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What Writers Must Do To ‘Go Pro’ And Create More Values

What Writers Must Do To ‘Go Pro’ And Create More Values

In early 2011, I discovered a damn fine resource website African writers looked up to and drew inspiration from. If you wanted reliable information on the latest essay competitions, writing workshops, writers’ residencies and freelance writing gigs, it was the go-to website. It published many times daily, everyday. It announced the job opening for a […]

Why You Must Start Guest Blogging Now

Why You Must Start Guest Blogging Now

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post from Abdul Ganiy Shehu, the brain behind Naija Inspirational Hub, a blog which educates and inspires you to greatness. Shehu writes with admirable simplicity and provides some valuable insights for bloggers in this piece. Enjoy! — You were probably the happiest man on earth when you launched your blog. You […]

4 Excuses Why People Who Should Start A Blog Never Do

4 Excuses Why People Who Should Start A Blog Never Do

Blogging is the best way I know to improve your writing skills, build an audience, publish a book, get speaking engagements, make profound impact and make money – all at once. Many people know this, and they know they should start a blog or consciously grow the one they have… Except they never do. Why? […]

Why I’m Dumping iPage As My Web Hosting Company

Why I’m Dumping iPage As My Web Hosting Company

UPDATE: My new web hosting company is SiteGround. Check it out. For quite sometime, I have felt much reluctant to make this announcement. First, like any other human being, I love quality. And it is in search of improved quality that I moved my site from a Nigerian hosting company to Hostgator and then to […]

What Should You Write About On Your Blog?

What Should You Write About On Your Blog?

If you have a blog or you’ve ever considered opening one, you’d surely have wondered what you should be writing about on your blog. Even after you’ve chosen a niche, you probably still find that you aren’t sure what exactly the source of motivation or ideas for your posts should be. If your niche is […]

The “Smartcuts” To Writing A Topnotch Blog Post Always

The “Smartcuts” To Writing A Topnotch Blog Post Always

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by my friend, Muhiz Ogunwomoju (MOAB), a writer who breaks his silence with his pen and helps other people break theirs, too, for the purpose of creating change. He blogs at Thoughts By Pen and tweets from @moabsophy There’s this excitement all over you when you started blogging. […]

7 Reasons No One Comments On Your Blog And The Way Out

7 Reasons No One Comments On Your Blog And The Way Out

If you claim you don’t love getting comments on your blog, you’re a liar! …because in reality, you love getting comments on your posts. Everyone does. But the vast majority of bloggers don’t get them.  For some of them, it’s “no comment”, always. For others, it’s one or two comments, always. Even when you spend […]

How To “Skelewu” Your Blog And Become “Doro-Awesome”

How To “Skelewu” Your Blog And Become “Doro-Awesome”

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by Muhiz Ogunwomoju (MOAB), a writer who breaks his silence with his pen and helps other people break theirs, too, for the purpose of creating change. He blogs at Thoughts By Pen and you can also follow him on Twitter: @moabsophy Admit it. You’ve imagined your blog rocking […]

If You Use These Sleazy Marketing Tactics, Stop It Immediately

If You Use These Sleazy Marketing Tactics, Stop It Immediately

In today’s world, if you have anything worthwhile (and who does not?), the best thing you can do is to spread it. Whether it’s an idea, a product, a service or whatnot, it will make more impact, reach more people and bring you more reward if you market it. Whether you’re a writer, an artist, […]

Here’s The Best Writing Advice I Ever Heard

Here’s The Best Writing Advice I Ever Heard

Listen up! If there’s just a single advice I can give you about this craft of writing, it is the very best one I ever got. From Hemingway to Rowling, and even our own Achebe, this is the one guidance that has proved invaluable to all writers who lived their dreams: don’t be afraid to […]