Hello Everyone.The Pakistan Spectator is carrying out interviews in the Pakistani Blogosphere.In the same way they got me interviewed.
Would you please tell us something about you?
My Name is Saim Baig & i am the person Behind the blog known as “Saim’s Blog” since March 2007.I am 21 years old & doing my B.s in Electronics From SSUET Karachi.I love being on internet,this could be one reason that triggered the blogger inside me.
Could you tell us what made you decide to blog?
I started blogging during the days when “Blogspot” aka Blogger was blocked in Pakistan.It was during those days that i found that a blog is a easy way to communicate over the web & express your views over several issues.I then became a part of “Don’t Block The Blog” campaign.And after that started regular Blogging.
What do you think sets Your blog apart from other blogs?
Saim’s Blog is about what i feel about the world around me.I love being on Computer so most of the time you can find me posting about technology,Internet & computer.Sometimes politics as well,because as i said its just about what i feel about the things happening around me.And most of the time my readers agree with me.On the other hand there are very few Technology blogs in the Pakistani Blogosphere.That makes me one of few.
If you could choose one characteristic you have that brought you success, what would it be?
I say if you are loyal to your work you will always have success.People only trust you when they think that you are loyal towards them.
What was the happiest and gloomiest moment of your life?
When Pakistan Won the 1992 Cricket world cup.
If you could pick a travel destination, anywhere in the world, with no worries about how it’s paid for - what would your top 3 choices be?
I will go to
What is your favorite book and why?
Its Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen.
What’s the first thing you notice about a person (whether you know them or not)?
I always keep my eye on behavior & language.
Do you think Pakistani politicians could benefit from the social networks and things like twitter?
Pakistani politicians don’t care about anything other then their own interests.Twitter is an other thing, i doubt majority of them don’t even have an email account.But yes if they want social networking can play a vital role in their campaigns.It would let them communicate to youth.
How Pakistani bloggers can benefit from blogs financially?
Its easy these days to get registers to programs like Google adsense & others.But in my opinion content remains the key.You must be runnning a successful blog in order to earn from it.
Do you think Pakistani bloggers tend to remain somewhat self-centered and really don’t go out of their shells? Is it the oriental style of blogging, or they are still unsure about it?
I think people are still very much unsure about things that they can do when they blog.Pakistani bloggers should think big.Also try to blog on international issues that would give them exposure to the Blogosphere.
Is it true that who has a successful blog has an awful lot of time on their hands?
Not really.It takes me about 15 to 20 minutes post an entry.
What are your thoughts on corporate blogs and what do you think the biggest advantages and disadvantages are?
Corporate blogs mostly have tasks which are targeted towards finance.It destroys the Beauty of blogging.
Does it pain you or proud you that we have made a history by electing a uniform general as our president?
I feel very ashamed of my self when i see such things happening in Pakistan.And i think its because of some selfish people who always support the Generals.If these people take a stand against the General at that time,dictatorship will end from Pakistan once & for ever.
Do you think this whole emphasis on blogs and whatever online is a significant indicator to show that the web, the social web, is becoming a very important social force?
The web has totally changed after the success of Social web.Yes i think it is becoming a social force.Now just look around and you will see American Presidential campaign on Youtube.I think this is the easiest & the biggest example i can give.
What do you think where the Pakistani blogosphere is right now?
Pakistani Blogosphere is evolving.I must say Pakistani bloggers take a better start then other regional bloggers.Every kind of blogs are coming through.And there are some very Good ones too.
Who are your top five favourite bloggers in Pakisan?
Have you ever become stunned by the uniqueness of any blogger in Pakistani blogosphere?
I was shocked by the guts of Dr. Awab Alvi.(Teeth Maestro).How clearly this man writes anti-Government Stuff.He needs no introduction as he is the best of the lot.
What is the future of blogging in Pakistan?
Blogging in Pakistan has a very bright future,If the new comers strictly follow the ethics of blogging.
In political respect, can we say blogging a ‘democracy of message’?
Surly we can.After all Its all about the freedom of speech.
Can Pakistani blogosphere play any notable role in the forthcoming elections, if they happen at all?
Defiantly.These days as soon as any news breaks it appears in the Pakistani Blogosphere.So in the forthcoming elections i am really looking forward to see some reliable coverage on Pakistani Blogosphere.
You have also got a blogging life, how has it directly affected both your personal and professional life?
Not really.But i have met some people who were very glad to see me as the man Behind “Saim’s Blog”
What are your future plans?
I am looking forward to complete my B.S in Electronics.But i will be blogging regularly even if make my mark somewhere.