How y’all doing? Great as I am? I surely hope so… lol.
So, I woke up this morning feeling like a million dollars… if only I had that sitting pretty in my bank account… hmmmmmmmm *roll eyes in sheer wishful pleasure*
Let me begin with the
good news — Keziah’s Diary won’t be coming today… oops! Lmao.
So, KD won’t be on today.
Well, studying carefully the feedback this series has generated since it kicked off 8 October 2014 and seeing how POOR it is, I realised it was a series that is not well-liked. Many don’t appreciate it. Maybe they find it pointless and un-entertaining — it’s, after all, the unserious musings of a flowery-headed young woman.
So realising this, I figured NO MORE NEED FOR IT.
I mean why waste time writing what practically no one reads and appreciates — because if there are many who read and followed KD I would know by the uncountable feedback it would have been getting in the last eight months. But only a few readers enjoy the series and I just can’t make that much of an effort and take up unnecessary spare here just to satisfy a few. Right?
Dear peeps, my point is, Keziah’s Diary won’t return here if it is not getting good-enough feedback. There’s no point. I can finish up the remaining episodes of the series, ebook-it and email-it to the FEW readers who’d been following the series ACTIVELY. Won’t cost me anything as they are not even up to twenty.
I am seriously considering that option… and so is Keziah herself.
Oh yeah, Keziah is disappointed… horribly so! She told me so over a glass of wine and chicken & chips yesterday evening at Best Bite. My girl says she generously shares her personal story with you guys and you can’t even show her some love.
Dang! That’s mean, right???
So, we (Kez and I) are shutting it down here at Alifediary. And she will shape-it-up just for her faithful readers.
Well, if I were to tell her that things might change around here — I don’t know… maybe feedback will improve? More people show their interest?? Ghost-readers become LIVE??? — anything positive, might just sway her from her decision.
There is a big POSSIBILITY of that happening. But it all depends on you all.
THANK YOU, HARRISON.
Seriously, this brother understood my grievance in Near-ZERO Comments like no other. And indeed he reminded me of something I’d noticed all through the airing of my Take Me As I Am in Moskedapages. I mean I was hounded by comments via my gmail box from that blog. It was like everyone who read it had something or more to say and they weren’t stingy saying them.
It was overwhelming… and embarrassing for me at same time. Same story was appreciated more outside my home-base than it was here. Reminds you of Jesus’ saying “a prophet is never appreciated in his home country”, right?
*And yes, that is my translation, lol*
It doesn’t surprise me anymore, not after my roaming the internet yesterday evening in search of how to make progress as a Writer/Blogger. I ran into this marvelous blogger… well, he is more of a Writer… and something he said (like Harrison’s thought) made me realise that I just might need to take my writings elsewhere and not just drown SUCH GREAT WORKS in the mire of unrecognition and unappreciation that abounds here.
That amazing realisation made, I have decided that if feedback on Too Little, Too LATE does not improve after next week’s two episodes, I will shut it down here. Mmm hmm, half of the comments you see there are mine *shame*
OH YES, I mean it too.
I have already scheduled the episode for Saturday and I will schedule in the episodes for Tuesday and Saturday next week BUT if there is no show of interest and feedback is not improved, it is pointless working on it and posting it here. And Prisca agrees with me.
Yes, she does. She thinks there is no point telling you this story that so touched her and hoping you will learn from it, if there is practically no one here reading it. And telling her how they feel about this narration she and Priscilla are putting together. (Don’t worry, you’ll meet Priscilla soon… if you want).
So, there are two things I can do. Ebook-it and SELL IT to interested readers OR go find another blog with ACTIVE and willing to APPRECIATE readers and start posting it there.
Harrison did even suggest I come to Moskeda. I just might contact Sally and see if she will be willing to have me. (Have to send her a mail of appreciation for bringing me new readers by the way.)
Hmm, that’s a thought. *purse lips* If not Moskeda, it could be Opus’ blog — he might make a place for me and his readers delight in giving feedback. Or any other blog. I might even save it for Naijastories. Some of my old readers there are missing me. *sigh* I don’t know… anyone has anything to say? Any promises of change? Improvement? Activity? Feedback? Ghost-mode de-activated?
Don’t worry, peeps, this don’t mean I am abandoning Alifediary, hell to the no!!! I am still here. We will just be doing things differently. Little, teeny-weeny don’t-take-much-of-an-effort and don’t-cost-so-much things together. After all, I actually started this blog to create a fan base for a different blog I planned on self-hosting. I got some kind of fan-base — even though more than half is on ghost-mode — but what da heck, half the world is on ghost-mode on vital issues, right?
Lol. Choi, I am truly in a happy mood today o. So thankful for life, love, and God-given talent. Not to talk of great sense of humour… hahahahahahahaha!!!
I like y’all to share in my joy and laughter, so I got a little joke for y’all.
The Poor country Pastor was livid when he confronted his wife with the receipt for a N20,000.00 dress she had bought.
“How could you do this!” He exclaimed.
“I don’t know,” she wailed, “I was standing in the store looking at the dress. Then I found myself trying it on. It was like the devil was whispering to me, ‘You look great in that dress. You should buy it’.”
“Well,” the Pastor persisted, “you know how to deal with him! Just tell him, ‘Get behind me, Satan!'”
“I did,” replied the wife. “but then, he said, ‘It looks great from the back here too.'”
You like the joke? Lmao *women! Always wily*
That would have cost you guys N2,500.00 (or what do these comedians charge these days?) but I gave it out for free… like ’em stories you’ve been reading. They come free and just for that they should be HIGHLY and VISIBLY appreciated, don’t you think? *grin*
I got to go, got work to do. Many waiting for For Better, For Worse. And you guys, CHILL! I got to make it worth your long wait, okay? Okay.
And about that (For Better, For Worse), I will be putting up five glimpse chapters, a chapter/week starting next week. The first two chapters and three other random chapters… to wet your appetite and show you it’s not going to come out exactly as it started on Nairawriters. And to garner interests of course… lol.
Remember though, the ball is in your court. The choice is yours. You can have Keziah’s Dairy back and we can go on with Too Little, Too LATE without having to stop after next week. All you have to do is get out of your ghost-mode and let me know there are indeed people reading this, not aliens increasing my visitor’s stats. And if indeed, there are only a few of you here at Alifediary, then I have to change my modus operandi and go hunt down followers and readers elsewhere. You agree, right?
I am writing free so as to popularize my pen name and make my work known… by MANY, not just a few.
So, y’all have a great day now. Be happy and be generous.
And oh, I’ve decided to schedule in SOUL TRAIN into our blog schedule for Sundays. And no, it’s not a musical, break-out-your-dance-moves thingy. It’s a section I will be dedicating to God’s thoughts on our lifestyle, heart-style and soul-style.
God is my talent-giver and I believe it is time I give Him space on my blog. It’s going to start this Sunday and feedback or not, it will stay. hehehe, God matter no be joke own, capiche?
All right, my darlings, I’ll see y’all in candid camera, lol. Be good, be active and remember, TM loves y’all and TM is crazy about comments… lwkm.
I never break these uncategorised
rant announcement posts cos wherever your are, I want you to read it in full, first click… lol *sip cheap kunu*