SEMES NOOKS! First Blogging Anniversary

The day is finally hereπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

It's our anniversary Tribe!

We did it. I mean 365 days of walking this path with you all. 

I can't believe it's one year already since I pushed the publish button for the first blog post and I must say it has been an amazingly interesting journey.

Thank you all for steadily holding my hands and walking this path with me. I am grateful!

We started this journey exactly a year ago (whoops I love the sound of that!) as a heaven for everyone. 
I've been cracking my head all through May, (I like to pride myself as a planner but I'm shamelessly a “last minute babe”) 
Yes, I've been thinking of what our anniversary post will be all about but to this day, I couldn't come up with anything because I am simply in awe of how The Tribe has grown in a year. 

I thank God for this project and for counting me worthy. 
Please read our first blog post on “Welcome to Semes Nooks Blog” and see how we started.

This has been nothing short of a miracle. 
I remember when I finally was able to conclude the unending conversations in my head and decided to share my stories and life experiences in a larger space (I am still holding back 99.9, God help me). My first and only fear was “haaaa, now you are going to be revealing too much and the whole world won't stop talking”, lol, but I realize it wasn't about me after all. Then “Full circle” dropped as our first short stories and I got a lot of “oh my God, who told you about me?”, “This used to be me” “this is what I am currently going through”... And the list goes on. This shattered my heart into many recoverable pieces. 

To think that so many people are in a phase where they might never be able to get out, just because no one is talking about it. 
To God be the glory, we have also been able to provide some form of counseling too.

I must say my experience here has been fun too😁
There have been instances where I've had to laugh my lungs out on some posts and feedback from them. 

How about when my village people and ancestors will ask me to pull down a particular post or even delete the blog kpatakpata (completely) because according to them, it's too much information.
Haaaaaaa my chest! You all sit well because I haven't even started. 

The past year has taught me how determined and dedicated I can be to a course. My dedication to this blog is very commendable (allow me to praise myself please) I mean I started this blog with a broken phone and still was able to do this much. Round of applause for me abeg. 
PS: we might need a whole blog post to discuss this phone. No kidding!

I've also had very low moments when I felt I am not living up to expectations and shouldn't be doing this in the first place. Times when I had to deal with my own struggles, the fact that writing hasn't taken my problems away even when people keep sending feedback of how they've been able to move on from a challenge after reading a blog post.
Those times have taught me and reminded me of why we started this journey in the first place. 
It is not about me but the plan, God’s plan.

So I am taking out time to especially appreciate everyone who has been here from the very beginning, and is still here and those who are just joining. 

I am grateful to God for Angeles who has come my way in this course.  

Angels in human form Madam Tory Teller has refused to allow me to catch my breath since the idea of this blog dropped. Thank you for staying through, your energy is out of this world. (she used to be my boss, now she threatens me with a query whenever I fail to put up a blog post). Who will save now???

Thank you for introducing me to the Afrobloggers Platform, a community of bloggers where you learn, interact, and network. 
On the Afrobloggers platform, I've met amazing humans like Austin David who is gradually turning this village girl into a digital guru. He got us our domain name guys! 
Thank you for all that you do for the Tribe. My village chief is ready to receive you whenever you are in Nigeria.

Sometimes I wonder how it would be if I publish a post and not one person clicks on the link to read, but that has never happened. Now that alone is enough reason to keep going. Thank you is not enough a word for how grateful I am for always reading my blog post, for sharing your thought in the comment section, for sharing the links with friends.... How can I forget all those who will send emails or even call to find out why I haven't posted or even replied to comments!
It is a COMMUNITY guys!

My own special TRIBE

I have GOLD because I have you all.

Thank you!






         Asoebi ready guys! Waiting to serve the Jollof 

Credit: Music by Ada

©️Rachel Jesuseme


  1. Happy anniversary Seme woman😍😍 More grace to inspire us. Remain relevant IJMN. Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸΎ

    1. Thank you for the constant support here.
      Amen to all your prayers.

      Congratulations to us πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  2. Congratulations!!!! Onwards and upwards!!

    1. Thank you Lorna, and welcome to the Tribe.

      Amen to your prayers.
      Congratulations to usπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  3. Dear Seme of life,
    First let me say, I am super proud of you!
    I remember when you called me that night in May 2020 to inform me about starting a blog, I was elated you had finally decided to share your story with the world but told you the harsh reality and to my greatest surprise you told me that you were ready to take on the challenges involved in blogging. That was when I knew that this girl didn't come to play. I have seen you in your high and low moments and I confirm that you are a strong and brave woman. Thank you for sharing your life with us and for the great content that you constantly dish out on your blog. You know I got you now and always. First blog anniversary and cheers to many more years of blogging and making plenty money.

    1. Awwww! Here comes my second round of tissue.

      Thank you for yielding and for staying through with the Tribe.

      Congratulations to us πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  4. Happy First Blog Anniversary to Seme's nook blog!

    1. Thank you Mama BearπŸ’Ÿ

      Congratulations to usπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  5. Yippee yaaaay! Happy first anniversary, Seme. Cheers to more years! πŸ₯‚

    1. We made Mami🎈🎈🎈

      Thank you for the many lessons, and for being an inspiration to the Tribe.

      Congratulations to us πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  6. Yes oooooooooo we meuvvvveeee, congratulations, you beat is here! I'm always here to give you morale support. This is just the beginning!!!

    1. Thank you Yummymummy for the constant support and for the reassurance.

      Congratulations to usπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  7. Happy First Year Anniversary . It's worth seeing the effort you have put in it.

    1. Thank you so much for being here.

      Congratulations to usπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


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