Hello dear readers, as I did last week by bringing a top blogger to share her blogging experience on bloggers spotlight, today I bring to you Lilian Nwobu, blogger at www.liliannwobu.com and www.liliansblog.com. Read on to know more about her.
Q: Tell us about yourself and your blog(s)
I am Lilian Nwobu ( Nee Obi) from Awka in Anambra state. A graduate of business administration from Anambra state University Igbariam. I worked with Ecobank Nig. Plc, in 2007, and a year later, I joined Guaranty Trust bank family in Mar, 2008 and resigned in June, 2014. Presently, I am a staff of Emmanuela Auto Ltd, located at Awka. Lilian is a pace setter, a Christian, and an enthusiastic individual who is results oriented. I am a realist, so my philosophy in life is hard work and positivity. Currently, I run two blogs: health and entertainment. On health blog liliannwobu.com, I share ideas with my readers about natural home remedies and beauty tips( all with nature). While on the entertainment blog liliansblog.com– Its all about celebrity news, breaking news, lifestyle and most shocking.
Q: Why did you decide go to into blogging?
My decision to go into blogging was not premeditated. Greater part of my time before now, was spent searching and reading stuffs online. Then I told myself; Lilian, you can be a great blogger…..and hey! That was it.
Q: Did anyone actually motivate you to start blogging?
Hmmm, I won’t say anybody did. But I would give hubby all the credit.
Q: How often do you work on your blog(s)?
OMG! I work round the clock. My entertainment blog (liliansblog.com) receives my attention greater percentage while the health blog (liliannwobu.com) gets updated on the average of once in 2days.
Q: I realized you are a wife, a mother and you also have a full time job. How do you manage all of these roles successfully?
It has not really been an easy toll but God is my strength. Everything in life is all about planning, perseverance and patience. Like I said earlier, I believe in results. My school of thought is against excuses.
Q: How have your husband been supportive?
Hubby has been so so supportive, He has never denied me any of my time and most times sources for news himself. At times, I turn him into a baby sitter so I could work. He is equally a very busy person…You know how busy CEO’s can be…laughs.
Q: What challenges do you encounter pertaining blogging?
Errrmmm, My initial challenge was getting people to visit my blog, but within a short period of time, it was history. Aside having to take care of baby whom most times requires more attention than usual, I am good.
Q: What are you doing to overcome these challenges?
The issue of the traffic I must say has been taking care of(though no amount of traffic is enough) for a blog of 1month old to be receiving over 15k page views daily…I don’t think it’s a bad start. However, I am still strategizing to take it to up to 100-500k views daily. Little more effort is needed on my part.
Q: Who or what has been your greatest source of inspiration?
My husband…..Emeka would always tell me, I see your blog competing with lailasblog and misspetitenigeriablog within the next 18months. So I really need to meet and surpass his expectations.
Q: Some bloggers see other bloggers in the same niche as rivals, what’s your own thought on that?
I love competition. We all know that in any successful business competition is key. So long as we are all alive by God’s grace, the market is far from being saturated. For instance, linda ikeji, the most popular and the most successful entertainment blogger in the blosphere gets an average of 300-500k page views daily from average of 50k visitors, what happened to the rest of the population? The earlier people embrace “rivalry”, the better for them because there is no monopoly in business.
Q: What advice do you have for newbie bloggers?
Just one word, patience. There is no magic on the internet. Put making money aside and concentrate, money will surely come.
Q: What’s on the horizon for you and your blog?
Lol…We are yet to get started. With God on my side, sky will be my stepping stone.