I just want to use this opportunity to thank God for opportunities that have come my way through my blog. When I started blogging, it was strictly to allow my friends and family to follow me along on my NYSC year. If you've never read that blog, The Ajebutter's Guide to NYSC was a funny and real look into my experiences so definitely check it out.
I found my love for blogging there and I can remember starting this blog. When I would get more than 50 views a day I was ecstatic! I just wanted to share my life in a real, authentic, and often times funny way. Today I'm getting close to 1 million views total and the amount of opportunities that have come to me, and even Cakes, via the blog has been amazing. I can't thank God enough for His blessings and those he has used.
I mentioned this across my social media over the weekend - I was quoted in a Huffington Post article about how Nigerian Content Creators are on the rise. When the call came for input, I volunteered myself and then got scared. But I fought through my fear and nerves and sent out my contribution. Thanks to Margaret for the article and my fellow Nigerian bloggers mentioned as well.
Additionally, a couple of weeks ago I got an email claiming to be from Maggi Nigeria. They are celebrating 50 years and they wanted to send me a package as one of their picks of the Top 50 influencers of Nigerian culture and economy. Me ke?! Like how?! I won't even lie, it took me almost a week to respond because I didn't know if what I saw in my email was real. I thought maybe one scammer was trying to flatter me in a bid to get my trust and address. I showed about 4 people the email to get their thoughts about it. But then, I replied their email and they were very polite and answered my questions. Over the weekend they delivered the package to Cakes, who made a very yummy dish of Seafood Yam Pottage today! Thank you to Maggi for your recognition. I am truly humbled and grateful.
I can't thank God enough for His blessings and I really want to use my voice to give Him glory. To those who are starting out, or feeling afraid, or are just discouraged in life - Keep on. Just keep pushing. Keep believing. You don't know whether your blessing is right around the corner or who is even watching you. You will be amazed!!!
Thank you everyone for supporting through the years. We know I'm not perfect and I have a lot to learn but I am thankful and very appreciative of you! God bless!