Hi everyone, welcome or welcome back to Maya’s Life and Travels. I have some exciting news! I am starting a Blogger Interview Series on my blog. In today’s post, I had the lovely chance to interview Zainab from the blog Zainab Chats. If you would like to be interviewed for the blogger interview series please reach out to me via my blog’s contact page. Alright, let’s get started with this interview!
1.Hey Zainab, thank you so much for agreeing to be part of this blogger interview series. For anybody that doesn’t know you, why don’t you explain a bit about you and your blog?
Hello everyone, my name is Zainab! I’m a Teen Positivity Blogger and Aspiring Blogger from: Zainab Chats! My blog’s aim is to increase positivity in mainly teenagers but in anybody’s life and to spread love. It’s also to fuel my passion for journalism!
2. You interview lots of people on your blog. Do you have any tips for beginners that want to start interviewing people?
I do – and I find it’s a great practice of journalism! I did a whole post on this which I can link here. However, my main tip is to start small, as obviously not everyone will respond. Maybe start with some bloggers or small youtubers and then you could move onto actors, entrepreneurs, authors etc! Whoever you want!
3.When you created Zainab Chats, did you have any goals that you wanted to accomplish for it? And, did you achieve those goals?
Honestly, I think 100 followers was a pretty big goal which I’m so thankful and grateful to everyone for achieving. Right now, my 2021 goal is 500 followers which hopefully I can surpass my December. But my biggest goal for the future is 1000 followers (that would be incredible!)
4. What is one of your struggles that you face as a teen blogger?
I think that at the beginning it was balancing my blog with school, but I’ve managed to overcome that now, by scheduling my posts on the weekends so it doesn’t interfere with school. My current one is finding people to interview, but it’s definitely getting better and I have some great interviews coming soon!
5. In your blog you mentioned that you recently had some exams. Do you have any exam tips for anyone taking exams around the world right now?
Yep – they are over now which has been a huge weight off my shoulders! I’d say my biggest tip is to space out your revision effectively using a revision timetable so you can study multiple subjects well in one day (this is a method called The Pomodoro Method!) You can find more exam advice on my blog here!
6.You have been blogging for a long time now, what are some mistakes you made when you first started blogging and have you overcome them?
One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made (which I still do now) is not engaging with others! It’s not only detrimental to your own engagement, but also you’re missing out on reading so many amazing posts. I’m trying to work on this, but setting aside time each day definitely helps!
7. Thanks again for agreeing to take part in the blogger interview series, Zainab. Is there anything you want to add for the readers?
Just thank you to Maya for interviewing me, this was a lot of fun! I’d love it if you could check out my Blog and Instagram (@zainabchats). I’d love to chat with you. Bye!
Thank you so much Zainab for agreeing to this interview, please make sure to check out her blog and her Instagram. If you would like to be interviewed please reach out to me via my blogs contact page. Let me know your favourite part of the interview in the comments and what blogger you want me to interview next!