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Major Challenges Of Blogging In Nigeria And Possible Solutions
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As we all know, blogging can be a lucrative venture . The number of bloggers in Nigeria has tripled over the last two years, thanks to Linda Ikeji's muti-million mansion, now everybody wants to be a blogger including me.

Blogging can be very challenging in Nigeria due to the harsh and unfriendly economic settings of my beloved country. I explore some other challenges bloggers face in Nigeria below:

1.) Lack of basic amenty like electricity: bloggers make use of electronic tools like computer, mobile phones e.t.c. These device require electricity in order to function. Power(electricity) supply in Nigeria is so unstable which makes blogging in Nigeria quite a hurdle.
One remedy for this , is to get a portable gasoline generator popularly called "I pass my neigbour". It is quite affordable and does not consume fuel that much.

2.) Outrageous data charges: network operators in Nigerian provide data to subscribers at very expensive rates. This has made blogging a very expensive venture in Nigeria. Most people can not afford this outrageous data charges.
To tackle this problem , bloggers can buy data from genuine and reputable data resellers in Nigeria. In addition to that, bloggers can also check for affordable data plans offered by various network operators.

3.) Poor network service: all the network service providers in Nigeria has done a pretty good job in providing crappy, slow and unstable and mediocre network services. Connecting to the internet, with some network in Nigeria is as diffcult as an elephant passing through the nose of a needle. This is very frustrating for bloggers. At times, I have to climb the orange tree at the back of my house to have access to quality network.
Bloggers can check around their area to see which network has got good network coverage and good browsing speed.

4.) What to blog about: this issue has been a serious challenge since the days of Ojuwkwu and Bianca. Most bloggers do not know what to write about, so they end up replicating all the contents on Linda Ikeji's blog, which is very bad for SEO and site ranking. Moreover, you may never get an adsense approval during the long run .
Choose a unique niche, you can blog about animals, love and relationships, even plants. Just choose a niche you have great knowledge of.

5.) Poor site traffic: most Nigerian blogs are great in terms of content but it is sad to note that majority of these blogs has poor traffic. To tackle this problem, bloggers should learn more about SEO(search engine optimization). Bloggers should also learn to share their sites and articles on social media platforms like twitter, facebook. Bloggers should also learn to post original contents to get good google ranking.

6.) Hackers: this problem is not unique to Nigerian blogs alone. Hackers are everywhere and there is a possibility that your website maybe hacked. It is important to always back up your blog and databases incase you get hacked. Even the "almighty Nairaland" too got hacked. Keep your passwords safe and dont forget to use strong and well documented passwords.
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Any blogger without a source of income (as in a offline job or online job like freelancing on fiverr and co) will surely quit!

Money needed to keep your blog moving is the main and first problem!

You get a free host from google via blogger, for them to buy domain or/and hire someone to setup their blog will now become a problem, thats all because they dont have any source of income before.

At the beginner lever, a serious blogger will spend more than he earn (if he is lucky to earn self).

Solution to the problem/challenge is that:
Our Nigerian blogger should stop seeing blogging the way LindaIkeji, BellaNaija and co are seeing it. Blogging should be their side chick-job not your main job or source of income, thereby it will be easy to blog for the passion since they are not expecting money from it (yet).
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@Aphatheology you're somehow right but if they are to see blogging as a side-chick job then it means the blog won't grow the reason I'm saying this is because they will see the blog as nothing so important and just relate with it anyhow they like but the moment they see the blog as a business it will ginger them to put all their effort into it in order to get the best from it.
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(01-10-2017, 07:25 PM)smartlord Wrote:
@Aphatheology you're somehow right but if they are to see blogging as a side-chick job then it means the blog won't grow the reason I'm saying this is because they will see the blog as nothing so important and just relate with it anyhow they like but the moment they see the blog as a business it will ginger them to put all their effort into it in order to get the best from it.

Beleive me bro, anywhere you put your money to - you will have interest in it. Even if na 1000 you had saved in a saving-box, your mind will always get attached to the box, if its position changed - you will quickly check it if the money is still inside.

If they put all their effort into blogging without MONEY, withing a short period of time, they will get fed up and quit!

Let them invest like 10K to their blog and see if they will be serious or not!
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(01-10-2017, 09:00 PM)Dilfgem Wrote:
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