I could start by making excuses for my long absence and for the commitments that I made to my readers but failed to fulfill. I might even begin with a review of last year's many challenges and how I reacted in the face of every one of them. Then again, I could start by apologising… Continue reading 2020: Redemption Season
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
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
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
Even though 2018 was a far cry from what I had hoped it would be, I still had an exciting experience. One thing I particularly liked about this year was the difficult decisions I made. At the beginning of this year, I promised myself that 2018 would be the year I would step outside my… Continue reading Will I miss 2018?
And the award for the worst month of the year goes to... NOVEMBER! While the award for the worst blogger of the year goes to... Me, Of course. Who am I kidding? *sigh* Oh, I'm sorry. Where are my manners? Hello everyone! How are you doing? How have you been? Gosh, it feels like it's… Continue reading How My November Played Out
When our television got spoilt June last year, I thought that was going to be the end for me. Back then, I was so addicted to the TV that I couldn't go a day without watching it for at least eight hours. In fact, I remember when, on Christmas Day, four years ago, I started… Continue reading 3 Reasons I Stopped Watching Too Much TV (and Why You Should Follow Suit)
Two weeks ago, a friend on Facebook threw an open question that stirred up trouble and controversy from his followers. He asked: “Must you be skilled in writing before you can call yourself a writer?” If you say yes, why, then, do we find the “writer” label in the bios of people who have terrible… Continue reading 9Perspectives || Who is a Writer?
Some say it's a myth, but whether or not that's true, it's no doubt something all writers face. You just can't escape it. You sit back in your chair, chewing your pen and staring at your notebook with an expression that's just as blank as the sheet in front of you. When you write something,… Continue reading How to Beat Writer’s Block: 5 Tips That Help
There comes a time in our lives when our challenges seem more than we can handle and we're faced with the option of staying strong, striving to achieve a dream that we believe in, or giving up, which would be the much easier approach to take. It's at times like this that self-doubt creeps in… Continue reading Should You Give Up on Your Dream?