The Impostor Syndrome

Having heard about the impostor syndrome, I have started to observe that it is quite common - especially amongst women. Whether it is starting off something new or even in between that something we believe in or have worked hard for, we feel that we are just faking it and probably are not worthy enough. … Continue reading The Impostor Syndrome

Baked thoughts (right out of my head): Not happy or Sad?

My mind has been thinking and thinking a lot. I know at times I just overthink - make a big mess out of little things- but, if I take that in as a positive light and not overthink about overthinking itself and just entertain my thoughts, I do get to places. However, sometimes, because I … Continue reading Baked thoughts (right out of my head): Not happy or Sad?

Confession: I’m not a ‘Good Blogger’

On my time off of blogging due to personal and social life, I realised I wasn't giving enough of my time to blogging - even when I thought I was doing well in the past 2 months. It made me think whether I even wanted to blog at all? Was I serious about this? Sure … Continue reading Confession: I’m not a ‘Good Blogger’

Hajj and Eid Mubarak!

Today marks the joyous occasion of Hajj and I would like to congratulate Muslims and Non Muslims all over the world. At the same time, I would like to wish you all a Happy Eid filled with peace and celebrations. The Hajj in layman terms is an occasion that brings Muslims all over the world … Continue reading Hajj and Eid Mubarak!

Getting back my motivation

In the past week, I have tried to write a blog post and came up with nothing. I believe I was, kind of still am, having another episode of demotivation. It was always this blank page in front of me and I just couldn't get myself to write anything. I could make myself sit down … Continue reading Getting back my motivation

Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been nominated by the lovely artist Rachael Hope for a Sunshine Blogger Award! She has been a really supportive blogger friend and I could have not been more luckier! Do give her amazing blog a visit with great tips on SEO, content management and social media. Heard of Linktree? I was introduced to it … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

August Goals

I have decided to set mini blogging goals for the month of August. I am 4 days late, but it's all about getting there - slowly, but surely. Goal 1: To increase traffic on the site to more than 1,000 views (per week for starters) by posting twice a week and promoting the same on … Continue reading August Goals

How to get on with writing content: The thought process

When I am in the bus, travelling the same old one hour route to work early in the morning, I just want to drop off everything and just write. The thing is, which is scientifically proven as well, morning is the best time our brains work. After a few hours of sleep, all our brain … Continue reading How to get on with writing content: The thought process

The Migration to self hosted site

I have officially moved from the sub-domain (www.quwrites.wordpress.com) to a primary self hosted site (www.quwrites.com). To be honest, I had no idea about such a migration – in fact, I was just about to buy a plan on WordPress.com while simultaneously reading tweets on another opened tab, when all of a sudden, I landed on … Continue reading The Migration to self hosted site

What blogging means to me

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-9121242994909803", enable_page_level_ads: true }); When it all started I remember I started this "cool thing" (blogging) almost every pre-millennial was doing. I'll let you in on one thing. I never focused on the dream of becoming a writer because I never saw myself as a good writer. I was … Continue reading What blogging means to me

Time isn’t money; you can earn money back, but not time

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-9121242994909803", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Today I had an interesting conversation with my colleague. He argued despite how the value of money and time are similar, the essence is not the same. He said: "You can earn back money even if you go bankrupt as a human, but you can … Continue reading Time isn’t money; you can earn money back, but not time

When it comes to writing

After a bit of filtering, I have about 5 draft posts in my drafts section. Some a year old, others recent. When it comes to writing, my mind is as blank as the page in front of me. However, my thought train does not have a station that it stops at. I rarely get to … Continue reading When it comes to writing

Vogue’s 73 Question (the correct set)

So I answered these questions following @LizBrannan by nominating myself. It sounded fun and I love answering random questions. Actually, to make it easier I googled these questions, only to end up answering the wrong set (and had them posted anyways). Then I went back to the original post and answered them below. Again, fun … Continue reading Vogue’s 73 Question (the correct set)

Vogue’s 73 Question (Wrong set)

I recently saw a post by @lizbrannan on Vogue's 73 questions and nominated myself for those. When I finally decided to answer them, I thought googling for the questions would make my search easier. I was excited and answered everything - then something clicked. I wasn't answering the right ones! Anyways, I answered the googled … Continue reading Vogue’s 73 Question (Wrong set)

The fine line between stupidity and bravery

When it comes to taking a risk, challenging ourselves with something different, I have experienced being constantly reminded by the "newness" of it all, the fear of the unknown, how it will turn out, how much worth that something is (before even trying it out or they themselves try it) Bravery and stupidity are just … Continue reading The fine line between stupidity and bravery