Word of Note: This post is about my personal experience as a Nigerian Marketing Blogger .
I have been playing with blogs since 2008.
I decided to take up blogging as a serious gig in 2013.
Interestingly, this was a whole new experience.
Let this post inspire you to keep doing what you love doing.
My days on beginning…
Next, I took the sheets to any of the few cyber café to continue the rest of the process – to enable me hit the publish button with pride.
It was tough because I had to pay for browsing session tickets that would be enough to cover up for the slow internet connection, the wasted time due to my beginner experience and the productive time it will cost me to finish typing my article.
For the typing, I had experience with the manual typewriter before the computer boom.
My serious days in this blogosphere…
Although I played online for those past years, I never took deliberate actions like this year (2013).
So far, it has been rewarding, challenging and fun.
So far, has this gig been worthwhile?
Yes! For me, it has been a fruitful and fulfilling journey.
The discipline of consistent blogging – writing articles and publishing them – has helped me to become more aware of my work style and the kind of people I need to surround myself with.
Hmmmm! I go for them.
It has also grown my character within the borders of patience, positive reassurance, passion and faith.
The challenging part of the story
I will boil down the war into three basic points;
- Improving my time management skills by doing what I need to do as early as possible.
- Focus on doing what I need to do by eliminating all forms of distractions that are attempting to steal a fraction of my attention span – it doesn’t matter if such distractions attempt to happen online or offline.
- Improving the way I use my resources – whether data plan or money or conversation – to get the best possible productive output.
Gone are the days of ignorance
It interesting to know that the internet has a lot of resources – that’s only if you know where to look.
Where’s the fun?
The fun part for me is exploring the internet.
It is interesting to know that the internet has a lot of resources – that’s only if you know where to look.
Gone are the days of ignorance
There’s no topic under the sun that has not been talked about on the internet.
There are tons of resources online. You can find them in the form of
- Blog posts
- Podcasts etc.
Online, there are wonderful people who post beautiful words that can inspire you
The internet has offered me opportunities to connect with awesome folks – mind-blowing in words and style.
I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting a number of my social network friends at offline gatherings.
Networking is now easy and cheaper than before
It is no more difficult to meet new [like-minded] people.
You don’t have to pay unnecessary fees to stay connected to the people that interest you from any part of the world.
All you just have to do is get on any of the big social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google plus etc… use their search bar to type in a keyword with a particular hashtag to see and join any public conversation around that keyword.
For instance, whenever I want to discover and connect with new marketing bloggers from any part of the world, I will go on Twitter and use the search bar to type in my keyword with the hashtag attached.
If I was interested in networking with other people who write on topics pertaining to blogging, I will go on Twitter and use the search bar to type in my keyword with the hashtag attached.
Just go ahead.
To be honest with you, coming up with new ideas can be scary at the start. You just have to push your way out of the fear zone and turn those negative voices into positive adrenaline rockets.
As a Nigerian Marketing Blogger, I encourage you to take action today.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Do you own a blog? Do you publish consistently on your blog? Has blogging had any effect on your behaviour? I’m looking to get your reaction. See you at the comments.
About the Author: Prosper Bassey Wealth abandoned Physics to study Marketing. He writes his learnings on the B2C Nigeria Blog. He designs e-books and business logo. Follow Prosper on Twitter to get more valuable tips.by