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Discovered: Successful Bloggers Do These

Discovered: Successful Bloggers Do These

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Vanessa Osuka, a motivational blogger at My Word Planet. You can connect with her on Twitter, @VanessaOsuka. When I embraced blogging some months back, I had always felt that it was all about setting up a blog, carving a niche, making a post…and that’s all! So, that […]

Why You Should Wash Your Dirty Linen In Public

Why You Should Wash Your Dirty Linen In Public

Not long ago, someone messaged me, “Hey Abdullahi, I love what you do and would like to start a blog and write a book too. But I haven’t won writing prizes or made consistent income. How will I convince people I’m an expert?” And I was like, why should you pretend or convince anyone you’re […]

Advice For Newbie Bloggers Obsessed With The Designs Of Their Blogs

Advice For Newbie Bloggers Obsessed With The Designs Of Their Blogs

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by my writer friend, Muhiz Ogunwomoju (MOAB). He believes that to write is to break one’s silence and inspire lives beyond one’s border. He breaks his silence with his pen and helps other people break theirs, too, for the purpose of creating change. He blogs at Thoughts By […]

10 Reasons Everyone Should Get A Website (Bonus Inside)

10 Reasons Everyone Should Get A Website (Bonus Inside)

On 23rd July 2012, greatly excited by the prospect of owning my own website, I went ahead to register my domain name, naijawriterscoach.com on Namecheap. After battling the domain name for 18 days, Googling and re-Googling different website terminologies but without grasping anything, I got frustrated. In despair, I abandoned the domain name and went […]

Why I’m Stopping Essay Contest Postings On Naija Writers Coach

Why I’m Stopping Essay Contest Postings On Naija Writers Coach

UPDATE: To honour the wish of the many well-meaning readers who voted that essay contest postings should continue, I’ve reversed this decision. When the idea of stopping the postings of essay contests on Naija Writers’ Coach first struck me several weeks ago, I quickly discarded it as a terribly bad contemplation. That’s heresy and there’s […]

The Easiest Thing You Can Do And Why Doing It Is Stupid

The Easiest Thing You Can Do And Why Doing It Is Stupid

I have a question for you: what’s the easiest thing anyone can do? The short answer: nothing. The long answer: change is hard. It is risky. Starting something daring or revolutionary is scary. You would probably be resisted. You might be mocked. You might fail. And even if you succeed, you might not be respected. […]

The Most Important Tool To Help You Achieve Your Goals

The Most Important Tool To Help You Achieve Your Goals

I don’t know what your goals in life are, but whatever they are, having a dependable income would make the process faster and the results greater. Don’t get me wrong … money isn’t everything. There are some things money can’t do. As an artist, I believe living just to make money would produce a life […]

What Footballers Can Teach Writers About Making Money

What Footballers Can Teach Writers About Making Money

Football is money ritual! Some footballers earn in a week, what some professionals earn in decades. But it wasn’t always like that. There was a time when footballers were paupers … when they had to combine their passion with a ‘real’ job to pay the bills. It’s interesting how creativity in sourcing their revenue changed […]

The Pain Of Being A Writer And Blogger

The Pain Of Being A Writer And Blogger

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by Gabriel Longyon, CEO of The Writer’s Voice. You can get his free ebook, here. If you’ll like to write for me, see this guide. No, not what you are thinking. I can guess you think it’s about the stress of writing, coming up with an idea to […]

Feeling Inadequate About Your Writing? Do This…

Feeling Inadequate About Your Writing? Do This…

We’re all victims! At one time in the past – or maybe even till now – we’ve felt like we’re the most laughable writer out there. Some folks write better. Some have won writing prizes. Some have blogs and their posts get comments. Some others have published books. They’re living their dreams. But for you […]