Sunday, April 15, 2012

Popular Blogs and Bloggers in Kenya

Blogging is the in-thing in Kenya right now. There was Facebook but as of late its no longer so interesting. Unless am getting traffic from them or just checking what is happening on a lazy day like this, you won't find me on Facebook. I love a good opinion and that is where bloggers come in.

Well if you are looking for a good list of popular blogs in Kenya, here we go:

Nairobi Wire
If you want to know what is happening in Nairobi and generally Kenya, this is the blog you should be reading. Mostly covers entertainment news and celebrity gossip.

A Nairobi's Perspective
Generally covers life in Nairobi and the world at large. Read about the opinion of a Nairobi guy and his two cents about everyday life.

This is a blog about Kenyan politics and news.

Kenyan Girls Relationship Blog
I love this girl! No, I love her articles. If you want to read the latest about love, romance and relationships, some female gossip, you should be subscribed to this blog.

The Lily Review-Tell your Story
Another blog about love and relationships. Expert analysis of relationship issues and more.

The Photography of Mutua Matheka
Love photography? You've got to love this blog. Look at stunning photos taken by Mutua Matheka. If am not wrong this guy won some wordpress award for his efforts at photo blogging.

For the lovers of poetry and creative fiction, this is the blog you should be reading.

Mars Group Blog
The Mars group are famous for their role in activism. This is their official blog.

Kenyan Jobs-A collection of Kenyan Jobs
This blog post fresh jobs everyday. If you are a job seeker than you should be subscribed to their email list or rss feed. For those who are seriously tarmacking, safe your fare and read this blog everyday. You might land a job very soon.

I must admit that this might not be the most comprehensive blog list ever. If you are a blogger and you feel your blog has been left out. You can add it here at Kenyan blog list.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kenyan Jobs and Vacancies 2013

Are you looking for a job opening in Kenya? So many people wake up everyday tarmacking looking for that dream job. It can prove to be very expensive especially if you have no money on you. Fresh out of college, probably broke and you want to go to town everyday and look for a job? Save your money and time.

In this age when virtually everything we want can be found online, you should think about job hunting online. There are so many sites in Kenya that post job opening everyday. There are also forums like The Kenyan Best forums where you can discuss all job issues and get job opening updated every time. Click here to find jobs, vacancies and job advice in Kenya.

There are also other popular websites that can help you get a job easily. There is this blog, Kenyan Jobs that has a large collection of jobs in Kenya. It is updated daily so you are likely to find a job easily.

It is much easier and even cheaper to look for a job online rather than tarmacking everyday. If you are one of those people who have subscribed to services that charge you 30 bob to send you a job vacancy you don't need, now you know that you don't need them.

You can access this sites with your mobile phone which is very cheap. For Kshs. 5 you can surf the whole day on your mobile phone.

All the best in getting your dream job.

Friday, January 6, 2012

How to Verify Your Simple Machines Forum(SMF) With Google Webamster Tools and Add SiteMap

After creating the, I was faced with one task which took me almost an hour to solve. You know it's a simple problem but the solution escapes you every time.

Every serious webmaster out there knows that a Google Webmaster Tools accounts is a must have. You need to know how your site is performing with Google and what you can do about it. If your site is regional like mine, you will also want your site to be set such that it targets local users(mine will be Kenya).

The easiest way to go about this is a simple mod if found. Optimus brave is the ultimate mod for every webmaster who has started a forum with SMF and wonders how to go about site search engine optimization.

This mod will:
  • Help you add meta tags to homepage and forum and topic pages.
  • Ability to verify Google webmaster tools, Yahoo Site Explorer, Bing Webmaster tools, Yandex and even Alexa.
  • Help you create an XML sitemap for your Simple Machines Forum
  • Rule Generator for robots.txt file
  •  Changing the robots.txt from Modification Settings page
  • Other changes to help you improve your site.
Optimus Brave is the ultimate mod that will help you create a better SMF site in a few minutes. It is compatible with the latest version of SMF. You should definitely use it if you are facing the above problems. Check it here