Every other favorite among Pakistani Expat Influencers, we’ve Shehzeen Rehman.
Shehzeen is a way of life blogger, lately based totally out of Australia. She was once born and raised in Lahore, moved for some time to Karachi, then Dubai and now right here in Sydney, the place she lives together with her husband of nine years. Shehzeen loves homecooked foods, loves maintaining and caring for her crops and in reality benefit from the elementary, on a regular basis issues in lifestyles like doing the groceries, going for a stroll. And we quote “I price positive rituals very a lot, like waking up early, watering the crops, day-to-day prayers, stuff like that. And I deeply accept as true with within the truth, that there aren’t many stuff a just right cup of chai can’t repair :)”
SS: What’s your weblog about? And what made you make a decision that that is what you sought after to do?
SR: My weblog is basically about way of life, extra in particular my way of life 🙂 I write about issues that experience helped me in having a extra conscious, sort and down to earth lifestyle. And as I write about such stuff, I’m hoping to search out individuals who resonate with the similar 🙂 I didn’t in reality design it to be this manner, it simply organically evolved into what it’s. I feel I’ve at all times led my content material with my center, and whilst I do make a dwelling out of my weblog so that is my ‘administrative center’ so that you could say, I nonetheless stay it very private and with reference to me. I by no means determined that that is what I need to do, and I’m no longer positive if I’ll stay doing it eternally – what I know is that I need to are living a lifetime of goal, and so no matter is helping me do this 🙂 At the moment, it’s my weblog.
SS: How did you make a decision to weblog about (your area of interest) or shift against it?
SR: I’ll be fair, I didn’t get started posting to switch someone’s lifestyles or to encourage someone to be a definite method. It was once by no means my aspiration. I selected to put up about more effective issues that made my lifestyles higher as a result of I in reality revel in protected, respectful conversations. I really like sharing my very own critiques, I deeply admire being attentive to folks. And so my content material has basically been about placing a concept in the market on the earth. I don’t need to let folks suppose that *I* can encourage someone to be a definite method. Whoever we’re and what our best possible is, all of it rests inside of us. I in reality imagine that. Other folks – like a blogger, or a pal, stranger, someone – can lend a hand be a medium in getting us to search out our actual self or value, however what we do with this is all in us. I at all times sought after wholesome discussions, compassionate habits, appreciation of easy lifestyles issues, to be a made from my weblog and that’s about it.
SS: How do hate feedback impact you?
SR: Just about the similar method as a remark this is all love 🙂 They don’t ‘impact’ me as a result of I’ve labored arduous (in lifestyles, no longer simply Instagram) to dissociate myself from the validation of someone else. What anyone else thinks of me – whether or not that’s very extremely or very poorly – has no referring to how I believe about ‘me’. I don’t let my head get too large when anyone compliments me, and I don’t query my value if anyone does differently. After all, I believe so much, a LOT of admire and gratitude when anyone says one thing nice about me (and my following is INCREDIBLE, I will not even provide an explanation for what I am getting every day), it’s a in reality a present of God, however that admire and gratitude is what comes out of me. What is going in me, it’s neither reward or hate – I don’t let over the top reward beef up my sense of self or have it decreased as a result of anyone’s dislike. I’m fairly fortunate although that I slightly ever get any impolite feedback without delay (I’m positive they exist in non-public conversations) however no matter would possibly come, it’s no longer coming from me – I handiest worry myself with what I’m placing out into the arena and that’s it 🙂
SS: Percentage one favourite put up of yours that in fact helped make a favorable distinction among your fans?
SR: Is it humorous that I don’t in reality know the solution to that? 🙂 I’m no longer positive, I simply benefit from the love on each and every put up such a lot, I assume I don’t have the correct resolution for it? I’ll proportion a couple of that I did extra not too long ago, which I feel folks liked. The only I did a couple of easy Eid we had at house, one who my husband did about being a just right spouse to me, and a video that I did in Pakistan Signal Language (to create consciousness concerning the Deaf group) that nobody had finished sooner than (I’m very happy with that complete video as a result of all of the thought, writeup, the entirety, was once mine :)).
Eid at house: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBS06ODgY0j/
Visitor Put up by way of Nabeel: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5KYz-nHmEj/
Signal Language: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5KYz-nHmEj/
SS: What’s the worst and best possible remark you’ve ever gotten about your paintings?
SR: I do know this will likely sound like I’m being pretentious, however anytime I pay attention anything else just right about me, my first response is to suppose how beneficiant this particular person must be to make the effort, and to find the distance of their center, to inform me one thing just right about me. I do know the arena feels so tough every now and then however there are those repeated reminders on a regular basis that generosity, goodness exists in commonplace folks in every single place. It’s so inspirational to listen to or watch anyone being just right to anyone else (on this case, to me). That’s all I truthfully take note from my ‘best possible feedback’. Sorry, don’t imply to sound too synthetic, however in reality that is how I believe 🙂
And as for the worst remark….bhula diya 🙂
SS: Who’re your five favorite bloggers/influencers in Pakistan
SR: I assume the ones with better followings the general public know. So I need to point out some with slightly smaller followings, who’re very good with their content material and are my absolute favorites.
- Marya from @no.fomo – Impartial lady, filmmaker, the sort of uncooked creator. Has stunning taste to move with it.
- Beena from @pursuitofishq – Wonderful writing and such profound ideas. Additionally, has such just right taste.
- Marrium from @usernameconfidential_ – Authentic, sturdy, unbiased. Love her vibe.
- Fizza from @thementalfootprint – Easy, on a regular basis issues with very clever and considerate posts.
- Sidra from @therajalife – My best possible pal and favourite human, who may be an artist, the sort of sturdy girl, level-headed, very good listener, REAL, and anyone whose complete cloth cabinet I need to thieve.
SS: What do you suppose is the adaptation between a blogger and an influencer?
SR: I assume I at all times say this 🙂 A blogger is anyone who creates content material on-line. An influencer is anyone who has the possible to create a distinction in concept or make bigger it – which may also be someone within the on-line or offline area. You, me, someone. In our conversations with pals, in discussions with our colleagues, in issues we proportion on Whatsapp – being an influencer may also be exercised by way of someone and everybody, it’s no longer restricted to any platform.
SS: What are the demanding situations you face as an expat influencer catering to the Pakistani influencers VS Pakistani Influencers in Pakistan?
SR: Not anything in reality, I assume. I’m growing what I revel in or what I believe strongly about, and I’m thankful for my task ♥
SS: What are your perspectives at the “blogger tradition” and one recommendation you’d like to provide to the entire new bloggers?
I feel it’s nice that during a rustic with eternally restricted alternatives for ladies, such a lot of have discovered a platform and group to expand a supply of source of revenue for themselves or a voice for his or her critiques. Additionally, it’s been a large leap forward in relation to giving legitimacy to such a lot of inventive jobs, particularly in our South Asian tradition, the place handiest positive jobs have historically been termed aspirational. Now we see folks dwelling complete lives thru such assets of self-employment, it permits folks to specific themselves and even have area to do issues part-time that they couldn’t do normally. There are just right issues and dangerous issues about the entirety and I assume it depends upon what you’re on the lookout for 🙂
For brand spanking new bloggers, simply determine why you need to be within the on-line area and what’s distinctive about you. It’s possible you’ll need to reapply anyone else’s components however the wonderful thing about outdated and new in any area, is that you’ll be able to be informed each tactics. In finding your distinctiveness, admire those that have come sooner than you, keep fair, keep true to your self. You don’t must be pals with everybody to make it, accept as true with your paintings.
Thanks such a lot for having me Siddy Says! You might be probably the most pioneers of the running a blog area, and feature developed and lasted thru a lot of these years. Kudos to all your staff, and to many extra years of co-existing in this area with you 🙂
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