Writers Aren’t Lazy People(Weekend Chronicles!!!)

Hello Blog Family,
I know I haven’t been here in a while. Blame a lot of things: money making, survival, pressure, trying to make clients happy, maintaining other passions, writing for certain sites, economic recession(lol), occasional laziness, travel, hustle and bustle and in the midst of it all, trying to keep my head above water.

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After I wrote that ‘I finally wrote a book’, lots of people responded positively through comments, emails and Facebook. That topic on my Facebook page, to my chagrin, had the highest views.

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I want to say I am so grateful to all those that reached out to me. I will reach out personally to all of you that showed interest. Book publishing is hard work. It has to go through several process of pruning and editing before it can be fit for public consumption.

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Work is going on behind the scenes. Because this is a debut novel, I am seriously taking time with it because I want it to be worth your money.

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Like it is always said on Channels TV book club, only one book can change your life. Maybe this is going to change mine, so , I have to be careful with it.

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When I am not here on this blog, I am busy writing my next article for Bellanaija, grafica, about two other sites in ghostmode, an international site and recently, woman.ng. This is my weekly writing routine.

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I got featured on woman.ng’s 15hot questions platform and an article titled ‘is it by force to do? Pray, why should garden egg and orange be a template for me to go out with you?’ You should go and read it on my blog if you haven’t.

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I thought writing was a lazy man’s job but now I know otherwise. Writing is serious hard work, a tasking intellectual exercise where your brain and sense of imagination has to be on point at all times. It leaves you drained of energy sometimes but I won’t also fail to say it comes with a deep sense of achievement and satisfaction as well most especially when you see your work garnering 117 shares, 87 shares, 110 comments on some sites.

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Just like every profession has its bane, the pen profession is suffering from plagiarists. Real writers who slave away to put genuine content on social media platforms are now hurting because some people take it upon themselves to inflict pain by copying these posts and putting their own names. And when you confront them, they abuse you.

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Some refuse to pull off the posts meanwhile, they take all the credit for your intellectual work. People like this go to bed daily and wake up with a conscience? They probably go to church and pray to God to answer their prayers? It beats me. Though it hasn’t happened to me, or maybe I haven’t found out yet, I just hope it never happens. This is why I always put my name on every post even on my previous blog and now I have to put a picture of myself even though I hate my pictures to be out there. At least, let’s see how you would copy my post without the picture. Until there’s a strict penalty for plagiarists, good writers will have to guard their posts jealously.

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WEEKEND CHRONICLES
I have been too busy to check what my neighbours have been up to in recent times(I was with a family who just returned from the north last night), but I haven’t failed to notice how one of them chained his air conditioner to the mini gate in front of his flat just before he travelled. He isn’t back yet, so I keep laughing each time I see this hilarious stunt. Not just that, he chained his Lexus or is it Camry(a very beautiful model) with a red rope and still covered it with the car cloth.

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How did I notice this even though the car was covered? Happened that a mighty wind preceding a rain that eventually didn’t fall, blew the car cover away and I saw the red rope. I am still laughing. Is this just a case of ‘steal not my car and A/C or an overzealous form of protection of vanity by a clingy owner?

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I took pictures of the chained A/C but I won’t be sharing it here. I am trying to be my neighbour’s keeper(lol).

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I was with Mr Bamiji over the weekend and he called me this morning to ask for his perfume.

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‘Bhet dad, you asked me to pick it’
‘No I didn’t. I finished dressing up this morning and started looking for it’ he said
‘Bhet baba, you have up to four on your table, what’s an innocent girl supposed to do? If you didn’t ask me to pick it, I wouldn’t have’.

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Well, he obviously forgot that he even told me twice to take it albeit reluctantly, after i cajoled him. He called me because he misses it and then, because he gave it grudgingly.

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Note : anything you give grudgingly has no reward. Because even though you have given it, your mind is still there. You are wishing you never gave it away. You are too attached to it. You wake up and reach for it on the table, to use it as usual, you find out its no longer there and you get angry, forgetting you gave it away. Don’t be like Mr Bamiji.

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Its a very beautiful Monday morning in the Federal Capital Territory. Mondays are not bad days. I used to feel so serious and anxious on Mondays but I have since outgrown that feeling. Please, enjoy your beautiful day.

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If you love this post, or love me, please hit the share buttons. All my posts are shareable on all your social media platforms. Of course, with due credit(winks).

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Do you disagree with anything in this post? You have an idea about how to keep my work from being plagiarised? Please hit me up in the comment box. I would be willing to hear from you.

Yetunde Olasiyan

April, 2017

 

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She has won many awards in writing and poetry amongst which are CLO essay competition (1st Prize Southwest) NDIC essay competition(5th Prize in the southwest) and a World Bank Essay Certificate of Participation She has worked with woman.ng as a content editor and a host of sites as a ghost writer. She has written great inspirational content for fashion brands/blogs. She has been featured on radio and recently added public speaking to her portfolio. You can hire her to write a professional/business profile for you, online content editing, book editing, guest blogging, ghostwriting, content creation or if you need copies of her book, contact her via nikeolasiyan@yahoo.com Facebook.com/Yetunde Olasiyan instagram.com/Yetunde Olasiyan Follow her business page on Instagram @officialladywriter

Comments

May 7, 2017 at 7:59 am

Kai. I have no idea how to avoid plagarism oh.
Sweet one about Mr Bamiji. And you are right. Giving grudgingly has no reward because your mind is still there especially when it comes to God.
Concerning humans I like to think sometimes it’s out of love. You love that stuff but you love the person asking of it more (or they nag you to death).
I remember one time my friend nagged me for something and I didn’t have the strength to refuse. When I got home and saw that the back up I thought I had wasn’t available , I called her back. “Babe! Ko le werk. I don’t have anything to use “. Luckily she gave me back cos She didn’t really need it in the first place.
One can only do that with close family and friends.
Anybody else, and you are better of saying No in the first place.



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