Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BLOGGING - A STORY I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER TELL



We all have stories, we have questions whose answers will probably remain with us until to the grave, that's what i believed until of recent when an email appeared in my inbox.  This is my story that I thought I would never tell and answers I thought i would never give.

When I first heard the word Blogger, I had no idea what it meant, but one thing I remember I fell in love with it and instantly wanted to blog. It was really hard for me to differentiate between a blog and website, some people told me that a blog was a small website- to me small meant that maybe half display on the desktop but to my surprise the so called blog was no different from the website at least in terms of display on the monitor or mobile hence rendering that definition irrelevant.

A soccer player is a footballer, writing is to a writer and a person who runs a blog is a Blogger so I always rhetorically asked myself does a websitor (in case it existed) mean a person who owns or runs a website!?

I was prompted to read about blogs and blogging, I found a platform on google that offered templates and hosting at no cost - it was excruciating. The idea that finally am gonna have an address to my name at a zero cost, an address that to me was a preserve for the rich corporations kept me boosting in pride; that at last I will tell people to find me at www.ssuuna.blogspot.com .

So in 2010 I jumped into this river of bloggers. I wanted to be called or call myself a blogger, it was an elite class that I wanted to belong to. This is a class that in my view is no different from ACCA or any other professional body that people die to be party to.

Not only have am I improving my writing skills through blogging, I can also boost to be in a circle of active bloggers in this country-some of which I have had an opportunity to meet and know personally especially guys at www.dignited.com who have taken this a burden upon themselves to develop a platform #Ugblogs where all Ugandan Blogs can be found easily.

Funny enough I think that am the only active blogger who still didn't know the meaning and exact difference between a blog and a website until this challenge came up, so great thanks to the Social Media Summit, you gave me a challenge to look out for these answers.

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