Happy Anniversary??🤨🤷


                Imagine my surprise while drinking garri this afternoon only to be met with a “Happy one year anniversary” notification from WordPress. I was legit confused, I haven’t been blogging for up to a year so how come?

              So I thought and thought and thought about it and it finally clicked. Sit tight, grab a cup of garri to get in the mood while I tell you a story….

              Last year, I had the idea to start a blog, but there was one problem: I didn’t know what a blog was…..or how it worked. I just knew that it involved writing, which was something I could do or so I thought.
     
               Of course, I asked my dear friend, Google. She told me some things but I still didn’t get it. Sorry, I’m a slow learner😓. I needed someone to dumb it down a little for me. In the absence of that, I abandoned the idea.

            I revisited the idea sometime in October. I discovered that you could actually blog for free with WordPress. There were other platforms but WordPress was highly recommended. But the issue was, what is WordPress? I dug and dug again and found out I could get the app so I did that. I registered with my email and created an account this very day one year ago.

          Still, the whole blogging scene wasn’t clear to me. I think you know what happens next, I go to Google again.

          I went in search of Nigerian bloggers and I think we all know whose name pops up first, Linda Ikeji. But her modus operandi wasn’t what I was looking for. I wanted to write but not what she writes, what I wanted was a far cry from her content.

          I came back to WordPress and scrolled through some of the write ups on the WordPress Reader and to be completely honest, I was discouraged. I saw really, really, really good write-ups that I could never even dream of emulating. I thought, “I can’t write like these people, their stuff is too good. I can’t do it.”

         I left. I deleted the WordPress app and continued with my life.

October went..

November came and went…

December…..

January 2021 …..

February…..

March..(The third best month after November and December, argue with your keyboard 😏)

           I was so optimistic about 2021, so optimistic that I decided to get the WordPress app and give blogging a real try. But, I had a glitchy phone, a phone that looked like Goliath accidentally trampled on it all thanks to Mololuwa 🙂. That was not all, it also fell into water, all credit for that goes to yours truly 😌😂.

         On March 13th 2021, I uploaded My First Blog Post which I had hurriedly written the night before.

         And yes, with a very glitchy phone I took the first steps of my blogging journey. That’s why excuses will forever remain excuses to me. I had to write while rotating the screen vertically, horizontally, vertically, horizontally over and over again because some parts of the screen were dead. But did that stop me? No.

         I used this same phone to chat on WhatsApp so why couldn’t I use it to blog? I’m happy that glitchy phone is long goneeeee🥳🥳😌.


       I’ve never once regretted taking that shaky step to where I am today. I’m grateful for all the friends I’ve made on WordPress, all the people I’ve come in contact with through the course of this blogging journey and to all the people that constantly share my stuff and support me and to all the friend of a friend who is not my friend but tells that friend to tell me that they like my blog. Did you get that? 👀

                And to all the knowledge, opinions, information and write-ups I encounter daily on WordPress. For real, I spend hours on WordPress reading and reading and reading and reading. It’s funny how I don’t have time to read books but I have enough time to read on WordPress 🌝.

               And to all the times I wanted to quit but thought, What do I have to lose? Anyone who’s been around me lately is aware that this is my mantra.

               And to all the times I’ve had to erase like from my write-ups while editing. Who knew I used so many ‘likes‘ when speaking, like?

            Before blogging, I’ve attempted writing stories before, none of which had ever been completed. Then, I always had problems with tenses, dialogue and in summary, I was a terrible writer.

          But today, I can confidently say that I’m a less-terrible writer. Like two percent less.

Anyways, I’m done with the story. Now what was the point of this story? I don’t know but maybe you might.

       And on that note.. Happy anniversary??🤷

57 Comments Add yours

  1. Nifemi🥰 says:

    Nice one dear. Happy anniversary dear, keep it up

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jola says:

      Thank you ✨

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Nifemi🥰 says:

        You welcome 😘

        Liked by 1 person

  2. 🙂 May you have a fantastic first blogging anniversary!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jola says:

      Thank you 🙂🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Anthonia says:

    😂😂😂
    Your story is funny but thank God you didn’t quit. Happy anniversary

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jola says:

      Thank God I didn’t quit and thank you for reading, I’m glad you enjoyed it ✨

      Liked by 1 person

  4. SamSahana says:

    I’m so glad you didn’t quit. We would have missed an amazing blogger. This is definitely for you. You’ve been doing well. Happy Bloggiversary! Wishing you success in this journey! 😊🤝

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jola says:

      Thank you so much Sam, you’re too kind. I’m glad I didn’t quit too🤗

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Jermena says:

    Happy Anniversary dear 😊❤️
    Congratulations upon your achievement and taking those shaky steps when you did!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jola says:

      Technically, I haven’t been blogging up to a year 😅. Thank you so much, Jermena ☺️

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      1. Jermena says:

        😊😊😊❤️

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Nifemi says:

    Happy anniversary 🎉🎉🎉
    Keep up the good blog

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jola says:

      Thank you, Nifemi ✨

      Liked by 1 person

  7. oladewalaura says:

    🥳🥳🥳🥳

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jola says:

      💙💙💙💙

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Nonso says:

    Happy Blogversary

    You’re still good with Pen, humor and paper 🙂✨✨

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jola says:

      Thank you, Nonso ✨✨

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Happy blogiversary. Welcome to the blogging madness even though you’ve been here for a whole year already. Totally get you about reading for hours and thinking about how great some writers are out there!!

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    1. Jola says:

      Thank you so much ✨. I love it with all it’s madness. I’ve definitely gotten to know so many amazing writers ✨

      Liked by 1 person

  10. DAMOLA says:

    Late but happy blogiversary

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jola says:

      Thank you, Damola✨

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Renma says:

    Wow so quick…… I can vividly remember when you started but Omo the time is running fast…….. Anyway happy blog anniversary ✨🎊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jola says:

      Thank you so much ✨✨

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Quynh says:

    Happy anniversary 🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳
    If there were an award for the blogger of the year – you’d win it! 😊😊😋Congratulations and best wishes on your anniversary.🤩🤩🤩

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    1. Jola says:

      🥺🥺 Thank you so much ✨✨✨💙💙💙💙💙

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Joanne A says:

    Happy anniversary dear. I’m glad you took that shaky step, it’s paying off.
    Drinking garri 😅😅
    I’ve found another Nigerian blogger. Nice to meet you.💚🤍💚

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    1. Jola says:

      I appreciate your comment a lot, Joanne. Don’t tell me you don’t drink garri. It’s nice to meet you too (virtually)🤗

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      1. Joanne A says:

        My pleasure.
        Hehe I don’t 😅🥴
        💖🤍✨

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      2. Jola says:

        You don’t drink garri?😳

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      3. Joanne A says:

        I know, I know. I sound like I’m from a different planet.😅💔

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      4. Jola says:

        Yeah,you must be an alien. I’m suspicious 🧐

        Liked by 2 people

      5. Joanne A says:

        Please don’t tell the authorities.😅🙂

        Liked by 2 people

      6. Jola says:

        😂😂😂. I won’t, I’m compassionate like that.

        Liked by 2 people

      7. Joanne A says:

        Phew. Thanks a ton.😁😅

        Liked by 2 people

  14. Priti says:

    Your blog brings a smile to my face, you started your blogging with a glitchy phone 😂😂me also the same. Well written 😂😅👍thank you.

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    1. Jola says:

      You also started with a glitchy phone 😅😅. Thank you for your lovely comment 🤗💙

      Like

      1. Priti says:

        Yes a glitchy phone and I have the same opinion if it can handle my WhatsApp, Facebook Instagram then why not WordPress?😂😂😇😇

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      2. Jola says:

        Yesss!!🙌🙌

        Liked by 1 person

  15. oishmortal says:

    Congratulations on your feat and wish for many more over the years! 🌸

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jola says:

      Thank you. I appreciate it✨✨

      Like

  16. Wow! Congrats. One year would have been a great journey. Keep blogging and spreading happiness!!!🎊🎊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jola says:

      Thanks a lot!😁 I will💙

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Nice one Jola. Looking forward to mine

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jola says:

      Your blog anniversary is coming up?😁😁🤗

      Like

      1. Till next year Jola 😂😂

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  18. kiksrommie says:

    Cheers to many more years and no more glitchy phones 😂😂🍻

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Jola says:

      Amen to that! Thank you😁✨

      Like

  19. Nneamaka says:

    It’s two months from your anniversary, but happy anniversary still and I hope you enjoy the journey. Cheers to your next year(s) of blogging

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    1. Jola says:

      Thank you so much, Nneamaka🤗💙

      Liked by 1 person

  20. ponzoblogs says:

    Sadly because covid I cant do my hobby 😦

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jola says:

      Why not 😞

      Like

      1. ponzoblogs says:

        because of the lockdowns you can read more about my hobby on my blog

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Jola says:

        Oohh, Covid has brought about travel restrictions. Too bad😪

        Liked by 1 person

      3. ponzoblogs says:

        Yes sadly 😦

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Jola says:

        Sucks😪

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