Journal #7: July 2015


Welcome to August.   I was anxiously waiting for July to be over, so I'd be able to gist you about it. July was quite exciting for me. Apart from the heat, which has been a thorn in my flesh, I'd say that July has been a pretty darn good month. Speaking of July - AKA the hottest month of the summer - my air conditioner wasn't working properly and I didn't know it. We were both hot and sweating, but we both thought it wasn't maintaining the cool temperature because it was so hot Continue Reading

Dear Sweet Potatoes, I Need Connections!


My mom always says that it's only an open mouth that gets fed, so today I'm opening my mouth because I want to get fed. I'm talking about getting fed with connections. I've been blogging for nine years now, and its been great. Oh, my God, nine!  I am so grateful that among many other things, Verastic is now also financially rewarding. From sponsored posts to sidebar ads to reviews to videos, I have been doing them all. However, now I want more. I take my time a lot when I want to do Continue Reading

Finally … My Video Response To All Your Questions


My Sweet Potatoes! Firstly, thank you so much for all the questions you asked on my anniversary post. And secondly, I'm sorry it took so long, but I can explain. We actually recorded the video three times. The first time we recorded it was about a week after the post went up. We recorded 20 minutes (and I was speaking so fast because I didn't want the video to be too long), and then, his royal highness, Igwe mistakenly deleted the video. We recorded the video a second time, but I didn't Continue Reading

Verastic Is 9 Years Old – Ask Me ANYTHING

pink balloons

My blog is 9 years old today, y'll! I still don't know what emotion to be feeling right now. One day you're a rookie blogger who has a blog because you want to share the random thoughts in your head and the next thing, your baby blog is 9 years old. My baby is all grown up! Where did all the time go and what have I been blogging about? Amazing. Both I and Verastic have grown so much, and you all have been here to witness it. My life for the past 9 years has literally been chronicled Continue Reading

My Sweet Potatoes, We Have A Problem On Verastic

Thank You

I was driving to a meeting yesterday when I received a phone call. It wasn't a number that I had saved, but I picked it up anyway. He was calling from my hosting company, and he was calling to tell me that I need more bandwidth than I am currently paying for. Apparently, my blog traffic is too much for the bandwidth I have, and I now have to upgrade (and pay double of what I'm paying right now). I don't like the part of paying more, but I don't mind it just because of its implication. Too Continue Reading

Dear Readers, What Do You Want?

What do you want

Yesterday, I read an article inspired by LinkedIn founder, Reif Hoffman. It's career advice for college graduates. Although it was written for recent college graduates – which I am not – I still found it very helpful. When the billionaire founder of the top network for professionals writes, you read. And you get inspired. Just because you (I) may not plan on having a network for professionals, you (I) may perhaps plan on having something. One of the things he wrote that struck me – and Continue Reading

Giveaway: N3000 Worth Of Phone Credit [Nigeria ONLY]

Win N3,000 credit from MTN, glo, etisalat, and airtel

Verastic turned 8 on January 26th 2014, and this is the second giveaway in celebration of this milestone. I don't know yet if there will be a third giveaway for this celebration, but I can guarantee that there will generally be more giveaways down the line. My Nigeria-based readers have always supported me, and I have never been able to include you in my giveaways because sponsors are never willing to ship to Nigeria. And who can blame them? Even I am never willing to ship to Nigeria. The Continue Reading

Verastic Is 8 Years Old Today!

Giveaway: Coconut Shea line from EDEN BodyWorks

No long speech. Only to say that 8 years later, I'm still here. The party will commence tomorrow. Right here. Your invite is below. Thank you for reading my blog. 1.  There will be more giveaways (one per week) 2.  Total number of giveaways is unknown (for now) 3.  Readers in Nigeria will be able to take part in at least one of the giveaways 4.  Each giveaway will run for a complete week (example, Monday to Monday) Continue Reading

Best Of Verastic In 2013

Best Of Verastic 2013

Rewind! I don't know if I've done this kind of post before, but I'm certainly doing it now. I'm taking a trip down memory lane to revisit my best posts of 2013.  I don't have any particular number in my head, so I have no idea how many I'll have by the end of this post. Enjoy! January 2013: Turns out I don't have a favorite post from January 2013. They were all just okay to me. February 2013 1.  My Complete Thoughts On Kim Kardashian In Nigeria: Remember when Dare decided to Continue Reading

Let’s Talk About Verastic In 2014

Verastic 2014

So, I have been thinking. A lot. I have thought about a lot of things, and the conclusion is that a change is coming to Verastic. Verastic turns 8 on January 26th 2014, and I am simply amazed at how far we have come. We = you and I. I have said it so many times, but I still want to say it again: I never really intended to blog for this long, and I never, ever, EVER intended to turn this hobby into a career. Being a blogger is an accidental career for me, but it is the best accident to Continue Reading