Here is our latest interview with Hesham Zebida from Famousbloggers.net. I know that plenty of you are looking forward to reading his interview judging by your reactions from his profile that I published
Please feel free to leave any comments and questions you may have for Hesham or myself in the comment section below
Q1. What’s your favourite thing about blogging? What is it that drives you to get out of bed and start blogging?
My favourite thing about blogging is the interaction and engagement, this is quite enough to get me out of bed every day! Maybe you won’t believe this, but I fight for about 2 hours every day before sleep thinking of things I have to do when I wake up the next day, I mostly sleep 4 – 5 hours daily, and I dream a lot about my blog and business.
Q2. Would you say that you blog everyday?
Not really, I don’t blog every day; in fact I don’t need to blog every day, thanks to many guest authors who maintain the blog updates, this gives me time to maintain the blog and work on my other projects.
Q3. Do you follow a routine when you blog?
Not at all, I never followed any routine even in my personal life, so I don’t apply this in blogging, I just blog when there is something interesting to say, and publish when needed.
But, the only thing that I could think of as a routine is that I update the blog almost every day, sometimes up to two blog posts. My goal here is to give the blog readers something new to read every day.
Q4. Have you ever been recognised by anyone offline?
Ah, no.. .. it’s never happened, not yet! It would be a lot of fun
Q5. Since it’s now 2012, chances are something crazy is going to happen (if you believe the movie 2012 anyway) What would you do if the entire web was destroyed, and there was no way to get it back up and running for years?
I can’t imagine my life without internet, just to let you know, I’ve got some issues with my laptop last week, I wasn’t able to connect for a whole day (for me, this is too much, really!), this has had a bad impact on my mood, probably until today!
So, my answer to your question is: I will go get another job!
Q6. Do you think that having a .net domain name affects your sites traffic somewhat? I’m sure you would have preferred the .com domain.
Well, it was a big mistake that I hadn’t got the .com domain name, but it wasn’t available that time when I purchased FamousBloggers.net, so yes, I think this can affect my blog traffic as I assume that some people will just type it as a .com or even link to a wrong blog by mistake. But technically speaking, having a .net domain name doesn’t mean less traffic or ranking.
FYI, I’ve done a few attempts to secure the .com domain name, but the owners asked for what I think is a very high price, that’s why I didn’t make a decision.
Q7. Would you ever consider taking a career break from blogging?
This is something I cannot think of at the meantime, I am just starting and trying to grow my online business, so it won’t be a good idea to take a break at this stage.
Q8. Do you blog primarily from your Laptop, Desktop or Smartphone?
I blog primarily from my laptop, the reason is I use images on posts, so there is no way I can do it on other devices. However, sometimes I use my iPad to approve comments and reply to urgent emails.
Q9. If you had the time to start a new blog in the morning, what would it be?
It would be about social media and engagement.
Q10. Would people say that you’re addicted to social networks?
Not at all, I use social media mostly for business and to connect with my fellow bloggers.
Q11. Could you imagine your life without social networks?
Yes, I can easily live without social networks, but not sure if my business can survive without it
Q12. Do you play any instruments??
I used to play Piano, and I am comfortable with anything that has keys, mostly keyboards, I love to compose music too. But it’s just a very personal hobby.
Q13. Has Famousbloggers grown quicker or slower than you thought it would?
FamousBloggers.net has grown insanely quicker than I thought; now my big challenge is actually to keep it on the stage, I really want a bright future for FamousBloggers.net, but it’s hard to maintain success, wish me good luck!
Q14. Would you like to become a full time blogger?
I am already a full time blogger, internet marketer and web designer
Q15. Apple or Windows?
Apple to show off and not to look weird at Starbucks, Windows and PCs for design and development. I use both, I like both, because simply I need both.
Q16. Is there one thing that you’d love to learn? (ie. Musical instrument, new language, programming etc..)
I am always keen to learn more about web design and development.
Q17. Assuming that the world doesn’t end in 2012, have you made any New Years resolutions?
I don’t think anyone can predict when the World ends, they say live life like you will live for ever, and work like you will die tomorrow.
I haven’t really decided any resolutions for the New Year, but I have a few blogging goals that I would like to achieve.