I have been blogging for a fair bit of time and back when I started it seemed like there were a lot less local and continental African bloggers or maybe we just did know about each other, or how to find each other. As I learnt more about the blogosphere I wished there was a person or people I could reach out to ask blog related things, I became the person I had been looking for when I started blogging. In some blogging circles I am known as an Uncle Of Bloggers and I actively try to build and shape the blogging community of Africa.
A quick scan of bloggers participating in the Afrobloggers Winter Blogging Challenge shows there’s now over 80 and growing… Its been exhilarating, interacting with bloggers from outside my regular sphere of influence.
Day 7 of the WinterABC is for sharing 5 bloggers from your country. Here are 5 Zimbabwean blogs which I have connected with in my sojourn of the Zimababwean blogging scape and now join me to watch them soar….
Melody – On becoming
Melody has wanted to start a blog for a long time over the past years a couple of her articles have found their home on my blog….
In 2017 Zola @ooeygooey sent a tweet and it read « If you knew that you wouldn’t be here tomorrow, what brave thing would you do today ». I responded to her tweet by sharing that if I was not scared I would start a blog.Melody
And now she is forging her blogging path
Miss Kay Blogs
Chipo started blogging last year around this time, just in time to join the previous WinterABC which is how our blogging circles came to interact. She’s was the winner of a twitter giveaway I did to celebrate my sixth blogging anniversary.
Towards the end of the year Chipo’s initial site underwent technical challenges but she has resolved to started all over again blog…
Shall we do this once more, this time a little bit more different. A little random if I may say.Miss Kay
Just for Foodies
This delicious blog which you must not visit on empty stomach unless you are looking for ideas on where to eat and what to eat in Zimbabwe has won the award for best food and drink in the ZimBlog awards 2020
The Blog is run by Ellen a multi-faceted creative, copy writer and actress who kicks butt and does magic with crystals on full moon nights and also blogs at Elliestrator and vlogs on YouTube
Humanity Boss – Nikki
I met Nikki at the 2019 Shoko Hub Awards where she and her team won an award for Women’s Voice Zimbabwe
(Our pitch was unsuccessful as according to an aside with one of the judges our community was too big to count as a start up or maybe that was just to make us feel better… I really wanted an award not to mention the grant that came along with it which would have made a reality our vision for the African Blogging Community, but I digress..)
Nicole is also a photojournalistic Blogger
Teemadzika – Half Thoughts
Back in the early years of my blogging this blog was one of the first Zimbabwean blogs I “discovered” I found it funny quirky and absolutely hilarious, seriously, this is a blog you could read the end of the world as you know it about and still laugh. We all have a story to tell and he writes his chronicles and between the laughter Tafadzwa tells his.
And can I just bonus mention EthneticMe (who is profoundly authentic and ethnic) and HeyAnci(I am pretty sure Anci may end up working at Google if anyone knows how to get in touch with Larry and Sergey can you ask them to check out her blog) from my crazy blogging circle Blog Indaba
Ok I know a lot of bloggers, I could go on, and on… but in the meantime do check these out and tell them regards from the uncle
PS You can also plug yourself into my comments, consider this a Bloggers’s lift.