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
So, you've got the perfect idea for your next blog post, and you've done some extensive research on the topic you want to write about. What's next on your to-do list is the most important aspect of the writing process — writing the blog post. Fortunately for you, writing the blog post doesn't prove to… 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 presently gallivanting… Continue reading Which Way, Nigeria?
When I'm not writing a blog post, teaching physics, or devising evil plans and ideas for world domination, you would find me glued to my phone, engrossed in some blog posts that I'm reading. I don't know exactly how many blogs I'm following, but I know they are many. And I'm quite sure I visit… Continue reading My Nine Favourite WordPress Bloggers
I sat beside my younger sister while she filled in the registration form for the upcoming Senior School Certificate Examination. She needed my assistance with the registration because there were some technical terms that she didn't understand, and also because she wasn't sure which subjects she should choose. The little time I spent assisting her… Continue reading On Pleasing Your Parents at the Expense of Your Happiness
Yesterday, I looked at some of the ideas that bloggers who use WordPress have proposed to the developers of the blogging platform. Some of these ideas dates back to seven years ago. I realised that we have many bloggers to thank for most of the features WordPress has today that make blogging an overall enjoyable… Continue reading How Can WordPress Be Improved?