7 Genuine Reasons Why Blogging is on the Rise in Cameroon

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While discussing with Awa Cheng, a successful Cameroonian blogger based in Douala, he asked me what I could say about the rise in blogging in Cameroon. This was what I had to say as a response to that question. 7 Reasons Why Blogging is on the Rise in Cameroon


Blogging in Cameroon is continuously on the rise. It is not uncommon to discover sporadic blogs from Cameroon every day. This is actually a good thing as this will imply that Cameroonian bloggers are on the rise.

Furthermore, with the increasing trend in Internet use, many Cameroonians are making use of digital technology and the web. This is predominantly in domains like tech, business, health, agriculture, education and entrepreneurship. 

One of the things that had been silent about Cameroon online is the aspect of blogs or Blogging.  While discussing with Awa Cheng, a successful Cameroonian blogger based in Douala, he asked me what I could say about the rise in blogging in Cameroon.

This was what I had to say as a response to that question.

7 Reasons Why Blogging is on the Rise in Cameroon


  1. The Decrease in  Internet Fare In Cameroon
  2. The Use of Twitter, Facebook and Other Social Media Platforms
  3. Competition
  4. Unemployment
  5. The Quest For Fame
  6. The decrease in Price of Tech Hardware such as Tablets, laptops and Phones
  7. The Dominance of Tech Start-Ups
Let me elaborate on these points below. 

1. The Decrease in  Internet Fare In Cameroon

There is no doubt Internet connection had been a hurdle over the past years in Cameroon. However, with the coming of 4G, Internet Service Providers in Cameroon such Mtn, Orange, Camtel, Nexttel and Yoomee have reduced the price for internet access. 

This has also been the case with Modems and Routers. Hence, with easy access to an internet connection, a talented Cameroonian has a better chance of venturing to the blogging world from Cameroon.  So, this can be a compelling reason for the rise in the number of blogs in Cameroon.

2. The Use of Twitter, Facebook and Other Social Media Platforms


Social Media sites such as Twitter, FB & Instagram have contributed immensely to the rise in blogging in Cameroon. The use of Facebook or Twitter is an eye-opener to some Cameroonian bloggers. With over 2 billion Facebook users in Africa, Cameroon accounts for about 4 million of them. 

Belonging to these social media platforms make it possible for youths or individuals to interact and share different ideas about blogs. This has potentially led to the rise in blogs in Cameroon. Also, Facebook permits friends to post and links. 

This feature, which is mainly used in groups, has served as an eye-opener to those interested in blogging career. As the years go by, this occurrence is set to increase.

3. Competition

As with any other field in life, Blogging is a competitive one. Some young bloggers who admire the write-ups or articles of other professional bloggers in Cameroon will obviously be poised to follow the trend. 

After reading blog posts, some of them may develop the urge to start a new blog. The only worry here is how many blogs will survive to the very end?

4. Unemployment

Unemployment is a sad reality in Africa and Cameroon in particular. Some Cameroonians have chosen to blog today because they have no jobs. This can be regarded as a wise decision. 

People who decide Blogging as a way to keep themselves occupied can soon see it as a way of making a living.  

It is important to note that this is a wise way to get started with a career without an employer.  In conclusion, it is plausible to say that unemployment accounts for the increasing number of blogs in Cameroon.

     

5. The Quest For Fame

People in Cameroon have increasingly used their names as domain names in many personal blogs
This may be explained by the fact that these bloggers might just want to be unique. However, some bloggers just want to get online to have their names on the internet as it seems to be the case. 

Sooner, such bloggers become unsuccessful because they have no reason to blog. This is usually the case with so-called gossip blogs. In a matter of 5 years, many of these blogs have disappeared online. I suspect they have not been able to afford the monthly domain fees associated with running a blog.

6. The decrease in Price of Tech Hardware such as Tablets, laptops and Phones

It is no secret that many Cameroonians can blog because phones, laptops and internet keys are now cheaper. This makes it affordable, even for the average citizen. Acquisition of a computer, tablet or smartphone can predispose a person to quickly think of fulfilling his or her dream of Blogging.



Oh yeah, lest we forget, Cameroonian Youths have been labelled the 'Android Generation'. To be honest, there is every degree of truth to that statement. Most youths can easily manipulate tech devices. With this ease of operation, a technology gap is being breached. 

Hence, most of them will be able to blog without any great expertise. This is possibly another response to why blogs are increasing in Cameroon.

7. The Dominance of Tech Start-Ups

By 2012, tech startups had begun offering services to the public. Since then, they have also been on the rise in Cameroon, as they provide web development services to the general public. 

Previously Cameroonians who wish to get started with Blogging were usually faced with the challenge of "How to start blogging". 

With the availability of startups providing consulting services, web designing and blogging tips, starting a blog in Cameroon is just a phone call away.

My Final Thoughts

The increase in the number of blogs in Cameroon is the current trend. Nevertheless, there is still a lot that many newbie bloggers need to comprehend.

They need to know that Blogging involves the following:


  1. Providing evergreen content
  2. Entice their followers with good web design ( mobile-friendly sites, adopt AMP)
  3. Perform Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  4. Promotion (Promote their sites and content)
  5. Collaborate with other bloggers (Team Work)
  6. Adopt ways to make money on your blog.

     Once you follow these tips, your blogging career is guaranteed to be a successful one.

Read Also: The 15 Proven Ways to Make Money Online In Cameroon


  • Are you a Cameroonian wishing to become a successful blogger? Comment below or send us an e-mail to dreampointech@gmail.com. We will give you free tips.

             

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