2015 Top Posts and 15 Countries…

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To start this year, I’d like to use this opportunity to share with you the top PBW & Beyond blog posts of 2015.

They are…

(1) @Jenny_Chisom is Here on Her Blog Tour

In this post, I interviewed Jenny Chisom, one of Nigeria’s amazing bloggers. She runs Logos Audibles, a content development company in Nigeria as well as other blogging events in Nigeria.

When you read the interview, you’ll learn more about her person, her blogging style, her ideal blog reader and the challenges she faces as a blogger.

Read @Jenny_Chisom is Here on Her Blog Tour.

(2) All Bloggers Don’t Blog for the Same Reason

In this post, I share my opinion on why bloggers should stop worrying about their posting frequency and competitors.

The main thing you should do is to create time to blog – and enjoy your blogging journey. Stop killing yourself over your blog.

Read All Bloggers Don’t Blog for the Same Reason.

(3) #BLOGGING: 3 Simple Hacks That Will Make Your Blog Post Really, Really Persuasive

A persuasive blog post has the power to draw a reader in. It amplifies the author’s message to connect with the reader. All that is required of you is focused thinking and the ability to give valued content to your audience in a way that encourages them to do what needs to be done.

The main idea of this post is that ‘writing a persuasive blog post is easy’. Just follow the three tips I shared and you’ll be good to go.

Read #BLOGGING: 3 Simple Hacks That Will Make Your Blog Post Really, Really Persuasive.

(4) A Tribute to WordPress

According to Expanded Ramblings’ DMR blog, as of November 7, 2015, the number of pageviews on WordPress blogs monthly equaled 20.3 billion. Also, as of June 26, 2015, the number of posts that have been written with WordPress stands at 2.5 billion.

Those numbers are large.

This further proves one thing. It proves that the WordPress blogging platform has domineeringly been embraced by the blogging community. More and more companies are now running their blogs on the platform more than ever.

This post is all about my appreciation for the WordPress platform.

Read A Tribute to WordPress.

(5) Originality Is Relative

In creative works, there’s the talk of being original.

It’s a feat that has driven some people insane. It’s also a feat that has driven others to fame. Whether its music, business strategy, writing or blogging, you can create something original. Just follow the tips I shared.

In essence, this post contains three tips to help you become original in your work.

Read Originality is Relative.

Thank you again…

I also want to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you who visited and read this blog last year.

You all came from a total of 15 countries. Topping the list of countries that visited PBW & Beyond in 2015 are the United States of America, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Thank you to all my WordPress.com and Twitter followers. Thank you for staying loyal to PBW & Beyond in 2015. I appreciate your support.

I look forward to a brighter 2016 year ahead.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Prosper B. Wealth (Founder, Lovegeria)

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@Jenny_Chisom is Here on Her Blog Tour

Jenny Chisom is one of Nigeria’s amazing bloggers. She’s doing much to encourage many Nigerians to become professional bloggers. Currently, she is on her blog tour. She’s however decided to stop by here on PBW & Beyond.

So, we had some interview questions for her.

Here’s the transcript.

1) Tell us about yourself:

I am a 34 years old Nigerian girl born in Portharcourt and raised in Aba. I schooled in Aba, Calabar, Owerri and proceeded to Sokoto for my NYSC before coming to live and work in Abuja almost 8 years ago. 

Coming from a large family and second of seven siblings, I am a natural observer and innovative thinker. Having studied English, Literature and also Entrepreneurship Management equipped me to discover and express myself beyond my mostly conservative upbringing.

I am known popularly as Jenny Chisom but my full name is Helen-Jennifer Chisom Opara. Close family members call me Chichi.
 
I started a small content development company, Logos Audibles in 2010 and with it has floated my passion projects – The Login Blogging Enterprise Project, The Social Media Job Fair, and the Bloggers Party, which have encouraged a lot of online enterprise in Nigeria.

See details here and here.

2) Can you tell us about your ideal blog reader?

Hmm!

I can say, my ideal blog reader is the vivacious lively person who isn’t tired of learning and especially someone in search of unique business ideas and enterprise inspiration.

3) Why do you consider yourself a blog expert?

No way!

I am not an expert, some people in Nigeria just think I am.

(laughs)

I am just a girl that loves finding my unique voice and love to leverage on innovative and affordable platforms to ‘sell’ my creativity.

As regards blogging, I started out blogging about my new small business in 2009, then about my clients and helped promote Authors and Creative Entrepreneurs. That was over 5 years ago. I know I am an expert at sharing anything I learn with others so they can also benefit and integrally move their enterprise and business forward.

My blog did all my marketing and got me clients from outside Nigeria too so I decided to be an ‘expert’ in letting people know they can use the tool to grow their personalities and or businesses. And teaching other people, has made me learn more and apply principles that work for me as a ‘bloggers blogger’.

If having a blog for all my ideas and projects, makes me an ‘expert’, then maybe I am.

(Laughing)

But honestly I feel I haven’t even started showing people what blogging can do.

4) As a blogger, what challenges do you face?

I would say, mainly, high cost of internet data and the fact that more Nigerians aren’t blogging right. The challenge is in the task of training most bloggers in Nigeria to blog purposefully and get Nigeria to become a developed country that is also perceived rightly.

5) Can you describe your blogging style to us?

My style is fun, upbeat, educational and business-like. I also love to do lots of promo for businesses.

6) Where can we find your blogging work?

My personal business blog is at www.jennychisom.com.
 
I am grateful for being hosted on this blog today. Thank you very much.


Jennifer Chisom
08038994417
 
Social Media Chaperon/ Content Consultant
http://www.jennychisom.com