In one short week, this blog (Good Naija Girl or GNG) will celebrate its one year anniversary! The blog orginally started here. I already had another blog, so I wasn’t sure if I would be motivated to maintain two blogs. After about six months I moved it to its current location because I decided that I was fully committed to the (still vague) purpose of the blog and had lots of ideas for it. I had no idea the year would go by so quickly, or that I would meet so many people (through their blogs) â€” the community of Nigerian and African bloggers is huge! I hope that one day I can meet some bloggers in person. It has been a really great experience so far, and I look forward to continuing the blogging journey through this year and into the future.
There are two things that I would like to do, and if I was better organized I would have planned and announced them sooner. The first is that I’d like to have a giveaway for something (don’t get excited o, as you know GNG is a low budget operation, so there will be no Bentleys being given away, or Rolex watches). I need to figure out what to give away and what sort of contest we could have to go with it. I should announce it by the weekend (I hope).
Secondly, I’d like to give you an opportunity to ask me a question that I will try to answer as honestly as possible in one of a couple of anniversary posts. I have always been scared of doing such a thing so we’ll find out if my fear was justified or not. Please leave your non-threatening and unembarrassing questions in the comments.
Finally, I’ve got a question that has been bugging me since I started this blog: Do you care if I respond to your comments or not? Usually what I try to do (and I’ve been really awful at it lately so I apologize) is when someone comments for the first time on the blog, I reply to their comment by email and thank them for stopping by. Other comments usually get answered by me in the comments like many bloggers do. I want to know if you ever go back to check the comments to see if I’ve responded or if you forget about the blog entry the minute you drop your comment:
And now I’m off to bed to dream of a suitable contest and prize.