Challenges and Barriers to Blogging
To blog, one needs access to computer and internet which are limited services in rural Kenya where I am based. This provides the first challenge. Secondly, blogging requires some level of expert or experience in order to offer quality communication.
The risks brought about by high exposure to wide ranch of people some bad intention could easily lay trap by sending offers which end up being not true. So spamming is a real risk that faces blogging. It is not easy to keep tracking your blog. It requires time and resources which are sometimes scarce.
Without access to facilities as mentioned above, information does not flow in good time. Information is relevant when disseminated accurately and on time. Even in this Voice Of Future, we have timeframe to deliver our information.
Some of my present solutions to overcoming these challenges and barriers and what else I need to overcome them in the future.
One of the solutions was to purchase a computer and a modem for internet services. This has put me online at the touch of a button. I blog often to keep pace with the new technology and to pass my message to the world community, for example visit http://sscnnairobinetwork.ning.com/profile/GichukiFrancis.
I have found myself partially addicted to blogging nowadays helping me to overcome one of the challenges. I share lots of information through blogging. When I have bulk information and want to reach out so many people at one, I use blog, it allows me to email more people at once as opposed if I were to use my yahoo email account.
In future I would like to incorporate some of the new skills Iam learning here e.g. (VOICE Visionary, Original, Informative, Clear, Engaging and off course to KISS
Provision of basic services like computer and internet in rural Kenya is important aspect of getting more women involved in blogging and getting their voices out there. A community resources centre is one such solution I look-forward to etablishing.