fresh BAKE’D ISSUES IN FEB

The anticipated workshop on monetization for bloggers, took place on Saturday 20th February at the Nailab. The session was made up of an able panel of PR p…

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The anticipated workshop on monetization for bloggers, took place on Saturday 20th February at the Nailab. The session was made up of an able panel of PR practitioners and established bloggers.

We had Brian Mung’ei, the Digital Communication & Social Media Strategist, Safaricom Ltd;

Naomi Mutua a Social Media Strategist, Ogilvy Public Relations

Muthoni, Travel Category,

Kenyan Blog Awards Winner (2014)

Nancie Mwai, fashion category, Kenyan Blog Awards Winner (2012,2013);

Stephen Musyoka, a social media influencer and founder of Trinc Media and

Naomi Wanjiru, our Head of Business Development at Bloggers Media Limited (BML).

The uniting thing that resulted in a full house of established and upcoming people in the digital industry was the ultimate need to make money from doing what they are passionate about. This being an era of influencers and brand advocates, the session provided lots of insight to navigating the industry.

The bloggers in the panel started by telling the audience their motivation to start blogging. For Rachael, she just loved travelling and a blog provided a space to share her travelling stories. “It was purely driven by passion,” she said.

Nancie Mwai also reiterated the fact that she was driven by her love for fashion and used her blog to share her fashion and style enthusiasm.

Stephen Musyoka advised the bloggers to develop good articles and not be in a hurry to make money. “Money will eventually come as you consistently put up good quality articles. It requires patience,” he said. He shared the Hero Hygiene Hub strategy for good content. “Content is king”, he added. Nancie reiterated that as a blogger, mediocrity will not get you where you want to be.

Naomi Mutua said that clients want to create awareness to a large audience. “Among the things we look for before engaging a blogger or influencer, is audience engagement”, she said. She elaborated that they look for comments, likes, retweets and real following on social media. “Corporates are looking for people who are believable”, she added.

Brian Mung’ei advised bloggers not to over quote their work. He encouraged bloggers to join together and send proposals of campaign ideas to brands. “Speaking in one voice mostly gets you what you ask for”, he said. “The future of blogging lies in mobile and video storytelling, you can explore these avenues”, he added.

The issue of niche came up during the workshop. Stephen Musyoka said that influencers and bloggers need to distinguish their niche, and perfect it. “Most brands look for consistency in a blogger’s or influencer’s messaging”, he said.

Some brands approach bloggers and offer them products for review as payment. Some brands say that writing about them would give bloggers enough exposure. The panelists were asked how they dealt with such requests.

Nancie Mwai said that it is not wrong for a blogger to ask for payment for a post even if a brand provides them with products. “You should not be paid in products or food”, she said. “However, there are some clients I have built a long working relationship that started with a free blog post. It all depends on the client’s approach to a blogger”, she added.

Stephen Musyoka reiterated that exposure cannot pay rent, but it’s important to build relationships with brands. “Do not burn bridges”, he advised. Sentiments that were echoed by Rachael. “There are trips that I have done which were fully paid by some brands”, she said.

The question of disclosures and disclaimers also came up. Different bloggers treat disclaimers and disclosures differently depending on their readers. Some felt that to be loyal to their readers, they mention if a post they have put up is sponsored by a brand. It is however not cast in stone. Some brands also require you to mention if they have sponsored a post.

Naomi Wanjiru gave pointers on what we look for before considering bloggers or influencers to work with BML in campaigns. Blogs have to be self-hosted and align with the brand we are working with. “Influencers have to have a minimum of 4000 followers on twitters”, she said.

Research continues to be an issue that crops up in most of our forums. Bloggers need to keep researching on the needs of their audience. For instance, some readers’ attention span is short and long blogposts do not work in their case.

This forum was definitely beneficial not only for the attendants but also online. The conversations on Twitter were under the hashtag #MoneyInBlogging. We look forward to organizing the next one.

You can connect with our panelists on Twitter:

Brian: @mungei
Naomi Mutua: @AKenyanGirl 
Stephen: @smusyoka
Nancie: @nanciemwai
Rachael: @SonnieRox
Naomi Wanjiru: @Shiko_Msa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear AfWA Congress Participant,
Remarque: le message est en français ci-dessous.

The theme of the 18th International Congress is “Sustainable Access to Water and Sanitation in Africa”. To expand the knowledge base around this theme, Nairobi City Water and Sewer Company, Ltd. is partnering with the University of Nairobi School of Economics and the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct a brief survey on perceptions of climate-related risk and climate change adaptation among Congress participants.

The survey can be accessed via your laptop, tablet, or smart phone at the following link:

Take the Survey.

If you have already started the survey, your responses thus far have been saved and you can follow the link to start from where you left off.

Those who complete the survey by Wednesday at 4 pm and provide a valid email ID will be entered into a raffle for an ipod shuffle. If more than 300 individuals respond to the survey, two winners will be selected.

We anticipate the survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Participation in the survey is completely voluntary.

Your individual responses to the survey will be kept strictly confidential. The study team will combine all of the responses to the survey and produce a summary report that we hope contributes to our collective efforts to provide sustainable access to water and sanitation in Africa.

As the local host for the 18th International Congress, Nairobi City Water and Sewer Company and the study team thank you in advance for your time and contribution to this important research effort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello,
Hope you have had a productive week.

Thank God it’s Friday  (TGIF).

As you get excited about the weekend, here are some picks from Kenyan blogs:

Focus on our blog

The anticipated workshop on monetization for bloggers, took place on Saturday. Here’s how it went.

As promised, we have a panel of judges from diverse backgrounds who are sifting through the over 4000 blogs you submitted.

Come Saturday 12th March 2016, we will hold a training to focus on Intellectual Property which will be aimed at educating bloggers about the basic fundamentals of IP law.

Focus on the counties

Governance
Should Kenya legalise corruption as it morphs into a monster? This post reminds us of the continuous cycle in Kenya.

Jukumu Letu
It is the neutrality of the puppet that allows the community to see themselves.  Here’s how Jukumu Letu are using puppets to communicate sensitive issues.

Kenyan blogs of interest

Coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia by a guy called Kaldis. This blogger indulged us in the history of the devil’s drink.

From drinking green tea to getting colon cleanses, there’s no denying that detoxing has become a popular trend. This blogger tries to unravel the truths and myths behind detox.

Every word, every sound you make has great weight more than you can perceive. So what’s the fault with our communication?

A trend that’s been catching on for quite a while. Fringy shoes, bags, coats you name it! This blogger was attracted to the sandal heels with fringes.

Blogs are not yet considered part of academic publishing. This academician encourages her colleagues to increase their online presence.

 

 
Enjoy a drunk- in -laugh weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Hello,
We hope you had a lovely week. We are super excited as we expect a full house tomorrow at the monetization workshop. Meanwhile, enjoy your weekly dose of treasures on the blogosphere.

Focus on our blog
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With the advent of the internet and blogs, this is an art that gives traditional media a run for their money. We ventured into what makes the killer headline.

Video blogging continues to gain traction as more bloggers are including videos on their blogs than ever before.What exactly are the benefits of a video blog?

Many people have misconceptions about bloggers. This piece explores the other side of blogging.

Multi award winning fashion blogger Silvia Njoki has been nominated for the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (KCA), for Favourite African Fashion blogger.

Focus on the counties

Bungoma
Michael Musombi, has a big reason to smile owing to the financial benefits from small scale farming.

Kenyan blogs of interest

Sport betting is a phenomenon that is quickly gripping Kenya. This blogger profiles the main players in this space.

Every great leader was once clueless and timid. As this blogger adds a new feather to her leadership hat, she showcases few hats by her favorite hat designer, Chloe Mitchell.

Those who have never fought battles do not have the scars to flaunt their bravery. This writer encourages us to take pride in scars.

There’s no greater thing than foods that remind you of  home. This blogger shares their Mbaazi za Nazi recipe.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the workshop.

Have an awesome DRUNK IN LAUGH  weekend

 

 

 

Upcoming artists need to be innovative and create platforms to perform in their hoods.…read more
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Musicians’ visibility and collaboration: ONGEA! summit snippets – BAKE
A musician has to have a you tube account that is active. Active meaning you have to have views and comments on your videos.

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NENO: GOD’S FOR YOU

THE PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH

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DO YOUR BEST AND LET GOD DO THE REST

YOU MAY NOT HAVE ARRIVED BUT YOU SURE ARE NOT WHAT YOU USED TO BE

DESTINATION IS CHRIST LIKENESS FOR THOSE WHO FOLLOW JESUS

RESPOND TO PEOPLE’S SITUATIONS THE WAY JESUS DID

JESUS IS OUR STANDARD.NOT THE WORLD.THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

WE ARE ALL JUSTIFIED AND MADE RIGHT WITH GOD THROUGH CHRIST

YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO PRODUCE ANYTHING YOU DON’T BELIEVE YOU HAVE

RAW RELIGION WITHOUT RELATIONSHIP LOADS YOU DOWN WITH RULES AND REGULATIONS WITHOUT TELLING YOU WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST

HOW? HOW ?CAN YOU EVER PRODUCE MORE RIGHT BEHAVIOUR IF YOU DON’T KNOW THAT YOU ARE RIGHT?

YOU HAVE GOT IT!

YOU HAVE GOT WHAT IT TAKES

YOU ARE FULL OF WHAT YOU NEED IN THE INSIDE AND IT WILL COME TO THE OUTSIDE WHERE EVERYONE WILL SEE IT

YOU THINK IF YOU IMPROVE GOD WILL LOVE…

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Our2Cents Ep. 67: Tips on dealing with cyber bullying - Capital Lifestyle
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The best advice I would give someone considering blogging is:


Tie your blog to something you naturally do.

Biko is a writer;

Sharon is a fashionista.If you open a food blog and can take good pictures of your food and also cook, that would work. Creating a new post should not make you hyperventilate and go to the ICU. It should be effortless.

Treat your blog like a business from Day One.

Set up your blog for success from day one.

 

Churn out content consistently.

Not when you feel like. Create a content calendar to help you plan your posts. Before you even start blogging have a plan for your next articles. Do not publish a post on Monday and wait till Monday to be like, “What will I post today?” Life happens, things take over and soon we’ll just read your, “Sorry I did not do my homework” posts. which are annoying and show how unreliable you are.

Be realistic about your posting schedule.

Blogging is like going to the gym, you may think you will go at 5 am daily but reality hits. Decide on a posting schedule you will realistically adhere to.

 

What brand will want to work with you if you blog inconsistently, do not take your blog seriously and are wishy washy like the wind?

None.

If you write, edit your work.

Grammar errors are a big no no. Use correct English,

Take good pictures,

make sure your site is easy to navigate,(KWENI NI RIVER CONGO?)P-AHA……PW-AHA!)

easy to read and minimalistic.

Realize that you have an international audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our2Cents Ep. 67: Tips on dealing with cyber bullying - Capital Lifestyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH BAKE’D ISSUES

We hope you had a fantastic week. As you ease into the Valentine’s weekend, check out what was interesting in the blogosphere this week.

The training that had been planned for Baringo on 20th Feb has been postponed till further notice. Here is what’s new on our blog:

 

Focus on our blog

 

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Caution has been sounded time and time again about the images one uses on their blog. This article shares information you might find useful before you use that image

 

The first phase of the Kenyan Blog Awards, the submission phase, came to an end on Wednesday 10th February 2016. We have now officially entered the judging phase.

 

We feature a guest post this week from Nyakarima King, a Kenyan blogger based in Sweden. She shares bits of knowledge she has gathered from her blogging journey so far.

 

Focus on the counties

 

Governance

Corruption remains one of Kenya’s biggest threat to development. This opinion piece states how runaway corruption is increasing poverty in Kenya

 

 

Kenyan blogs of interest

 

You might be tempted to use this fish and chips recipe for your children, but don’t. This is not kid-friendly fish and chips. Why? Because it uses beer in the batter

 

Traditional vegetables the likes of Amaranth or Mchicha, are easy to cook, very tasty and high in nutritional value. Don’t you just love them?

 

You might think that you know who photographer extraordinaire Mutua Matheka is. But then again, would you say that he is an alien?

 

Ok, this is not a Valentine’s outfit post, but this blogger suggests that we make it a ball’entine instead, and rock a ball dress for valentines.

 

Have a lovely Valentine’s weekend.

 

 

Had a good week? Hope so. We will be in Baringo county for a training this month, and we are looking forward to that, among other things…

 

Focus on our blog

 

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Cases have been cited where bloggers have been approached by brands to endorse a product without compensation. We invite BAKE members to discuss whether Bloggers are exploited by some brands.

 

Hashtags are a good way to track messages online. Here are things to observe if you want to come up with the right hashtag.

 

We will hold a Blogging and Social media training at Bunifu Technologies Ltd offices in Kabarnet, located at Kabarnet ASK show ground on Saturday, 20th February. Find out more.

 

The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) will be conducting a public consultations forum on 11th February, 2016 at the NHIF Auditorium from 8.30 am. Care to participate?

 

The just concluded ONGEA summit was very informative for people who want to make it in the music industry. Here are snippets of what went down.

 

Focus on the counties

Nakuru
Nakuru IDP children cite lack of electricity for ‘dismal’ performance in 2015 K.C.P.E.

i-Freedoms

Mbuvi Kasina, an activist and businessman from Kitui County is facing six counts of improper use of licensed telecommunication system after calling for CDF accountability.

 

Kenyan blogs of interest

Coco Channel said: Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. This blogger agrees.

 

There are places you go for slightly cheap clothes but they require just a bit of hustle. No pain no gain right? Here is a guide on how to shop in Gikomba market.

 

Do you know that scarves literally flip an outfit from drab to fab in a second? Check this out.

 

Have a LAUGH-LY  weekend

Hello!

We will spend most of today at the Blogging and Social Media Training at the ONGEA! Music Summit happening at the Sarit Centre Expo Hall. We hope you registered and we will be see you there.

 

Focus on our blog

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It is so much fun sharing photos and videos with friends on Instagram. As you go about enjoying this social media network, try to steer clear of these bad habits.

 

Our corporate world gets hectic and we have emails flying in and out of our inbox every single day. But do we take a minute to check our email etiquette before we hit send or reply?

 

Twitter is all about the number of followers that one enjoys. We give you tips on how to increase and maintain your followers on Twitter.

 

There have been increasing cases of intimidation through arrests and prosecution of Kenyan Bloggers and internet users. We put out a statement to condemn the arrests.

 

Focus on the counties

 

Kiambu

Anthony Njoroge Mburu alias Waime Mburu, who commentates on Kiambu County politics was charged in court with publishing false information.

 

i-Freedoms

Freelance journalist Yassin Juma was arrested on 23rd of January 2016 and detained by police for posting updates on his social media accounts of the Al- Shabaab attack.

 

Kenyan blogs of interest

We have always perceived stress to be a bad thing. But have you heard of of Eustress? Well, this is the kind of stress that is good for you.

 

Try this recipe and you will understand why having Mushrooms and Cheese handy in your fridge is always a good thing.

 

Finally, as you get ready for the weekend, heed this blogger: Every conversation at the market, library or street corner is an opportunity to brighten somebody’s day.

 

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tutaziita LUNG-a LUNG-a

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LUNGA—LUNGA

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NI PART DE BODY

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