2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,900 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

BlogCamp 2012 Ghana: some reactions

I missed most of the morning of BlogCamp 2012 Ghana.  My fault really, as I have been having tyre problems for most of the last week, and should have really done something about it on the 1 May holiday, but I didn’t. So the consequence of procrastination was that I ended up having to spend nearly three hours dealing with it at Abossey Okai rather than being early/on time for the Blog Camp.

So I missed most of the plenary sessions for the first BloggingGhana Blog Camp, which has been talked about for at least as long as I have been a member of this group of bloggers – about two years or so…

So what did I find most interesting/relevant?  I liked the session on Citizen journalism, though I suspect many of those who attended didn’t seem that engaged – despite the facilitator’s attempt to get those present to express themselves.

The session on Women and social media was quite interactive. At first we weren’t sure how many of us would be there, so we rearranged chairs into a small circle, which we enlarged a couple of times as more joined.  Although sometimes shyly, and often very quietly, participants started expressing their fears and concerns about women blogging and what they should/could talk about.  I think we could have gone on for more than the 45 minutes or so we were allocated!  Confidence needs to be built up so that more and more women will decide to talk about issues they are passionate about.

Thanks to Kinna Likimani and Dorothy Gordon for pushing  the agenda!

Molara Wood’s interview with Ghanaian author Ama Ata Aidoo

Molara Wood is an arts and culture journalist, based in Lagos, who blogs as Wordsbody .

Recently she mentioned doing an interview with Ghanaian author, Ama Ata Aidoo, which she mentioned in a post, the highlight of which, in my opinion,  a very nice photo of the not-so-young Ghanaian author.  Wood also included a link to the full interview , definitely worth reading if you are just a novice to Aidoo’s work.