Mar 23, 2010


I have always looked at blogs with a jaundiced eye because I remember when they first gained popularity a lot of people I knew ran out and got one, kept it updated for a few months, and when the initial interest waned the posts became fewer and farther between, to the point where each new post started off with something along these lines “…sorry, I haven’t updated this in a while”. With that said, there are of course exceptions, and I have found a number of blogs that are regularly updated and keep me engaged in the issues that fuel my passion! And of course, how can I can resist my friends' blogs that show me beautiful pictures of their growing families? J

So, I have to ask myself “why am I doing this?” Well, first off, this is not intended to be a diary documenting my daily activities. If that was my goal I would have joined Twitter.
At the very basic level here is my reasoning.

  • I have been an avid user of Facebook for the last few years, and find it to be the most useful social networking tool I have used to date. I use it to keep in touch with friends and family who I don’t get to see on a regular basis, and with the introduction of the status update feature, a while back, I’ve found myself using it more and more as I would a blog entry. So, I think it’s more prudent to set up a blog to voice my thoughts and concerns on a variety of issues, in a way that is therapeutic for me, and allows others to engage with me if they so choose.

  • This is not to forward my agenda on any particular issue, but if you know me personally you know the burning issues in my heart are Economic Development in Africa as a whole and Zambia in particular, and Women’s issues (the education of girls, maternal and infant morbidity, HIV/AIDS, property rights, etc). So, these issues will most likely be the focus of this blog.
I personally declared 2010 to be my year of action. I need to seize the moment at any given opportunity, and I believe this is one of the ways to do this. It’s my belief that blogging will allow me to interact with other Zambians (and non-Zambians who care about Zambia) thinking about the same issues. There’s much to be gained from such interactions, and I want to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas.



Excellent.Keep it up girl.

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