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My Awesome Blogging Friends

First of all, let me say Thank you Lord for letting you and me see yet another year. And to all my blog readers and fellow bloggers, I gladly say a big HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all. Hope your holiday was as awesome as mine?

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I am sorry I did not tell you guys before taken my big brake, but In case you don’t know, did go for a short break to super charge myself so I can bring some more awesome and useful contents that you will love even more. To tell you the truth, the holiday was fun and a memorable one.

This year is going to be even more awesome because soon, I will be changing my theme to a more professional one. Those bloggers begging me to change my theme, your prayer have been answered πŸ™‚

I do have so many goodies this year that mentioning them here will only make the post 10,000 words longer, but I will not let the goodies out of the goody bag now. Rather, I will be showing you guys as time progresses…


My blog started 2012 and by the end of this year, my blog will be two years old :). It was quite a journey, don’t you think? If you ask me, I’d say – I seriously never expected my blog to be this popular or I’d make some nice and lovely friends along my blogging journey.


I am seriously writing this post today to thank the people that have contributed to the growth of onenaija blog in one way or another. Believe it or not you’re all my best friend and I am glad that you are all in my life.


Let me start with the first friend that has truly helped me and my blog :).

Adrienne Smith

Apart from people commenting on my blog, Adrienne was the first blogger to ever comment on onenaijablog. And also, she is the first blogger to ever share my blog post to all her social network followers.

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The reason why I liked her is because, she has a big heart, she is friendly and also willing to help other bloggers (if it’s in her capability).

At some point in time, I almost got hacked. Yes, I was receiving more than 4000 login attempt daily. She was the person that gave me a lasting solution to my hack attempt problem and for that I say thank you.

Thank you Adrienne for being my friend and hope we’ll connect even more this year and more… πŸ™‚

Harleena Singh

Who doesn’t love Harleena? She is also one of the big hearted people I have ever met in my life.

She has been my regular commentator that shares every single post I publish. Even if she’s tied up with her offline duty, she’ll make sure she stop by your blog and leave a valuable comment. She is one of those blogger that do things freely and willingly

I almost gave up onenaija blog due to some offline jobs, but she advised and gave me some strategies to use. Believe you me, those strategies are what I am using and they are working perfectly. She has advised me severally, on life in general.

Thank you Harleena for being my friend and hope we’ll connect even more this year and more… πŸ™‚

Nwosu Mavtrevor

I met Mavtrevor when I was still administrating one forum. He was the person that introduced me to blogging and for that, I say thank you.

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We have known each other for years and till date we still do share ideas on how to better our blog and some technical issues as well.

Thank you Mavtrevor for being my friend and hope we’ll connect even more this year and more… πŸ™‚


Should I still mention more awesome bloggers that helped contribute to the growth of onenaijablog in one way or another in 2013?







And many more awesome bloggers…

More Last Words

I would have loved to call and give a big shout out to even more names but as I say earlier, I want this post to be enjoyable, readable and short πŸ™‚

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In case I did not mention your name, just know that you’re still my friend and I appreciate the love you showed and still showing me.

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52 thoughts on “My Awesome Blogging Friends”

  1. Am very much honoured to be mentioned here and though its been like a life time ago, our friendship has often given birth to a lot of great ideas to making our blogs better and i am glad to see how far we have both come as bloggers.
    Babanature is a great blogger and one i respect, his writing technique often intrigues me and i always come here to look for one solution or the other pertaining to my blogging problems and i pray this 2014 be your best year in blogging and pray God rewards your hardwork.
    Keep it up and keep publishing your quality contents, your audience is definitely a great one, i marvel at how you maintain relationship with other bloggers and also your audience.
    Keep sharing the good stuffs and you will keep growing.
    Happy New Year….

    1. Hey Nwosu,
      We’ve known each other since 2009-2010 and our friendship is getting stronger πŸ™‚
      You are a good friend and one i am proud of.
      Let’s make this year more awesome and rewading… πŸ™‚
      Thanks for the love and do have a blessed week ahead…

  2. Hi Babanature,

    Congrats on reaching the first milestone. I would have never guessed that your blog is only 1 year old, as by the way you run it I though for sure it was older.

    Best of luck this year!

    1. Hello Amiti,
      Yeah, i have been administrating forums and doing guest post since 2009. so experience wise, i have been in the blogging business for a very long time.
      I did created my very first blog around 2010 but due to some little problems, i had to step back and acquire more knowledge about blogging.
      But my blog “onenaijablog” is only a year old, but my other blogs are more than that :).
      Thank you for your lovely comment, it was sure appreciated and welcomed. Do have a wonderful week ahead…

  3. Hey babanature,
    Happy new year my friend, and may it be super successful for you.
    Indeed this is a list of wonderful bloggers, many of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting in 2013.
    Blogging is such an amazing place where everyone helps each other.
    thanks for highlighting such awesome people

    1. Hello Ashely,
      And happy New year to you as well :). Hope your new year celebration was as fun as fun can get?
      Indeed blogging is a place where everyone helps each other either knowingly or unknowingly πŸ™‚
      I wish you more success this year and forward dear friend. Do have a peaceful week ahead…

  4. Hey Babanature, it’s nice to be here again, even this year. πŸ™‚ Happy new year and I wish you an overflowing year.

    Like Amit, who would have believed that onenaija is actually a year old. I used to think this blog to be like 3 or so years as to the level of in-depth knowledge you share and what have you. It shows that you indeed are a blogging superstar like I have always assume.

    The names you mentioned here are not knew to me and they deserve the special mention. BTW, I’m glad you didn’t quit anyways cause had you quit I would never have known what to do.

    You my friend is o my list as you’ve helped me in so many ways, some unknown to you self.

    Thanks for the great share and again I wish that this year will be your year of supernatural dominance! πŸ˜€


    1. Hello Sam,
      Seriously, my blogging years goes back to 2009 but my onenaijablog is one year plus πŸ™‚
      It is fun controlling and doing what you love doing right???

      Ahhh… I am also glad i did not quit because who knows, i might considered my self a failure but thank God my friends pull me out of that thought πŸ™‚

      I am saying Amen to that Sam. and i am also wishing you the things you wish for yourself…

      Thanks for the super comment and do have a nice and lovely week ahead…

  5. Hi Babanature,

    A Happy New Year for you and your loved ones.

    This is a very good idea. It is also the best time of the year to think of all those people who helped us, inspired us, motivated us during that tough 2013.

    It is nice of you to include me in the list of contributors. Thank you very much. Well, I think of you not only as a blogging expert but also as a generous man, warm and friendly who likes to connect with people and help them whenever he can. I can see your name raising higher and higher in the online world. Congratulations.

    You made all of us very curious with your new theme? What is the name or it is still a secret?

    Have a wonderful year

    1. Hey Silviu,
      Happy New year to you too. Hope your Holiday was interesting and fun?
      I do love people who share other people’s content. You always share my contents whenever you visit and for that, i do say thank you :).

      Ahhh… I am switching to Genesis but the name of the child theme is still unknown but i am sure you will love it when it is live πŸ™‚

      Thanks for your lovely comment as always dear friend. Do have yourself a wonderful week ahead

  6. Hi Babanature,

    I’m glad you took some time off and if you can believe this, so did I. Unfortunately, I haven’t quite got back to it yet because I got sick the last four days I was suppose to be relaxing so I’m still trying to get over this horrible cold. I’ll be back to blogging on Thursday though so maybe I needed a little more down time.

    I sure hope you had a good time, sounds like it and you have plenty of goodies in store for us this year.

    Thank you so very much for that fabulous shout out. I’m actually honored that I was the first person to comment on your post and share it as well. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you and watching your blog grow and explode too. Isn’t it so much fun to watch our hard work pay off all while having a darn good time meeting new people and sharing what we’ve learned too. Gosh how I do love blogging.

    You’ve mentioned some wonderful bloggers here too and I know there are many more behind the scenes because I’ve seen them commenting.

    I’m so thrilled that solution nipped those hackers in the butt and I’m thrilled I’m not having to deal with them anymore either. I was more then happy to share that with you because I hate to see anyone bothered by those people.

    Thank you again and Happy New Year to you. I look forward to what you’ll be sharing in the new year.


    1. Hello Adrienne,
      Sorry to hear that you did fell sick, glad you went for the holiday to super charge yourself as well :).

      Ahhh… My holiday was awesome. I Attended my School reunion, I did worry less about blogging, hang out full time with my family and slept all day πŸ™‚ . Plus more…

      That security strategy you gave me was extra ordinary :). Now we can sleep with both our eyes closed knowing our blog is safe

      Thank you so much for the kind comment dear friend. Waiting patiently for your First post of the year πŸ˜€

  7. Happy New Year to you too, babanature πŸ™‚

    Great list you have got here. I know and respect many of these bloggers (learned a lot from them. So, I am thankful for them). Thank you for thanking them πŸ˜‰

    So, the break went well, huh? Great πŸ˜‰

    Anyways, I wish you good luck with this year πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Jeevan,
      Glad you know the listed bloggers mentioned here and you’re learning from them.

      I can see that you have finally set up your blog? Welcome back to the blogging world “full time” πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the comment and do have a wonderful week ahead…

  8. Happy new and prosperous year Baba,
    It’s very obvious that you have so many awesome friends and to tell you the truth, we can’t do without such good friends so, I’m happy you know that.

    Honestly speaking, I’m indeed happy to be counted as one of your friends because, you’re a great man and I didn’t know I have the swag to be your friend πŸ™‚ so, thanks a million times man.

    Yea, I know that we all have some amazing goals we will like to achieve this year and, I’m sure we all must achieve them.

    I’m wishing One Naija Blog more good things and more money this year and always.

    Thanks for the mention

    1. Hello Theodore,
      Thanks for the cool words my friend. I do hope connect more… Start the project we planed to Thank you for your kind words dear friend.

      Do have yourself a blissful week and do hope we do some more colabos πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Babanature,

    I am happy to say that I know most of the bloggers you mention here. While I visit tons of blogs on a weekly basis, I know I still need to visit more blogs like yours.

    My blogs are much older than yours, and yet, I don’t feel that they get the attention they deserve YET, but I don’t have the time to spend 24 hours a day commenting on blogs either, if you know what I mean πŸ™‚ So, I’m still looking for my readers, really.

    I know that’s it’s not due to my content as I have great review on that, so still searching though.

    I hope to come here more often (on a regular basis) and learn from your great tips.

    1. Hello Sylviane,
      Good to see you here once again. And let me first say “Happy New year to you” πŸ™‚

      With my years of doing ghost blogging, maintaining blog and all, Getting traffic in the right community(s) matters a lot as well. I am sure that if you broaden your traffic reach, you will get good response and communication because your writing is 99% excellent.

      Let’s connect more this year and help each other dear friend. Do have a great day ahead and a wonderful New year πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Babanature,
    This is such a nice post. I also believe in gratitude and thanking people. So nice!

    I am working like crazy and my blog is still fairly new. So, I appreciate you sharing that at one point you almost gave up . . . but didn’t. I hope we continue to connect in this coming year! Barb

    1. Hello Barb,
      Thanks for your kind words, it was truly helpful. At some point in time we must recognize and thank those who helped us in one point or another, right?

      Ah… yes, i did almost gave up but thank God i got friends who helped me solve my time management problem πŸ™‚

      Yes Barb, i do hope we connect more this year and get to help each other.
      Thanks for your lovely comment and do have a wonderful week ahead.

  11. I’m impressed you used this medium to thank your friends especially those who added much to your live, this will really motivate others to help young bloggers.

    1. Hello Larry,
      You’re right. Helping people is what bloggers do, right? i am glad i met such good friends as you guys.
      Thanks for the comment and do have a wonderful week ahead…

  12. Nice… you listed me on your friends list Babanature. Because you did that I’m gonna make something very very special for you when I launch my forum. I’ll not say now because a surprize is more welcome when is unexpected. So… stay tune!

    I’m very curious what theme you’re talking about, but I suppose is a nice one, sure thing I’m not very confortable reading on this slight green theme, but for me matters the content not the color LOL

    See you next time buddy. Kind regards!

    1. Hello Daniel,
      Indeed your comments are great. especially the ones we argued on :). You were also one of those that complained about my theme.
      Hope eagerly waiting for the surprise package dear friend.

      Have a blessed week ahead….

  13. Hi Babanature,

    Happy New Year you too! And congrats on completing two years of your blog. Your has has always been a solution to all small and big problems the bloggers face. There’s lot to learn from you and your blog. The way you blog, the way you interact with other bloggers, the blog content are all…………………. πŸ™‚

    Wish you much more and lots of success this year! Eagerly waiting for your new theme…

  14. Hi Baba !
    Thanks for tagging me with this post . I’m very much honored to be included in this list of the amazing bloggers . Due to your hard efforts , you’ve managed to make onenaijablog a renowned brand . I’m sure t will reach much greater heights as the days pass by . Keep up your good work and Happy new year to you and your family .


  15. Babanature i must confess you have a very good friends here…and i wanna say a big thank you to y’all, bcos without you guys (Adrienne Smith, Harleena Singh and others) i wouldn’t be here reading this post thank you, thank you sooo much!

    1. Hello Eedris,
      It is good to know that all the friends i listed here do inspire you as well.
      Stay inspired and stay motivated.
      Have a blessed week and a great Months ahead…

  16. Welcome back, Babanature!

    You’re so right – in this world of uncertainty, we’re really lucky to see the light not only on another day, but even every other day.

    It’s good to know that you had a good break, and would you believe that mine is still going on! My post-break post is still pending and I too might be back to blogging in a few days.

    So, you too are switching to Genesis. Well, my blog was on Genesis too for one year. I wish you all the best in advance for your new theme.

    Wow, you too have great plans for your blog. It’ll be interesting to see the surprise goodies all the year.

    You’ve really accompolished a lot in one year and I wish you go as strong in this year too. And, thank you so much for this friendship honor and the kind words.

    Yes, I try to be there for my friends, but I’m sorry I couldn’t promote this post on time and come to comment so late. As you’d have noticed, I was offline and away from social media for a few days. I couldn’t even check my mails or RSS feeds. But now that I’m back, I’ll do what’s necessary – better late than never, right?

    I’m glad you chose to contrinue blogging and you can see for yourself how much people like you and your blog.

    Thank you for being my friend and I wish you have a fantabulous New Year. It’s great that you honored all your friends, and I wish them and all your blog readers too a very happy new year.

    – Harleena

    1. Hello Harleena,
      The reason i want to use genesis, is because they change the look of their themes, plus they added some more extras which i loved. I really need to try the new themes they rolled out. What made you switch from Genesiss?

      I am having some cool plans and idea for my blog and blog readers that i might be dropping them once a moth or may be as the time move :). But the thing is, God knows best…

      If it wasn’t for you and your kind words, this blog might have ended up on flippa by now (who knows) πŸ™‚ but thank Go i am still here and moving on with things…

      Thanks for your comment and for being my good friend. do have a great week ahead

      1. Ah…I changed because I wanted a different look of the theme, a magazine kind of a look and the ones at Genesis didn’t impress me that time. But overall, I hear that Genesis is best in terms of SEO, so you never know, I might switch over too, though presently happy with what I have πŸ™‚

  17. Baba, it’s a pleasure visiting your blog again, and am must tell you that am so happy seeing some of the people who inspire me.

    It makes me happy that this same people also inspired you.

    Continue to fire high this year wishing you the best.


  18. Hey Peter,
    Good to see you here… They are my friends and they do know how to help a friend. πŸ™‚
    Good to know that they inspire you…
    Have a blessed weekend and do have a joyous week ahead

  19. Babanature, Congratulations for the feat you have achieved in such a brief period. Hard work has brought you this far, and I must say the only thing that would sustain and keep you going is the same hard work and the friendship you build. The day you think you have arrived and stop working hard, things would go the opposite direction.

    Everyone wants to identify with you today because you are a success; but let me say a big thank you to Desmond Mavtrevor Nwosu who played a significant role in making you a successful blogger that you are today. Were it not for him, perhaps you would never be a blogger.

    Congrats to all of you who made the list. There is hardly anyone on the list that is not my friend. That is the beauty of blogging – making friends and building a global family.

    I believe 2014 would be a particularly flourishing year for you. Just keep doing what has made you this popular and the sky would be your starting point. I wish you the best in your blogging career.

    1. Thank you for the kind words Efoghor, it was indeed appreciated.
      I must confess to you that i am becoming lazy as a blogger, maybe because of the new business i have ventured into. But i know that gradually i will be able to fully balance both business πŸ™‚
      Thanks for your kind words and do have a fruitful week ahead…

  20. Hi there!

    You have a good piece of write-up. Honestly, I am a fan of Nwosu Mavtrevor, Theodore and especially Adrienne Smith. They are remarkable and I love the way they write. Various topics were shared on their page and lessons were learned. Like you, they also gave me the chance to change what should be changed in and outside the blogging world.

    I found this post shared on, the Internet marketing content aggregator site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

    1. Thank you for the kind Words Metz, it was sure appreciated πŸ™‚
      Indeed this mentioned bloggers can risk their head for you and go on the extra mile just to see you success. I liked them and glad you do too.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment. Do have a good week ahead…

  21. Hi Babanature,
    Nice to see the list of people who have helped you in your blogging journey. I know most of the people you have mentioned like engagement superstar Adrienne, Inspiring person Harleena, Daniel, Theodore, Lisa and Pramod. Hope this year you are going to make new friends…

  22. Hello,

    Nice one, I’m really glad that you’ve got awesome help from this fellow blogger. I’ve been following these people from a quite while and I’ve also seen them featured on other blogs too.

    have a great weekend.


    1. You are indeed right Naveen, in the blogging world, helping one another is the surest way to excel further.
      Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again and do have a nice week ahead…

  23. Mr. Babanature, check the 2nd paragraph of this post where you wrote “I am sorry I did not tell you guys before taken my big brake”. Change taken to taking and brake to break. Thanks.

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