Hey everyone how are you guys doing? Good I hope? As January comes to an end, reflections have been inevitable on my part. Many of you would have noticed my lack of posts and involvement with the blog over the last few weeks. A few things:Many days I sit and wonder if the blog has outlived its usefulness/purpose. Some days I say yes, other days I say no. At the same time, I wonder if I have simply outgrown the blog: I have considered changing the name, folks have continued to reassure me that the name is fine and to pace myself etc.
Now my babies are becoming mobile so essentially they are all over the place…it’s my life full time right now. I have also gone back to working- its all a bit much.
Next – The site isn’t free to run, but I have managed to keep it running for 3.5 years, maybe I should pat myself on the back for that, maybe I shouldn’t. Its not generating any income from me and I am spending money on it. Not to be selfish, but I think about just spending the money on myself or my kids as many times things haven’t been easy and are leaning South with each passing day so I am trying to assess the value.
I love doing the giveaways which ha9vent been done in a year, but even those are starting to wear down on me just thinking about them. I have ideas and good intentions but they sometimew don’t manifest.
SO I NEED YOUR HELP! IF WE ARE TO KEEP THIS SITE RUNNING! YES YOU!
1. I need ideas and content….I have thought about a few things – features from other writers. Interviews with women doing things – I don’t want the superficial Lagos content – I don’t believe it shows us the truth. Things that are aspirational and encourage us in this difficult environment and times. And fun too….Willing to explore all topics.
2. I need more participation from the silent readers. The numbers in terms of visitors to this site are larger than most people realise…we do in the 10s of thousands monthly……go figure.
3. Advertising/ revenue or contributions to giveaways or something of the sort…if you have things you want to give away or know of jobs or other opportunities folks can use, please share and let us in.
Please feel free to email me your suggestions @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Also feel free to communicate your displeasures and such if you have them.
I thank you all for always reading and many times giving your opinions. I value the community allowing my voice to be heard even though many times I am not sure I am speaking for many people. The end goal is for us all to be inspired and for us to aspire.