Before I get to my hopes of the blog, can we just stop and acknowledge that: the last day is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would like to start with giving myself a pat on the back.
The hopes for my blog are intertwined with the hopes I have for my own life. I cannot wish to grow my blog if I do not grow myself. And there are many areas in my work that require attention, but the most important one at the moment is human interaction.
Being more relatable
I love people, I really do. However I just never know how to interact with them. I’m always awkward and flimsy, which prevents me from learning more about society and my craft. I want my blog to be interesting, relatable and a source of peace. I want to write about topics that I would have shied away from in the past. I believe insight for such topics will come from having honest and open conversations with those around me.
Growing content wise means that also growing the reach my blog has. I write a lot about mental illness, a topic that is not often talked about on the African continent. I want my blog to become a go-to blog when people discuss mental health in Africa. This will require more country focused blog posts so as to provide country specific guidance on mental illness.
One thing I truly wish to achieve soon is taking my own blog photos. I have a silly fear that my pictures will be all skewed and ugly. But I have come to realise that I’m not a professional photographer and no one expects me to be. I just have to be honest with my pictures and show the world how I see it. So I think I will spend time learning how to edit photos, so please be patient with me.
Hopes in a nutshell
I basically want to be a blog similar to Humans of New York, looking at African people bold enough to tell the stories that are deemed taboo. Imagine if Brandon Stanton called me up to be his African correspondent….. A girl can dream right.
We made it! Thank you for being patient as I posted a day or two late. Keep the feedback coming and let me know how your 30 day blog challenge looks like.
Author: Ros Limbo
Ros Limbo is a free spirited tree hugger that lives for writing. She is an ENFP that loves love, yoga and poetry.