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SPECIAL NEEDS ADVOCACY

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Blogging Lessons 101 From My Experience

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Hey Tribe! TGIF! And also the last day for the #WinterABC Creatives week.  Thank you all for being with me on this journey. We have four more weeks to go, let's keep moving. So, I've been getting a lot of feedback from the Tribe, mostly questions on how I started blogging. Here are a few lessons for you. Well, from my experience point of view. Before the idea of blogging came along, I used to randomly share stories and rants on social media. Then came the lockdown and the perfect timing. Here are a few things I've Learnt along the journey. 1. Have a message This is the most important part of starting a blog or any course whatsoever. For me, it was a vision God gave, to share stories and life experiences. Many people go through things in life, especially Christians. It's a clear call to talk about your pain without holding back.  Having a message means creating a nitch for yourself. That way, you could always go back to the plan even when you stray. 2. Create contents  

My Journey. From The Beginning!

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“You can choose between being a mechanic or a bricklayer (mason) since you don't want to go to school again.” “Daddy, I am a girl. I can not do such tedious work. I can only do tailor or saloon work”. “No o, that will not happen in this house. If you are bold enough to quit school because you want to be stupid, then you should be strong enough to do any task that comes your way too”. It is either mechanic, bricklayer, or nothing in this house and that is final. That was one of the many unending conversations between a father and her strong headed daughter, and this wasn't the first time. “I bind the two of you in Jesus name” And that was the voice of her ever dramatic Mummy Dearest coming in from the bedroom “There's nothing to bind here Inye Joshua (Mama Joshua), this girl has chosen her path in life and I will gladly support her course” *** I had just gotten admission into the University and that was the most horrible time for a 16 years old girl like me. *I've had wo

On Being A Creative

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CREATIVES I didn't know I was one until shortly after I started this blog a year ago.  Yes, you read that correctly! even with my Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and Media Arts, I never considered myself as a Creative.  Why? you may want to ask. Well, that's because I wasn't practicing and therefore didn't see the need to bestow myself with such a great title. The dictionary meaning of the word Creative is “relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something" and as a noun, a Creative is a “Person whose job involves creative work”. Now, are there some selected groups of people who can only be creatives? The answer to that question is NO, an emphatic NO for that matter.  The truth is God is the only source of ideas, talent, and any form of creativity you can ever think of or imagine. No one has a monopoly on talent, ideas, and creativity. The only difference between people whom you consider as creatives and those who are not is

WinterABC2021 Festival. Doing It Afraid!

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Today is the first day of June and we should be saying “happy new month”. It is also the official kick off of the #Afrobloggers #WinterABC2021 festival.  In case you are wondering what this is all about, the #WinterABC2021 festival is a writer initiative organized by the Afrobloggers Community. This is a competition done every year in June. The aim is to celebrate African creativity, through exchanging unique experiences and conversations that bloggers have to share on their various blogs for the next 22 days, and yours truly has decided to hop on the bandwagon. So help me God.  So in the coming days, we are expected to post various articles on selected themes for each week. #WinterABC2021 breakdown  The first week is themed “creatives week”. I will be sharing how I started, my experience of being creative, and the journey so far.  For “advocacy week”, you all already know I am the defender of the universe! I will be sharing on issues that bother our society and domestic violence and g

Appreciation post. One century later

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This is a special appreciation post. Yes, just as the title says, it is coming in a century later.  Let me start by saying a big “thank you” to everyone who celebrated with us on the occasion of our First Blogging Anniversary. We couldn't have come this far without you.  Thank you for sticking by and for staying through.  ... And a special apology for keeping silent here since the Anniversary post.  It is not intentional. I see all your comments and they are well appreciated.  Unfortunately, I cannot reply to comments at the moment due to some technical hitches.  I guess my village people are at work again. I am currently on my knees begging with seven purple spotted cows and fourteen orange spotted donkeys trying to appease the gods😁 The hitches will be resolved in no time and we will be back to having conversations here. Please keep comments and feedback coming. Thank you  Xoxo ©️Rachel Jesuseme

SEMES NOOKS! First Blogging Anniversary

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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 mira