Monday, March 2, 2009

What has Blogville Naija done?



If I never said thank you to my Readers and Naija Bloggers, today I am saying thank you. This is not a parting message, fear not. This is a renewed commitment to blogging, by the Grace of God.


I was introduced to blogging by a Naija blogger. From here, my story begins:

In this blogville, I have made great friends
In this blogville, I have been inspired
In this blogville, I have been encouraged
In this blogville, I have been consoled
In this blogville, I have rolled on the floor laughing, even when circumstances around did not call for happiness
In this blogville, I have known talent
In this blogville, I have learnt new words
In this blogville, I have read words of wisdom
In this blogville, I have learned to improve my relationships
In this blogville, I have realized I am not alone in my pain and fears
In this blogville, I have learnt to be optimistic about life
In this blogville, I have had a virtual loving family
In this blogville, I have learnt that the time to show love is now
In this blogville, I have known more about God.

Many of you do not know how positively your posts and comments have impacted my life. Words are not enough to describe it.

I do not know what blogville has done for you but it has done so much for me.

If you think blogville has done anything for you, now is an opportunity to appreciate those bloggers who have made your day, those bloggers who have inspired you, those bloggers who contributed to your knowledge…the list is endless.

Simply click HERE to start the process of nominating the bloggers of your choice.

Are you eligible to nominate? Yes you are as long as you are
1. A Blogger
2. A Reader
3. Family
4. A Friend
5. Anonymous
6. A Fan

The preacher said, after his long talk on A Time For Everything, “What do people really get for all their hard work?” [Ecclesiastics 3:9].

May we not respond to the above question with “Nothing”. Let us appreciate our bloggers. Let them get our support, love and nominations for all their hard work.

Have a blessed week ahead.

POST WILL NO LONGER BE REMOVED 24 HRS FROM WHEN IT WAS POSTED :-) Thanks to Blogville...

43 comments:

Funms-the rebirth said...

ur welcome dear......uve also been a huge source of inspiration for me here.......God bless

Arewa said...

all roads lead to naija bloggers awards to go and vote for your fave bloggers!

nice post, you are one of the inspiring bloggers as well. have a lovely week!

RocNaija said...

Well said.. Even us newbies are astounded at being welcome with such open arms..
Inspiring.

Nefertiti said...

I'm going to cast my vote now. :-)

Only you Rita, Only you :-D

Zena said...

Where would I be without my blogsville family,I tell you this place is a source of happiness for me and you've been a huge encouragement Rita

Caelestis Angelus! said...

Hi dear, Please add this to your blog list

http://yourweeklydevotional.blogspot.com/

Thank you

bArOquE said...

at least before you remove it, lemme say thank you too for the inspiring posts you have had here...highly appreciated...cheerz

~Sirius~ said...

See if I had no plans before, you have just killed that- only you could have done that Rita.
Honestly Blogsville is a huge part of my life right now, all for the same reasons you quoted.
Will head down there

tobenna said...

Motivating way to advertise EROLyrics.
Fret not. I have voted you already.
Let me go find a way to advertise myself too :)

Olufunke said...

I like this piece, I love the way it the lyrics rhyme
and about blogville.........you are spot on.
My life has becoome better by being a blogger,
I read some post, and i laugh and laugh, and some make me pray more, some make me decide to be better etc.
Blogville rocks.

Miss Iyabo Opeke said...

U can write that again, when I began blogging in 2006, I was bent out of shape...but two yrs l8r and almost three...i have to add am different just b'cuz of bloggers who have inspired me with their post to be better...U included

Thank U, Rita...(a.ka EroLyrics)

yankeenaijababe said...

That was truly touching and inspiring. I love everyone here and we are all family. Special people in different places of the world yet share one thing in common. Our writing to touch and change lives.

Oyin said...

no thanks to you....

AlooFar said...

You're such a fantastic blogger. Well, don't know if my opinion counts. But yeah, you are.

Good Naija Girl said...

What a beautiful post! And the best motivator to vote that I have read so far!

Why will you remove it in 24 hours?

Blogville has really been a wonderful place to be.

Dabizniz said...

Thanks for you nice words on my blog...As someone who is delving into poetry and stuff...I'll sure become a disciple of your blog

Dabizniz said...

lol@tobenna for citing her advertising via this means..

I did some similar shoutout a while back but got no love.

http://facebookcheat.blogspot.com/2009/02/road-to-recovery.html

It's all good though..not sure newbies like me should be nominated

Writefreak said...

Big ups for blogville men!

I love blogville! And thanks for the reminder dearie
Have a great week!

Ms.O said...

Thank you to for encouraging me and inspiring me! I love my blogville fam!

Saved Girl said...

beautiful post. i love blogville too. it has really gotten me through this tough transition of divorcing.

Buttercup said...

Aww great post! I really do appreciate u, Rita!

Temite said...

YOU are very welcome sis Rita. And THANK you too for your words of encouragement. Thanks for not judging and for your kindness. You are truly DA best.

zara (my alter ego) said...

U hvae been my major source of inspiration in blogsville! u write like u know what ails me.

thank u for being part of this wonderful universe!

Rita said...

@Funms-the rebirth: Thank you and God bless you plenty…

@Arewa: Thank you and do have a lovely week too

@RocNaija: I trust blogville with their loving open arms

@Nefertiti: Nefe…Nefe…you are supposed to be the first 10 to cast vote :-) I trust you now…

@Zena: I ask myself the same question too…Thank you for your comment

@Caelestis Angelus!: I added it long time…I only display 25 blogs on my blogroll because when I display all, the page takes time to upload

@bArOquE: Because of you and GNG, I won’t remove the post yet. Thank you so much for your kind words…

@~Sirius~: LOL…see you there

@Tobenna: You are finding my trouble oh :-) Biko, I was trying to advertise Naija Bloggers Award. If EROLyrics is advertised in the process then it will be killing 2 birds with one stone :-)…

@Olufunke: Thank you. It is not only me Blogville has blessed, I see…

Rita said...

@Miss Iyabo Opeke: Wow…I didn’t know blogville had that much effect on others

@Yankeenaijababe: Yes oh! I like the way you put it “Special people in different places of the world yet share one thing in common. Our writing to touch and change lives.” Thank you

@Oyin: LOL…thank you…

@AlooFar: I am trying to hold my head from swelling right now…wow! Thank you.

@Good Naija Girl: Wanted to post something else today but maybe it can wait :-)
Thank you

@Dabizniz: You’re welcome. There are awards for Newbies and not only will you be nominated, you deserve to be voted for an award

@Writefreak: Thank you dear, have a great week too

@Ms.O: You’re welcome dear

@Saved Girl: God bless blogville…hope you are feeling much better?

@Buttercup: You always sound so sweet…

Rita said...

@Temite: You know Temite, you have a way with words. You always leave me comments that make my day. I wonder how you do it…

@Zara (my alter ego): I am totally speechless…thank you so so very much…

fantasy queen said...

aww thankyou...well tahts if my name came to mind when u wrote this:)

now u're actually shoved me to go over and nominate, i've been so lazy about it.

poeticallytinted said...

oh men! i was here when you had only 3 comments but Innie was acting up so I couldn't leave a comment. I was going to say, how sweet of you. Only you can combine a promo with such a heartfelt post.

rethots said...

Hmmm....

Enkay said...

Nice!

Don't mind tobenna jare, if you can kill 2 birds with one stone, why not? lol!

I have been deeply impressed with the way blogville welcomed me into the group. I get the feeling that this is only just the beginning!

anonymous gal said...

Thanks 4 thankin us.

Sting said...

Hey Rita,

Could u email me at chacha4mi@hotmail.com

Thanks.

Kafo said...

u welcome

lol
have a blessed day

Vera Ezimora said...

Rita, you're really one of the bloggers I love. And I voted for you. Feel free to interpret this as pressure for you to vote me in all categories. Hehehe.

Walahi, I do love your blog.

SECRET DIARY said...

Aboki, make you vote for me for winner of The Worthless And Meaningless Naija Bloggers Award (a.k.a Backlink Generator). I go give you flenty, flenty contract to build Internet Super Expressway. My Award is in your hands.

David C Brown said...

"The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he [or she] that watereth shall be watered also himself" or herself; Prov 11: 25. Keep watering!

Rita said...

@FQ: Do you think I can forget when you put a post and referred to my post on Dad’s memorial (Sept 11)? Aside that, you leave very heartfelt and enlightening comments on my blog.

@Poeticallytinted: Thank you…my Innie has also been acting up otherwise I would have responded to your comment like yesterday…

@Rethots: Hmmm…talk ur mind…

@Enkay: Yeah, it is just the beginning. There is family out here…

@Anonymous gal: You’re welcome and I’m so glad u’re back for good…

@Kafo: Thank you

@Vera Ezimora: LOL…I knew it wont be complete without a campaign…:-) I am under alot of pressure right now... Thank you

@SECRET DIARY: LOL

@David C Brown: Thank you so much. Remain blessed…

doug said...

I read this post on the naijabloggersaward page. Lovely. You've been awesome. Take a bow!

doll said...

i'l go and vote

Naughty Eyes said...

Hi Rita! Saw your comment on PPrazzi... Thanks!
I do love blogville too (though I never told you guys). Sometimes I feel the love is wasted though but anyways I'm learning to stick with the best, roll with the regulars and encourage the new.
Where would I be without una now I've got no real-life friends anymore? Ehn?
Una too much!!!
In case I forget to say it again: I LOVE BLOGVILLE!!!!

Femi B said...

people like you make me love blogville.

Rita said...

@Doug: Thank you…

@Doll: Cool…

@Naughty Eyes: Wow! So much love you’ve got…why do you feel the love is wasted?

@Femi B: Oh wow…thank you…I’m blushing…

StandTall-The Activist said...

Fear don catch me o. I was thinking is she leaving too.

I have learnt so much from Blogsville nd met wonderful, amazing people.

Just found out that I was nominated. How great!