There are many bloggers in Nigeria, but not all are carried along as bloggers in Lagos are more opportune than bloggers from other states, a more reason why I decided to write about Top Blogs in Port Harcourt.
Port Harcourt Based Tech blogger, Michael Ajah narrated his disappointment and disadvantages for being a tech blogger in Port Harcourt, something other bloggers in other states relates with.
See what he wrote below;
When it comes to Online media in Nigeria, it is quite obvious that Lagos is the place to be. Events, Smartphone Launches, Concerts are preferred to be held in Lagos.
Most times I wonder why Port Harcourt is left out of most of the smartphone launches? I decided to put this down here so that other bloggers who aren’t in Lagos ad are having the same issues would know they aren’t alone
As a tech blogger in Port Harcourt, I’ve had a number of times I felt like crying and felt really depressed when a brand I want to work with drops that dreaded response – “We can’t work with you because you’re not in Lagos”.
I believe it’s because most brands won’t want somebody that is far away from them to work with them but most times even when you tell them you can send someone to pick it up on your behalf only a few brands understand and if they really want to work with you they’ll let someone get the product sample for you so you could review.
Let me share a little experience I had –
I once mailed a popular power bank brand based in China, they replied that they would want to work with me and sent my mailing details to their branch manager here in Nigeria clearly stating that I was in Port Harcourt. The man called me and agreed on when to send me the product.
Later on he said I had to come to Lagos to pick it up even when I told him that I had someone who could pick it up. He insisted I had to come to Lagos. I mailed back the company in China to inform them about the developments. They said they couldn’t do anything if the manager here in Nigeria wasn’t complying.
How was I going to pick up a product I wanted to review from Lagos when the market price of the product was lesser than how much I would spend going there. I could simply walk into the market here in Port Harcourt and pick it up than take a flight to and fro and spend more than 4 times the amount. I would not be penny wise and pound foolish. That was how my first collaboration for 2017 broke off.
It’s painful and annoying but there’s nothing I can do. I believe it’s best bloggers work with brands within any city they find themselves. Tech bloggers on the other hand, we can hope things will get better.
It’s actually weird how I still got a product from a Non-Nigerian company while those here in Nigeria won’t be straightforward. They’d rather drop that painful, nerve wrecking line – not in Lagos.
It has really not been easy for bloggers building their brand in Port Harcourt, so we would focus on Top Blogs in Port Harcourt
Top Blogs in Port Harcourt
1. NIGHT WATCH NEWS NIGERIA (Nightwatchng.com)
Nightwatch News Nigeria is a Nigerian News and Media platform based in Port Harcourt, found on the 18th of February 2016,Night Watch News Nigeria publishes over 50 Articles a day and garners 70,000 views monthly.
2. NAIJA TECH GUY (Naijatechguy)
Naijatechguy is a Port Harcourt Based tech blog under the management of Michael Ajah, the website has a unique theme, easy user interface and gets estimate of 50,000 views.
3. DR Eze’s top 7
Drezetop7.com is the perfect and supportive resource for busy parents, here you can read online the best Lifestyle, Parenting and Personal Finance blog in Nigeria,it has its own media house located at 11 Abana street old GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers
4. PH CITY PROMO (http://www.phcitypromo.com/)
PH city promo is a port Harcourt Based music website, a home for housing the songs of upcoming Artistes based in Port Harcourt.
UKalasblog is a Port Harcourt Based Entertainment Blog, UKalasblog is managed by Uzoma Kalagbor, a Nigerian Blogger, based in Port harcourt, his website UKalasblog.com over the past few years of it’s inception has been nominated as best entertainment blog of the year at the prestigious Niger Delta Advancement Awards 2016 and 2017 Respectively, Bora Awards 2016 and so many others just to mention a few.
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