January 28, 2016

Blogging in Nigeria

Today I want to share my responses to the Blogging in Nigeria tag. I started blogging a few years ago and it's been a fun, and sometimes challenging ride. Being a Lifestyle blogger in Nigeria is interesting and even though there's an external push sometimes to go in the gossip and entertainment niche, that is simply not my style. In this video, I share my thoughts as a blogger in Nigeria and I hope you find it insightful.

The questions are:

1. Name of your blog.
2. Why did you start blogging?
3. Are you a full time blogger?
4. What do you know now that you wish you knew then?
5. Challenges of blogging in Nigeria (hint: guess how long it took to upload my video?)
6. How much was your first paid ad/ anything?
7. How is the Nigerian blogosphere?
8. What’s your family’s response to you blogging knowing the Nigerian culture with staple jobs?
9. Message to Nigerian brands.
10. Plans for your blog.
11. Perks of blogging in Nigeria.
12. Do you think blogging should be a career path?
13. What do you hope for the future of blogging in Nigeria?
14. Have you ever been copy righted/stolen from someone?
15. Do you feel fulfilled blogging?


This tag was created by Sisi Yemmie and Tosin Alabi (Africanism Cosmpolitan) - all vloggers and bloggers in Nigeria are encouraged to share their answers. 

Enjoy the video, and please subscribe (and like it on Youtube) and share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

12 comments:

  1. Please tell me that wasn't u that was singing at the intro. I enjoyed watching this. Slow internet is actually very frustrating, I use smile mifi internet, pretty fast. You can check them out.

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    1. LOL, it's my youngest sister. She wrote the song - very nice, right? I was worried about Smile being clogged up eventually but maybe I'll look into them.

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  2. Soul music. Nice!
    You sound really pleasant Berry. :)

    G

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    1. Gee thanks, G!

      See what I did there? :D

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  3. 1) you're so cool!
    2) so you're a "small blogger"? with your 1 million views ahead? lolol

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    1. 1) LOL, thanks

      2) Erm, compared to Banana-island-dwellers, yes!

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  4. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this. As a newbie blogger just starting out, you answered the questions that have plagued my mind and you gave great insight into the blogging industry in Nigeria.

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    1. You're welcome to the Nigerian Blogosphere! There are loads of resources to guide you along - you can search for "blogging" in my search bar to the right for a start.

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  5. I really love the fact that you have remained true to yourself. The pressure to get into the Entertainment/Gossip blogging thing is so real. Kudos to you for for keeping it real!

    Precious Core Blog

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  6. Berry! I love your blog. Thanks for sharing. Blogging in Naij ain't easy at all.

    I feel you on uploading videos! I struggle with lighting the most! Even to get uninterrupted natural light in my house is hard because the security bars on the windows actually create shadows on my face when I record. Whomp!

    Am I the only one?

    Nnaya
    www.maneattractionblog.blogspot.com
    IG: MAGhairng

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  7. Berry! I love your blog. Thanks for sharing. Blogging in Naij ain't easy at all.

    I feel you on uploading videos! I struggle with lighting the most! Even to get uninterrupted natural light in my house is hard because the security bars on the windows actually create shadows on my face when I record. Whomp!

    Am I the only one?

    Nnaya
    www.maneattractionglobal.blogspot.com
    IG: MAGhairng

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Reading your comments ALWAYS makes me smile. I hope you smile when I reply :)