Good news, lovely people!
We won an award! I may churn out most of my pieces in my alone times but my inspiration comes mainly from my interactions with you online as well as my beloved family and friends when we meet face-to-face.
I always thank God for this beautiful, wonderful gift of writing because it has been my comforter and companion during some tough moments in my life. God has spoken to me through my writings several times and I’ve felt His assuring presence during moments when I was typing. I feel His love and experience His pleasure with me when my brain is buzzing with lots of ideas to write about.
I’m also very grateful to the Afrobloggers community because it made discover a whole lot of young, passionate, talented, open-minded bloggers, writers and storytellers across the African continent which I find very exciting and inspiring. The level of support among members is overwhelming and the manner in which we are all made to feel at home regardless of your niche and level of expertise is heartwarming.
I’d like to say a big thank you to the visionaries Bruce Kadzviti and Beaton Mabaso for creating the Afrobloggers community and steadily growing it to accommodate all of us from our different countries. Now I can proudly say, I’ve blogging friends from Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia, and Malawi among others. That’s a wonderful, priceless gift for which I’ll always be grateful for.
To you my awesome readers from around the world, thank you for always taking time to check out my pieces and sharing feedback. Your comments have been encouraging and sources of inspiration for my next write-ups. I wouldn’t be here without any of you so consider this award yours deservedly.
Here my advice for my fellow writers: When the Spirit descends and you have the urge to write, please don’t procrastinate! Write it all down and let it out of you. If you let the moment pass and try to write afterwards, the words may not come out the same way you would to and the impact you’d have wished would have diluted.
And during those times when the inspiration is barely there but you have the time, try to write something. It might not sound great to you when you read it out loud but who knows, those ‘lame’ words could be what someone out there needs to keep going. Most of my least favorite pieces happened to be the most liked posts with comments. I’ve come to learn that, it’s not always about me. Sometimes, it’s a timely message for someone out there.
Say a prayer for me – ask God to keep lavishing me with creative ideas and the grace to write them for His glory and your pleasure. Congratulations to us! Cheers!
© Josephine Amoako 2021