After reading Nosa Ero Nosa of ThatNaijaBlog article on “The “Other Thing” Tecno Smartphones Doesn’t Do”, I am inspired to call on all Nigerian bloggers to use blogging as a platform for positive changes. What’s the essence of blogging if all we do is publish contents, embed ads on them and get pay checks at the end of the month, when we can use blogging as a tool or platform to bring positive changes to Nigeria?
Blogging as a promotional platform can be used to build a brand’s image or promote a product. But is that all there is to blogging? How about using blogging to promote a cause? Causes that can bring good changes to a nation like ours – Nigeria?
Nosa Ero Nosa rightly explained in that article how phone manufactures like Tecno is exploiting us, flooding our mobile market with sub-standard products that lacks a lot of features such as Full HD, IP57 & IP67 Certifications, 4G or even OTA etc.
That reminded me of the days when Nokia exploited us, when they will only change the phone casings and fit it with same old programs and applications as their previous builds and increase the price and brand it a new name and everyone will be gunning to lay their hands on them.
A day came when people realized they have been exploited and switched to other mobile brands like Tecno, but Tecno is committing same crime as Nokia did making phones with poor materials and standards.
If bloggers can begin to speak out, exposing and enlightening people on things like this, I believe we can enforce a change. We can use blogging to put pressure on phone makers like Tecno, Nokia and the rest to make the changes we needed.
Same can be done to telecom companies that have been exploiting us. Internet subscription in this country is so expensive and the service is nothing to write home about. It’s about time we spoke up bloggers, it’s about time we enlighten our people on what is going on.
We can enforce a change; we can bring positive changes to our economy and nation in general. Get inspired like I have, use your blog as a tool/platform to help this country. Publish articles that can bring changes to things that are not done right, call for changes for things that don’t seem right, be constructive in your criticism and give suggestions/ideas of the changes you want to see.
Thanks, I look forward to seeing other inspired bloggers who are ready to push for the changes we want to see.