Of My Blog’s Highlights In Case You Missed It

If this were Christmas, I would have been Father Christmas, if this were a mafia outfit I would be The God Father, but I am a mortal with a blog and you can call me The Uncle Blog Father.

blogging is my lifestyle The Uncle Blog Father

Happy New Year

Taking a peak at the stats my blog had a sharp rise in traffic in 2020.

blog traffic for becoming the muse over the years

I would want to attribute this to having adopted some sound blogging practices but to be honest I have more or less been doing what I have always been doing its just the world which has started noticing.

Lockdown probably played a part as the rise in traffic started around March of 2020

blog traffic went up when lockdown begun

Incase you missed it I was awarded Blogger Of The year in the Zim Blog Awards hosted by Tribe Of Influencers.

Blogger Of The year 

Allow me to walk you through some posts from the past year which I would love for you to have look at  In case you missed them:

The first post I wrote on the first day of Lockdown, Coffee With Lockdown. In hindsight, this post was written when lockdown seemed more like an inconvenience that would last about 21 days, and then they kept extending it till it had an indefinite end…

coffee on the first day of lockdown

Of The Things In My Fridge is a satirical article on how sometimes Social Media can be like opening the fridge and hoping something has miraculously materialised  in the fridge between now and the last time you checked.

the social media fridge

Of Freedom’s Symmetry is a fictional account of the pets I have kept, inspired by Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. From the reviews I have received I can safely say its worth a read or two whether you are pet lover or just like a good story.

If a tree falls across the road blocking it… what would you do? In Of The Tree For The Forest I explore how different types of people would react to this situation, maybe I am trying to make a point, maybe I just have a runaway imagination, you read and be the judge…

the tree for the forest

A guiding principle I use in figuring out what to write about is that if a curious thought comes to my mind and I seek out the answer, then I will write about it. For example, I was curious why Africa is called Africa. I sought out the answer and wrote down my findings in Of Africa being Africa

I worry that one day all I have learnt will disappear just like the case of Africa being the cradle of mankind but here we still are, what happened to us and why I rather like the spelling of Africa with A Kay, Afrika.

why is africa called africa

I sometimes have conversations over coffee with people who pique my interest and post them as CoffeeChats and have conversed with a travelling artist regarded as Queen Of The Brush in Coffee With Aušrinė; then a lady who used to wake up and bake scones at 3 a.m. during the height of electricity shortages in Coffee With 3 am Scones and a chat with an avid supporter of the reading culture in Coffee With Kate.

These are only 10 of the 100+ articles I published this year so there’s a lot to catch up on you can check out my About Page for a rough guide on how my posts are classified and for your reading perusal to pick out the sections that best suit you, I recommend all.

Compliments of the New Year

Uncle blog father


PS I am curious if you read any of these or anything else that comes to the top of your head when you think about my blog.



    1. Haha good question Matt
      I have stopped trying to wonder exactly how I find some bloggers or they find me but I am just glad to make the circles bigger.

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  1. The wit and the talent! I wonder how big becoming “Blogger of The Year” is? 🤔😱 Congratulations! You have to admit, you slayed it still in 2020, B. Cheers to how far you’ve come. I’m very proud of you! 💕

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  2. I’m so glad I found this blog, I look forward to reading your posts. Cheers to more coffee dates on the blog 🥂

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  3. I always look forward to the coffee sessions!
    Also, when lockdown first started, I remember telling some of my friends I would see them in 3 weeks. It will be a year soon and I haven’t seen them since 😂

    Looking forward to what you bring us this year! Congratulations on the award!

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  4. Thanks for all you do in this blogging world. I think I’ve already read all that you’ve shared but I may revisit some just because! Keep writing and sharing please!! We need you Uncle B! 🤠🐴❤️

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  5. You had a very successful year in 2020! I know 2021 will be twice as great! Keep growing!
    I think the only positive thing about the pandemic for me was the pressure it put on me to blog more and it really helped me this year. The pandemic freed up so much time for me and I was really able to focus on my blog.
    xo Erica

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  6. This was such a great post to read! I love how you put the stats out there and explain how nothing has changed just how many people view it. Sometimes people get so caught up in the hype of the stats and forget that you don’t have to do everything on all social media to bring people to your blog…sometimes all you have to do is just keep being you and keep going. I am glad you kept going!

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    1. Thank you Lisamarie

      Sometimes things just take time like one can’t start a blog today and except to get tonnes of views 🤣

      Keep doing your thing

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  7. Omo, see motivation oooo! 😳

    Sorry, I had to write that in Pidgin. It was the only thing that came to mind 🤭.

    Well done, our The Uncle Blog Father. We your nieces, nephews and children are loyal and proud of you. Tuale baba mi 🙌 (Okay, I’m sorry I just had to be a razz Yoruba girl🙈)

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  8. I was new to WordPress and came across a blog from you. I thank you for keeping the blog world encouraged!

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  9. You have had a fascinating year foe sure. I would love to think I read most for your blogs this year. I know for sure I read the 10 you mentioned. Keep giving us more cause we love it.

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    1. Thank you .. It’s funny a random stranger referred to v me as the the coffee guy the last time I was in town just before the lockdown came into effect… I guess it’s become a signature

      Thanks again for the support

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