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A for Awesome Neema

13 Jun

IMG-20160613-WA0004Awesome is an understatement for the young Christian mum who happens to be an excellent blogger at neemajoel.com ,meet Neema Joel whose smile radiates her slogan of being an expert in giving love.Join me as she takes me through her life as a blogger.
1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Am a stay at home mum who loves blogging and cooking.
2. Tell us a little about your blog and how you first got involved in blogging?The first job i got after campus involved blogging and managing social media accounts,this became my stepping stone to become a blogger.i used to have another blog before but after getting married i took it down because i was not sure i could manage marriage and blogging but after settling in marriage i thought about it and i was sure i wanted to blog again and that’s when i settled on my current blog.i decided to blog again because i realized many people especially the youth look up to me and i wanted to give them a platform to read about somethings that they might not know,i personally didn’t know a lot of things before marriage but now i do.
3. What do you find most challenging about blogging ?
Managing the home and finding time to blog.its a tough balance.
4.What do you blog about?
I write recipes,modesty post,about how to take care of natural hair and pretty much encouraging stuff that people can relate to.
5. How long on average does it take
for you to write a blog post from
concept to publication ?It depends on what am writing about,recipes and adventure posts take around 10- 20 minutes but more sentimental things take longer around 30 minutes .
7. How do you keep coming up with material/content for your blog?
The content is mostly geared around my daily experiences and what i have been doing over the week.
8.What would you prioritize? Content? SEO?Traffic or Readers?i major on the content because that is what i put out there,i don’t major on how many people read it because i believe that if you write good content that people can read and relate with,it will definitely get readers.
9.A lot of people are interested in blogging for the money earning potential. Have u monetized your blog?if not do you plan on doing that?i have not monetized my blog,but it depends on how much i get to do with time.Monetizing my blog means that i do adverts by talking about some products currently that is not the main agenda,However i would later but not now.
10. What has been your strategy for creating visibility to your blog?I share my posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter,that’s how i get my followers .
11.Everyone has a favorite/least favorite
post. Name yours and why?My favorite was(laughing) the one i wrote about my husband’s birthday, i was surprised how many people read it and i actually wondered whether people actually read what i write or they are just interested in my personal life.i don’t however have a worst post.
12.What’s the biggest make that you’ve made blogging that you’re comfortable disclosing
and what advice would you give to other bloggers so that they could avoid it.
I actually don’t think i have any but what i always think about is my privacy and that of my family especially because my husband is a very private man and so i always blog in a way not to disclose too much information.
13. Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?it depends on the topic ,for natural hair i have two one is Whitney her channel is naptural85 ,she is so knowledgeable as far as taking care of natural hair is concerned and craving yellow,she is Kenyan and i can actually relate to her more because her hair is more like mine unlike Whitney who is black American and her strands are different from mine.i also follow Sidney Liam her blog is called The Day book blog,she has a family her blog and she writes nice and well structured posts.Finally our very own This is Ess,she actually inspired me to start writing my own personal blog apart from the fact that my job was to blog.
14.If someone was interested in blogging,what would be a few things you would suggest?I would suggest that you find something you are passionate about to ensure you get great content,getting content for something you are not passionate about is not so easy.
15.Anything you would want to add?Blogging is not very easy it is a give and take affair where you give up your privacy and gain people you are inspiring or encouraging .If you feel you can actually do that then go for it.

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Posted by on June 13, 2016 in interviews

 

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