17 SCENARIOS THAT ARE TOO REAL FOR NIGERIAN BLOGGERS

1.
When you are invited for a meeting and you get prepped, drive all the way from mainland to the island, discuss ideas and then when it comes to budget they say "sorry we don't have a budget"



2
When a brand offers to pay you in "backlinks" and "social media shout outs"!

3.
When people send you links of a blog/website that has copied your posts/photos without giving credit.
Ole Jati Jati
4.
...And then they ignore the mail you send to address the situation. Wehdone!
Oh Kare!

5. 
When you are about to take a photo and the security man acts like you brought out a gun instead of a phone.

Ahn ahn...eeees it not ordinary photo?

6. 
When your family and friends want to eat before you've taken the perfect instagram photo 

7.
And they remind you that you have been blogging for many years and yet cannot afford a banana island mansion.


8. 
When Nigerian bloggers get together to discuss the challenges of blogging in Nigeria and how money slow to enter.


9. 
When your hair is laid and make up isn't runny even under 40 degrees of heat . 


10.
When someone asks you what kind of rubbish career is blogging and why you're wasting your time?
But you still want me to tweet about your business abi?
11.
When you see your post/video on Bella Naija-Mama I made it!

12.
...But then the post gets some unwarranted bad comments. Sigh

13. 
When a brand offers to send you free stuff + pays due compensation.

14.
When friends and friends of friends request that you post stuff for free on your blog because..."what are friends for"?  and you tell them you'll think about it.
Still thinking about it 

15. 
When your 7 minute video tells you "10 hours remaining to get uploaded on YouTube"


16. 
When you respond to an advert enquiry and they want to pay N5,000 instead of the N20, 000 you quoted.



17.
But you try to negotiate because at all at all naim bad pass .


Did I miss anything?

54 comments

  1. Hahaha!! Omg! That woman with her dropped jaw got me ROFL! LOL
    And that decision to pay you less than a quater of what you quoted ticks me off e'ery darn time.
    That Number 17 though.. LOL!! Yelz, at all at all Na im bad pass..
    Hehehe

    We gon make it!!!!

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  2. Mmmmm so to blog,Not easy at all 7min clip take 10hour to download smile but is not funny

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  3. Oh my God! hahaha Sisi, you really made me laugh so hard right now, I can totally relate to this, one thing I like about you is that you are so real! Keep it up because you inspire a lot.


    www.tessyonyia.com

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  4. Hey, it's just like any other job! Ups,downs and work,work,work. But, if you actually enjoy it then I will say it's all good.Huh?😆

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  5. Hahahaha that trying to take the photo before your family eats is so me!
    That YouTube upload time could be frustrating. I guess it's due to poor network.
    Very interesting post, Sisi!

    PreciousCore.com

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  6. Hahahahahaha this blogpost is the Realesttttttt. *tears*

    When they want to pay you $12 for banner for one month...or 'free shipping worth $20' of some deadass clothes.

    When you give 50% discount and they ask you one hour after payment where their post is.

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  7. Sisi Yemmie, love this post can relate to a few of them. Love your blog as always!

    www.wurassecrethair.blogspot.com

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  8. LOL!When they beg you to post something for free and then you find out they paid someone else to post!hian..#struggles

    www.cheecheelive.com

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    1. The struggle is real.Free posts but they pay Instablognaija more just for few seconds of fame.

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  9. Hahahaha lol Sisi hmmm looks at number 15 and shakes head *sad face*

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  10. I swear! The 1 about the security man is me at the market pretending that I'm watching a movie on my phone but actually vlogging that s***. That free ad own sef. As if we don't pay for Internet. No. 15 me last week. I waited for the vlog to upload o! When it got to 100% d next big talk was. Processing. After waiting from 6pm to 3am? I just said if I wait for it to process and don't get any sleep? God won't forgive me. Oh! Fix it! Chineke Nnam ��

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  11. One thing I adore about you is your style of writing,very simple and communicating.Your sense of humor will always make me read your content no matter how long.

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  12. Lool. The after blogging for years and can't buy mansion on Banana Island killed me. The memes are apt!
    Laitanbee Blog

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  13. Sisi, ohhhh your blog makes me laugh like a mumu. I can relate o. Though not a blogger. Sisi yemmie for president! You can make someone's mood go from 0-100 real quick

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  14. Kai, Sisi Yemmie. I don die! It's crazy how people, especially friends want to "help your business" but want every advert of a friend and friend's friend for free. I'm a newbie in blogging so I'm not expecting so much returns at start but c'mon mehhhnnn, "why evils?". You nailed every bit of the grind. LOL. The hustle continues....In other news, check out http://www.bubusboulevard.com/nigeria-in-my-heart-bills-on-my-mind/

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  15. Great, this is lovely. Sisi Yemmie you rock.

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  16. You've said it all Sisi

    www.lushglamweddings.com

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  17. You nailed it in a funny way.

    http://funmykemmy.com

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  18. You killed it sisi... what if when traffic rise/drop

    burnamite09.wordpress.com

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  19. SO TRUE!!! Every single point rings true to most bloggers in Nigeria.

    *le sigh*

    This post reminds me of Zikoko!

    Berry Dakara Blog

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  20. Lol, Atleast I know I am not alone.Great post.

    Www.misykona.com

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  21. Everything about this post is so real!

    The most annoying for me remains the "put our products on your blog and we'll repay by publicizing"
    If you could do all that publicizing, what do you need your product on my blog for ? Too annoying.

    http://Nappyhaired.com

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  22. This is hilarious! Well done

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  23. LMAOOOO
    My dad does #7 to me! Even before the house, when Linda bought her Range Rover (or sha, big car), he called me like see, what are you doing with yourself?
    Hilarious, and very real. After all these years, you're still one of my faves! <3
    Thank you for this today. I was really thinking about just giving up trying to make money from my blog, so its good to know I'm not alone in the struggz.

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  24. I'm still not done laughing this is so real ! I live in Abidjan and it makes even more sense here ... People don't even know what's blogging is mama

    http://veilbymaryam.com

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  25. So true!!!

    Numbers 2,3,4 & 16 had me laughing out loud. Nigerian brands though. Sigh* I always say if you value a shoutout from me then you should be willing to pay me.

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  26. Hahahahahahhahahaha, oh my goodness, this was so funny.

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  27. Jesus Christ.... I wanna copy the post please..

    Thanks...

    www.taofeekgawat.com

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  28. Smh

    The struggle is real
    Not that bad though
    The best kind of clients are just not that easy to find.

    I pray they find me

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  29. You forgot to mention when the favorite / most popular of your readers is still from two years ago.

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  30. Hahahahahahahahahaha I thoroughly ENJOYED this!

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  31. this post is so Zikokoesq! so funny and real! the hustle is real yo!

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  32. Funny stuff. It's hard out there for a blogger. Lol. Wish I could relate.i blog as a hobby. Never thought of minetizing.

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  33. This is sooo hilarious, i can't relate cus I don't blog, but I can say that this was hilariously well said # sisiyemmieblogaddict#

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  34. Oh my. You need to charge me for this early morning laughter. Where have I been? SisiYemmie you are a major, major, major comedian.

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  35. Girrrrrrrllllllllllllll, I have no experience with blogging IN Nigeria, but I have written about my experience here. Some people just don't understand that blogging is actual work. I tire.

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  36. It is well, we will get there lol! I can so relate to this

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  37. LMAO! LMAO I was laughing from beginning to the end of the post. Hilarious!

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  38. hahahaha lol, number 3,4,5 and 7 got me rik cracking, that number 3 enhhh!! "she said ole jati jati" lol, I can't stop laughing
    by the way you blog is addictive ma. welldone

    naija

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  39. LMAO.....this is so real, like you are referring to me lol

    www.amakannaji.com

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  40. Hahahaha.... humorous as usual.

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  41. How about, "babe, you Don dey fresh anyhow oh. I can see that this blog of yours is really rolling the dough in". When I'm not even sure if I'll ever make one kobo from it yet. Sisiyemmie you totally killed this post. Couldn't stop laughing.... Well done

    www.sincerelychibugo.com

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  42. Hahahahahahah Sisi Yemmie ooo

    I laughed out loud after reading every single one!!!! 😂😂😂😂

    So on point

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  43. lmao rings true Sisi Yemmie... some do not realise the work that goes into blogging ... this made me laugh hard almost thought I was on Zikoko. Great job

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  44. LMAO! So true!!

    Blogging in Nigeria is HARD if you're not Linda Ikeji.

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  45. LMAO,

    Seriously, this is funny but very true. Imagine when they ask you what you do for a living, what will say? Blogging! They will look at you, like!, what is blogging? Is that one occupation, you better go and apply for job!

    Shout out all those bloggers making full time income.

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  46. Its really funny.. but i love my naija wella

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