Weekend Notes X Links From Around the Web
Hey, hey! Happy Friday - How are you?
It’s funny how in the last notes I was talking about the Instagram stories I was enjoying curating and then last week I was barely even on there. My day job has been pretty busy, and I have almost zero energy for social media. Even though I really enjoy stories and sharing, I’m beginning to question the sheer amount of time it takes.
I’ve also been thinking about this space in general. Someone mentioned that reading blogs were coming back into fashion. And while I was really excited about that as I do love blogs, for a split second I questioned if mine was the kind of blogs they were referring to. You see, most blogs are personal; people pretty much share a lot of their lives. With a lot of photos. While I do like to do that, it doesn’t come naturally to me — especially sharing photos. Still, many people have also said I need to share more to connect with my audience.
Anyway, this blog turns three this weekend! Is that why I’m having all of these thoughts? Some blog midlife crisis perhaps? While I’m focused on growth and delivering value, I’m also conscious that to do that one must grow with the times. So I’m definitely looking for ways to stretch myself and yet find a balance.
Okay, enough of me. Let’s check out a few good things we’ve seen on the web!
~ In related news to my notes above, Kristabel wrote a really good post on her 10 years of fashion blogging.
~ Have you been keeping up with Kelechi Okafor's #SallyinHR animojis? They're all so funny and yet highlight the struggle of many African immigrants/people of African descent in the workplace. Watch and let us know if you relate.
~ How do you feel about travelling solo? Writer Otegha Uwagba shares the stats about women travelling alone, and enjoying solitude.
~ Long read, but this essay by a 460-pound man navigating weight loss is important.
~ After seeing Kachi's Cambridge posts on the blog, the University Alumni reached out to her to share her story and experience.
~ Zikoko is asking Nigerians to share their monthly money escapades. See why this family is struggling on a 700k monthly salary.
~ Brace yourself before you read this dying mother’s letters to her daughters. Don’t read this at work.
Also, this mum and sister to people on the autism spectrum shared how her autistic brother saved her son.
If you’re a type-A scheduler like Afoma, this post may be for you.
We’ve all had an overwhelming two weeks, so this post on how to deal with overwhelm is super practical right now.
What do you guys have planned for the weekend? I feel like I say this all the time but I’d like some me time. It just seems impossible these days, and 24 hours isn’t enough. It’s been one thing after another! No complains though.
The vision board workshop turned out great and I’ll share photos soon.
Have you also been liking these links? You asked for it to come back so so let us know!
PS: Did you catch the KacheeTee Circle Blogger Brunch Lagos Recap? We had a wonderful time, and there are pictures to prove it.