WHAT WE LEARNT FROM THE LINDA IKEJI SAGA

musescore.comLinda Ikeji is a famous blogger in Nigeria who in 2013 made it onto the list of Forbes influential bloggers which is no easy feat!

Her blog provides news, beauty tips, and celebrity gossip to her readers.

She started blogging when she was 17 years old with no background in journalism or writing experience.

Today, she has over 3 million followers on Facebook where she posts almost daily.

With so many people following her work, Linda Ikeji has been able to make a living for herself by running the blog as well as taking advertisements from various companies.

She has been able to launch her own beauty line as well as a clothing line via print on demand.

She was also named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014 and awarded an honorary doctorate from Babcock University.

Linda Ikeji continues to work hard to provide her readers with the latest posts and information on entertainment news.

She has been in the spotlight for her success and achievements as an entrepreneur while being one of Nigeria’s most successful bloggers to date.

radenintan.ac.idHer blog began when she had just finished school with no further ideas about what career path to take until she discovered blogging.
Around this time last week the lindaikeji.blogspot.com blog was supposedly deleted by Google and after a whole lot of drama it was returned and the blog has been up and running since. Here are a few things we considered noteworthy from the whole saga.
LINDA IS DEFINITELY MORE FAMOUS NOW

Which ever version of the story you choose ( and there are a lot of versions) to believe there’s little doubting that this whole drama has made her even more famous. People who never visited the blog before the recent events are now compelled by their curiosity to find out who’s ” this Linda Ikeji chick everyone is talking about “. This has led many to believe that this saga was just a publicity stunt. Well we’ll never know but what we do know is her followers have almost doubled this last week and so far this saga has been good for business.
RICH AND NAIVE

Reading the stories and munched conversations it’s easy to notice that linda ikeji may have a lot money but she’s pretty naive too.
First of all, she should have been more protected to avoid the blog from being taken down (assuming it was actually taken down and not deleted by herself), her posts should have been backed up and to be honest the rules that apply to Google/Blogger platform are relatively simple, you’d expect someone like Linda Ikeji who’s been blogging for about 8years to at least know them and not get deleted for plagiarism. Plus the issue of cyber squatters are not entirely new so how come she didn’t have a backup plan or at least get a domain name just incase she ever decided to host a blog herself. It all just looks like aunty linda was pretty clueless and if she actually isn’t she’s doing a good job making us believe she is.
LIBers ARE EVERLY LOYAL.

In case you didn’t know “LIBers” is the term linda ikeji uses to describe her ever faithful readers. She definitely revels in her relationship with her readers and it appears the feeling is entirely mutual. It was just minutes after the blog was taken down when tweets starting flooding in thousands. It was like every other thing on Twitter just paused for linda ikeji (that’s in Nigeria of course). She had to ease the fears and she later shared a link to the mobile version of the site which was still up at the time. I mean we all knew she was influential but i didn’t know she was THAT influential. Some people forget the blog was down for only 24 hours considering the amount of attention it garnered in such a short period of time. The blog is back now and comments have been coming in hundreds about how much they missed her, some even likening their obsession for the blog to a drug addiction. I guess it’s safe to say linda ikeji is one of the most influential Nigerians of our generation.
WE MAY NEVER KNOW THE TRUTH.

There’s been 3 major stories since the inception of this saga. The first one where Linda Ikeji hits out at her “supposed” haters claiming she’s being witch hunted. There’s a second one where she releases details of a conversation between herself and a certain Mr Aye Dee who claims to be the mastermind behind the plots to bring her down and then there’s a third story from an expert who analyzes the issue and claims Google could not have possibly taken down her blog and she must have deleted it and cooked up this entire drama to get attention.
( I’ll share a link to each of the stories at the end of the Post)

So which ever version you choose to believe, you can’t deny that something is fishy about this whole saga.

First some parts of the released conversation don’t add up,the fonts don’t match and some of its time of conversation is just not coherent.

2ndly if Google shuts your blog they won’t put it back up in 24hours trust me.it would take like weeks or months. Linda claims it’s a record but is it, really?