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Five days offline i.e. without mobile internet is like five days in a prison or a dark dungeon.
Not that I’m addicted; however for an ardent blogger like me, ‘online’ is where the world is and where real life happens.
…imagine how dry five full days offline must have been for someone like me. It meant no Charisma News, no Each Day Online, no Twitter, no BBM, no Whatsapp, no news, no Word …
Contrary to popular opinion in developing countries, lots of good and interesting stuffs happen on the internet.
For example, we blog and read other people’s blogs, read the news, read faith building stuffs like Charisma News, Christianity Today, Leadership Digest, Each Day Online and other devotionals to mention but a few; we take online courses and leverage on free online resources like Coursera and the likes (and how smart Nigerians loves free stuffs).
We also get updates on serious stuffs like the economy, politics and the state of the nation; besides, we write real time exams and check results, follow fashion and catch up with what is trending, read gists and entertainment news, buy and sell, connect with friends, spy on frenemies (ladies- lolzzz) and people we secretly admire, and oh- the list is endless!
…for an ardent blogger like me, ‘online’ is where the world is and where real life happens.
Therefore, you can imagine how dry five full days offline must have been for someone like me. It meant no Charisma News, no Each Day Online, no Twitter, no BBM, no Whatsapp, no news, no WordPress, no Facebook, no Coursera, no Lynda.com, no entrepreneur.com… men!
And what an eventful weekend!
– Tab went comatose
– Lost Mom’s new Samsung phone (but later found it – Hallelujah!)
– PHCN struck (that means power failure)
– Hubby and boys fetched water
– Got malaria
– Heavy traffic
Nevertheless, through it all, God kept me and to His praise, I’m back online again- Hallelujah!
For a chronic blogger like me, it’s that serious. I can’t imagine how we coped in those days…
Mum let me have her new Samsung as a stopgap – Yay – \ 🙂 / – that’s testimony-worthy; and lesson learnt: I must always have redundancy when mobile- just in case.
And through this medium, I’m thanking Mom for the stopgap- You are the world’s very ‘bestest’ and you know it. Happy belated Mothers’ day my sweet Mama. Celebrate you today, tomorrow, always!
Now, how to catch up with my blogs: need to get down to real business!.
Funmi Adebayo © 2015