WinterABC2021: Starting Afrobloggers Challenge

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Today is the first day of the WinterABC2021 and the start of my second blogging challenge. If you didn’t know already, I started a 7-day blogging challenge on May 6 and completed it late on May 17 because of some technical issues with my blog. I was overjoyed to have completed that challenge, though.

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WinterABC2021 themes developed by Afrobloggers

This time around, I registered my blog for the WinterABC2021 hosted by the hardworking team of Afrobloggers. Their mission is to be a platform that helps African grassroots digital storytellers connect and create an environment that is enabling and creatively inspiring.

If you’re an African storyteller, creative, blogger, influencer, and so forth, this is a community I would recommend to checkout. They host various activities one of them being the winterABC.

What is WinterABC

For starters, winterABC is a month-long storytelling festival that is held every year in the month of June when it is winter on the Southern part of the African continent. This festival is open to all African content creators regardless of what platform they use for expression and storytelling. If you’re a podcaster or YouTuber, you can still choose to participate in this festival.

During this festival, content creators will create 22 posts for the 22 days of June excluding weekends, which is dedicated to rest, promotion, and connecting.

Themes for this WinterABC2021 Festival

The 2021 festival is different from the past two years. In the previous years, the Afroblogger’s team provided topics and people would create content that revolved around them.

But this year is different! Afrobloggers introduced themes to allow creators of all niches to create the topics they want that aligned with their site’s objectives. Isn’t that exciting? That means anyone can join this festival as long as they have a story to share.

So these are the themes for this June:

Date Theme
1-4 Creatives Week
7-11Advocacy Week
14-18Business and Tech Week
21-25Culture and Fashion Week
28-30Storytelling Week

Why did I decide to Join WinterABC2021

There are so many reasons I decided to join this year’s festival and I will only share three things.

1. To be a part of something

If you don’t already know, this is the first time for me to join a challenge where many content creators from different parts of the continent will be joining. It is truly an honor and privilege to be part of something huge such as this festival. And I really want to do my best and follow through.

2. To be consistent

I know this is a very common reason for many content creators. Everyone wants to be consistent because it is through consistency that we grow and maintain our audience. I just wanted to put it out there. For this 22 days, I want to try to be consistent.

3. Try out different topics

The idea of a theme each week makes content all the more varied on each of our platforms. I think I’m ready to try something new and add a touch of color to this blog. So watch out for that!

My Commitment Pledge

For this festival, I decided to make a simple commitment pledge.

I, Yuri, the blogger behind fervently commit to publishing 22 blogs for 22 days on the month of June for the winterABC2021. I pledge to support all other content creators taking part in this festival through commenting, liking, and sharing their posts. So help me God. ✌

Yuri’s words

How Can I Join

As I said earlier, anyone can join this festival. All you have to do is register your blog or any other platforms on the Afroblogger’s website. Then use the hashtag #winterABC2021 whenever you post new content. For more information, visit Afroblogger’s website here.

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  • Tory Teller
    June 1, 2021 at 11:56 am


    • Yuri
      June 2, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Thank you, Tory 🙂

  • Wonani
    June 1, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you bring us! 🎉

    • Yuri
      June 1, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you Wonani 😊

  • Musanjufu Musanjufu Kavubu
    June 1, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    But nga you are consistent already, that bit you don’t need

    • Yuri
      June 2, 2021 at 11:22 am

      😀 I don’t know. Thanks though Musanjufu

  • Tikia
    June 1, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    I love the pledge idea, we should all get cards. Happy writing.

    • Yuri
      June 1, 2021 at 1:44 pm

      😅 thank you Tikia.

  • Olivia Byemera
    June 1, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Nice read. Good insights too

    • Yuri
      June 1, 2021 at 1:46 pm

      Thank you Olivia 😊

  • Connie
    June 1, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    The Pledge …is what we all need. You are it girl. Welcome to an awesome community cannot wait to read more of you.

    • Yuri
      June 2, 2021 at 11:21 am

      Yes, I had to put the pledge there. lol. Thanks for the encouragement.

  • Rachel Jesuseme
    June 2, 2021 at 9:47 am

    So help you God.
    Go Yuri!

    • Yuri
      June 2, 2021 at 10:35 am

      Thank you Rachel 🙂

  • Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji
    June 4, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Am already in your blog
    Truly looking forward to read from you..wonderful staff right here


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