Of Coffee, rain and blogging everyday
If you were having coffee with me, we would be watching the rain drizzle and it would be a welcome delight; it’s been such a hot past couple of days, I have been contemplating digging a pond in the backyard, so I could sit and chill like the fish that is my star sign.
The rain seems to mark an end to the chapter of September and the blog everyday challenge I have been doing themed Africa Stories from home. The reason I picked this theme can be summarised in a footnote I read on Mpho Mashita’s blog
Here’s to our heritage and preserving it for future generations! Legacy cannot only be financial, may we be committed to building a legacy of our culture as well.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that that this is post 27 of my blog everyday challenge which means I am three posts behind, 27 out of 30 is a 90% pass mark that’s not too bad right? Unforeseeable challenges come up, like there was a time when we had an electricity blackout for three days and the other time my internet service provider had network challenges and in between that the were days I had to babysit my nephew.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that I have a new found respect for “mummy” bloggers, imagine trying to write a post with a whole young human being demanding your attention, the yoghurt spills and sticky fingers. In a totally related issue I would also tell you that I now know why the YouTube videos with the most views are the ones for children’s nursery rhymes; you simply press play and the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round all day long…..
Also now my YouTube video recommendations are full of children’s rhymes.
What have I learned from this blogging challenge
- Life will get in the way but have back up plans
- The schedule function is a lifesaver, your posts can upload while you are away
- The email post function also helps to post on the go
- In my head it takes 30seconds to complete a post but in reality it takes way longer
- When you get an idea for a post write it down, memory is such a fickle thing.
- A challenge is called a challenge for a reason its not easy
There’s three more posts due and they will becoming awooah
If you can blog consistently,
come rain or shine
if you have a writing schedule,
and posting on time
if you can write while the world spins wildly around you,
if you can hold courageous conversations,
outside of your comfort zone
and post selfies of your naked soul
then and only then can you hold your head high when you call yourself a blogger my friend…
If you were having coffee with me I would wish you all the best in October and I would thank you for the visits, oh look the rain has stopped since neither of us has an umbrella I suggest you run…..
PS Day 27 Africa Stories from Home
PPS Here’s a few posts that I liked this past month by bloggers from home
teemadzika a lesson on time
Soulfulmiss – mangoes
mydialectics – Religion, Tradition and Culture
wizbex – Midway
makupsy – Why I blog
thinkingoutloud1204. The average Nigerian Parent
MoreToGetty Africa The land of the Educated
ceechikk – who is as hungry as you
iamb0627 – in which household