I know you're used to me writing about blogging, writing, and productivity, but today's post is going to be a bit different from my other posts. Today's post is a personal post: it's about me. (Don't worry, I'm not about to launch into a long, boring composition about myself or my favourite colour.) Sooo last… Continue reading Celebrating a Milestone
Almost every blogging advice on the internet today is geared towards helping you become a successful blogger. But very few of them talk about the need to be a courteous blogger of some repute. I know I've emphasised this a million times but permit me to stress it again — your relationships with other bloggers… Continue reading Blogging Etiquette 101: the Dos and Don’ts of Blogging
As a blogger, your success depends ultimately on two factors: the amount of time and effort you put into your blog and how deep your connections are with fellow bloggers. Blogging is a fascinating hobby as much as it's an exhausting chore. It becomes exhausting (and frustrating) when you're forced to face the most discouraging… Continue reading 5 Challenges You Might Face as a Student Blogger in Nigeria
Once upon a time, I was told that grammar shouldn't matter as long as you can communicate your ideas to your readers and they can understand you. After all, if your readers can understand what you're saying, they wouldn't mind you using poor grammar to share your thoughts, right? Maybe. Maybe not. I suppose it… Continue reading Why does grammar matter in your writing?
I have been blogging for nearly two years now, and one essential lesson I have learnt from experience is that in order to become a successful blogger, you must establish close relationships with other bloggers and support them. When it comes to blogging, reciprocity is fundamental and greatly encouraged. Simply put, if you wish for… Continue reading The Easiest Ways to Support Other Bloggers
It feels so terrible to invest so much time and effort in your blog and still fail to achieve any results. But it feels much worse when you've been blogging for quite some time — say, a year and six months — and your metrics (traffic, views, comments, post shares, etc) are nothing much to… Continue reading An Open Letter to Bloggers Who Feel Like Giving Up
Riddle me this: I am something. If you dress me up fine and make me as attractive as ever, I would bring you all the blog readers that you desire. But if you dress me up terribly or pay no attention to my physical appearance, I just might steal from you the blog readers that… Continue reading 7 Simple Tips to Write Catchy Headlines That Will Attract More Readers
I've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by my celebrity friend and versatile blogger, Goldie. I'm so honoured. Goldie discusses thought-provoking topics and shares interesting stories in response to writing prompts very often. You can holla at Goldie at Daily Flabbergast, a treasure trove of everything awesome. Rules: Place the logo on your site.… Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award
Picture this: You've got a good idea for your new blog post, and you've done some research (if necessary) on the topic you're writing about. As you've completed this stage, you move on to the next stage in the process – writing the blog post. Lucky for you, writing it isn't an arduous task as… Continue reading Nine Reasons You’re Not Getting Comments on Your Blog Posts
What happened yesterday was even worse than what I had imagined would happen. I'm still recovering from the shock. Here in Nigeria, the presidential elections were held yesterday, and like most people predicted, there was a serious display of terror and violence. I knew this would happen, though. Everyone here knew that that terrorist who's… Continue reading Which Way, Nigeria?
Every day, you brainstorm interesting topics to write about, and when you finally get one good idea, you spend a great deal of time writing your article. When you're done writing, you smile at the work of art you've created, then you quickly publish your masterpiece so that the rest of the world can join… Continue reading Five Grammar Tips Every Writer Should Know
Five bad blogging habits that's ruining your blog – I'm guilty of the first habit.