Hey there! It looks kind of empty here, doesn’t it? I’ll fix that over time with some fresh content!
My name is Kashif Malim and welcome to my new blog!
First, a bit of an introduction. I’m a freelance content writer and hobbyist photographer currently experimenting with video content creation for YouTube and other platforms. I’ve been in the content business since 2007 when I started working as an editor for CIO Pakistan. I’ve dabbled in other industries as well such as events and marketing, but creating content has always been my passion. I started freelancing in 2010 when I merged my love for writing with my knowledge of marketing. I haven’t looked back since.
There comes a time in everyone’s life where they need to hit pause and reassess their direction; refresh their lives a bit and this redesign of my blog is just that. It used to be my portfolio/resume, but I lost some of my old data when my database was corrupted. I figured I might as well use this opportunity to refresh everything.
While I don’t like putting stuff in a box, I’m going to start with these three categories:
I’ll talk about content creation here with how-tos, tutorials, and tips and tricks that I’ve picked up over the years. It’ll also be home to general content that I tend to share now and then. This category is built for aspiring writers that want to make a career in the industry. I’ll also document the kind of work I tend to do here, so call it my “not-portfolio.”
While I wasn’t sure if I should include this category here, I figured I might as well. I’m by no means a professional photographer, and I’m always learning new things. This category will document my journey into photography and everything that I learn. I might even post a picture or two I take but they’ll mostly be on my Instagram. This section will be perfect for anyone that wants to get into the hobby. I’ll also drop some tips and tricks I’ve learned to help my readers improve their photography game!
Now, this third section is special. It will be home to content about personal grooming and growth. I’ll be writing about personal development and becoming a better version of myself. I will document the little life-lessons I learn and share some insights and advice I’ve collected over the years. I’m also going to talk about mental health and how important it is to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Another focus area will be how to deal with the psychological impact of the isolation that freelancing brings. I will also talk about social anxiety and how to navigate this extroverted hodgepodge while being an extreme introvert.
Here’s to new beginnings!
Welcome to my world!