When it comes to being a blogger in Nigeria, what really
matters is how effective you are at connecting with your
audience. A blogger without an audience is like a
vehicle with no fuel. Still, becoming a successful
blogger in Nigeria takes some effort, and you can start
with the following tips.
The truth is that this question can only be answered in a general sense. There is no specific formula to follow to become an effective blogger in Nigeria. Think about this, a blogger who simply writes about day-to-day events can be a successful blogger. In short, there is no telling what readers are going to respond to, making this world open to interpretation.
There are still some things to consider to increase your
chances of being noticed so that you can find your loyal
clan of people.
One thing you should keep in mind is that being first
matters. This usually applies to Nigerian bloggers who
want to follow news or gossip. Many big news outlets
check their sources to make sure that they are true.
This is good, but the blogging world is very
competitive. Most newbie bloggers do not have the time
or money to do a thorough check on all stories. You
cannot afford to wait, so it is best to do a few checks
and post the story. You can retract it later if you need
Having a strong opinion might help you stand out from
the rest. This applies to bloggers who are writing from
a personal perspective, and it can be effective. There
may be other writers talking about your particular
topic, but they may not share you specific views, which
will give you a chance to stand out. Be completely
unapologetic because readers respond to honesty.
Learning more about Nigeria and your specific region
could make a difference. Localizing your news and
stories can help you zoom in on a niche that is not so
competitive. Larger stories are being covered by many
bloggers, making yours a little harder to find. You
should be able to retain a specific audience faster by
sticking to small stories. Do not be afraid to publish
first-hand accounts from neighbors or people you know.
These types of editorials are unique and may help you
get more readers.
Social media is perhaps one of the most important tools
a blogger can use to his or her advantage. For example,
Twitter allows you to share your posts aggressively, and
the more followers you have, the better. Now, those who
do not have many followers should work on getting more
followers. It does not matter if they interact with you
much because readers just want to see that you are
active on social media.
Be sure to focus on a need that your blog can fulfill.
Some blogs concentrate on how to's or things like that.
These blogs might deal with tips on fixing a vehicle or
how to look as beautiful as you can. You may be
surprised to know that these blogs do very well at
times, especially if you concentrate on what Nigerians
care about. You can conduct a survey to find out what
Nigerians need, and dedicate an entire section of your
blog to fulfill this need.
Don't forget about guest blogging. Readers who visit
your site want to hear what you have to say about a
subject, but they also want to see a little contrast
from time to time. This is one reason why inviting a
guest blogger to your site is a good idea. You can allow
people to give their perspective regarding some of your
controversial pieces. It should not be surprising to
hear that a little drama can bring attention to your
site. You should be able to attract new readers if you
display varying views on a particular subject.
You should also consider talking about religion. It is
no secret that Nigeria has a strong religious base. Many
of these people are online and looking for information
to digest. You want to talk about local leaders or local
religious events that readers might be interested in.
Try to stir up a little gossip, or find some news about
a religious leader. People want to hear good news
regarding their religion, but they might also be
interesting in an article that focuses on a particular
Photographs are an important factor for any blogger.
Most readers do not just want to read a page of text.
Many readers prefer large photos over small ones. You
can use commercial use photographs from Google Images,
or you can take some yourself to be unique. Be sure to
tag your photographs with the right terms such as
spotted or celebrity. Try to read other's content as much as possible,
especially those who have created a successful blog.
This can teach you about proper formatting like the fact
that readers do not like seeing large chunks of text but
rather small paragraphs. Learning from your fellow
blogger is something that man newby bloggers do, so do
not worry about visiting pages to get a few tips.
These are just a few things you can consider when you
are starting up your Nigerian-based blog. Be sure to
write quality content but in quick successions so that
you can gain more interested readers. They will able to
see what your site has to offer. Remember to leave the
submission box open to readers as they might have
additional information for you to write about or might
tell about other things Nigerians are interested in. As
you can see, creating a successful blog in Nigeria is
possible, but it does require a little work on your