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

Give Me One Word To Describe Me & Verastic

Question Mark

It's Friday. I want to ask you something that I've been thinking of asking. And I got the idea from a TV show.  I want you, dear Verastic readers to give me a word to describe me and this blog. It may be one word that describes both me and the blog, or maybe you have two words: one for me, and one for the blog. But I'd really like to know. I want to know if I am to you what I am trying to be to you. I was going to give you some words as examples, but I don't want to put ideas in your head, so Continue Reading

Tell Me, Do I Still Blog From The Heart?

Tell Me

When I put up the post asking where all the first-generation Nigerian bloggers went to, I think I got more information than I bargained for. And I loved it. A lot of people said that bloggers don't blog from the heart anymore.  That's really sad. When I started writing nine years ago on Nigerian websites like Nigerian Village Square and Nigerians In America, I really did not have a plan. I was just glad that I could share my thoughts - no matter how outlandish - with other people. And the Continue Reading

Verastic Is Officially Open

blog

Soooo.... As you may know (or not know), I have been blogging now for a little over seven years. And in all that time, I have never opened the blog up to other people. The most open it has ever been is when I did the Show Me Your Love blog events and the one for Mother's Day and I solicited pictures from you. And it was awesome. However, I have been getting a lot of inquiries about doing features, and I have been declining every one of them down because Verastic has been very personal. Continue Reading

Guess Who Was At The White House??? Meeeee!!!

My White House Badge

And no, my people, I was not there as a tourist. I was there as Press. The Human and Health Services Department held an event at the White House yesterday to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts minorities. I collaborated with the Cameroon American Council, but it was my merit that got me there: Verastic. When the e-mail got back to me and asked for my details (full name, date of birth, social security number, etc), I sent it in, but I did not really expect it to go through. I Continue Reading