Hey everyone! Ready to discover some more wonderful blogs? We’re on interview 10 out of 12 so far in this series, and whilst it’s sad to think that there are not many left right now, I’m definitely planning another series like this for the future. It strikes me how blogging enables you to connect with people, whether that’s from your own country, or halfway across the world. It’s time to find out what being a blogger is like in Nigeria with the lovely Yeka from Myyeka.
1. How did your blog start?
Ever since I was a young girl, I always loved to write and dreamt of having an outlet to my creativity. I tried blogging a couple of times in my early teenage years but I couldn’t really understand the concept, didn’t know what I wanted to write about and so I couldn’t grow. I went back and forth to different blogs till I decided to start afresh. Before I did, I made sure to research, plan my blog and learn almost everything I needed to learn about starting a blog. That was how myyeka.com started and my first month blogging gave me quite an impression that I can do it.
2. I noticed you’re from Nigeria, what is the blogging community like there?
The blogging community here is not very vast, there aren’t as many bloggers in my blog niche. The majority are into news, tech and entertainment, in which they are not as welcoming to each other. The few bloggers I have found in my niche are very supporting, welcoming and they are all about growing together. Whenever I encounter any blogging problem, they’re always there to guide me through.
3. What is the 1 piece of advice you would give to other bloggers/people wanting to blog?
Blog about what you like, don’t go blogging about what you feel is hot right now or what’s making big hits. I believe when your heart is in it, it’s easier to connect more with your readers and you will never be lost on what to blog about. When you write about what you love, there can never be an end and you will find yourself enjoying it. Do you, nothing else but you.
Another thing I want to clarify, there is no competition when it comes to blogging. A lot of people are scared to start blogging because they feel there a many bloggers now. There can never be too many, what you have to offer no one else has it.
4. Is there a blogger who inspires you and why?
I love bloggers who are innovative and true to themselves.