Mark Maish Wins Top Kenyan Blog Award

A few months ago, I met a top & highly-experienced African media personality I used to look up to. He said to me.

“Mark, your writing is pathetic, unprofessional & pedestrian.”

He went ahead to rubbish my art & poke holes into everything around the blog. Being the kind of person who puts all his heart into everything he does, I was discouraged and terribly hurt.


He was an expert and if he didn’t think I was good enough then who was I to dispute that? For three days, I was trying to find the right words to publicly announce my exit from the blogging sphere. It’s during this period that I reconnected with why I actually began writing.

This made realize that I may not be the best writer or have the eloquence of a wordsmith, however, I write because I want to have a positive impact on fellow youth. I made a decision to continue writing so long as it would inspire just one more person.

Thanks for your loyal readership, support & votes we won big last night. No words can express how I feel right now.

See, 13th May 2017 is 3 days after my birthday and exactly one year since I left Nation FM to concentrate on growing my blogging career. Being crowned winner of the Best Creative Writing Blog in#BAKEAwards on the 1st anniversary is absolutely unbelievable!

I dedicate this award every young person who people purporting to be experts keep telling her/him they are not good enough or their dreams are unrealistic.

Thank you so much for voting and for all the hard work you put into making this happen. I will forever be grateful to you.

~Mark Maish

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    Zippy

    Congratulations, you indeed do inspire. I will keep readingz youthful am not but youthful at heart. Keep up the good vibes tho I don’t always agree with all your views but you sure are on the right path n gifted writer you are.

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    anthony

    You deserve it Mark. I’ve been reading every ounce of your work; and for sure it’s nothing short of self-effacing and shrewd. Bravo Mark you win I win too as your fan. Eager to read your next piece.

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    Phil

    He has his ways of doing things – and you have your own.

    His views are just views.

    People write for different reasons and rarely does it help a fellow writer when you judge them through your own mission / motivation for writing.

    The good thing is the more you write the better you become.

    As long as people gain something good from the pieces you publish on your blog, you are almost at 98% of your goal as a writer.

    Remember this someday when another expert tries to push you to the point of quitting.

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