I connected with Kareem through Twitter recently and am SO excited to have him on board. I wanted you guys to get to know him better, so I`ve asked him some questions! 🙂
1. SO excited you`re here!!! Can you tell us a little bit about you?
I’m Kareem Shawqi, 24 years old. A young Dentist who have just graduated with a passion for writing and Fencing. I love traveling, rock music, books and fashion. I am a foodie who enjoys different types of food. Pastas and pizzas are my favorite. Soda drinks are my favorite beverages.
2. How old is your blog/business and how did it come to be?
My blog is 10 months old now since January 2019. It all started while I was reading some blog post giving ideas for 2019 year resolution. It gave me blogging as one new way to make money if I love writing.
Wait! I love writing since I was a kid and I have been writing secretly in my Beatles Notebook for 3 years already; so why not make this big and share what I have written already with people?
3. How do you find it is managing life AND entrepreneurship/writing? Any tips?
Honestly, it’s very difficult. Sometimes, I have to give up writing temporarily to focus on other things like studying German language which is something that will add to my dental career. Time management is always the key. Make everything scheduled and have it’s own precious time and you’ll find a few minutes to write something for a new post everyday.
4. Have you always enjoyed writing, or is it a newer hobby?
I’ve loved writing since I was a kid in grade 6. Although, English isn’t my mother tongue, I enjoy using it more than any other language.
I find myself expressive in English more than my own native language. I just made it regular in 2016 and started blogging in 2019.
5. What does the future look like for your blog/business
It looks like I can make it famous but I will find hard time making money out of it, since it’s all about personal experience. Also, using blogger as a host isn’t helping much. When I make my own money out of my career, I will consider moving to a better domain of my own.
6. Where does the name of your blog/business come from?
I was planning to name it (Thoughts) since it’s all about what’s on my mind, then again I thought I needed something creative. After looking up online, I found that one way to give a unique name is using a powerful meaningful word. I went through many terms till I reached (Exhilaration) which is my goal to achieve with readers. I want to give them this feeling when they read and follow something I wrote.
7. Can you give one piece of blogging/writing advice before you go?
Someone once told me that I might reach the point to quit writing. At this point I should remember why I write in order to continue even if it is for myself, so that’s exactly my advice to any blogger. Remember why you started and focus on your goals.
Thank you so much for being here Kareem, and please go follow his blog over here.