The theme for this week's episode was inspired by the conversations I had yesterday with some writers on Twitter. As a result, today's questions may not be as fun as the ones I've asked in past episodes. Still, I encourage you to answer them with as much enthusiasm as you've answered my past questions. It… Continue reading ‘Would You Rather’ Weekly Series — Episode #4
It's been exactly three weeks since I announced my starting the Would You Rather blog series, and we've had two successful episodes since then. Admittedly, we should have had three episodes, but I was confronted with certain unforeseen challenges last week that disrupted my blogging life. While I haven't dealt with these challenges, I couldn't… Continue reading ‘Would You Rather’ Weekly Series — Episode #3
As with most of life's problems, the issue of low readership can be solved with a simple display of dishonesty. Being the avid reader that I am, I happen to follow a lot of blogs. But of all the bloggers that I'm currently following, my favourites are the ones whose posts are sprinkled with lies… Continue reading Why Bloggers Should TOTALLY Encourage Hypocrisy
Welcome to yet another episode of the ‘Would You Rather’ blog series. I'd like to think of last week's episode as a huge success, even though some non-bloggers messaged me on Facebook that they couldn't quite relate to the questions I asked. I'll admit that last week's questions were more related to blogging than to… Continue reading ‘Would You Rather’ Weekly Series — Episode #2
My new Twitter account reminds me of a Spiderman action figure someone got me when I was a kid. I loved the toy so much that I went virtually everywhere with it. I loved it not just because it was a rare find at that time, but also because it was a replacement for another… Continue reading Let’s Connect on Twitter!
With the alarming number of bloggers out there today, the only way you're going to stand out from the crowd is by constantly engaging your readers with blog articles that are relevant to their needs. But to do this, you must first understand what kind of people your readers are — Who are they? What… Continue reading How to Find Topics to Write About
Writing any type of content (a novel, academic essay, blog post, etc) requires a great deal of concentration and discipline. In fact, when you're writing, the slightest distraction or inconvenience can adversely affect your productivity and workflow. So it's no wonder that the writing medium you use is very important, especially when you consider that… Continue reading Writing on Paper VS Writing Digitally — Which is More Productive?
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
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