Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Varieties; mothers of diversity: A blog Review

This is a review of blogs submitted to Nigerianstalk by Standtall. Enjoy.

Blogsphere has provided a great opportunity for all of us to bring to the table, different views, ideas, projects or passion. It is a wonderful thing to get here and see different bloggers talking about what they are passionate about. The change they wish to see, the fun they want to transfer to others, the problems they want resolved, entertainment, and music…

Blogging has blessed me in so many ways; it has helped me discover talents, change makers, and it also helped me to be updated on what is going on around the world. Some of the bloggers that I read theirs posts regularly are doing enormous job of transforming the blogsphere which in effect will affect the world at large.

Sokari is a publisher at http://www.blacklooks.org/ , visit to her blogs clearly tells you this is an activist and she is good at what she does. She is a human right fighter without discrimination in her purpose, she believes the right of the LGTBI people, children rights and women’s rights should be respected and promoted. She relentlessly talks about the need for African development with a strong focus on Nigeria.

Naija Blog is one informative blog I like to visit as he exudes the confidence of someone that is current and have a lot to say about what is going on especially in Nigeria; it was shocking to discover that the owner of the blog is white. There always up to date information about political situations in Nigeria, Art and Culture, event promotion and any other contemporary issues.

Vera Ezimora who recently started a “talk radio” is a lady I admire her work. She talks about her personal life; she brings to the table her day to day experience in a less serious way and with a dramatic tone. She is a darling of a lot of bloggers with nothing less than 50 comments per post and series of phone calls from other bloggers to her. This is a lady that will turn tragedy to comic in a way that it will not lose it true meaning but you wont feel so bad reading it. She is gifted, she is truly Nigerian and she is someone I am proud of her work.

Solomonsydelle runs 2 blogs, one focuses on her family life as a mother of 3 and she uses the blog to seek advice for people that are in one fix or the other. She calls the advice column “Talk To The Easier Crew- TTTEC” Her second blog focuses on development issues mostly from Nigeria aspect; she brings development update on political issues in Nigeria, Leadership, Niger Delta crisis etc. Her Nigeriancuriosity blog has bring in the top 10 for a long time on Afrigator while her solomonsydelle blog still tops 20.

Sugarbelly: this is an entrepreneur, she owns her t-shirt lines and her blog talks about different issues that might be considered controversial but very relevant. She defends Nigeria where necessary, she critics where necessary and she is not afraid to speak her mind. I love the confidence of this blogger and her bold ways.

Linda Ikeji’s blog just like Bella Naija's blog is a total package, you find undiluted and detailed information on entertainment, fashion and other contemporary issues on her blog. I often wonder if she leaves on the internet as I can’t beat the rate at which she gathers information and shares it.

Freeflowingflorida [FFF] started another blog this year, the focus of her new blog is to invite contributors that can share their life experience with others. Different stories had being told on the varied experience of the pregnant women from the horse mouth. You will be struck with what is being like to have a new life growing inside you, the pain, the joy and all. I love this initiative of hers. With time as I believe, there will be more personal experiences that are in no way related to pregnancy to be shared at her new blog.

Ore is an old blogger like Sokari, Solomonsydelle and Naija blog, what fascinate me about her blog is the dynamic way she blends art, natural hair, feminism with her moving back to Nigeria experience. Her tips and curiosity about natural hair and who else keeps it in Nigeria is a catch.

Ms. Catwalq is a film critic and producer. She often does a review of movies in one of her 2 blogs, discovering new films to get down with or the ones not to waste time with, makes visiting her blog interesting. She was one of the fiction writers at 14thandserenity.

I am usually fascinated by the inspiration I get from Aloted, Jaycee , Rita and Writefreak. These 4 blogs make you want to love God, they make you want to bask in His glory at all time.

What makes all these blogs unique is the fact that their focuses vary and it helps in having different things to read, the flavour it brings, the dimension of it all makes me want to click these blogs and get their updates.


Anonymous said...

Standtall thanks for including BL but more so for introducing me to some of the blogs I do not know about.

Great work as always


aloted said...

awww..am touched! thanks for the acknowledgement.

i love ur blog as well..u r an inspiration to me personally

chayoma said...

this is true talk!

u shld be on the list too

StandTall-The Activist said...

@ Sokari: you are welcome

@ Aloted: thanks my lady

@ Chayoma: I guess I should have reviewed yours too if not for deadline and lack of strong memory....

Afronuts said...

I agree with chatoma. Where's ur name on the list?

bArOquE said...

i love the appreciation you have given to the blogs mentioned above, you were spot on!

StandTall-The Activist said...

@ Afronut: lol- I did the review, so why will I review mine. You shd be asking me were yours is on the review? I missed out on yours! Poor me!

@Baroque: you are worth to be reviewed too!


Standtall? Standtall? Standtall?

How many times did I call you?

My sista, you mention some excellent blogs and bloggers on there but one blog is definitely missing and it is this one. Since you won't hoot your own horn, let me do so. You represented Nigerian women at BlogHer and have been an outstanding source of steady dedication and inspiration to so many of us. You do so as a wife and cat mommy. It is not easy.

Yet, you can so freely bless so many of us with praise. That is a clear indication of your grace.

Keep up the good work, babe. You know say you be better person.

My Passion, my focus, the change that I want to see in the world - is my propellent factor.

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