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Five Rules for YouTube Success (that I never follow myself!)

As someone who works in Marketing, and specialises in digital communications, I’m well versed in the rules for achieving YouTube success. I know what it takes to make your videos and your channel successful. Today, I’m sharing with you the TOP FIVE MOST IMPORTANT RULES FOR YOUTUBE CREATORS. Strangely, I never seem to follow those rules myself! And I explain…

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Why I HATE (some) Vegans

Eid Mubarak!! On this day, when a billion Muslims celebrate by violently slaughtering tens of millions of animals, I wanted to tell you about my “journey” as a Muslim vegan. And why, despite being vegan myself, I really can’t stand a lot of other vegans. In particular, “Ethical Vegan” activists, who have turned their lifestyle choice into a religion –…

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My first YouTube video

I finally got around to doing my first proper YouTube video – after many, many, many, aborted attempts. I’ve filmed hours and hours of footage and just hated all of it. So, instead, I put a brief two-minute intro together as I can’t procrastinate on this task any more. Enjoy. 🙂 TRANSCRIPT 0:00:37.309,0:00:41.940Hello and welcome to… whatever this is. 0:00:41.940,0:00:46.900My…

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Relaxation, Meditation and Deep Sleep

Mental health matters. Right now we’re all experiencing a particularly stressful time, facing an unprecedented and uncertain situation. The global Covid-19 pandemic, and living under lockdown, has seriously disrupted everyone’s lives all over the world. Two of the best ways of coping with the stress are Meditation and Deep Sleep. Like many of you, I struggle with insomnia at the…

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One MILLION downloads!!

Just two years after I started my little homemade podcast, we’ve finally hit ONE MILLION downloads !!!! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me to reach this amazing milestone, including all my guests, supporters and listeners. And, of course, Apple iTunes for featuring us so prominently on their homepage for the last two years. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ Click on the…

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Best Midlands Comedian 2017

What’s On magazine have just announced the finalists for their 2017 Awards. Very undeservedly, I’ve been shortlisted for the Best Midlands Comedian prize!! I honestly can’t believe I’m in the same category as the likes of Joe Lycett and Greg Davies. That’s mental. The’ve also announced their finalists in the Midlands Breakthrough Act and Best Midlands Comedy Night categories, with both of…

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British Muslim Awards 2017

The British Muslim Awards, now in their fifth year, publicly announced the finalists for their 2017 prizes today. Wonderful to see that I’ve been included on their shortlists. I’ve always suspected I’m one of the best Muslims in the country. It’s nice to have that officially confirmed. There are about thirty categories, and it’s truly an honour to be counted among such amazing finalists…

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Massive Milestone For Comedy Cannon Podcast

Wonderful news! The Comedy Cannon podcast, which I launched barely six months ago, has just hit the magic 100,000 downloads. It’s an amazing achievement. Being featured on the homepage of Apple iTunes on their podcasts section for the last six months has most definitely helped. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the many guests who took time out of their…

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