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Although things are slowly changing for the better, we (Cameroonian bloggers) still have a long way to go in putting our names out there and in being recognized as legit bloggers. If we want people to take us seriously then we need to take ourselves and our blogs seriously. This is why promoting each other because very important.
We need an official blogging organization that fully supports Cameroonian bloggers, provides some educational tools and conducts blogging events. This will make bloggers who are associated with an organization that looks out for them feel encouraged to blog more. I don’t see that we have that right now and if we do have one then they aren't making themselves visible nor its activities in supporting Camer bloggers.
Lastly, it would be great to see more Cameroonian public figures and companies that get blogged about or mentioned by Cameroonian bloggers to occasionally acknowledge these bloggers (It’s not easy putting features or interviews together as it takes a lot of time and energy). There are so many ways that public figures can acknowledge bloggers. They can give a simple shout out via social media to the blogger who featured or interviewed them, post the bloggers blog link (of the feature or interview) on the public figures Facebook page or reference it during interviews or on the their own websites and on social media. Can you imagine what a simply tweet can do from say a popular singer/actor or public figure in general can do just by giving a Camer blogger a shout out or thanking them for featuring or interviewing them on their blog? It goes a long way as it can drive traffic to the bloggers blog and it boosts the morale of the blogger and makes them feel as if their hard work has paid off and has not been ignored. This gives them even more reason to want to blog as it’s not for nothing.
Wow Mbole..Thanks a lot for the interview.You have a great vision for the Cameroonian blogosphere.Hopefully we will see more support, structure and organization within the blogging community...The impact and influence of bloggers cannot be underestimated in today's world. Public Figures/Entrepreneurs/Companies/Brands..Wuna don hear nuh?
I can without a doubt say that Mbole is a VPC (Very Patriotic Cameroonian)..lol..Check out her 237 Inspired Outfit here.. She is an inspiration and my blogging mentor :)..You don't want her to be on your case about something. lol (in a good way though)
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