Right now we have some interesting and positive developments and thinking about formalizing ourselves into something more than a group of friends, into some kind of organization. This is for two main reasons.
First, we are getting more and more invitations for collaborations from companies and other organizations (Google Ghana, Nokia, British High Commission etc.). This is wonderful, but it is becoming unclear who to contact and how to spread information properly. I am also proud to say we are a very critical group who feel strongly about being independent, so this is another issue when market forces knock on your door.
Second, we are growing like crazy! Before Christmas, more than 70 bloggers wanted to join us! At the last meeting we were more than 15 bloggers present! ( If you also want to join us, fill this GhanaBlogging form and we will get back to you!) This means we need to streamline the application process further – and just welcoming double the amount of members we have is a great task that requires organization.
Despite these changes the group is still very much a group of friends, meeting, discussing and laughing.
Well, so far I have not seen too many raised eyebrows (maybe my personal brand fits like a glove with an old Nokia, haha) and my phone has been functional in that it does the “phone things” well – rings, dials, charges fast etc.
Also, I am never scared of being mugged, but rather pity the fool who will then be left with a well used low range Nokia and look forward to having a real reason to go buy a new mobile…