FA Cup: Watford beat Palace to reach semi-finals

Finally, Watford have their revenge. After losing to Crystal Palace in the 2013 Championship play-off final and the 2016 FA Cup semi-final, they have made it past their bogey team. As the crowd sang loud at the final whistle, Javi Gracia’s side are on their way to Wembley. And in the process they have consigned Roy Hodgson to another season without an FA Cup semi-final appearance.

How to Overcome Blogging Burnout. Five Techniques That Works.

Most bloggers start off with enthusiasm, the excitement of creating a blog and the joy of writing to the world. Then at some point the burnout comes. It is often called “bloggers burnout” some call it “mental block”.

Burnout can stop your blogging dreams, it will make you loose interest.

If your blogging style is not particularly about news copy, I mean where there is an event and you have all the details to put together but the type where you have to motivate yourself, research topics and create graphics burnout will come.

I am here to share 5 steps that will help you overcome blogging burnout.

If you have been a writer for a long time you had probably suffered blogging burnout.

Before we dive into the deep.

What is blogging burnout?
Blogging burnout is a period when a blogger feels less motivated to write or blog. It is a serious loss of enthusiasm and focus on the side of the blogger.

These things happen when there is blogging burnout.

  1. You may think despite working hard on yourself and your blog it is not paying off, and it deflates you.
  2. You may also think you have run out of topics, you often feel there is nothing more to write.
  3. You may be overworked.
  4. May be you goals are not been meticulously met.
  5. Your side hustles or activities around you is taking your time and energy.

If you are experiencing burnout you are definitely not alone. Don’t be discouraged any further.

Whatever the cause of your burnout, here are some practical ways to fly again.

1. Set Realistic Goals:
Simplify the target you set for yourself. If burnout comes you should try and relax on your goals. If you set a goal to blog everyday, you might have to break it down to 3 times a week.

Your dreams might be to achieve millions of readers every week, and you are just in your tens or few hundreds, don’t be hard on yourself, give yourself time. It usually takes years to achieve big goals and you need to be consistent. If burnout comes you can revisit your goals and Break it down.

2. Reconsider Your Blogging oftenness:

Perhaps blogging daily is cumbersome, and scaling your blogging frequency back a little should help. Your blogging schedule can be pegged at four times. Blog writing must not be a rapid process by any means, it takes a lot of planning, research, writing, editing, and perfecting before hitting publish.

3. Take a Break:

Taking a break to sleep, rest, go on a vacation will help rejuvenate your blogging aptitude. After working on your blog you can take a walk to refresh yourself. Excercise and rest, this will rest your nerves.
It is also important to unplug regularly so you’re not thinking about your blog all day, every day. If you are experiencing blogging burnout you should rest.

4. Fit Inspiration Into Your Schedule:
Once everyday I listen to motivation audio or videos. This is one of the most powerful things I do. I listen to variety of talks, videos, to motivate me. There’s a playlist on my phone, most times I use it to kick start my day or I use them to get perspectives. If you are burning out listen to motivational audios, you can get them on YouTube.

5. Read to Find Inspriration:

Blogging burnout happens sometimes because you just don’t know what to write about anymore. I suggest you should read some new blogs on topics that interest you, some magazines. Read and enjoy it. You might find something that sparks something in you, compelling you to write. I have this app feedly, I have listed and organised blog and website browse daily to refresh Myself, it helps.

Are you struggling with blogging or have you struggled with blogging burnout? How did you overcome it? I’d love to hear your experiences with this. We can all learn a little something from others’ struggles.

Dates and Coconut Combo

My friend if you have not done this mixture please do. You Know in Nigeria we have plenty mixtures of food. Some eat bread and indomie, maize and coconuts, bread and Garri etc.

I was introduced to coconuts and debinu (dates) Meeeeeen… the taste is sploufious. And initially, I felt una don come with una combinations be dat.

I rejected the offer but last last I change my mind and I decided to give it the doubt of benevolence, oh my gosh, I was taken far back to the days of ooooold times. Really it’s very tasty.

The creamy taste is unique and different. I know my friends in the east of Nigeria and west and south might find it hard to find so I am creating a market for it.

If you need order now and I will send you plenty. It’s not expensive.

I’ll be writing about some other benefit of this wonderful combo later…

Am off to church later.

UEFA Champions League Draw.

The Champions League quarter-final draw has been made and the Europa League.

In the other two ties, last season’s finalists Liverpool were drawn against Porto, while Real Madrid’s conquerors Ajax will face Juventus in a rematch of the 1973 and 1996 finals.

United and Barcelona have met twice in the final, in 2009 and 2011, with the Catalan giants winning on both occasions.

New Zealand Mosque shooting, 49 dead.

At least 49 people have been killed and many seriously injured, in a hate-filled terror attack targeting two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

A report on CNN said the suspect a man in his late 20s has been arrested and charged with murder. Authorities found an 87-page manifesto filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim ideas.

The 28-year-old suspected shooter appeared in court Saturday local time, where he was charged with one count of murder in connection with a hate-filled terror attack in New Zealand, according to a Christchurch District Court document.

The suspect, identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, was handcuffed and accompanied by three officers armed with tasers.

He remained silent during his brief court appearance, and he was remanded in custody.

The suspected shooter faces is maximum sentence of life in prison.

How To Become A Youth Leader.

I know someone with a very aggressive personality, someone who is dedicated to excellence.

In his latest post on social media, he talks about leadership, how young minds can create the desired change in their society and stair the wheel of leadership at a young age.

He is John Obidi, read the following and share the process explained below.


1. Give it a catchy and memorable name. Add ‘Africa’ at the end – Mentor Hub Africa for example.

2. Create a compelling value proposition that is tied to the UN MDGs or SDGs – We empower at-risk youth in Nigeria with skills required to end poverty and compete favourably in the global economy.

3. Create a free physical event. Venues cost less than 40k or a church might let you use their facility for free.

4. Get free publicity by announcing in religious centres and on facebook.

5. Take plenty pictures of smiling attendees showing the impact of your work.

6. Get video testimonials

7. Post the results on Facebook, Instagram and on your website.

8. Tell your mentors about what you’ve done and ask if they can help you get TV/Radio opportunities to talk about it. I’ve done this for a lot of people. I ignore those who come to me with empty hands and empty minds.

9. Take pictures and videos of you on TV/Radio and post on Social Media and on your website for more recognition and traction.

10. Next thing, you’ll be nominated for one award. Then CNN African Voices

And the show goes on and on…

Manchester To Face Barcelona…

Manchester United will face BarcelonaFC in a heavyweight Champions League quarterfinal draw.

The semifinal draw was also made on Friday, with Manchester United or Barca due to face Liverpool or Porto, with the winner of the tie between Manchester City and Tottenham playing either Ajax or Juve.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will return to the scene of one of his most famous nights after Manchester United were drawn against Barcelona in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Solskjaer’s 93rd-minute goal at Camp Nou in 1999 won the Champions League final for United, securing a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich.

Twenty years on, he will be back in Barcelona for the second leg of the quarterfinal tie as Red Devils coach.

Searching For The Right Person.

So this morning on bed, I was having a concise thought about who God is, the angels, how real are these things, how do they operate.

The truth is that I want to enjoy the presence of God and the visitation of angels, like we have in the Bible.

Since the day I married my beautiful wife Marie, I know God had placed me as a covering to her and all our children, much more so that I want them to enjoy God’s love and presence everyday.

As a husband and husband to be, build yourself to be a covering to your wife and children, in my new article, I will be sharing some experiences how I have learnt to be a covering as a husband.

I have been learning believe me.

To the juice…
It will guide you right if you choose to marry a woman of your dreams if you see it as God sees it. Searching for it as God will search for it, asking as God will want to ask. Well God is answerable to no one… But we’re to Him

Most times we deal with humans from the physical appearance. A friend once said when I saw her from afar I just knew she was my wife, I was at the airport and she was walking down, I went and told her she’s mine and we’re married. I wouldn’t want to gamble like that.

I will never judge anyone with their appearance so I will not choose a wife with her looks alone.

If God want to choose, where does he look; the heart. Character, attitude, behaviour, and the likes.

David was small and Ruddy, Gideon, Peter was a fisher man. Even Zacheus was small. But there’s something about these men, they are lowly, believing, trusting, faithful, diehard…

Remember these men chosen by God were not perfect, even after different encounters with God they still made mistakes.

The man and the lady are not perfect they must be lowly, believing and trusting. Stop looking for a perfect husband or wife.

I asked the Lord as I lay on my bed in deep thoughts, He said, I look at the heart first.

Trust God to help you, and He will. Our understanding is limited especially in heart issues. That’s why we were told in “Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

When you marry a lady with the right heart, it helps you love the other things. God will always tell you what to do, and how to go about loving yourselves.
2Timothy 1:9 For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.

If I may ask, what are the things you care about in your spouse or spouse to be.

Are they from the heart or the body. Are they from God or man.

Here is my prayer:
The Lord direct your hearts into the love of God… In Jesus name amen.

Why People Are Leaving Nigeria

Thousands of Nigerians have been brought back from Libya and many other countries in recent times.

In a report in punch newspaper the total number of returnees are about 4000.
People are not running from this country because the weather is too hot, neither is it because of drought or the soil is not fertile.
People are leaving from the product of bad leadership. We leave the most blessed continent in natural minerals to countries with fewer minerals because, because our leader have failed.
Someone said if there is a slave ship in the dock many might still jump in it to travel abroad.
Wait, don’t we hear of people that travel with all their life savings just to clean corpse. Or the ones that sold their properties plus inheritance to travel the desert in search of better life.
Don’t get this all wind up before you conclude I said traveling abroad is bad or a sin.
Here is the Sauce…
No one will travel to get proper health care abroad if the person’s saddled with the responsibilities to make that sector works in Nigeria has done his or her job well.
If you think our currency is a mess, some people destroyed the system.
We are so blessed with soil and weather that the people saddled with the responsibilities to make the agricultural ministry work have gone asleep.
I once wrote an exam, and my name was missing in the promotion list, days later I heard names of people that were late was on the list.
Some leaders have failed to work.
We play the religion track, or the state of origin track and play the song so loud so much that the people overseas makes us a comedy show.
It’s not about a political party or a person, I am talking to you.
Why would anyone want to go to Libya, America, Canada, UK, etc as a slave?
Some people called leaders have been sleeping, childish, selfish and not capable.
Our country has been turned into a country with chaos in all sector.
Sometimes you walk round some towns and you see the filth and rubbish everywhere, and you ask yourself questions.
We have lost the taste to create meaning out of life. We just live.
No good schools, hospitals, power supply, housing, road, and the basic things.
Wake the leaders close to you. Tell them it is time. No room for childish and selfish ambitions. Let’s build Nigeria together.
If you travel abroad or you are abroad, remember you have a country to build for yourself and the next generation.
Let’s make it happen. Make Nigeria happen.

US Grounds Boeing 737Max 8, Shares falls.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued an emergency order to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people.
According to Trumlt, the FAA is prepared to make an announcement regarding the new information and physical evidence received from the site, and from other locations.

Countries around the world have grounded the 737 MAX jets or banned them from flying over their airspace since the Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed soon after taking off from Addis Ababa on Sunday.

The still unexplained crash followed another involving a Boeing 737 MAX in Indonesia five months ago that killed 189 people.