Thursday, April 26, 2018

Write the Vision


I am ever cognisant of the need to pay attention to the way I communicate with myself. That's not to say that the words I speak are always positive, but my conscience is always stirred with a mild panic each time I catch myself 'slipping'. I remember once pleading with God to not seal my fate when out of frustration I screamed, "Aargh! No one will ever find me attractive!" (Forgive me, I was in my early twenties.)
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Monday, April 23, 2018

Guest Post: 5 Signs You’re Gonna Be a Successful Content Creator


Hello ladies! I hope you've had a nice weekend! The direction of this blog has shifted slightly (for the better!) over the past months, and I'm really proud that madelinewilsonojo.com has become a place we can all come to, to learn how to write and blog better (me included!) To help me in this endeavour, I have brought on a guest to speak to us about how we can all achieve blogging perfection. Please keep reading!

Do you remember the “still a better love story than Twilight" joke? Well, there’s one more love story that should be added there and then it’s probably high time we forgot about that joke all together. It’s marketing and content writing. Nowadays, almost 90% of companies use content marketing as a tool in their marketing strategy. Of course, not all the texts are excellent, read-worthy and compelling. But what makes one a great content writer? Since it is the profession of the present day, and it will probably be so in the years to come, it’s a great thing to learn how to be an excellent content creator. We made a list of five simple questions for you to answer:

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Meet Tega Baah

Meet Tega!
There is an army of amazing women rising up in our generation, and it's only fair we know who they are, which is why I am so excited to share our first ever interview on the blog! This will be the start of an amazing series, where we'll shine a spotlight on incredible creative women. Our only stipulation? They need to love reading! 

We begin with Ghana-based Tega Baah. This 'Ghagerian' superwoman is a filmmaker and a fellow lover of books. Her story is so inspiring, and we just couldn't resist the opportunity to peel back the layers of fabulosity which make up this powerhouse of a woman.  We caught up with Tega and asked her to share what she had to say about reading, film production, keeping the faith and natural hair!

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Dust that Dirt Off Your Shoulder! (How to Deal with Criticism)


Criticism is never a nice thing to receive because as humans we thrive on praise (although it can sometimes leave us with reddened cheeks!). But, be it about our appearance or a project we have sweated over, criticism can leave us with a considerable lack of confidence, and even cause us to question the motives of our faultfinders. 

If you are sensitive like me, the effects of criticism can be devastating. I remember crying my eyes out after learning that a handful of my wedding guests had said some unsavoury things about my special day! Thankfully, I have grown a pair since then (I hope) and can share some things you can do to 'dust that dirt off your shoulder'.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

How To Write a Pretty Damn Good Book Review!


Hello! After my last post, I thought we should revert to something a little more technical. But hey, thanks for all of your interest and comments on the whole #visabae debacle.

Now, this post is for the avid book readers and those who enjoy my book reviews, and for those who would like to write a review of their own! 
Being able to write an intriguing review with honesty that will pique the interest of potential readers and have them run to the bookstore or navigate to Amazon is a great skill. There are many new authors needing exposure for their work, and fellow bloggers, I can't do it all alone!

So, I would like to offer a few tips on how to write a pretty damn good book review! Of course, each person will have their own style, but I believe that these tips are essential!

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Bloggers, How Do We Strike the Balance Between Real Life and Virtual Reality?


Hey ladies. Please allow us to go off topic today. I want to speak on a current trending issue which sparked a bit of a twitterstorm and had the YouTube world shook! 

So on Wednesday, my sis and fellow blogger Missy May posted this on her Instagram. I urge you to read her caption then come back. This was in the same week Zimbabwean Youtuber RLT released this viral video. If you can't be bothered to watch the whole thing, I'll break it down for you. RLT
 is a Youtuber and Instagram babe who uploaded a sobbing video on her channel, explaining to viewers that her current visa was expiring within a month, and that she needed her followers to contribute towards the £2300 it will cost to pay for British Citizenship. She opened a GoFund Me page and asked if her viewers would drop "even just a pound each". #Visabae was a hashtag thus created to capture the plight of this young lady and the criticism that followed.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Watching Ghanaian Celebrities Flirt and Showing You How to Reframe a Question

Happy Easter and blessings to all of you!

Most people would know that I am a big fan of YouTube. If you don't, you may want to read my about page! My interest in YouTube covers everything from lifestyle to fashion, to beauty, cooking, conspiracy theories and Christian teachings. 

I have recently been catching up on a popular Ghanaian cooking competition show on YouTube called Dining with Cooks & Braggarts which is hosted by the beautiful Ghanaian-Nigerian actress Yvonne Okoro (my girl crush!). Two celebrities are pitted against each other to prepare some of our fave Ghanaian dishes, and whilst they cook, she interviews them. In the latest episode, we see the Ghanaian politician, Kennedy Agyapong compete with his son, Ken Takyi Agyapong.
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