Just to prove that I do have thoughts that aren’t what you might expect from a so-called good Naija girl, I have the following list of blog-related things that people do that drive me nuts:
- Ask me if I’ve read a blog entry of theirs. In the majority of cases if I’ve read an entry, I’ll leave a comment. There is a chance that I read a blog entry but didn’t leave a comment but I’d prefer people to make the assumption that if I haven’t commented I either haven’t read the blog or have nothing to say.
- Tell me they have something to tell me, then ask me to read their blog entry to find out what they have to say instead of just telling me! If I’m your friend and something is going on, you should tell me rather than hoping I’ll have read your entry in time and found out. Also annoying is the friends who get annoyed because they think I must have read the entry but not called or emailed them to discuss a problem! What kind of friend would I be if that were the case?
- Post a piece of writing or picture on their blog that they are not responsible for without crediting the person the work belongs to. Plagiarism = not cool. I have a lot of respect for the people who say they don’t know who the credit belongs to but acknowledge it isn’t them.
- Regular blog entries about how a blogger is going to close their blog. Sometimes it seems it’s just said to get a bunch of comments saying “No, please don’t go! Blogsville won’t be the same without you!”
Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, I wanted to mention St. Patrick’s Day which is celebrated on March 17 every year in certain parts of the world. I’m sure it’s not celebrated at all in Nigeria as its purpose is to celebrate all things Irish but I’d like to suggest that Nigerians embrace St. Patty’s Day.
Why? Certainly not for the reason it’s so widely embraced in my corner of the world (as an excuse for people to get completely intoxicated and claim Irish roots where none exist), but because wearing the colour green is a big part of the holiday! So put on your green clothing or makeup and if anyone asks you, tell them you’re actually celebrating your Nigerian roots (Note: GNG is not responsible for any dirty looks you receive, or any drinks you have thrown in your face)!