Hajel’s Musings! 2014 in review


Guys! This beautiful success story is ALL thanks to you. I posted 56 blog posts in 2014, that’s an average of 1 post a week, bringing the total number of posts on my blog to 177 posts.  I could not have been motivated to do that if you weren’t reading and commenting! I just want to say thank you! Thank you so much for stopping by, thanks for interacting with me, thank you to the beautiful people who wrote guest-blog posts, the ones on blogosphere who conversed with me and encouraged me to keep writing. The ones who re-blogged or put links to my  blog in their posts and pages. Allow me say a special thank you to Funmilayo Akinosi, who many years ago, would tell me almost everyday, “you should write a blog”. I remember one Friday evening at about 9.30p.m, we had just finished our Friday meeting at the law firm I worked then and she said “EHP, please come to my computer, I need you to take a look at this Agreement” or something like that, I came and she had blogspot open, she goes “put your email address”, I did, she says “choose a password”, I did, she said “there, you have a blog, now write”, LOL, that’s how I started blogging, I was doing mainly short stories then… I bless Funmilayo’s heart because blogging has given me soooooo much joy and an outlet for the creativity within.

The figures in the report may not look like much but believe me, ALL of the 14,000+ clicks I got last year, were 14,000 affirmations, 14,000 blessings, 14,000 “keep doing what you are doing”, 14,000 clicks to 56 posts means 250 clicks per post on average (though of course, some posts got more clicks than others). I bless God for you all. Thank you so much. And thanks to WordPress for making it so easy. I am totally non-techie, so if I can blog, then really anyone can.

This year, I intend to do more, so please leave me a comment telling me what areas you would like me to speak more on, from personal leadership, to finances, to marriage, travel, career progression… I may not be an expert at all, but we can talk through it together and see if we come up with something amazing, that improves us all.

Stay awesome this year, and thanks for journeying with me through 2014! Let’s all flourish in 2015!

2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

5 replies to “Hajel’s Musings! 2014 in review

  1. Great job Hajel, and congrats on a job very well done. The visits/stats are testament to the great work you do here. We return again and again because we know you can be counted on to inspire us to excellence, educate us from your vast library, motivate us to enjoy the beauty within and without, and highlight people we should be paying attention to/books we should be reading.

    I’m proud of the great work you’ve done here and can’t wait to see how far this gift takes you even as your sphere of influence grows astronomically.

    I know you read a lot of books so I would like periodic posts on what you are reading and perhaps a synopsis of your main lessons/ deductions. Since reading is a passion of yours and one you like to encourage in others; perhaps you and us your readership could one day start a virtual book club where you suggest a book for us all to read and engage one another on.

    1. Wow! I lovveeeee love that response. I really love reading and would like to share lessons, deductions and practical tips we could use to actually apply the lessons and deductions. Plus, I was also thinking of starting a book club this year and felt hindered by the logistics of that in Lagos traffic. So what you have suggested sounds much better. I would love to do start. Maybe if you suggest a book and time lines we could start. We could also involve and highlight great Nigerian authors and their books. That way, we gain some cultural insight and highlight literature that comes from Nigeria alongside ALL of the world.

      Wow, thanks for your comment, I am so honored. May 2015 be awesome for you.

      1. Thanks Hajel, I wish you every blessing this year and always.

        Thanks for liking my idea and I think it’s a great idea to highlight Nigerian/ African authors and content too.

        As for suggestions, I have heard great things about and want to start -Mind Gym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently by Sebastian Bailey and Octavius Black and if anyone else is interested, it might be a useful one to read together.

        We could do a book over a fortnight or a month so it’s not too much pressure. We would need to develop guidelines so it could be a generic one like making a note of whatever strikes you as you read or more specific/ goal oriented ones like thinking through how to apply the tips gleaned from the book. I will leave it up to you to set the parameters.

        I look forward to reading more great stuff from and with you ( once we get our club started).

  2. Hi EHP!

    This is Funmilayo. I think you missed out your incredible kindness towards me. Thank you so much for everything. x

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