8 June 2015 25 Comments

Nigeria Bloggers and Online Writers’ Forum: Free membership opens

Author: yinkaolaito

Yinka Olaito is happy,excited and passionate Communications & Media specialist, Trainer and speaker. Yinka Olaito helps Profits and Non-profits with effective communication and positioning for premium service delivery and returns. Yinka Olaito also has special interest in Development Communication and has consulted for noted UN Agencies. Yinka Olaito is the CCO of Michael Sage Consulting(Communication/digital media), African Child Education Right Initiatives(NGO) and Content Director, Africa Development Talk( online Platform for discussion on Policy, Governance, development across Africa) and Africa Foundation for Young Media Professionals


Nigeria Bloggers association, Nigeria online writers' association, Nigeria bloggers' forumOnline writing, blogging, citizen journalism has become global game changer in the way we communicate today. The advent of digital tools brought a lot of disruptions to the way organizations and individuals communicate.  No serious brand can neglect or refuse to pay attention to what is going on online. Those who do that in the past have had to bite their fingers. The impact can be far reaching.

The social tools offer lot of opportunities as well as give voice to everyone who has something to say. Long gone were the days when only traditional media actors were the sole gate keepers. The environment has changed for good and we may never go back to that dark days. The online world has world famous influencers who through hard work have become what they become by tapping into  opportunities provided. For many bloggers and online writers, they started out as fun loving, wannabees. Along the line, they fine tune their trades and moved on in life to become online  media guru with lots of Million Dollar advertising revenue.

For many start -up entrepreneurs, online writing and thought leadership building has helped them to become go-to experts,  sought out speakers and consultants just because they know how to tap into this gold field. Why the opportunity remains, many are still in the stage of dilly dallying as to whether to embrace the tool or are still arguing silently if these tools can deliver for them as it has for some who were seen as common men and women yesterday but who today can afford to live the kind of life they had always longed for without involving themselves in illegal or shady deals.

In Nigeria of today, there are many great examples of individuals who had tapped into online tools and with some trainings, either on the job or through basic training in journalism have become great examples of what digital tools can offer. We have likes of  Linda Ikeji, Olorisupergirl, Niyitabiti, Seun Osewa of Nairaland, Japheth Omojuwa, Tolu Ogunlesi, Blossom Nnodim and the likes of Alibaba GCFR, Steve Onu(Yaw wazobia), Matse among many others celebrities who had and are still using digital tools to enhance their profiles. We also have strong online media  houses who are making wave just by tapping into digital tools. We have such media houses like Premium News, The Cable, Osundefenders  and out of Nigeria based SaharaReporters by Omoyele etc. These ideas were not possible twenty years ago but have become possible through digital tools.

But with these opportunities also come with issue of phishing, plagiarism fake online whistle blowers and lots of wannabees who have no regards for ethics or truth. Some are just being deliberately mischievous while many do not know the right thing to do. To put things in order, some of us who had been involved in this trade for about a decade and above feel it is high time we established a forum where Nigeria Bloggers, citizen journalists, online writers or aspiring individuals can learn, share experience, network as well as collaborate. Hence the establishment of this initiative called Nigeria Bloggers and Online Writers’ Forum.

For those who are still thinking is online writing good for me or my business, this is  platform where you can make informed decision and set the ball rolling. For many who just joined or have been here for a long time, it is an opportunity to network, share experience with regards to international best practises. We see a lot of bad stuff going on out there. That our environment has no strict laws with regards to online writing now is not an excuse to do lots of things some are doing today. While the forum website construction is still ongoing,  we will like to invite like minds who feel this can be a good forum for them to fill this free membership form. You will be done in two minutes. We hope to start a monthly learning and experience sharing as well as networking opportunities soon. To get update, it will be good to sign in as fast as possible. Even if you are still aspiring to be one. Take this advantage now. It has been proven ‘if you want to go ahead, go alone but if you must move farther, collaborate with great minds’. So if you are in or aspiring to be involved in any online writing, blogging, video blogging, podcast, news medium etc, this is time to consider alliance formation with others.

Good opportunity and greater future beckons, sign up your free membership here or just email the following details : 1. Name…… 2. Personal email  …. 3.Sex….. 4. Website address…..       5. Contact mobile. …………  6. City/State of residence………………..          with subject: NBOWF member to:  email: nigeriabloggersforum@gmail.com

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25 Responses to “Nigeria Bloggers and Online Writers’ Forum: Free membership opens”

  1. Joseph Philip 8 June 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    Good day,

    Nice innovation.

    Rather than tell people to email you to join, I will suggest you use gravity forms (a wordpress plugin) that you can configure to capture the fields you stated in your post above.

    It’s the same plugin I used at http://www.thesolutionpalace.com/ordercv

    Thanks.

    PS: Kindly notify me when you add it so that I join.

    Thanks once again Sir.

  2. Ngozi 8 June 2015 at 4:39 pm #

    The email does not work. Please may I have an alternative email address?

  3. ity williams 20 January 2016 at 5:31 pm #

    Great idea.

  4. Samuel Chinedu 24 May 2016 at 5:48 am #

    This is good. I’ve been looking for this for a long time

  5. simon 25 May 2016 at 12:58 pm #

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  6. Beecroft Eniola Oluwajuwonlo 17 June 2016 at 6:59 am #

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  7. Micheal Eder 13 July 2016 at 12:02 am #

    God bless your Idea, Thanks for this and again I will love there all new bloggers can meet writer to go far in the industry.

  8. paul 29 July 2016 at 11:43 pm #

    This is really insightful and informative. Thanks

  9. adeyemo femi 7 September 2016 at 11:30 am #

    OK

  10. akorede sekoni 23 September 2016 at 8:19 am #

    Thanks for you creative idea of bringing blogger’s together????

  11. innocent cyril 12 October 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    This is good and great contents is been find in them i like this blog site

  12. Adewale Rasheed 30 October 2016 at 10:52 am #

    I love this

  13. Victor peter 10 April 2017 at 12:16 am #

    Nice one

  14. OLADELE HAKEEM OLANIYAN 7 June 2017 at 11:10 am #

    Good day,
    I am interested in joining Nigeria Bloggers and Online Writers’ Forum.
    What are the processes involved?
    Is there a certificate issued after someone becomes a member?

    Please reply.

    Thank you.

    • yinkaolaito 11 July 2017 at 11:07 am #

      This is just an association. There is certificate only if you attend training sessiins

      • Elujobade Abiodun 8 October 2017 at 6:23 pm #

        Please sire.. I’m new to blogging and would love to meet new and experiences bloggers to have a blog of mine and also learn from them..

        Please tell me how to go about this..

        God bless you

  15. Rejoice CC 28 June 2017 at 9:15 pm #

    I must say I’m mostly edified by this creative invention.
    I’m simply an avid reader and gets intrigued with stuffs like this.
    I’m also writer and will love to drop some of my perceived opinion on your site..
    Thanks

  16. edozie 10 July 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    i think this is one of the best blog i ever visited this month more grace to u

  17. BASHIR 22 July 2017 at 9:23 pm #

    Good

  18. BASHIR 22 July 2017 at 9:24 pm #

    Nice

  19. adewale faith 28 July 2017 at 2:32 am #

    This is very good intuitive.

  20. Chaktty 6 September 2017 at 7:34 am #

    This is another good initiative and its very laudable.

  21. Alexander 14 October 2017 at 11:48 pm #

    Your aspiration of bringing bloggers and writer together is the innovation for youth, it will improve their potential and skills. Good work.


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