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Creative Khadija 5th Blogversary & Giveaway

About 5 years back I started blogging..And here today I am going to share the story how “Creative Mind Khadija” started..(Read at your own risk, This story is all about fun ramblings related my blog..might be boring, lengthy, irrelevant, funny or may be inspiring :p )

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Happy 5th Blogversary Creative Khadija Blog

About 5 years back..one day while working on a college assignment, I were tired of searching content at Google related my presentation topic.. Suddenly I got a message from my friend Rabia in which she sent a link of handbags making tutorials post, I check that & enjoyed, below the article there were comments of other bloggers too. I started reading those and by chance clicked a commentator’s blogger profile where I noticed an option – Create Your blog – I seriously don’t know why I clicked through as I never even think of doing this.. so I made a blog!

Creating a blog was super easy, as far as I remember I just clicked on options & “Yes” for most of them.. And it was Done. The only trouble I faced was the moment when I was going to decide the blog name and profile picture.. as I am a Pakistani so I thought worldwide blogger community might not be appreciating.. (as the international media/news talk so rude about Pakistan & Pakistanis) So I select a name & profile pic finally..! Name : Zeshuregi, Profile pic : Blonde Barbie Hahaha..I seriously dont know how quickly I decide this & done it.. funny me..!

During first one week, I upload so many random images of my creative work and projects, there were capital letters, hardly 10/15 words in one article, so many mistakes etc. In one week I publish about 30 posts with rough content..haha.. I was not familiar with blogging thing..

Then I forgot about blogging for long time.. I were busy in studies that’s why! but sometimes I update tutorials from Martha Stewart blog or Etsy DIY ideas just like these days we are pinteresting.. After my exams I started blogging and then learning about how to do it..I share my first Tutorial on the blog and there I was appreciated (although that was an ordinary article with rough images of tutorial) So I started sharing tutorial posts then, my readers were enjoying my ideas and work, no matter how roughly composed it was.. The very first comment on the blog was from a Canadian girl who were selling recycled denim projects. She have deleted her blog now but I hope she will be fine.

With the passage of time..my blog was getting famous day by day..My creative stuff was getting featured at many websites, in e-books- online magazines & in print media as well.. I got 3/10 page rank after one year of blogging (sadly it has gone now but luckily it doesn’t matter anymore) I remember the feeling when the editor of Threads magazine contacted Zeshuregi for a magazine feature in 2011.. There I disclose my real name with her for the very first time.. and whenever I am getting featured with zeshuregi name..it makes me feel weird.. so I disclose my name on the blog finally! I rarely talk about my blogging activity with anyone in my friends and family circle..(I dont know the reason why I hide..haha)

Here I remember when my brother told me a fun thing when He talk about my blog with a cousin of us who is also a blogger, so my cousin was confused to see the blog with the name Zeshuregi..He asked my brother this is someone zeshuregi, but my brother assured him that’s kiran’s fake name..! So my blogger cousin helped me in blogging/wordpress redirection matters etc! He is now a co-admin of my blog as well.

Blogging was not an easy job for me while studying but Thanks Almighty I managed all.. my grades were always fine! I take breaks during exams or busy schedule of work! Time flies..I can’t believe its my 5th blogversary today..but when I have a look at my 5 years old nephew Hashir ..then I feel peace & believe that 5 years have passed really..haha.. My super sweet nephew’s birth is the happy & memorable happening around those days when I start blogging..

People steal my work.. sometimes at blogs & sometimes at social media or online forums.. It’s hectic to face this but I started watermarking my images with the blog address! but there are still some dear stupids around who are stealing my work. I don’t mind anymore.. I am a calm mind now..(haha..this might be joke of the century? :p )

5 wonderful years of blogging.. So much fun! loads of success..tons of fun! so many features..Published in different countries worldwide, mentioned in E-Books. Featured in Magazines, Websites and wonderful blogs..Interviewed so many times..even I can’t remember how many times! I am so thankful to everyone who drop by here & makes me feel good. All of my blogger friends & people are super sweet.. my views are now different from 5 years back thinking :) most of the People around the globe are nice, World is good..not everyone is same as media/news explaining..

I celebrate my blog’s 5th blogversary.. A teeny tiny party at my place with my people available at home that moment.. it was fun though..Would you like to have a sneak peek there? have a look..

creativekhadija blog birthday blogversary

creativekhadija blog birthday

I enjoy working on this tiny celebration as it’s my best friend’s birthday party..but NO my blog is not my best friend..its my baby actually :p haha blushes*

I wanted to change blog design for the 5th year’s celebration but for some reason it was not possible.. disappointed though :( I hope my readers are comfortable with this design..

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creativekhadija blog birthday blogversary

I made some crape paper flowers and wrote the digit 5 on the wall with flowers. I was affiliated with a good team who design some labels specially for my blogversary! so I got printable labels of my blog’s logo & blogversary quotes from Food Packaging Labels

I apply these stickers on the juice glasses & made some banners too for putting along with cake and cupcakes! These are pretty labels & perfect affiliation for my celebration! For the cake..My friend Nabia was going to make a customized cake for my blogversary but for some reason we skipped. SugarnCrumbs islamabad is making beautiful cakes, She is a wonderful photographer as well  (Rammal M Photography Islamabad)

Also thanks to my designer friend at Buddy Loans who always extended a helping hand for any issues in the user interface.

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creativekhadija 5th blogversary

Alhamdulillah for every success, Thanks a lot dear readers of Creative Khadija blog! Your support means a lot. I am really thankful to all of my silent readers as well as the active ones! I appreciate your emails & comments. I know many people are writing me about the blog issue which dont usually allow them to write comment under the blog posts, I know there is some issue, but I appreciate your comments at my social media networks otherwise. These 5 years are the best years of my life so far.. I am learning and trying to do more well.

creativekhadija blog birthday blogversary

creativekhadija blogversary

So here is a giveaway for my dear readers and followers. I painted some wall arts with calligraphy quotes on it. Would you like to have my hand painted art for your walls? see below how to win these!

How to Enter the blogversary Giveaway –

1- Comment at this blog post.

2- Follow Creative Khadija(see FOLLOW option at bottom right)

3- Follow Creative Khadija social networks(but this is not mandatory just an extra entry)

Giveaway is open Worldwide, feel free to enter. Winner will be announced at 10th of May 2015

 I enjoyed my 5 years at blogland..who knows about the next year? even the next moment.. nobody knows..Just God Almighty knows whats going to happen! So I dont promise you that I will be there after next five years..but I promise I will not be forgetting anyone. Thanks a lot for always appreciating my ideas & tutorials. I am happy to see my customers/followers & readers happy..

On a serious note.. In our life we have so many people who are always appreciating and admiring us but believe me there are some many many more people who are even jealous & having poison inside them for us..no matter how sweetly they behave in front of us.. Life is all about facing and handling these dual faced kind of people who are not happy at your success or goodness, but ignore them & let them burn..hehe.. follow the quote which is something like..”kill them with your happiness & bury them with your success”! That’s it..

Oops I am so talkative today.. But I should have a look at the increasing word count of this article now! 1440 is a big word.. longest article at my blog! I hope you enjoyed reading this fun rambling by me. Thanks again dear readers of Creative Khadija. Forgive me if ever there was something disturbing from my side..

Happy Blogging :)

Khadija Kiran

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I am Khadija Kiran, A girl blogger, designer & entrepreneur from Islamabad, Pakistan. I am successfully blogging for more than 7 years now. I love sharing quick & easy DIY art ideas, Tutorials, Crafts. Fashion, Food & Lifestyle topics. I also sell my handmade art work. Visit my shop link at blog sidebar. I hope you will enjoy my creative updates. Stay Connected. Thank You

65 Comments

65 Comments

  1. Dr Sonia S V

    April 24, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Dear Kiran…a big hug to you and a big hi five…!! I can totally relate to your blogging story and what I Especially like about you is you still manage to drop by my blog and share sweet encouraging words!! May you enjoy your crafty blogging journey for many many more years to come.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 24, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you dear Sonia, It great to be at this crafty blogland with many creative people :) I appreciate everyone!
      Happy Blogging :)

  2. Divya

    April 24, 2015 at 11:05 am

    congrats kiran :) wishing you many many more blogging years

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 24, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Divya, so sweet of you friend :)

  3. Rabia Jawad

    April 24, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Awsome story dear. It makes me feel proud. You did a great job.
    Congratulations dear.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 25, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Thank you Rabia, I miss those fun days :)

  4. Rabia Jawad

    April 24, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Thanx for mention me in your story.

  5. Kashaf

    April 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    many many congratulations darling! ❤️

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 25, 2015 at 7:31 am

      Thanks a lot my dear girl.. :)

  6. Michelle L

    April 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Congratulations on 5, my dear, cool Kiran! I loved the post, and my favorite part was the point about learning to see there are good people everywhere. That’s one thing extra we get from blogging – so many connections to people we would never have met in any other way.

    Much love, Mich

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 25, 2015 at 7:39 am

      Thank you Aunite Mich..you sweet words always means a lot to me during these years :) And yeah.. it was an interesting experience!
      There are so many bloggers and dear readers who never saw me or meet me in person but always appreciating…This is a unique connection indeed. I am glad to have you all wonderful people!!

      So Much Love , K ~

  7. seharahmed

    April 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Congrates!! you go girl.It was fun to read hugs:-)

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 25, 2015 at 7:41 am

      Thanks Sehar, So nice of you meri dost :):):)

  8. ana@carpe_diem

    April 24, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Dear Khadija,
    happy happy happy blogoversary to you!
    I have enjoyed all of your many posts, hope there is still tons to come!
    I wish you all the best!
    p.s. see you at FB

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 25, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Hey dear Ana,
      Thank you soooooo much..I always enjoy hearing from you at my blog posts as well as FB my dear friend..Loads of well wishes for you & your blog <3

  9. pitavola

    April 24, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    5 años!como passa el tiempo. Te deseo toda la felicidad del mundo y que todos tus deseos se cumplan este proximo año
    Bsos

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 25, 2015 at 7:51 am

      Hey Pita dear, you are such a sweetie..Thanks a lot for your well wishes! It was a great blogging journey together :)

  10. yasmin

    April 24, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    you are giving away the Enjoy Life and Be Happy calligraphy?

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 25, 2015 at 7:54 am

      Yeah Yasmin! I painted these for giving away..

  11. biyasimadahagirdim

    April 25, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Congratulations my dear siste;)

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 25, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Thank you dear sister! have fun blogging :)

  12. Khadidja

    April 27, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Oh awesome.. happy blogoversary my dear.. wishing you all the success of the world ♡

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you dear khadidja, So nice of you,, <3

  13. Maryam

    April 28, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Assalamulaikum Khadija Baji,
    I was so happy when I got this post in my email. Mashallah you’ve come so far! When I set up my blog I was inspired by you.
    Hugs, Maryam.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Wa alaikum assalam meri choti si behna :)
      I am so happy to read this, pleasure is all mine.. You sisters & mom MashaAllah already very talented :)
      Hugs back my dear girl.
      Stay blessed!

  14. creativejewishmom/sara

    April 28, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Congrats on 5 years of wonderful blogging ! love the pom pom 5, thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 28, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much Sara, I am glad to know that I have a reader from Israel too. :)

  15. Chica

    April 28, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    UAU! Chego hoje em dia de festa!

    Parabéns pelos 5 anos de blog e realmente é bem fácil CRIAR um blog.

    Depois de criado, temos que alimentá-lo e assim vamos indo! Mas gostamos tanto que vamos criando mais e mais e eu, tenho 11,rs…

    Felicidades e muitos anos mais por aqui! bjs, chica

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 28, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you so much Chica! Happy blogging :)

  16. Lisa

    April 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    What an awesome post!! I enjoyed reading how you got started blogging!! Congrats on five amazing years!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 28, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks Lisa, It was weird to share the start but I did it..glad you enjoy reading!

  17. Patrica Torres

    April 28, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I like the way you say… ‘you’ve been so talkative today’..

    Congrats on completing 5 yeas!! That’s a milestone indeed.

    And I completely agree.. life is about finding the right balance, and being happy no matter what.

    Keep the good work going.. and keep inspiring us!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks Patti, I am not a talkative person but only when I am very happy!
      I am glad to know I am inspiring so many dear people worldwide! my pleasure :)
      Happy blogging..

  18. yyam

    April 28, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Well congrats on hitting the 5 year milestone! That’s an achievement for sure. :)

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks a lot Yuone :) so nice of you!

  19. Radhika

    April 28, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    congrats Khadija.. :)

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 28, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks Radhika :)

  20. Jann Olson

    April 29, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Congrats on your 5 year blog anniversary! I enjoyed reading your story. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Thanks a lot Jann :) I am glad you enjoed reading this LONG story of 5 years! haha

  21. Grace

    April 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Hello Khadija, Congratulations on your Blog’s 5th year anniversary. I enjoyed reading your story. I believe there is always one or two things to pick or some encouragement we find when we read other people’s stories. Reading yours was a great encouragement, hope and motivation for me as blogger.
    Thanks for sharing this at Wake Up Wednesday Linky party. I hope you do join us next week.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 29, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you Grace! indeed, Agree..we learn through others experiences as well. I am glad to know you find something useful from my random ramblings! Life is all about hope & courage!
      Stay awesome my friend.. happy blogging :)

  22. pop champagne

    April 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    ohh congrats to you! 5 years that is a longgg time!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      April 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks girl..don’t forget we started almost together Yay!

  23. Nati

    April 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Congratulations!!!a lot of creativity and success in their work!
    Nati from Brazil

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      May 1, 2015 at 8:23 am

      Thank you Nati, Its great to see old fellows still around :)
      Best wishes!

  24. Heather Serra

    April 30, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I just want to drop by and say HAPPY BLOGVERSARY!! That’s huge! <3…I thought it was so funny how you came up with using the blonde barbie as your pic. I can kind of relate to that in some ways. As an amateur blogger, this inspired me. Thanks so much! :)

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      May 1, 2015 at 8:29 am

      Thank you so much Heather, So nice of you to write sweet words! most of my blogging journey is filled with funny ventures :)
      I am glad it was inspiring for you though :)
      Happy blogging dear girl <3

  25. Ruby

    May 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Congratulations and keep up the good work !

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      May 3, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you Ruby!

  26. Happy anniversary! It’s great that you are partying with us! I hope to see more and more of your work!! Have a good week! ~ Rose

  27. All that's Jas

    May 4, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Happy 5 years of blogging! Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things. Hope you have a fabulous day!

  28. Ruxana

    May 7, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Nice write up, loved reading the whole thing,yes blogging is a real journey with so much fun and friends…Congrats and a Happy 5th blog anniversary :) keep going…

  29. Pradeepa

    May 10, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations! Keep up with the good work!

  30. Ghazala

    May 10, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Congratulations Khadeeja dear!!! May many more years of success follow you and keep you happy today and always…keep up the good work…well done

  31. maya

    May 10, 2015 at 7:54 am

    congrats on 5 years of blogging and thumbs up for all your achievements.Hard work pays.stay blessed:)

  32. Khadija, congrats on your blogoversary! Just stay calm and keep blogging))) And CREATE, of course!
    I follow you here, thru GFC? and on FB)))
    Nataliya from Russia

  33. Amy Anderson

    May 19, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I never got to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So glad we have met. I hope you are around for another 50 years! xo

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      May 19, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Amy you are such a sweetheart.. my best buddy & mod podge queen is none other than Miss Amy Anderson <3 many years of friendship & support! and I hope I will be still around in coming years too.. Hugs!

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