She is one of Africa’s leading life style, news and entertainment bloggers. She set the pace in Nigeria and many Nigerian bloggers are looking up to her for inspiration in the tough blogging world.
Top Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeja has celebrated 15 years of being in the blogging game.
She says blogging was the best decision she ever made.
Taking to her Instagram page, Linda opened up about the numerous setbacks she faced when she started out in blogging.
Linda expressed gratitude to her fans for rocking with her brand through the years.
In a lenghty post she wrote:
Exactly 15 years ago today, 26th of November 2006, I created a blog and wrote my first blog post… the best decision of my life!
I started with introducing myself, then subsequent blog posts was me sharing personal stuff which was the order of the day back then but sometime in early 2007, I decided I wanted to stop talking about myself and start talking about other people…lol. And so, it became a gossip/news blog.. which was extremely rare in those days, making The Linda Ikeji Blog one of the pioneers of entertainment news online in Nigeria. A standing ovation please.
Writing about news and gossip brought a lot of traffic to my blog. A few years later, I had an advert rate and brands started paying to get on my platform. It was life changing!
At some point, from 2013 till about 2016, 60% of all advert placed online came to LIB. We balled mehn…lol. And bought a house in Banana…
I’m so grateful for this platform. Grateful to all the readers. To the ones that no longer go there and the millions of you that are still there and keeping us in business, I can’t thank you enough. Because of you, the blog is still thriving.
I’m venturing into other things but for as long as I have breath and the Internet exists, I’ll always be a blogger. I pray I get success in my new ventures but I’ll always be first and foremost a blogger. A proud one!