Welcome back to another instalment of my ever popular series Meet The Blogger. This week I’m interviewing Chaz from The British Asian Mum Life which whilst being a reasonably new blog is definitely one I’d recommend you have a read of. So, without further ado I’ll let the lady herself give you the low down on her fabulous site – enjoy!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your blog
I’m a Mum to two boys and I’ve worked in retail marketing most of my life being on the other side of dealing with bloggers on behalf of brands. Locally I haven’t come across someone like me who blogs about the contrast and fusions of being an Indian in Britain with a dash of humour thrown in too – cos you know sometimes you just got to voice what everyone is thinking! (and laugh about it!)
How long have you been blogging?
Not long at all. I finally published a few pieces a couple of months ago, a mixture of some serious personal things and some sarcastic banter.
What or who inspired you to create your blog?
My friends. In recent years it’s been pointed out that I was pretty funny as well as being blunt. So it started as a bit of fun but I’ve used the platforms to point out some real practices on my experience – some of which I have never talked about, which a lot of women like me relate to and others will find pretty shocking to be the norm.
What’s your favourite thing about running your blog?
Its the response I get when I post a blog and so many people relate it. They’re all thinking what I’m thinking but no one will say it. It just makes it easier to talk/write about.
How do you stay motivated?
I just write when something comes to me so I don’t post weekly as such or have a pre-list of topics to cover, I just write when something comes to mind.
What’s been the most challenging part of your blogging journey to date?
Opening up about some personal topics and how people around me are going to react.
Tell us about your favourite blog post
Definitely my first one about Indian Weddings. Which actually could relate to all weddings. We all just go along and do the whole booking a hotel, get a new outfit for a wedding and we may moan to a mate but we all still comply and spend a ton of money. No-one wants to say anything and upset the happy couple.
Describe your blog in four words
Rants, Giggles, Controversial, Real-life experience
What are your future hopes and dreams for your blog?
I would like to get more women to talk about their experiences. It been a huge step for me and maybe they could use my blog to share their experiences anonymously.
I’ve bottled up a lot over the years thinking no-one is going to understand or relate to me. I hope my blog can give them a platform to voice their thoughts.
At the same time I hope that more people will laugh about some of the quirky things we do/say as British Asians.
QUICKFIRE GET TO KNOW YOU QUESTIONS:
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night in or night out?
Ketchup or mayo?
Summer or Winter?
Tea or coffee?
Bath or shower?
Pizza or Chinese?
Dog or cat?
Movie or box set?
Sweet or savoury?
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Chaz for taking part. Check out next week’s post as I welcome another fabulous blogger.