If you want a refreshment day read p0ach post that what i do. We here in Q Valley thank him for his help in our early start in the blog and we hope to him the best of life.
1. Why did you choose (p0ach) as a name to your blog?
First of all, thank you for giving me an opportunity to reflect a vision I had in my soul for some time now. I am ecstatically happy with this kind gesture from you.
I chose the name p0ach for two reasons, both apply well on me.
Meaning #1: Poach. Like poached eggs. Its how I like my eggs to be served. Since im blogging, the eggs (posts) wont all be poached (how i like them to be) they might be fried, boiled, omelet, sunny side-up. Reason ? I want to spread positivity to the max by giving different dish flavors on a daily basis. Hoping to grab a smile, inspire and shed light.
Meaning#2: Poach. As in illegally hunt or catch on land that is not one’s own, or in contravention of official protection. My friends always say ” poach this for your blog ” its how we talk now, its pretty interesting/funny.
Plus, its a relatively light name to spread. Easy, friendly and has a strange numeric 0 in it, that 0 gave it an extra unique persona.
2. Tell me about yourself?
Myself ? I am just Abdullah, nothing but a slave to the almighty. I seek salvation and peace for my sinning self and others. A local citizen with a boy next door character, I could be your brother, friend or in some rare cases a dinosaur.
I have many interests. Gadgets, music, social lessons and above all, spirituality.
I am a person who goes through brain development, willingly, almost everyday. I am very young, I am full of flaws, yet eager to learn, heal and move forward.
On a lighter note, I, now, live to spread love, joy, awareness and if possible “Light”. I am often told that I am witty, insane in the brain, social, loyal and a person who wears his smile almost always.
My parents are everything to me. Nothing else matters, i do not say that in a careless tone, I say that with love. Only the wise will comprehend.
3. How long have you been blogging?
In loving guidance, i’ll reach a full year by February 2010. I am relatively new, yet, the love I received is well beyond my expectations.
4. How many writers (Members) in your blog?
Im afraid its only me. Loving it so far.
5. What kind of category you see your blog in?
It is a socially conscious blog. Wrapped with a positive energy field through awareness, spreading selective news of success stories, Interviews, inspiration and above all motivation to get the better you OUT.
The blog in its entity is dedicated to the youth of the country. Those who are aware of p0ach.com know how that is done. Also, I am working on a project that will contribute massively to a selected local organization that I’d rather not speak of now untill the whole thing is sealed.
6. How did you start blogging?
The reason behind this is my parents and two grand mothers. They represent many heart warming elements to me like; respect, wisdom, love, forgiveness and protection. I have never seen my grandfathers, yet the values they gave to their kids, mom and dad, uncles and aunts are manifested in me.
I have seen my family (mentioned above) contribute in their own way to the society. I have always wanted to be like them but had many elements that prevented me to do so:
Money, experience and being completely clueless on who to reach out to.
Then, as I got older, decided not to focus on what I don’t have. Give more attention to what’s there already :
Energy, youth, time and the ability to communicate my ideas and actually speak out.
They say, If there’s a will, there’s a way. Believe and trust in every single word when I tell you that the moment I had the will, a way came to my lap in just 5 days. A friend called me and said ” hey, remember you said you wanted to volunteer somewhere ? there’s this institute, INJAZ, apply and see what happens ”
Just to make the story short, I applied, got accepted, had the best three months of my life with the brightest kids I have ever seen. Made a small business project together, shared thoughts, smiles, concerns, lots of childhood flashes, lots of innocence, lots of profit and most certainly lots of experience.
When that program ended, I could not stay put, at all, I never knew what to do next.
I was then inspired by friends who had different blogs, spreading their ideas, beliefs and over all ideologies, I thought I should give it a go.
Now, I cant stop, even If I wanted to. The love i receive is just amazing.
7. What was the reaction of the people around you about your blog?
I hope they consider it a place they escape to from the negativity that surrounds them by choice or force. I aim for them to smile, be inspired and maybe improve for the better.
Thats what I hope for, I don’t know what they think in reality, I just hope. I have high hopes, always 😉
8. What kind of marketing method you used for your blog (How’s did you prompted your blog)?
Actually, my new friends promoted me, they pushed me big time, there are many but those are the ones who gave me a spot on the map:
The wonderful Mark & Nat from 248am.com (Your emails, advice and motivation are deeply appreciated, I still owe you big time)
The 4th Ring Road Team, specially, Abdulmohsin, Abdulrahman, Abdullah and Souliman, 4thringroad.com (My teachers, I’ll always be a student)
Frankom, the ever mysterious Frankom.com (For some reason your the DAD in my book, i dont know why)
Blushberry, (Blushberry.net) i have a new name for you. Jassim, the blogo-sphere’s sweet heart, a7ibik bo jwais, and I thank you for everything.
Now the Ladies:
First and for most, my two angels, Jacqui (http://www.couchavenue.com/) and Ananyah (ananyah.com), for being there for me and we both dont know eachother. For giving me free advice and for designing my blog, being patient, hearing me out, throwing shoes at me, hair flips and nail action. My friends, I love you dearly.
Ansam (ansam518.wordpress.com) , thank you for your solid friendship, its beyond me.
Ilsul6ana and her team, your happy spirit keep me alive. I thank you, I cherish our friendship.
PLease understand that there are many bloggers like Shwaish (http://theprincessdom.wordpress.com/ ) q8blackmarket (q8blackmarket.com), fahad (noctupad.com) and much more whom I like so much and have promoted me. I thank you all.
I do want to highlight also that these people did not know me before, they just offered a hand. I hope this image gets stuck in the readers brains. There is nothing wrong with giving and expecting nothing in return.
I apologize if I forgot to mention anyone, I genuinely do.
9. What do you advise the guys/girls who just started blogging?
I do, a big one actually. Please consider being useful to the country. The country needs more “light” from you. Being irresponsible, careless, blabber, complainer, pessimist will not get you anywhere. Focus on what you have, that is way more important than what you dont. Understand that you will be able to influence others. That is a gift. Use it wisely. Whatever you give you will come back to you, so choose what you want to receive.
Do not judge others. No matter what their preference is. You yourself are a walking flaw. Stay grounded, remember the values, inhale the peace and silence. Again, only the wise will comprehend.
Consider your brain an FM station tuner. Choose the station you want to hear, tune yourself until you find the voice that speaks well to you, makes you sleep with a big smile on your face. Do that, and the whole world is yours. Trust me.
10. Any last words to your readers?
I want the readers to know that they are cherished big time. I am proud to have these “selected” few souls that represent maturity, wisdom, wit, awareness and the “light” I feed of from as my readers.
I love how they adapt my silly words, “Kafkha”, Nasty, *snap* and umm hmm. I love the rawness of their brains.
I want to thank them for being patient, open and understanding.
Words fail to express my gratitude.
A special message to my loving mother and father.
You are the reason why I smile. Thank you for making our house a home. I love you unconditionally and it is a blessing to kiss your forehead, hands and giving me the opportunity, although you resist it with all your might, to pick your shoes and letting me put your feet in it.
I LOVE YOU & AM NOTHING WITHOUT YOUR LOVE AND GUIDANCE.
Read the previous interviews Here