Who is Gull?

|Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Coffee addict. Doctor in the making. Bookworm.|

 

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Hi, I am Gull, a twenty-something medical student who fell in love with all things art and fashion at a very young age (probably when I used to play with my elder sister’s clothes and makeup).

Because writing about myself isn’t an easy job I will answer some FAQs and I hope through them you can know me better, both as a person and as a blogger, because for me that is the most important thing here-to be someone you know, someone you can relate to!

When did you begin your blog?
2012, November

Why did you begin blogging?
I felt there was a lack of fashion blogs giving enough tips on-well fashion. There were a lot of OOTDs and a lot of inspiration but no guide on how to bring it all together. No tips on working on your own style and incorporating the latest trends into your wardrobe. And most blogs offered nothing in written content, with a billion pictures of an outfit per blog post yet not enough words to satisfy someone like me who wants to know more-why did you get that outfit? Where did you go when you wore it, with whom were you when you did? Just-anything to make me feel connected to the blogger.
Also, when I began my blog there were very few people I could relate to based on my roots, that is, there weren’t enough desi-bloggers and I felt the lack often very strongly.
Both those factors pushed me to finally begin my own blog!

What is the story behind your blog’s name?

To be honest, nothing too deep.
I was pretty young when I began the blog (fresh out of high school) and I had told literally no one about it so I couldn’t take anyone’s advice either. But I knew I wanted something unique-something magnificent. I kept staring at those two words long enough that they morphed into one leading to the name.

Do you know that your blog name resembles a french word?

Yes, I do! I actually realized this a while after launching my blog. And I feel it might have been where the name came from. I had taken a French course about a year or so before and most probably I subconsciously transferred the word ‘magnifique’ into my blog name. By the time I realized this though it was too late to change the name, so…

What are you doing when you aren’t blogging?

Studying (medicine student). I also love to read and I love to draw. If I am not doing one of those I am either trying to plan parties or hanging out with my family!

Where do you want to see The Magfique Way in the future?

Honestly, trying to manage blogging with med-school means that I can’t give it as much attention as I would want to. Sometimes even a single post can seem too much of a task.
However, what I want most for my blog is a stable following. The number doesn’t matter, but I want to make a community here via TMW where I can interact with the people who choose to come here and stay.

Have you tried to monetize your blog?

No, and for now, I don’t even plan to. Like I mentioned before, a stable community is what I want here-for now!

How do you manage the blog with med-school?

As I said before, it is hard. And that is why so many times I go months without posting. Which I always regret. But when you have to go through piles of books for each exam, taking out time to do even one post can seem like an uphill task.

Where are you from? And where are you living right now?

I am a through and through Lahori (born and brought up here)-it is a city in Pakistan (one of its three main cities). And I am living here too, for now!

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I hope you got to know me a little better through these answers! And I hope even more that you stay here longer and become a part of our TMW family.

If you have any suggestions or questions please feel free to comment below!

xoxo
Gull.

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41 Responses to “Who is Gull?”

  1. pinkpearline January 24, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    You’re Interesting Gul 🙂

    • gullhasnat January 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

      ahahahaha, aw thank you man!! 🙂

  2. aFrankAngle January 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Time to fess up Gull — tell me a bit more … such as Country? If US, state? …. just curious. 🙂

    • gullhasnat January 25, 2013 at 7:08 am #

      ahahahaha, here is me ‘fessing up, I am from Asia, Pakistan. I don’t mention this much cause I want people to know me before they now where I come from! 😉

      • aFrankAngle January 25, 2013 at 11:51 am #

        🙂 … I just wanted to put a region with the one behind the words. Thank you!

      • gullhasnat January 25, 2013 at 11:53 am #

        AHAHAHA! I get that! And you are welcome!
        Like I said, I avoid mentioning it cause I know how people judge my country…I want to make my own image, then maybe improve my country’s

      • aFrankAngle January 25, 2013 at 11:57 am #

        I understand … no judgment from me – after all, there are nice people all over the world … from every country! … and are probably the majority of the world.

      • gullhasnat January 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

        I will not be one to deny your words-hence, touché!

      • aFrankAngle January 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

        🙂

  3. SandyLand February 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Dear Gull. I’m missing you like mad! I know you’re busy being a super student but I need a Gull fix. Post something? Or communicate elsewhere? Email? Facebook?

    • gullhasnat February 16, 2013 at 4:25 am #

      OMG!!! I MISS YOU TOO, LIKE SO MUCH!!!
      I will post something as soon as I can, but till then, know this that I am sitting all the way here, missing you like hell, loving you like crazies.
      oh, and here is my email, just for you.

      • SandyLand February 19, 2013 at 12:36 am #

        I sent you a quickie message the other night…it may have gone to your trash can. But I just want you to know it’s there. 🙂

      • gullhasnat March 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

        On my mail? Really? I didn’t get any?!! :-/ it’s 😦 resend it maybe? Cause I keep checking my junk messages too!

  4. stilettosandtequila February 23, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    You have a lovely blog. I’m following you to get more interesting updates! 🙂
    Follow me back, maybe?
    Love, Ashley from ‘Stilettos & Tequila’.
    http://www.stilettosandtequila.wordpress.com
    #GiGBloggers ❤

    • gullhasnat March 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

      Aw, thank you love! Will do, after all GIGcrew is family!

  5. sundaysattwelve April 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Oh coffee how are we all slave to thee…there are definitely worser things one can be addicted to;) i know your struggle with all the workload…but I would be so bored without it;) blessings!

    • gullhasnat May 4, 2013 at 7:34 am #

      I know, there is nothing at all like good ol’ coffee., though yes our addiction is better then the others’! 😉
      Life is definitely anything but boring right now, and I am glad I get to have people like you become a part of it! ❤ ❤

  6. Kenny May 2, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    You sound like an interesting person to befriend and to be befriended by )
    I agree about coffee )

    • gullhasnat May 4, 2013 at 7:27 am #

      Oh, thank you.
      I am glad I came across you, for I had love to befriend a person like you!!!
      😀
      coffee, I believe, is a universal weakness. 😉

      • Kenny May 4, 2013 at 7:36 am #

        Coffee being the whole going for coffee experience, much more than drinking at home.

      • gullhasnat May 4, 2013 at 8:15 am #

        I agree. I love getting my cup to go and then just walking around the market, checking out the stores. or grabbing a cup with people I love.
        but there are days when I just want my coffee and my bed. 😛

      • Kenny May 4, 2013 at 8:17 am #

        Coffee is my reason to get out of bed ) I love the culture of coffee places. Great for hanging out and feeling the vibe of people around you.

      • gullhasnat May 4, 2013 at 8:19 am #

        great for inspiration too. huh. now you make me want to go and get another cup. I just came back after having one, and I want to go back. But yes, baristas over bartenders! 😉

      • Kenny May 4, 2013 at 8:22 am #

        Oh, for sure baristas. Yes, inspiration, and you never know who is walking in next, unlike say…my bedroom )
        Well, I have my first coffee to look forward to today. Hmm, where to go for that?

      • gullhasnat May 4, 2013 at 8:24 am #

        hahaha. yeah, the bedroom has limited choices. oh god, and I have my second to look forward to.

      • Kenny May 4, 2013 at 8:27 am #

        So, you’re going for that second? I like sampling different places. I look for comfort, atmosphere, cool people and great tasting coffee.

      • gullhasnat May 4, 2013 at 8:33 am #

        I am, yes, in fact getting ready to head out.
        I keep shifting places too. But there are a couple which are comfortable and yet always different, so I go there enough times to be known well by the baristas. I might be heading to one right now too.

      • Kenny May 4, 2013 at 8:37 am #

        Seeing familiar faces and strangers is probably the perfect mix. It’s nice to be recognised and greeted with a warm welcome from the baristas. Okay. Have yourself lots of fun.

      • gullhasnat May 4, 2013 at 8:40 am #

        that is exactly how I feel right now, I need that balance right now. thank you, you enjoy your day too! 😉

      • Kenny May 4, 2013 at 8:42 am #

        Thank you 😉

      • gullhasnat May 4, 2013 at 8:35 am #

        and I am heading out so soon thanks to your reminder of how I love going out for coffee…again and again! 😛

      • Kenny May 4, 2013 at 8:41 am #

        Awww…seriously? That’s nice. I must say I’m stuck on one type of coffee right now…cinnamon latte made extra hot!! Stays hot longer )

  7. Hira Nazir June 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    OMG, you have such an amazing blog, Gull. Same as your beautiful personality as felt from your words. Also, I feel a sudden sister-love with you as I have my only sister of the same name.
    Enjoyed my stay here, pretty much. Shall come back soon.
    Keep blogging.
    Love,
    H.

    • gullhasnat June 9, 2013 at 11:12 am #

      Oh my god, that is so, so, so nice of you! You just made my day.
      Wow, really? Then tell your sister she very unique-we Gulls are the best. 😉 But only half as good as our loving sisters!!
      I hope you come back, because I will be waiting for my new found sister’s opinions on all that I do.
      Thank you for all the kind words!! ❤ ❤

  8. Viva Violet June 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Hello, we need to correspond on WordPress more! Have you considered making a facebook page? Would be fun! Also, I’m going to go follow you on instagram. Love you sexyyy ❤

    • gullhasnat July 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

      aw. thank you so much!
      I love you too!
      and yes, the page goes by the name of my blog, just add ‘by gull hasnat” to it!

  9. muznahatmi July 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    Love your blog babe! Cheers x

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