Of Coffee, Rain And Blogging Everyday

blog everyday challenge

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…..

baby sitter

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

Tembochiseche -Afrotheology

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



  1. Aww B, thank you for the recognition! Another delightful surprise. I’m also a few posts behind but the challenge must be conquered. Thank you for choosing this theme, it pushed me to my greatest limit. Your blogs are amazing.

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  2. Congratulations big B. I had fun reading all the post, especially because I could relate to them all. My favorite was chasing Joy, combie diary and saying good bye. Thumbs up Beaton. 😉 ❤

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    1. Thank you Raquel♥♥♥♥♥
      Chasing Joy is one of my fave too!!!!Combie diaries will continue as I chronicle the adventures that happen in a public transport.
      many thanks I appreciate you stopping by


  3. Hey B-man. I hope this finds both you and your internet well- because lacking your internet my note not likely to find you at all. File me with those who publish as the muse or inspiration moves me. I had a great Sept though. Most readers in one month over the whole of 10 months of me getting serious about blogging. I still worry about quality of each post and try to make the fun, interesting, and deserving of being read. I posted 3 new stories in Sept. which is great for me, slow by some measures, but I’m proud of each one. Each week I do look for your posts, so you simply must keep those coming… Regards.

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    1. Hi the Gary!!!
      hahahaha the internet should be free and in abundance like the air we breath………

      Looks like September was productive, hey worrying about the quality of your posts shows you care about your audience, I would be worried if you did not…because why would you write, or rather why would you write here on the internet and not in your own diary….

      Thank you again, and it means a lot


  4. Hahahaha!!! Posting the “down internet” notification online! That’s hilarious! Please tell me the internet company did that as a joke?

    Also B, mad respect to you for keeping up with your posting schedule – despite the challenges! I think that now I’m going to check out a few of the posts you linked to.

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    1. It was no joke that was for real, I only saw the notification when the internet was back up…. laughed and laughed but that was probably because if I didnt I would have ranted at them, I only find out the was a fault after hours of connecting and disconnecting the router and then calling customer care and being put on hold or what felt like hours, isnt it their responsibility to notify clients of downtime

      Thanks Josh !!! much appreciated

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  5. Great to hear you’ve gotten some rain! Great tips on blogging – I wish I could get to the point where I had a few pre-written for the times I stare at a blank screen..

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    1. Hi Kathleen looks like I spoke to soon its back to being hot again but not as hot as before the rain…
      Its easy to do just start writing even the half formed thoughts then you can stare at those when you feeling blank and see if thy dont spark something ^_^


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