I can’t believe Peace Ben Williams Blog is two years old, today…it feels like I’ve been blogging forever.
It feels so good to see how much God has enabled me to achieve in so short a time. I actually had to go back to my archives to double-check how old this blog is.
I’ve always had a passion for storytelling and writing. At the same time, I’ve always felt people who had a drop of greatness in them were those who wanted to use their god-given talents to positively impact on society.
For me, I was content with just visiting my favourite Nigerian blogs until June 3rd, 2012 when a Dana Airline aircraft crashed killing over 153 people on board and at least 10 people on the ground. There have been plane crashes before then; all very sad and heart-wrenching. But this one really hit closest to home.
Perhaps, it was because it happened at a time the use of social media was at it’s peak. Graphic photos and videos went viral for all to see. We saw old men weeping for their children…whole families wiped out. Or maybe because it was an Abuja-Lagos flight and as an Abuja resident, I knew most of the victims through mutual friends we shared.
I remember bawling helplessly as I watched the news. Dang! Ehime Aikhomu was on that plane. As a bachelor who lived in my generation, some girls…including me sometimes…were content crushing on him. All that cuteness and great personality, gone in a second with hundreds of other precious souls.
I felt I needed a forum to talk about the ills in today’s society; especially when it was proven that this disaster could have been averted if some people in authority were diligent in their jobs.
Just as I pondered on the possibilities of writing publicly, a brother also brought up the idea and helped facilitate it. Thus, this blog was born. I remember my first post like it was yesterday. It was about the death of hollywood actor, Michael Clark Duncan. The second post was the Diva of the Day which happened to be Beyonce because her birthday falls on September 4.
As time went on, I improved on my faltering steps. Looking back today, it’s interesting to see how far this journey has brought me. I can tell you for free that blogging is a crazy job. Prepare to lose your good night’s sleep and social life. My passion for it is my only drive. I’ve planted and waiting for God to water these delicate seeds.
Without further ado, I’d like to mention a few names of people that helped shape this blog. These people either helped to improve the blog’s standard, it’s high readership and public acceptance or they just encouraged this vision with prayers and moral boosting counsel.
PEACE BEN WILLIAMS BLOG HALL OF FAME FOR 2014
I can’t name everyone. Please scroll down. If you see your face, know that Peace Ben Williams Blog recognizes you as a star contributor to its success. More collages are coming up. So keep refreshing and dropping your congratulatory messages. God bless. THANK YOU, EVERYONE.
PEACE BEN WILLIAMS BLOG HALL OF FAME COLLAGE