IWB: Banat Zayed

Our guest in the new year 2011 is different and unique, i went all the way to UAE to interview. Im happy to have them and really glad to have the chance to interview them. Banat Zayed, is Emirati blog which is famous and popular among the Kuwaiti blogging community. They will speak about their experience in blogging and share stuff with you.

  • Why did you choose (Banat Zayed) as a name to your blog?

It all started in Blackberry where I founded a BB group and I named it Banat UAE and then my sister founded another one and named it Banat Dubai then since we had some common members we decided to merge them into one group and we named it Banat Zayed… the BB group was about sharing knowledge and helping each other also about correcting some rumors that been around via BB. So all the mentioned reasons made me think about creating a website that have the same name and that benefit a wider range of readers instead of the 30 members in my blackberry.

  • Tell me about yourself?

Well I am an Emirati lady who holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Media Studies and has almost five years experience in a semi government organization based in Dubai. I enjoy reading, sharing knowledge, surfing the Internet and watching and collecting international movies.

  • How long have you been blogging?

I don’t remember to be frank since I opened several blogs and I didn’t continue blogging in them, however my Baby “Banat Zayed” was founded in Feb 2010 and I consider it my real blogging experience.

  • How many writers (Members) in your blog?

As of writer around 4 but they are not that active so I blog most of the times. However as followers and supporters the number can exceed 10,000 if not event more (mashalla)

  • What kind of category you see your blog in?

Human Interest mostly and Emirati matters in specific

  • How did you start blogging?

I was inspired by couple of Kuwaiti blogs in Botamba website and my love for sharing information made me start blogging

  • What was the reaction of the people around you about your blog?

They love it and they always check with me when they hear rumors about certain events if they are correct or not just another blackberry rumor.

  • What kind of marketing method you used for your blog (How’s did you prompted your blog)?

Facebook account, facebook fanpage, Youtube, Twitter, Email subscription, Botamba website, RSS feeds, iPhone application, Blackberry…etc

  • Do you have any new ideas coming soon to your blog?

Yes I have some big plans … stay toned for my 2011 surprises

  • What do you advise the guys/girls who just started blogging?

I advice them to stand out instead of creating something looks like Banat Zayed. Sadly we don’t have a lot of good bloggers in UAE and the ones that are around have not been good supporters and some of them been mean to us by either writing inappropriate comments or send their friends to do their dirty work, which is shameful.

I wish if UAE bloggers were as supportive to each other as the Kuwaiti bloggers

  • Any last words to your readers?

I would love to thank them all for their supportive comments and emails. BANAT ZAYED love you all… keep following us and we won’t let you down.

Link: Banat Zayed

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