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Imagine the [Nigerian] Blogosphere;

Vast.

Personal blogs like mine, Music Blogs, Food Blogs, Techie Blogs, Literary Blogs, Natural hair Blogs, Linda Ikeji’s Blog (LIB) and Linda Ikeji Wannabes.

Linda Ikeji is my idol! I love how she instigates a lot of stuff without setting herself up. She throws her readers in a limbo, gets views, gets clicks and ultimately gets paid. Brilliant!

Today is not about Linda Ikeji or her minions, I’m on about Linda Ikeji Wannabes and ‘New Generation News/Gossip Bloggers’. I deleted my twitter because someway, somehow, they managed to invade my timeline with all their twitter feed. I dunno how that did it but they grew like weeds with thorns. So many and so annoying.

All of them, obviously hungry for views, obviously hungry for clicks on ads pasted all over their blogs and these blogs without content.
They go about manipulating headlines to lure you into reading drab articles, irrelevant news and all what not.

There was this particular one that broke the camel’s back; I wish I could name this particular blog. Sha, the post was titled “So So and So’s ordeal with a Lagos Big Babe” gleefully, I added the link to my Pocket (Read It Later) thinking that I’ve found correct gist. Only for me to open the post and be very disappointed because the article and the title were like two opposing poles! No correlation!

I was appalled!

I begged The Lord to hold me! He did!

I wonder what happened to writing legit articles, publicize without constituting a nuisance because flooding people’s Timelines only makes them disgusted and repels them from your website. It doesn’t make any sense to draw people to your website under false headings. It’s dishonest and annoying!

Asides the lies, the news they report? So not news worthy! You’ll see stuff like;
-Wizkid’s Girlfriend’s Eyelash Falls off. [Pics]
-Check out Tiwa Savage’s New Nail Polish. [Photos]
– Banky W misplaces signature hat. [Video]
-Toke Makinwa Switches Up Accent + More [audio. mP4. MP3]

And in emergency situations when there are news flashes and stuff, if you visit these blogs at the same time, they would’ve published the same story, No jara or Fisi. THE EXACT SAME THING. Not one comma will be missing. Copy and Paste Journalism I call it. They don’t even verify sources, look into how true the stories are they just go on to post the same thing like a blind population where there is even no man with one eye to reign over them.

No iota of journalism.

It’s a sorry case and it saddens me..

It’s such a shame how people now pride themselves as Journalists/News bloggers because Internet is cheap, to own an internet accessible device is cheap, wordpress and blogspot are free, to own a .com is relatively cheaper, ASUU went on strike for too long and the Unemployment rate is really high.

So we see, not everybody deserves access to the internet and to blog is not by force!

Toodles!
xx

So I got some more Liebsters and decided to just get around to answering the questions. I don’t think it’s legal to go through the entire process twice. Here goes;

Glowingscenes

1) Which do you prefer, fire or water? please prove your point. you can use superhero analysis if you like.
-Water. “Water no get enemy!”

2) What part of your physical features define you and give reason
-My smile, I guess…

3) What part of your physical features exposes you to the world?
-Ah!

4) If you were to die today, what would be your death wish?
-May we not die today o!

5) If your house was on fire and you were only allowed to pick three things, what would they be?
-iPad, Car Keys and a change of clothes.

6) Would you die for a cause you believe in?
-If it’s a worthy cause, Yes.

7) Where else in the world do you want to be apart from your current location?
-Where the food’s at!

8) What music defines you? and why?
-NONE! I’m a music hoe.

9)Do you still believe in Love?
-Ofkezz.

10) Why do you blog?
-I ask myself this sometimes and I think it’s because owning a WordPress is free.

Damstylee

1. Why are you so awesome?
-It’s in the genes yo!

2. What do/did you study in the Uni?
-Medicine.

3. Is CU the best school in the world?
-LOL.

4. What inspires you?
-Food.

5. What do you love most about blogging?
-Being able to share excerpts of my boring life with people.

6. Is there a special somebody in your life?
-Well, Yes ☺

7. Why am I your favourite blogger?
-Lol, Cocky much?

8. Can Nigeria ever be great?
-I used to think so, Right now, I’m not so sure.

9. Love or Sex?
-Friendship.

10. What’s your selling point?
-I don’t feel like bragging here.

11. How many questions did you answer truthfully?
-11. I guess.

Punkenstein

1. Has your mother ever called you “mad”?
-What an offbeat first question.

2. What one thing would you never buy if you had £1b in your account today?
-Alex Amosu’s Champgane

3. Have you ever been to the east (of Nigeria)?
-Does Port Harcourt count as east?

4. If yes, what’s it like there? Never been.
-Answer my own question first.

5. Are you, today, who you hoped 5 years ago to be?
-Not really, I’m meant to be rich.

6. Frank Spencer and Mr. Bean, Who’s worse/better?
– Sorry, Who’s Frank Spencer?

7. What’s the oddest item you saw on sale while stuck in traffic?
-I don’t get stuck in traffic much, I just go from Helipad to Helipad. Yannah?

8. Are you considered a tweet-celeb? -_-
-In the past.

9. Gay rights, yay or nay?
-HAY!

10. Can you cook?
-Yes! ^_^

11. Are we done yet?
-Finally!

OrikanFilaMeji

1. If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind of job, what would you choose to do?
– Be a cake taster.

2. What do you believe stands between you and complete happiness?
-Money. Tbqfh.

3. What small thing could you do to make someone’s day better?
-Smile.

4. Is the country you live in really the best fit for you?
-I also ask myself this question. .

5. What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
-Don’t take people at face value.

6. Which activities make you lose track of time?
-Stalking people on Instagram. It scares me.

7. What is important enough to go to war over?
-Saying BBT is not funny.

8. What is the most desirable trait another person can possess?
-A God-fearing spirit.

9. What is the simplest truth you can express in words?
-Life is hard.

10. What are you proudest of in your life?
-Right now, Passing my 2nd MB.

Thanks for the ‘Re-nomination’ guys! Bless.

Ciao.
xx

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While I was away studying my life away, I got nominated for a Liebster! Yay!

Actually, Two Liebsters! Whoop!

A Liebster is an award given to up and coming bloggers with under 200 WordPress followers, The Liebster Award originated in Germany and Liebster means dearest or beloved, and Liebe is love.

I feel rather ecstatic because people feel I deserve such an award. So the nomination comes with certain rules;

    The Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. List 11 random facts about yourself
3. Answer the questions they have asked you
4. Nominate 11 other people
5. Ask the nominees 11 questions
6. Last and definitely least, let them know you have nominated them.

First Of All, Introduction I want to appreciate DankarO ShintO and Damilare for the nominations! You guys rock!

    11 Random Facts about Myself


1. Food makes me happy.
2. I’m the poster girl for Laziness.
3. I have ‘Result Jitters’ at the moment.
4. I love any kind of music. As long as it sounds good.
5. I am the general secretary of #TeamForeverAlone
6. I’m currently reading ‘The Perks Of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky. ‘The Prince’ by Nicollo Machiavelli is the next on my list.
7. I look malnourished. At the moment.
8. I’m craving red velvet cake.
9. I have so much faith in my Mummy’s prayers.
10. School resumes tomorrow. 😦
11. I don’t wanna go there.

Now, the hard part. Hard because I have to answer two sets of questions.

DankarO’s questions;

1. If you could only rescue one parent from a burning house which would you save, and why?
Thank God both my parents can’t be found under the same roof.

2. How do spend your free time?
Study, Eat, Sleep, Blog, Sleep, Eat, Sleep, Look for trouble.

3. What is your greatest achievement so far?
Writing Part Two Pros.

4. If you were appointed President of your country, what would be your first act?
Make the weekend last 5 days.

5. If you have to choose between dying by poisoning or suffocation, which will you prefer?
What am I dying for Biko?

6. If you had just a wish, answer guaranteed what would you wish for?
Uncountable more wishes.

7. Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings (state reasons please)
Harry Potter. Because.

8. What are the best five words that would describe you?
Lazy, Fun, Silly, Smart, Single.

9. Which of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S character would date if you have the opportunity?
Joey. Maybe.

10. How did you get interested in writing?
Really can’t remember.

11. If you could start all over in life, would you change anything?
Most likely. Few things here and there.

Damilare’s Questions;

1. Checkered blue and white’ or ‘black’?
Black.

2. Curtains or no curtains?
No Curtains when PHCN do what they do best.

3. Hardcover, paperback or ebooks?
I love paper backs but I can’t afford them. So ebooks for the win.

4. What’s your ambiance while writing?
Boredom and Sadness mostly.

5. Do you plan to publish a novel?
Not that I know of.

6. Do you like to make a gift for your loved one or do you rather buy?
Buying. No hassles.

7. Which is the most beautiful color according to you?
Lilac.

8. What’s your mantra in life?
It’s gonna be alright.

9. Have you ever thought of becoming a soldier in your life?
Never.

10. Do you have stage fear?
Nope.

11. ‘Mickey mouse/ Aladdin/Tom and Jerry’ or ‘Naruto/Bleach/Mega XLR?
The former.

Whew!

My nominees in no particular order;

1. Fikayo’s Rants
2. Ojuola’s Notes
3. The Fab Sister’s Blog
4. Wana’s Playbook.
5. Those Little Things
6. Musings Of Minds Under The Illusion of Freedom
7. OriKanFilaMeji
8. Nostalgic Words of a Future Me
9. Punkenstein’s Blog
10. Adetokunbohr’s Blog
11. Oumissa
12. Out Of my Head

12. Because u can.

My questions for the nominees;
1. Money, Power, Respect. Choose two.
2. What is your idea of religion?
3. Have you ever considered politics?
4. What do you do for fun?
5. What one word do you think describes me?
6. What one word describes you?
7. What’s music to you?
8. Do you have a plan B in life? If yes what is it?
9. What book will you recommend for me to read?
10. Why did you start blogging?
11. Say something totally random!

Lol. This has been fun!

Toodles!
xx

NB: There is no general committee that handles this award. its’s just a recognition from one blogger to another for how awesome they are. Kind of like a really big internet hug.

Hi People!

Merry Christmas people! Hope you’re gonna be having more fun than me; I’m gonna be home all day reading The Sicilian By Mario Puzo while munching on some home cooked meals. Christmas really isn’t what it used to be.

On to today’s post;

Something I planned that ended up not being what I expected.

That has to be my little humble blog.

When I wrote my first post; #40thingsaboutme sometime in July of 2011, the response was overwhelming. I wasn’t genuinely expecting any responses when I was begging people to “Read, Comment and RT” but I did and you can imagine how overjoyed I was.

I was not putting up spectacular things but I kept getting responses and page views.

Yeah.

Thank you to all my readers that have stuck around for a really long time. God bless y’all.

Enjoy the Holidays people.

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Like I said, I’m embarking on my 40 day challenge. I plan to start today so help me God.

The topics in yes particular order include;
1. Discuss a dark/turbulent moment in your life.
2. Discuss some of the things on your bucket list.
3. 15 facts about you.
4. The meaning of your blog name.
5. Something you hope to change about yourself and why.
6. Your favorite musician and why.
7. Your dream wedding.
8. Something you’re looking forward to this year and something you regret not having done last year.
9. Your addiction.
10. Something about which people seemed to compliment you.
11. Something at which you’ve been a champion or the best.
12. Something that is part of your routine that you enjoy.
13. What was your biggest dream in life (you wanted to do as a kid but no longer can)
14. You current relationship; if single discuss being single.
15. Where you’d like to be in 10 years.
16. Top 5 pet peeves.
17. Your views on religion.
18. Your favorite comfort food and why.
19. Your zodiac sign and if you think if it fits your personality.
20. A moment you felt the most satisfied with your life.
21. If you could have any job in the world what would it be?
22. Your guilty pleasure (or pleasures!)
23. Put your iPod on shuffle and write the first ten songs that pop up.
24. Bullet your whole day.
25. Discuss something you planned that ended up not being what you expected.
26. How do you handle/ deal with success and failure.
27. Your favorite movie.
28. What is your biggest dream in life? What one great thing do you wish to accomplish.
29. Something you could never get tired of doing.
30. If you had $1,000,000 to spend, how would you spend it?
31. Something you miss.
32. Somewhere you’d love to move to or visit.
33. Your highs and lows of this past year.
34. A book you read over and over again and never got sick of.
35. How important do you think education is?
36. One of your favorite TV shows.
37. How have you changed in the past two years?
38. A problem you have had in the past.
39. Your earliest memory.
40. A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened to you in the past 40 days.
41. Epilogue: write a letter to yourself.

I promise to try my best to go through with this.

The posts will be coming up at any time of the day (because randomness is my thing) when I’m able to post.

My first post should be up in a few hours.

Thanks for dropping by.
xoxo!!

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Not like I’m planning to change or anything;
One morning, I felt as if the @TheNakedConvos handle was throwing subs at me. The person behind the handle obviously woke up to read a horribly written post or better-still; slept with one in mind.

I begun felling guilty. I dunno why because I’m not on anybody’s payroll or something.

Anywho, I have decided to cut the crap and take my blogging more seriously.
I’ve started going around with my ‘blogging’ book to put down my every thought. As the handle advised.

I’ve always been able to accept constructive criticism; Someone once told me that my punctuation was horrible, I took a look at my posts and agreed. I worked on it. My punctuation may not be a perfect 10 at the moment but its better.
I believe in self help.
I believe google is my friend.
And we learn everyday so there’s no need to feel too big to take to corrections.
No one is above mistakes that’s why we’re human.

Lol. I was on a roll there.

So I want to start by embarking on my 30 make that 40 day challenge (just because) which was the original reason I bought this ‘blogging book’. Since February 2012 o. I still haven’t gotten around to writing shingbain! Lazy ‘ol me.

Asides that, everything I write; Good, bad, below par, awful, ‘uncompleteable’, will be posted. Nobody is awarding marks so heck yeah!

Something I wrote a few months back. The agony of the block 😦 …

Writing is something I’ve always done for fun. I express myself really well when I put pen to paper. I involved myself in many writing activities. Press club, Secretary to different societies and to think I wrote a story book even though it never saw the light of day.

I’ve never considered my writing to be so awesome or even worthy of any praises. You can imagine my surprise when I started blogging. For fun too. I always had a personal blog that I just typed and stored on my computer because I thought why in the world will anyone want to read what I have in my head. I went ahead to post my thoughts online anyways and the responses I got were beyond overwhelming.

I know many writers whom I envy for their writing skill – an awesome talent. Some of them praise me for my work too but I beg to differ. When some of them stop writing for a while and leave me wanting to read more of their work, I hit them up and ask them the reason behind the break in transmission. Writer’s block was always the culprit.

I always thought Writer’s block was a myth. Why will somebody have a skill that has to go on and off? It just doesn’t add up. You can say things like “I’m out of ideas” or “I’ve just been plain lazy” or “I don’t have time” or “I’ve run out of ink” not “Writer’s block”

Writer’s block doesn’t exist.

Or So I thought.

Not Until It hit me.

I just couldn’t get my thoughts together. I had so many ideas dancing in my head but I just couldn’t organise the ideas in my head, put them down and transform them into awesome pieces. The ultimate struggle; Getting ideas from my head to paper.

Even when I was able to put something down, it always turned out drab and below par. Maybe I didn’t have writers block. I was just trying to keep up with expectation. Still am.

I suffered a bout of depression and according to what I looked up on the internet, depression is a good period in time to be a writer because you have many thoughts and ideas.

Truly; I had many thoughts and ideas going and coming but I just couldn’t write the down. The block is REAL.

What did I do about it?
I met my friends who had gone through the same process and one particular friend was really keen on helping me get through it. We had exercises and games which helped me a great deal but the effect didn’t last long and now its back. Like a relapsing fever.

Many great writers in history have gone through writer’s block while some were able to come out of it and write some more great books/pieces, Some others? Not so much.

I just hope this Writer’s block, as real as it can get, does not deprive me of my favorite past time.

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