Except me of course :-)
Immediately after launching my blog two years ago, I embarked on a mission to connect with other Kenyan bloggers. The task of finding my fellow Kenyans with similar interests as mine proved difficult. I was eventually disappointed and resigned the search after realizing there were none.
I have never come across a Kenyan who blogs without the ulterior motive of making money at the end of the day (I mean Kenyans who live in Kenya not outside). Kenyans do not see any point of starting and maintaining a blog just for the sake of blogging.
They have not realized other benefits of blogging e.g. improves writing skills and opens one to the rest of the world. If they have, then that does hold water for them. When I was started my blog, I was not concerned about how many visitors or money I will get at the end of the day. No matter your writing skills, if your content is good, readers will come.
It is actually sad to see that 99% of Kenyan bloggers write either to publish their blog as a book later; advertise and sell their skills or services, looking for donations, lots of Google ads all over the pages and the list of goes on.
Are there Kenyans who love blogging and do it as a hobby after a long day or week of work? A Kenyan who undergoes the hustle of maintaining a blog just for fun, share and learn? I haven’t found one yet.
What has happened to the Kenyan society? Is life only about making money?
2 weeks ago