I can’t believe it😱😱….1 thousand followers😩🥺🥺🥺🥳🥳🥳!!!!!!!!
When I received the notification, I screamed so much that my mom thought I won a scholarship, you should have seen the look on her face when she realized it was my blog. Today is literally the best day of life❤❤🥳🥳.
I was always anticipating this day. I had started my countdown last week and each time, I got a new follower, I would wink at myself. I had wanted this to come on my anniversary buttttt I can’t force anyone to follow my blog, if you love my blog, you should follow me and try to support me. I mean, its not easy for a teenager to manage all this alongside the stress of listening to your mother’s corrections 15 hours in a day and trying to take care of a bunch of silly siblings. I don’t even want to talk about school and those strange annoying teachers(Come on, what does taking a nap during lessons do to our performance??) The point is, Its hard to manage a blog even if all you do is sit and breath all day. So….I’m proud of myself for carefully managing this blog for one whole year. I mean, if I wasn’t good with it, why would 1 thousand people follow me? Its definitely not for me to send them money.
Today, I decided to bless you all with a story. Not just any story, the story of my life and how I got this far with life. I wrote this story as an essay I would submit for my scholarship but the version here is the unedited version. Here is the story:
Life is an obstacle course and how you fight determines how well you can succeed. My life is really a story and each day I think about how well I fought for my life, I realize how special and great I am. Looking back at my life, the memories I can remember are those made on the hospital bed. At six, my family doctor declared that I was suffering from chronic asthma and he had never encountered a serious case like mine especially at my age. At twelve, ulcer was added to the list of my health problems. To make matters worse, my parents weren’t financially buoyant enough to take care of me adequately. I remember this one time in 5th grade that my classmates in school made fun of me because i wore a torn pair of socks. I was nine and the expected response was to burst down in tears but I didn’t because right from that very young age, I felt too special to be looked down on. At sixth grade, my parents were really bothered about my education because they couldn’t afford most of the high schools in Abuja. I heard about the gifted program from a friend in school while she was boasting about it and I was deeply interested. If I got in, my parents wouldn’t have to pay for my fees at all because i would be schooling on scholarship. When I told my parents about the scholarship, they dismissed the idea immediately because of my health condition and surviving in a boarding school far away from home was really tough. I confided in my class teacher and he got me the form and I took the exams without my parents knowledge. When my classmates heard about me writing the exams as well, they believed i wouldn’t make it because I didn’t have any of the required textbooks. The day I wrote the exam, I went into the examination hall with just a pen and pencil and everyone else had other requirements with them. I didn’t feel inferior because i believed That what mattered was the results or outcome. My admission in to the only school for the gifted and talented In Nigeria left everyone In shock especially my parents. The shocking thing was that I was the only student admitted from my school. The girl with torn socks and no textbook was admitted. I would love to compare my life with the protagonist in a book titled “Americanah“, Ifemelu faced alot of challenges in life but she never gave up. My motivation to become a blogger came after I read that book and I decided to contribute positively to the world through by creativity and ideas. Life has made me a different person, a girl who isn’t afraid to take on challenges and tackle obstacles. Take for instance, I engaged in sports in school despite my health challenges and I have won several medals for myself. My doctor revealed that i am suppressing my asthma and for 3 years, i haven’t had an attack. I don’t give up when I face challenges, whenever you read my blog post, I believe you think I am writing from a comfortable home but i am not. I am working hard for myself trying my very best to excell despite all my problems. Life hasn’t been easy on me, infact, life has dealt with me but the good side of my story is that I never let life limit my dreams and excellence because I am special.
Did you enjoy my story? That’s a real life story by the way. I decided to share it today because I wanted to tell my lucky 1000 followers that life shouldn’t limit them. You should strive, never give up and try to be a really good person.
I remember when I started blogging, I didn’t start with this blog though. I made my first blog post with blogspot but I couldn’t understand the website myself so I quit and started one with WordPress. My first blog on WordPress was Ixplore(you can go check out my embarrassing posts).
This blog was live 8 months ago and something told me that I would do better with this blog and I guess I was right. I remember my first follower and how excited I was that day. I received my first like that same day too. Michealsmith was my first follower.
I can remember the day I received my first 10 likes on my post and eventually, my first 100 followers. I would smile at myself and feel so big. Sometimes, I had fantasies of being like Linda Ikeji and all those famous bloggers. I still have these fantasies though and I am definitely working towards that. For an 8 months old blog, I think I should give myself 10 for being awesome.
My best post which I am hopeful this post would beat is My Opinion On Friendship: It Sucks!. I actually wrote that post because I was betrayed by a friend and as I often say, I barely trust people. I would love to appreciate all my active followers especially those who comment often. I actually have a record of their comment’s and support. Cindy, Giusy, Silent, Katie, Lokesh(Gondwanaland), Vani, Carly, Rebellious Student And Myself Too🤗🤗. I wouldn’t have gotten this far without all of you.
To celebrate today, I would love to officially accept the first 20 collaboration request. Just the first twenty and we’re done. If you wish to make a post or work together with me on something, kindly leave a request and it would be accepted.
If you haven’t followed me on my social media handles, you can do that today and you will be specially loved.
I want to officially thank everyone who has contributed to the success of my blog. I really appreciate your kind comments, lovely contributions and questions. I was really scared to let anyone know about my age because I thought you all would unfollow me or ignore my blog but I guess I was wrong. Thank you for the encouragement and love. One thing is sure, I would never quit blogging because it makes me feel alive and special. What about you?
Yeah….I totally forgot about this. Someone asked why my blog is titled Anna’s Styles. Here is the reason; I love to write in my own style. My blog is about every niche out here in the blogging community. I like to combine several ideas and styles and that’s basically my own style. So that’s why my blog is Anna’s Styles~my very own style.
So that’s it for today, if you want to join the celebration, you can send in a lot of cash. I’m just kidding. But if you really want to do something special for me, please click the banner below, sign up and buy goodies so I can be paid as an affiliate marketer.
Here is a question for all of you: Would you give up blogging for 1 million Naira? I don’t know how much that is for everyone else but you can always convert it. What do you think about my bitmoji?
I am officially announcing the launching of my 7 days blogging course…hahaha…funny right? But I’m not joking about that. Its titled “30 things you can do when you are ready to get blogging. You can subscribe my clicking on the email below. Thank you.
I would love to promote my blog and improve the quality but I don’t have the money for that. If you would love to support me, please tell me about it in the comment section. Your 25$ can help my blog. Thank you.
Never Give Up Because Great Things Take Time. We Must Not Blog Only What Is Popular, We Must Blog About Our Passion Also No Matter How Quaint Because That Is True Empowerment. I Succeeded This Far Because I Never Gave Up, Don’t Ever Give Up On Your Dreams.