Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji has stated that standards in the blogging business have diminished in recent times.
According to her, the blogging job has become common because people now have access to social media and that a lot of people can now blog too.
She said this in an interview on Brunch in the Citi on Friday, November 1, 2019, with AJ Sarpong.
“The standards have fallen because now everybody has a platform. Just like 20 years ago if you wanted anything put out, you go to the Ox Magazine or People or Hello. Or if you just give birth to a child, they can sell your pictures but now you can put it on Instagram, nobody really cares about that anymore,” she said.
“Now everybody has a platform and they feel they can write anything about anybody and they will get people to criticize and troll,” she said.
Linda also talked about the Nigerian government’s plan to regulate blogging in Nigeria.
According to her, the decision is not necessary because she believes it will be difficult to regulate what people do in the cyberspace.
She also advised people on social media to develop a thick skin against what bloggers write about them.
Linda Ifeoma Ikeji is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur and former model.
She is currently in Ghana to speak at the Ghana Bloggers Summit organised by Avance Media.
Linda will be sharing her blogging story and mentor up and coming bloggers.