Bloggers Chit Chat: Episode 8

Welcome to the 8th episode of Bloggers Chit Chat Series 1.

Today with me is Zayana Fahad who is a stay-at-home mommy to a son and runs a blog which goes by the name of ‘the.glam.mom’. She is active on Instagram and also upload Vlogs on her YouTube channel.

She started blogging in 2019 and have achieved quiet a number of fan following on Instagram over a span of a year .

Continue reading to know about the face behind the “the.glam.mom”

Questions

1. Where are you from, which city you live in and since when are you residing in KSA?

I’m from Kerala, India. I’m currently living in Thuwal, KSA since last 11 years. Thuwal is a small place, located 100 km away from Jeddah.

2. When and why you started blogging?

I started my blog in June 2019. I stepped into blogging because I love exploring new places like new restaurants. I have a habit of capturing every moment, taking videos & pictures of my surroundings, of places I visit and to share my experiences.

3. What do you blog about specifically?

My blog is specific for beauty product reviews, food reviews & recipes. I have a YouTube channel too for Vlogs and recipes. Do drop by clicking here

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👑 Royal Taj Restaurant 👑 I was invited at @royaltaj.restaurant to try out their food . @royaltaj.restaurant is a great restaurant Located in jeddah. They serve indian, Pakistani & Chinese cuisine . Their service was fantastic & quick . I really liked their ambience , hospitality and hygiene . We were served some of their most popular dishes :- 🔹Hyderabadi chicken biryani – Price 25 sr It was absolutely delicious. The masala of the biryani was Very flavourful , perfectly cooked Great taste. 🔹chicken chatkhara – Price 45 sr This one is their special dish frm the menu “The royal taj special. Must have dish. It was finger licking good. Absolutely loved it . 🔹chicken 65 – Price 35 sr One of my favourite dish . It was super tasty as it looked like . It was very soft & juicy. I really liked it. 🔹butter chicken – Price 37 sr Their butter chicken was so good . It was full of flavour. Perfectly cooked , soft and tender. Absolutely yummy . 🔹BBQ mixed platter – Price 55 sr Mixed bbq platter having tender delectable chicken malai boti, tikka boti, fish boti and mutton kebabs. It was finger licking good . The whole platter was absolutely scrumptious. 🔹Assorted breads They have different kinds of naans butter naan, garlic naan, kalongi naan & tandoori naan. 🔹saudi champagne – Price 35 sr This was the best saudi champagne. It actually tastes so good . It taste some mixture of soda with some fruity flavour. I really liked it. Overall experience was good . Food was served hot & fresh . We had a great Time there. I would definitely recommend this place to all my relatives & friends . Thanks allot @royaltaj.restaurant for having us & for your amazing hospitality & delicious food. ______________________________________ ⭐️Restaurant: Royal Taj ⭐️speciality : Indian , Pakistani and Chinese ⭐️status: Dine in , Takeaway ⭐️Location: Prince Majid Road, Sabeen st. Jeddah ⭐️contact : +966556427179 ⭐️Instagram : @royaltaj.restaurant ⭐️Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoyalTajJed ______________________________________ #jeddahrestaurant

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4. What do you like about living in KSA and/or anything you dislike?

I love everything about living here. Truly blessed to live so close to Makkah Madinah and visit whenever we want.

5. Is there anything you miss the most about your home town?

Yes, I do miss my hometown especially the greenery of my place. The traditional food, I miss eating jackfruits & small salted tender mangoes & sweet tamarind & tamarind powder etc. I guess Keralites are more nostalgic about their native than anyone else.

6. Are there any specific bloggers you enjoy following and wait for their updates/posts/stories? What’s special about them?

Yes. One of my favorite blogger on Instagram is Shabina (shabosphere). I really enjoy watching her stories, her feed is filled with reviews, delicious food recipes that you want to try it out. She also shares easy hacks.

7. Tell 3 weird/funny things about yourself that no one or very few people know.

When I get obsessed with some song. I’ll play it on repeat, non-stop until I stop liking it.

I love the smell of nail polish. 

I’m a very emotional person 

8. Share with us your happiest life moment.

When I become a mother . 

9. Other than blogging, what do you like to do in your free time?

I love to paint, do calligraphy and apply different henna designs. I love trying new recipes and enjoy gardening too. 

10. How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently?

Well, being a mom, it’s not that easy to run a blog . So I usually blog whenever I’m free.  I prepare my post when my kid is off to bed so I can think and write in peace without any disturbance.

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11. What strategy do you think worked well for you to get more traffic to your blog?

I always try to upload attractive picture because that’s the very first think anyone would notice, with proper captions & related hashtags. That I guess has worked for me so far. Other than that, shout-outs from my fellow bloggers always helps to increase my blog reach.

12. What do you think is more important – gaining more followers or focusing on creating interesting and relevant content? Why?

For me both are important. First focus on your content. If your content is interesting & attractive, then obviously people will stop by and read and they will follow you for good. Hence, you will start to gain followers. But your focus should not be on gaining followers but on creating relatable and interesting content. There is no point of gaining followers without any content generation.  

13. Have you faced any challenges in your blogging journey so far? If yes, did you manage to overcome it?

Not really, I haven’t faced any challenges until now .

14. What do you find the most frustrating aspect of blogging?

HA HA, that will be thinking and writing a good caption. 

15. If someone is interested to start a blog, what tips you would like to share?

Try to create an effective and relatable content

Fill your blog with popular key words & pictures 

Be honest with your work.

Your content should be attractive enough to hold attention. 

Rapid Fire Round!

Summers or Winters

Winter

Vegetables or Meat

Meat

Water or Cold Drink

Water

Chinese or Italian

Chinese

Homemade food or Dine Out

Dine Out

Weekend or Weekday

Weekend

Sweet or Savory

Savory

Movies or Soap Serials

Movies

Tea or Coffee

Coffee

Texting or Talking

Texting

Dawn or Dusk

Dawn

IPhone or Android

IPhone

I hope you enjoyed reading her interview. Don’t forget to check her Instagram feed for delicious recipes and restaurant reviews by clicking here.

Last Episode: 1st October, 2020

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Hello! Welcome to my space. I am a Pakistani from heart, born in Karachi and spent good 27 years of my life in that country. I am happily married and a stay-at-home mom, currently residing in KSA which i now call as my new home. This blog is my happy place where I will post about lots of different things, including my motherhood journey, lifestyle, book reviews, my thoughts and feelings about different issues and generally about my life on the go. I am an introvert who generally sucks at expressing her emotions verbally but loves to write them down. I hope you find the content here relevant and interesting to read. Looking forward to build a great community here. Have a great day!

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