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VOF Week 3: (Blogging-Number One Equipment To Hear And Be Heard)

My Mum Blogging In Cape Town.

I was introduced to blogging by my mother.The first time that i used a computer to do my own writing was when i was communicating with my penfriend Madison.Now i blog in my own journal on PulseWire when i get the oppportunity to use a computer.

Blogging has been very helpful to me because i speak how i feel and i also get the chance to read how other people feel.

I get very many challenges.I would love to be a great blogger but this is not possible.When i have the time to blog my mother is busy on the computer,or sometimes the connectivity is dead for many days.Also in Migori,we et electricity black outs several times every week so time is limited.

Iit is very expensive for me to go to cyber cafes that use generators so that i can blog.

Nowadays if there is no connectivity and i have something to write then i work offline and when the connection comes back i copy then i paste on my blog page.Also for those who use prepaid connection,i can advice them to work offline most of the time,and when they are ready they can paste their work to their blogs.

Also people dont trust children when they are using the internet on their own,so it is always hard for me to do my own work any time when i want to.

In future,i would like to have a computer of my own,to practice more on speed and also to use.I would also like to have a generator using solar or other types of fuel so that when there is no electricity i cannot be affected but i can continue doing my work.

Love from Leila.



Dando's picture

Hi Leila

I like your blogg, you have raised a number of ideas, such as those on prepaid can work offline and when connected paste thier work on the blogg.
Take care and GOOD day

JCalbery's picture

Remarks for Assignment 3

Hi Leila,

I really enjoyed reading your post. It was encouraging to read that you use blogs to both write and to listen to others and that remain motiviated to blog although you face many challenges in accessing the internet. I think that your perseverance, by working offline and encouraging others to do the same, and your ideas for solutions, such as using solar, is inspiring to other women facing the same barriers.

mrbeckbeck's picture

Keep on with the good work!


Thanks for your story here! I'm glad that you're able to find ways to overcome your challenges. The cut-and-paste idea is so simple, but perfect when you don't have a regular connection! It makes it so you only need to be online for a short time. Also, I love your idea about solar powered computers with internet connections.... I would love to have that here myself in the USA!

I hope you keep working to share your voice, even if you are young, even if there is no power, even if the costs are high....we're here to listen if you're here to speak! I look forward to hearing more from you.


Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

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