Recently I got tagged by my fellow Jamaican Blogger, Afayah Prendergast of Beauty Jamaica and was asked to participate in the Jamaican Blogger Tag. She was tagged herself by another Jamaican blogger as a way of developing a link between Jamaican bloggers (at home and abroad). So let’s get into it!
The rules for this tag:
- Title your post “One Love: Jamaican Blogger Tag”
- Link back to the blogger who tagged you ( you may add a brief definition of what a tag is if you so desire for the benefit of your readers)
- Copy and paste the rules at the beginning of your tag.
- Copy and paste the questions as well so readers know what’s going on.
- Answer the questions (No duh!)
- Tag seven other (untagged) Jamaican bloggers to continue the trend. Kinda forces you to make
The questions are as follows:
1. Why did you give your blog its name? (If it is named directly after you, try and make your
answer interesting. e.g: Did you feel nervous at all about putting your name out there? Did you just lack creativity at the time?)
2. Why did you start blogging and why do you blog now?
3. Do you think being Jamaican influences your blogging style?
4. What do you think about the increase in bloggers in Jamaica?
5. What is your favourite thing about being Jamaican?
6. Ackee and saltfish or “ (mackerel) run down”?
7. Stew peas or stew chicken?
8. Tastee Patties, Juici Beef Patties or Mother’s?
9. Pantucky or KFC?
10. What do you hope to be the future of blogging in Jamaica?
- Why did you give your blog its name? (If it is named directly after you, try and make your answer interesting. eg: Did you feel nervous at all about putting your name out there? Did you just lack creativity at the time?)
I am very passionate about my country in general and I wanted to use a name that is closely associated to the name Jamaica.
- Why did you start blogging and why do you blog now?
I decided to start blogging as a way to use up the limited spare time I have each day. I figured it would be a good way to utilize some of that free time instead of doing some other meaningless activities. It was a rather abrupt birth. I was at work one day and the idea popped inside my head and I decided to do it. It’s nice to see the responses I receive from readers and that keeps me motivated to publish new articles.
- Do you think being Jamaican influences your blogging style?
Absolutely! As stated earlier I have a profound love for my country and it definitely impacts most of the articles published on this site whether by me or other Jamaicans living around the world.
- What do you think about the increase in bloggers in Jamaica?
It’s wonderful! More and more people are now able to express their thoughts on a variety of topics and it’s a wonderful way to encourage interaction.
- What is your favourite thing about being Jamaican?
That’s kinda hard to answer but I love the fact that Jamaicans are emulated the world over. We are deemed as cool by many people across the globe. For such a small island our popularity and cultural reach is phenomenal. That makes me immensely proud to be JAMAICAN.
- Ackee and saltfish or “(mackerel) run down”?
- Stew peas or stew chicken?
Stew Chicken without a doubt – especially when it’s seasoned right.
- Tastee Patties, Juici Beef Patties or Mother’s?
Me nuh partial wid patty. Me love all a dem 🙂
- Pantucky or KFC?
Not familiar with Pantucky. KFC is nice though I’m not abig fan of fast food.
- What do you hope to be the future of blogging in Jamaica?
I hope the surge in the emergence of bloggers continues. It certainly bodes well for the country. Blogging is an excellent medium to express thoughts and ideas but it can also educate people and keep the masses aware of current happenings. I would love to see bloggers finding ways to unite and engage in partnerships that can be mutually beneficial both in terms of building popularity and acquiring ad revenue.
Thanks for reading!