This is not an attention-seeking piece, and if you don't believe, the choice is yours but have had to point this out a long time.
I checked, and still it did not fit.
@Linda Ikeji! You all know her , don't you?
In case you don't know she is nigeria's no 1 blogger and a successful one at that.
So you see the more reason , some will regard this post as attention-seeking.
That's by the way.
Back to the issue.
First, what is blogging?
Blogging is practically a platform which serves as an extension of your personal self especially if you have got the writing flare.
Blogging is meant to showcase happening in your personal life , if it's niche is lifestyle. Also it may showcase articles on different issues depending on the niche you pick. Even at that, there should be a feeling of informality surrounding it. However, blogging has for a long time turned from just a showcase of our personal lives and lifestyle to a full-time news reporting platform.
Even this platform am writing on is exactly following this trend, and I don't blame them, they can't help but follow the same trend.
So accepted, blogging nowadays means news reporting, rumour spreading etc.
You get it all on the blogs.
There are over 6,000,000 blogs in the world today, so the competition is really very tough but Nigeria's Linda ikeji's has managed for the past 8 years to overcome that competition by staying at the top of the table in Africa at least.
Why then is she is not a blogger?
Given my experience with bloggers, I manage to know there are some things involved in this dynamic world of blogging.
For your blog to be considered as a standard blog and a quality one.
Social media experts state the following. 1, SEO 2, Content.
These are two key words, I know social media expert harp on all the time and Nigeria's finest has none of this and yet she is ranked in the top 1,000 blogs in the world( although not exactly 1,000, a few numbers after 1,000 though)
SEO involves a lot of things, from the colour, theme and structure of your site.
Linda Ikeji is reported to have been blogging since 2007 and yet for the past 9 years, the interface of this Africa's No 1 blogger is yet to change!
If SEO is anything to go by, Linda Ikeji is not a standard blog, it's does not even have a menu.
You might say, people like simplicity but that does not apply to SEO.
Secondly, the content!!! Linda Ikeji, I must give her that is the mother of copy cats( mind you this platform copies too) but an incident in 2010 which involved copyright issues with a certain Ay dee who is now a popular sensation on nigerian twitter due to the rift, made linda begin the idea of giving her copied post credit.
There is no way a blogger will do without copying, that is a fact but at least once in a while, Miss Linda, write something which is original.
By dwelling on issues prevalent in your immediate society, originality tends to surface in your write-up because you are writing based on something you are conversant with.
You don't have to attack or criticise, just write and contribute your opinion as part of the elite.
Like the Chibok girls, you as a woman should have given your opinion.
You guys might say, it's an entertainment blog.
True but there comes a time when you reach the level which this lady has gotten to and what you need do is impact on your society through the platform that feeds you.
Although she has these empowering schemes that she runs which I must give her kudos.
She spends a lot on them.
The last one I heard about one of her schemes is that she gave about 10m to each of the women.
That's good but that does not subtitute the fact of being part of the discourse.
If you are afraid of taking sides, there are various topics that won't even affect your sponsors in any way.
So if going by the books, and experts advise on how to be successful through blogging is anything to go by.
Linda ikeji is not a blogger, she does not plan her post, am not sure she knows what engagements or impression means or all that technical hulla-baloo.
Neither does she even know her Alexa ranking because she is not even bothered because her traffic has not dwindled and these technicalities by many social media experts have done nothing to her blog by not following them.
Linda is not a blogger, but a woman who runs a simple platform without hassle or strive for competition.
She is blogging like there is no competition and that I think works for her.
Please do something about writing about issues, stop posting only pics and captioning it ( that's what i would call the blog post) under your metro stories and intended society-impact stories.
Linda you are the change, you have a cult( a following) many of us can do without checking the blog everyday. Use that power!!
Her simplicity in blogging is infectious but she is not a blogger.