Newbie Sunday Showcase is all about introducing some of our bloggers who have blogs that are less than 1 year old! Our first blog has just turned one while our second showcase is over 6 months old.
I am a full-timeÂ working mother of four kids ranging from 20 to 5 years old.Â Before calling Toronto my home, I was born and raised in Jeddah, KSA and moved to Karachi, PK with my parents and two younger brothers.Â I am also the better half of an amazing and supporting husband you will see mostly referred to as OJ here.
Blogging is my newest hobby or shall I say a returning hobby. Back in the day as in before marriage and kids, I used to write.Â Nowadays writing is my escape from parenting and other duties.
Other than writing, my hobbies are nature photography as I love nature. Also taking walks (and pics) at the Toronto Botanical Gardens.
I am notÂ particularly passionate about cooking but I am guilty of trying out new recipes and adding the picsÂ to my Facebook profile as proof for OJ that contrary to popular belief, I do cook. My kids think I should open my own restaurant but donâ€™t all kids think the same of their momâ€™s cooking?
What is Iqbalencia?
Iqbalencia is a blog by a Muslim Pakistani girl. (Click here to find out who the girl is.)
Why the name â€œIqbalenciaâ€?
I spent a loooot of time trying to come up with a suitable name. Tried different strategies like combing the name of different things Iâ€™ll be posting about etc. but failed. After running through a lot of different mazes in my brain I finally discovered this name, which, to me was fit enough to represent my blog. This name came from my surname which is Iqbal. Also, my surname is after my grandfatherâ€™s name so one of the purposes of this name is to honour him too.
What is the purpose of this blog?
Iâ€™ve been benefitting from the internet in a lot of terms. One of the things I really appreciate is that reading about other peopleâ€™s views through the internet has helped me make the person I am today. The credit of making me realize the importance and the lack of tolerance hence the need to work on it goes to this addictive World Wide Web.
I gave a lot of thought to blogging but backed out every time. One of the reasons being, I am very high on privacy and cyber security. But eventually, I finally convinced myself to do it.
The purpose of this blog is to share my voice with the rest of the globe. I want to blog most about tolerance and about things that I think society needs to improve on. Also, Iâ€™ll be posting some recipes and other stuff too.
If you have a blog that is less than 1 year old then please ensure you are on our directory and drop us a mail to say you would like to be featured.