Having previously offended and endeared people in roughly equal measure with suspectpaki, then proceeded to bore myself to tears with shahidkamal.com, you might wonder what’s going to be different about this blog. And why has it got that funny name with an accent that nobody can type and will therefore get killed in SEO?
I want to write. I like writing. Sometimes, my writing is good.
I don’t care about SEO. I don’t care about getting a big audience. I don’t care if I offend more people than I endear.
Some things are going to be different though. I won’t be as angry as I was on suspectpaki and I won’t swear quite as much.
I will cover London, Islam and Technology and I don’t care if that confuses the reader. You’re not obliged to read every post I write. Basically, I’m going back to my roots. A personal blog, without a care about who I’m writing for other than myself, but having learned a lot of lessons since I started suspectpaki back in 2004.
The name comes from the Arabic tri-literal root sha-ha-da, which relates to witnessing. My name “sha-hid” is derived from this root, as are many other related words. I also like it because it’s a four-character domain name.
So welcome back and I hope to annoy and perhaps endear some of you to my writing again soon.