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August 16, 2017

How I connected with other bloggers and you can too!

Relationship with boggers

When people ask me why I started blogging, I would sugarcoat my answer by saying that I started because I wanted to share stories about my life, and hope to inspire others to keep going. But that’s just the truth prettified. You wanna know the real reason? I started blogging because I was bored and blogging kept me occupied. HAHA!

I might have a rocky start with blogging but I eventually grew to love it. It's now my creative outlet, an avenue for me to share my stories, reach out, and help others by giving encouragement and tips. Blogging has kept me productive these days that work is scarce and I have time before I go back to school. I'm grateful I have blogging.

If you're considering starting a blog, or have started one and want to learn how to connect with other bloggers, then this might help you.

Me, my blog, and I

Ever since I started blogging way back in 2013, I have always wanted to reach out to other bloggers. I tried commenting on other people’s blogs, I tried joining the Better Blogger Network (who among you also joined that group, raise your hands!) way back when Facebook groups for bloggers weren’t a thing yet. I had a few exchanges with other bloggers then, but like me, they also faded out of the blogosphere eventually.

Last April 2017, I decided to rebrand my blog and take it seriously.  As I started posting again, the longing for connection with other bloggers came back. I lost touch with my old blogging pals (well we weren’t really that close but they were the closest to blogging buddies I had), and I yearned for connection. I still do. Are you?

August 11, 2017

But I am A Winner, We All Are!! - Sam Wambugu - Guest Post

inspiration by Sam Wambugu

Two weeks ago I saw a post by Sam Wambugu on one of the Facebook groups. It was his birthday and he was offering to give a piece of cake to the first five people who were willing to accept. Of course he wasn't literally giving out pieces of cake over the internet because that does not make sense. What he meant with piece of cake was a 400-word guest post. 

I gave him a positive response and that's when we started communicating over the internet. He asked me what kind of post I would want so I asked for something inspirational or motivational. Instead of a 400 word article, he gave me a thousand more.

Wanna read his story?

August 9, 2017

Embracing Divergence - A short story

Embracing divergence - short story

I did not want to choose, but they made me. Society rendered my original preference unacceptable so I had to do what I've got to do. I settled. I chose to pursue the scalpel.

They say that in order to finally yield your weapon of choice, in my case the scalpel, you would have to be the best. You would have to be the first. You would have to get ahead. That’s what I attempted to do and that’s what got me here.

The race was tough, and having all sorts of baggage did not help. I couldn’t leave all of my dreams to pursue just one; I had to take all of them with me. Despite bearing the extra weight, I was able to do as they say – get ahead. 

Eventually, I felt the weight bearing on my shoulders, and I started to lag behind. If I wanted to keep my place, I knew what I had to do; I had to let go.


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