reading some of your blogger interviews and I’m excited to be a part of one.

My name is Maxwell MacArthur and I have schizophrenia. My blog explores mental illness and in particular schizophrenia. Outside of schizophrenia, I like to define myself around the things I enjoy which includes writing of all sorts, music, games, and art. I play the piano, guitar, and bass guitar. I enjoy all sorts of games from video games to board games to sports. I say all this because I fear that many people see folks with schizophrenia as a diagnosis when in fact we’re much more than that.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

I’ve loved writing since I was a child. I’ve been writing poetry and stories since at least fourth grade, probably earlier, but my oldest concrete memory of writing and enjoying writing comes from the fourth grade. I felt that blogging would be a good creative outlet where I could further explore my love of writing. In addition to this, I felt that I had a lot to share with the world having the lived experience of schizophrenia.

3. Your blog discusses mental health and in particular schizophrenia which is great because I definitely think we need to talk more openly about mental health. What made you decide to share your experiences with mental health?

I decided to share my experience with mental health in the hopes that I would be able to help others. I have an ongoing series that explores the various symptoms of schizophrenia. I share these because all too often folks with schizophrenia don’t realize they have an illness. This results from a symptom called anosognosia (https://schizophreniablogonline.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/the-negative-symptoms-of-schizophrenia-and-where-ive-been/) or lack of insight. I hope that by sharing the symptoms I can help folks either recognize the symptoms in themselves or their loved ones so that the person suffering the symptoms can get help as early as possible as getting help early is associated with a better prognosis. Another goal of my blog is to end the stigma against schizophrenia. I work toward this in several ways. First of all, I try to get personal with my blog in order to show people that I am more than just a diagnosis. I also have a new but ongoing series of posts where I explore different depictions of schizophrenia in the media. For example, I talked in one post about a children’s cartoon episode called Skidzo-Brainia (https://schizophreniablogonline.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/32/) with thinly veiled references to schizophrenia and tried my best to correct the negative stigmas that the show perpetuated.

4. What is some advice you would give to someone suffering from mental health problems?

I would offer the advice to seek help as soon as they can. There’s no shame in getting help for mental health struggles. Therapy and medication can work wonders for mental health problems by working in tandem, so I would offer the advice to seek out both. There’s a particular stigma around antipsychotic medication and I go into detail in an older post on my blog (https://schizophreniablogonline.wordpress.com/2020/07/04/do-antipsychotics-do-more-harm-than-good/), but I and many other folks with schizophrenia that I have talked to have found that the positives of the medications greatly outweigh the downsides. Of course there are side effects, but the vast majority of people, albeit with some trial and error, are able to find a medication that works for their symptoms with minimal side effects. In short: don’t be afraid to seek help for mental health issues.

5. Has blogging affected your mental health in any way- either positively or negatively?

It has definitely had a positive impact. Writing has always been therapeutic for me so having another outlet where I can write about my experience has been wonderful.

6. Why do you think it’s important for us to talk about mental health more openly and end the stigma?

There are a couple of reasons. First, stigma is what stops many people from getting help. If we can end the stigma that keeps people out of therapy and off of medication, then we can get those people into therapy and on medications that will improve their condition and quality of life.

Second, stigma has and can lead to violence. I don’t necessarily want to get into specifics or real cases here as I don’t want to trigger anyone’s symptoms in any way, but there have been cases of violence against folks with mental health concerns including but not limited to people with schizophrenia. If we can end the stigma, we can end these instances of violence.

7. What is your favourite food?

Sushi! And yes, even the raw stuff.

8. What is your favourite movie?

Interstellar by Christopher Nolan with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. Everything about that film is fantastic. Not many films can keep my attention for the whole thing, let alone one that’s nearly three hours long, but that movie is so good I can’t look away when I’m watching it. I’d give special props to things like the music, the acting, the special effects, the story line, but at the end of the day everything about that movie deserves extra props.

9. What are some of your favourite hobbies other than blogging?

I touched on this earlier, but I like writing, music, and games. I write poetry a lot as well as some short stories. I play a couple instruments and listen to music nearly all the time (listening to Chromatica by Lady Gaga as I write this). I also like any and all types of games.

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

I think you have the bases covered, so nothing more to add other than one last thank you for the opportunity to participate in this.


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Blogger Interview With Maya

Blogger Interview With Maya

Very happy and excited to have Maya on here today- I hope you guys enjoy this interview and check out her wonderful blog which will be linked below

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Hi everyone my name is Maya and I am a lifestyle and travel blogger from the blog Maya’s Life and Travels. I started blogging in December 2020. On my blog I mostly post lifestyle and travel blog posts about Dubai and the UAE but I also post tips and quotes.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

I started my blog in December 2020. I always had a passion for writing and I wanted to write regularly so that’s basically why I decided to start blogging.

3. Where do you draw inspiration for new posts from?

Mainly I draw inspiration from my life and other blogger’s posts.

5. What are some of your favourite topics to post about?

Some of my favorite topics to write about are the UAE, lifestyle and quotes.

7. What is your favourite food?

This is a super hard question because I love lots of food but if I had to choose a favorite, I would say Pad Thai.

8. Where would you love to travel to if you could go anywhere in the world?

If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to Egypt because since I was younger, I always wanted to go and see the pryamids of Giza.

9. What are some of your favourite hobbies other than blogging?

Other than blogging, one of my favorite hobbies would be martial arts because I do taekwondo. Some of my other favorite hobbies include photography, shopping, videos and calligraphy.


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Blogger Interview With Sapna

Blogger Interview With Sapna

I really hope you guys enjoy this interview with Sapna and I hope you take some time to check out her amazing blog which will be linked below!

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
Thank you so much for including me Pooja. My name is Sapna, I am a nutritionist turned food blogger. I have two adorable little girls and an amazing husband who I use as my guinea pigs for all of my recipes. Our family loves congregating around the kitchen- be it for after school snacks, everyday meals, or even a party to prep and host. I enjoy developing dishes that are family friendly, easy to make, include a variety of rainbows, and are packed with flavor. One of my favorite things in the world is a rainbow and that has given me appreciation for all colors. This reflects in my life as I eat in color, I live in color, and I try to show that in my food.
2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
As I became a mother myself, it was even more important that I share healthy recipes and a passion for a diversity of foods in my children. My blog reflects this and almost every recipe has a story behind it. It’s my way of inviting you to my kitchen table and having a conversation with you over a cup of chai (or coffee).
3. What are some of your long term blogging goals?
My oldest has asked me to publish my recipes for her so my first and foremost goal is to do this for her.
4. Your blog is about food which makes me love it instantly! What inspired you to start cooking?
My Mother and Grandmother. I grew up seeing my Mom and Grandmother whipping up multiple Indian dishes on a moment’s notice and never ever letting anyone leave our house hungry. I think I’ve inherited the passion, the love they have for feeding others and that is what inspired me to start exploring, experimenting, and creating my own recipes.
5. How do you find time to blog while being a parent?
I usually wake up around 3:30-4am and start working on the admin part of the blog until about 7am when I have to wake up the kids and put on the Mom hat. Lucky for me, during the day I am still able to work on the blog by creating and testing recipes in the kitchen. The best part is that my girls recognize my work and sometimes tell me to take pictures of their plates to put on my blog. I love their enthusiasm and support towards my work and the blog. Every morning, as I tell them to have a good day at school, they tell me to have a good day with my blog. I’m pretty lucky with my kiddos.
6. What are some tips you would give to people looking to start a food blog?
Make it about you and your love of food. Start the blog as a hobby without any expectations but to have fun (this is what I did – it takes off a lot of pressure). Don’t tailor your foods to other people’s tastes but instead, share your passion and favorite flavors with the world. Who knows, the world might just discover that is what was missing from their kitchen!
7. What is your favourite food?
Fruit – Mangos – Even my kids don’t get in the way of my mango love anymore!
Dessert – Tiramisu
Meal – A Cheese Board and my mom’s Pav Bhaji
Drink – Chai and Red Wine
8. Where would you love to travel to?
Italy and Ireland
9. Favourite movie?
Any of the Marvel movies – I’m a sucker for them
10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.
This was fun! Thank you! For all the readers out there, if you are looking for easy to make and fun recipes, come check out my blog and spend some time in my kitchen. I’ve got some great fusion recipes as well as the traditional without the hassle. Just let me grab my chai and I would love to talk about food!

Visit me at https://alilbitofspice.com/

I’m also on Instagram and Facebook!

https://www.instagram.com/bitofspice146/
https://www.facebook.com/alilbitofspice


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