- Blogtober Came Early | Day 1/30
- My Dream Life is Complicated | Day 2/30
- Making the Case for Free Work? | Day 3/30
- Deciding to Be Better at Something | Day 4/30
- The Business of Podcast Networks in Africa | Day 5/30
- Why I Started Blogging | Day 6/30
- What’s on My Phone? | Day 7/30
- The Cautionary Tale of Modern Technology | Day 8/30
- My talk to Teens on Blogging would go something like this | Day 9/30
- On the Spectrum of Transparency and Accountability | Day 10/30
- Letter from ‘Home’ | Day 11/30
- The Africa You Never Read About | Day 12/30
- The Perks and Perils of Blogging in Africa | Day 13/30
- Reading Roundup: Interact with my 5 African Inspirations | Day 14/30
- Dear AU, are you doing enough to fulfill your mandate? | Day 15/30
- Effecting Reconciliation after Parental Estrangement | Day 16/30
- Why Kenya is your Leisure and Business Travel Destination | Day 17/30
- The Diverse, Unique and Peculiar Kenyan Culture | Day 18/30
- 10 African Traditions and Cultures that should be abolished | Day 19/30
- 5 Books You Should Read in 2019 | Day 20/30
- Reading Roundup: On the Contrary… | Day 21/30
- Spreading Mental Health Awareness to Households | Day 22/30
- 9 Lesser-Known Facts about Kenya | Day 23/30
- We Can Coexist Peacefully in Sexual and Racial Diversity | Day 24/30
- 7 Ways to Absorb and Retain Podcast Knowledge | Day 25/30
- A Family Story in Pictures | Day 26/30
- 11 Lessons from the Blog Challenge | Day 27/30
- To the Blogger who Inspired me without Knowing | Day 28/30
- To the Reader who came across my words | Day 29/30
- Mailed to Winter ABC Creators and Organizers | Day 30/30
To all the existing and new readers, thank you for taking a chance on my work. I hope that at the very least, the words I found in all our silences made you smile.
I read because I want to see the world through new sets of eyes. I write because I cannot help it. Writing as a passion will always be a constant in my life even if I take how many breaks to regroup. Even if no one ever read my stories.
But you do, you always do.
Our attention span is at its lowest, we prefer highly visualized bit sized content so as to quickly get back to life’s distractions. But you’re here for shared human experiences and it means a lot.
You’ve expressed interest in reading my blog even on days I felt it wasn’t good enough.
You have subscribed to my blog to get notified and receive updates fast enough.
You have shared my articles to your following who have become my following too.
You have joined in the conversation every once in a while and taught me a thing or two.
You have left very kind words that urge me on to keep doing what I love most, this.
You have shared your own stories that mirror mine and supported me one read after another.
You have confirmed in many ways that I’m not alone here. That there’s someone on the other end of the line.
For this and more, I’m grateful and profoundly moved.
Even though I harp on the perks of consistency in content creation, I may have to take a mini-break after the blog challenge for some major changes in my life. I can’t wait to get back and write some more. When I do, see you on Tuesdays and Fridays.
I haven’t checked the analytics yet but I’d like to know the type of topics/stories you love(d) the most so I can find even better ways to tell them.
As you choose the voices to connect with online, keep shining your light to everyone else.
Love + Gratitude,