Well, yesterday was a surreal day to me.
Actually yesterday, started a day before the actual yesterday.
When i booked my slot to take over the Afrobloggers’ Twitter account, i set a reminder to remind me a day before. So that I won’t forget, thank you Google Keep Notes app, and so I was reminded on 8th.
And yet I didn’t know what I was gonna do honestly, do I ask questions, do I share videos of my day, what creative things am i gonna do with that golden chance..
I must admit that when i saw the opportunity to take over Afrobloggers Twitter, i was interested in it, but when i booked it, fear set in. This was my first account take over, so there was so much pressure from myself to myself to leave a good first impression.
But I enjoyed the whole day honestly, i loved reading my fellow bloggers posts, hearing their stories of why they write and I didn’t feel scared at all after i started.
And so here is behind the scene and some lessons i learned from my takeover…
Charge your devices a day before
On 8th i went to the movies, and got back home so late, went straight to bed. Little did I know it has been announced that their fixing the power system and that there will be no power the next day.
Woke up with my phone at 30%, started the session with my phone at 6%. Had to leave the house and go to a friend’s saloon who is using a different power grid, to charge and keep the session going.
Felt bad for dissapearing when my phone was off, but also i felt like I should give this session my all, and that’s why I couldn’t sit down wait till they do their things but lesson learned, if you have a meeting, charge all your devices a day before.
Be interested in others
Because my blog is kind of a personal blog, a lot of the things i post here are centered around me. But again, unless you are interested in people’s lives, it is hard for them to be interested in yours (i think i read this in some book?).
I think there was a lot of engagement, because I wasn’t the only one who was sharing but fellow Afrobloggers were also sharing their thoughts, links and advices.
I ended up enjoying it and learning a lot just like i do in offline conversations.
Do it scared
I was scared. My biggest fear is to be left alone somewhere. Like if i prepare an event and no one shows up, that’s like my greatest fear in the world.
I think it comes from my childhood trauma, the day my dad died, i was sitting outside waiting for him to come back, and he didn’t. People not showing up terrifies me.
So I was scared what if i say hi, and fellow bloggers won’t respond to it?
But I decided to do it scared. People are nice, kind and always showing up to support others.
And that’s all that I learned yesterday.
Am so thankful for everyone who interacted with me yesterday, am so glad to know you all.
Let’s keep on writing, we are amazing?