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Monday, April 03, 2006

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INTIMIDATED? YES ; AWED? CERTAINLY.
I FEEL REBORN

It’s been weeks since my first piece Drawing First Blood. I admit to writing that piece with the enthusiasm of a child learning a new game. After that first piece I gradually got into blogoshere (.....mostly by clicking on every link I could find). First of I realized that there were soooooooo many Nigerian bloggers and secondly they were GOOD. At some point I came to the conclusion that once again I had started something without really checking it out. I just saw some two blogs and went hey I can do that and bingo my blog was born.
Now after bragging about it to all and sundry I found out that blogging is actually more serious than I thought. The result? Instant writers block.
I wrote a piece about the Avian flu (me being in Kaduna where the whole show started in Nigeria and all) but I couldn’t bring myself to upload it so I let it go.For a long while I couldn’t even bring myself to write a single line . I contented myself with reading blogs instead especially blogs by Nigerians both men and women but I loved the women more than I loved the men ( I only liked three). They were charming, witty, original, thought provoking, inspiring, crazy and downright funny. Slowly i began to find inspiration from reading their blogs. They all made me realize that I wasn’t crazy and that there were actually people in the world who shared some of my views on things.
Pilgrimagetoself in describing her blog says “Making a different choice gives you the opportunity to live a different life” She couldn’t have said it better. That phrase sums up what my life has been and still is.
So finally I find that I’m able to put pen to paper again, having been inspired by all the lovely Nigerian ladies in the blogoshere.
And what then should my first blog be about? Yes, you guessed right it’s about defining and confronting my fears.
From now on its........................



I feel reborn..................................
"
INTIMIDATED? YES ; AWED? CERTAINLY.
I FEEL REBORN

It’s been weeks since my first piece Drawing First Blood. I admit to writing that piece with the enthusiasm of a child learning a new game. After that first piece I gradually got into blogoshere (.....mostly by clicking on every link I could find). First of I realized that there were soooooooo many Nigerian bloggers and secondly they were GOOD. At some point I came to the conclusion that once again I had started something without really checking it out. I just saw some two blogs and went hey I can do that and bingo my blog was born.
Now after bragging about it to all and sundry I found out that blogging is actually more serious than I thought. The result? Instant writers block.
I wrote a piece about the Avian flu (me being in Kaduna where the whole show started in Nigeria and all) but I couldn’t bring myself to upload it so I let it go.For a long while I couldn’t even bring myself to write a single line . I contented myself with reading blogs instead especially blogs by Nigerians both men and women but I loved the women more than I loved the men ( I only liked three). They were charming, witty, original, thought provoking, inspiring, crazy and downright funny. Slowly i began to find inspiration from reading their blogs. They all made me realize that I wasn’t crazy and that there were actually people in the world who shared some of my views on things.
Pilgrimagetoself in describing her blog says “Making a different choice gives you the opportunity to live a different life” She couldn’t have said it better. That phrase sums up what my life has been and still is.
So finally I find that I’m able to put pen to paper again, having been inspired by all the lovely Nigerian ladies in the blogoshere.
And what then should my first blog be about? Yes, you guessed right it’s about defining and confronting my fears.
From now on its........................



I feel reborn..................................

2 comments:

Ore said... Best Blogger Tips

A belated welcome to blogging to you, girl!

I love your descriptions of life as a corper in Kaduna. I am also serving myself, but in the relative comfort of Lagos. So my experience is NOTHING like yours.

About writer's block, you wouldn't believe how bad it can get. I posted for a while before I sent round the link to my friends and family. In the early days, I got barely any comments so it felt like I was talking to myself. Because of my lack of an audience (or so I thought at the time), I felt so much freer in expressing myself. Nowadays, I write things but sometimes hold back from posting them because I don't feel that they are clever, witty, profound enough. I think we all struggle with that from time to time. but, I love your writing.

Adunni said... Best Blogger Tips

@Ore
Thank you, reading your comment made my heart smile. it might interest you to know that the first blog i ever read was yours. You'd written aout you experience at the orientation camp as i read it i laughed so hard ( i didnt realise just how comical it had been when i read the comments i laughed even harder and i just couldnt help leaving a comment).
It was your blog that i read and went "i can do that too". Now im glad i did. Thanks not only for stopping by but for leaving such a nice comment.
I'm awed.