Firstly, to all who’ve bothered to read RationalNigerian posts: Thank you!
This blog has fulfilled its therapeutic purposes, helping to ease the symptoms of the madness that anyone who lives in Lagos is infected with. Since I started writing, I have less angry outbursts and breathe easier simply because I am unburdening all my concerns on you, the reader. When someone writes a comment or drops a message about a piece, I actually smile. My face hasn’t done much of that since I reluctantly stepped out of the coolness of the plane into the nauseating humidity of Murtala Mohammed Airport.
Any writer will tell you about the nail-biting nervous fever that consumes the body when they show their work to someone for the first time. As a novice, the body shakes even more violently. When I don’t get feedback from anyone on a particular post, all hell breaks loose and an imaginary neon light blinking the word ‘FAILURE’ clouds my vision. So please like, follow, share, write a comment, let me know what you think so I can gauge myself, learn more from you and improve.
As some of you have pointed out, I know it is impossible for anything to be completely free from bias. Nevertheless, I am trying my best to put my own cultural inclinations aside when addressing issues that affect the country. After all, this is a nation of over 250 ethnic groups and languages. Heaven knows how many religions.
Lastly, in tribute to a month of blogging I will be opening a bottle of the country’s must-have beverage at special occasions – sparkling grape juice. Join me in a tribute to all the nervous bloggers out there. Let’s toast the bravery of writing.