Queen for a day, thanks to the Pakistani Spectator

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My very kind friend Ghazala Khan from the Pakistani Spectator conducted an interview with me and posted it this morning.  Read it here.

I think the lead quote is one that I will have to frame and put above my desk.  Yesterday, I was a woman overwhelmed with emails, concerned with the volume of dirty laundry in my hamper, and wondering what to cook for dinner.  Today:

"Pamela Slim is the queen of blogging world. She is the leading change agent of this planet right now illuminating the lives of thousands and thousands of people around the globe, intentionally and unintentionally."

What a difference a day makes!  🙂 

The interview questions are extremely diverse, from what I think about politicians using Twitter to the relationship between the developed and developing worlds.  I am not sure I did any of the questions justice, but it was interesting to think about how blogging connects us in so many ways.

And my interactions with the reporter reminded me of something I learned while living in Bogota, Colombia:  often, people who live with the most conflict, threat of violence and uncertainty are the most kind and decent human beings on the planet.  Despite Colombians living through centuries of bloodshed and civil wars, they are generous, funny and spirited.  I get the same sense about the Pakistani people.  While the mainstream news only reports on the heartbreaking violence and political turmoil, it is good to remember that amidst that danger and violence are smart, concerned citizens who want the very same thing the rest of us do:  a good life for their children, purpose and passion at work and a healthy planet.

I am going to try to get the most out of my "queen for a day" status.  When my husband asks for my help, I will say "Sorry honey, I wish I could take out the recycling, but I am busy illuminating the lives of thousands of people around the globe."

Do you think it will work?

7 Responses to “Queen for a day, thanks to the Pakistani Spectator”

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  2. Pam, I loved this. I see Suzanne has been inspiring you 🙂

    I say, “milk it for all its worth”

  3. Sohaib Athar says:

    Tell him you are celebrating the Int’l Women’s day?

  4. Phil says:

    It should totally work! Hubby should acknowledge your QfaD status at the very least, if not crown you as such himself every now and then.

  5. Pamela Slim says:

    Thanks Apu and Mike!

    Apu: so nice to know you, and keep up your great blogging!

    Mike: Darryl is pretty savvy by now, I don’t think it would even work once! 🙂

  6. Mike DeWitt says:


    It’s got to work at least once, if for no other reason than it will take some time to come up with a suitable riposte!


  7. apu says:

    Queen Pam, wishes from a humble subject!

    On a serious note, I’ve been meaning to write in for some time; to tell you how inspiring your blog has been. Its provided me with so much support – and continues to – as I make the shift from corporate employee to self employed professional..

    Thank you for your blog!