Blogsville Initiatives

If something must be said about Nigerian bloggers, it has got be that we are a group of smart, funny, creative, intellectual writers, amongst other great attributes. How do I know? Well lets take a look at some of the ideas that we have come up with.

The first Naija Bloggers Award was initiated by Taurean minx in 2006. She was the first to come up with the idea and actually do something about it. Even though it took 3 more years for us to have another one, we hope that this becomes a yearly affair as it is a great avenue to bring naija bloggers together. Kudos to Tminx for being a poineer.

Blogsville Idol 2007 and 2008 was brought to blogsville by Miss Opeke and Pink Satin. Do these ladies know how to put on a show or what?!. The highly esteemed Pinkpeke productions are a force to be reckoned with. They know how to cause a stir in Blogsville just when things are starting to get lukewarm. When it comes to singing, we definitely have a variety of voices, from good to very funny! Note that I did not say “bad". Some of the voices heard on blogsville idol were funny! Omo Ibadan especially contested to make people laugh because his choice of songs and the way he chose to sing them were just plain funny. Others contested just to be heard in a different way. The whole event just went on to prove how much of a family Nigerian bloggers are. We most definitely are looking forward to Blogsville Idol 2009, and we are sure the ladies (Pinkpeke) are going to bring it! as they usually do.

Blogsville is filled with a lot of creative people who love to write. 14th and Serenity took blogsville by storm. Atutupoyoyo, Allied, Boorish male, Carlang, Catwalq, Jaja, Kiibati, Naapali, Overwhelmed naija babe, Rayo, Solomon Sydelle, UK naija, and Waffarian all came together to put up a show stopping series. The collaboration was beautiful to say the least, thanks to Catwalq who initiated the series. If you missed it, now's your chance to stop by 14th and serenity and get in the loop.

Then there was the call for entries from Bloggers for The bloggers book by Laspapi. I'm not sure what came of that initiative but it is a noteworthy effort that needs to be applauded.

We all heard about the arrest of Jonathan Elendu in Nigeria. Blogsville got super riled up at that time. Leading the crusade for his release was Nigerian Curiousity by Solomonsydelle with the Free Jonathan Elendu campaign. She was joined on that campaign by other bloggers. This is a little example that shows that we don't play in blogsville.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank all these wonderful and creative bloggers. We appreciate the time and effort you guys put in your various projects. I'm sure there will be a lot more initiatives by other members of blogsville in the future. This place is filled with a lot of talented people. Let's keep up the good work.

Reminder: Voting for Category B ends tomorrow. You have the whole day, Tuesday March 24th to vote. Thanks.

20 award speak:

BSNC March 23, 2009 at 8:26 PM  

i have been trying to vote, but something different is always popping up

Sting March 23, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

Please, try again. Thanks

Rita March 23, 2009 at 11:31 PM  

For me who did not know all these, I think I am loving blogville more and I join you in saying thank you to all these wonderful bloggers we have here.

BTW, thank you for this enlightening post.

Fanny March 24, 2009 at 1:50 AM  

Good work done out here. Awarding bloggers gives it a special drive, Well done.

It appears the blogsville blog roll is done here, i do not see a link to my blog in the citizens oooo.

Keep up the gud wrk.

JustDB March 24, 2009 at 2:44 AM  

wow.. good one.. I for one have gotten to 'know' a lot more 9ja bloggers than i did in the past.. thx for the initiative....

Any hope to sneak in a lifetime acheivement award for the Pink-Peke peeps?

BSNC March 24, 2009 at 3:18 AM  

yes it finally worked. Some of the categories were hard sha.

babajidesalu March 24, 2009 at 5:33 AM  

Sting and co,

Well done for all your hard work. I am in the process of launching another initiative. An email has gone round, but I would hold forth till the awards are over.

I know that with a group of talented bloggers we can certainly change the perception of Nigeria.

As bloggers we would unite to add value to Nigeria's image.....

taKia and God bless

Geebee March 24, 2009 at 7:00 AM  

I believe I would not be exaggerating if I said Naija bloggers are the most brilliant and intellectual people. We are a family. Here, you come across diverse kinds of people with a lot to offer. These initiatives and many more not mentioned and pending go a long way to show that blogging is no joke. I foresee a future where bloggers would with their writings, affect every aspect of life in the world we live in. I am indeed proud to be a Naija blogger.

Good Naija Girl March 24, 2009 at 7:21 AM  

What a great entry, honouring the collaborative work of blogville's finest writers. I think the awards have served to introduce us all to bloggers we had never heard of but whose writings we absolutely love. The sense of community has only been strengthened!

fantasy queen March 24, 2009 at 7:25 AM  

14th and serenity blew me away...that was the best initiative ever....well blogville idols rocked too, although i was quite lax in following it, and of course d bloggers award(because i get to wear a dress for main award, my virtual designers are working on my dress so when is the grand finale? the main award show?)

Buttercup March 24, 2009 at 5:36 PM  

u sure made blogville sound even more wonderful..

i cant believe im still yet to read 14th and serenity! i'll do so soon..

pink-satin March 24, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

awwwwwww!you made my head swell!!
Blogville idol hopefully will be back in the summer!!I hope to have sorted out my crazy life by then!!!!
Blogville ROCKS

@ilola January 8, 2010 at 1:10 AM  

pls, how do i join blogsville

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Anonymous,  June 27, 2011 at 1:36 AM  

I guess I have been away from blogsville for quite sometime now. The awards must have taken place already. Well until two weeks ago, I had not update my blog now for close to a year so would most likely not get nominated. In anycase my blog is up again and will be updated from time to time so feel free to stop by and leave ur comments.
http://man2man-man2man.blogspot.com/

Anonymous,  June 27, 2011 at 1:39 AM  

I guess I have been away from blogsville for quite sometime now. The awards must have taken place already. Well until two weeks ago, I had not update my blog now for close to a year so would most likely not get nominated. In anycase my blog is up again and will be updated from time to time so feel free to stop by and leave ur comments.
http://man2man-man2man.blogspot.com/

Peter Orlando December 27, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

What is the criteria to have my blog nominated? Does anyone know...

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NaijaBizCom.com May 7, 2013 at 9:51 AM  

Nice initiative keep it up

Bako August 4, 2013 at 11:38 AM  

Congratulations...wishing you the best. I like the initiative.
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