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The Cliques of Twitter and Social Kampala

“The bad thing about cliques is . . . we’re not going to get dissenting views, and that’s the kind of information you need for factual judgments.” – Martin Kaplan A BBC feature on The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser brought to our knowledge that “… users are seeing their own world view reflected online.” The…

Mental Health Needs More Attention in Uganda

Last Friday, 7th April 2017,  we were privileged to be part of a mental health talk commemorating World Health Day hosted by Global Shapers Kampala Hub, Tumaini Foundation and supported by The Uganda Society and Uganda Blogging Community. The theme of World Health Day was Depression and we gathered at Uganda Society Library at the Uganda Museum…

Blogging 101: Talk & Training Event

UgBloc Session Talks are quarterly talks meant to equip new and old Ugandan bloggers with necessary skills to help them become better bloggers. The trainings shall comprise and are not limited to workshops and blogging camps. The end goal, is to ensure that bloggers in the community are able to elevate their craft, improve their…

#HerTale Blogging Challenge: Celebrate your “Woman”

The UgBloc #HerTale Challenge is an 8 day blogging experience that calls upon women to share their experience being a woman – their story in overcoming the daily challenges they face because they are a woman. A good number of women around us face challenges unique to their sex however many are going against the…

#UgBlogWeek February 2017 Edition

Uganda Blogging Community is proud to announce 2017’s first 7-day-blogging challenge! February 2017’s #UgBlogWeek challenge will take place from 13th – 19th February and the guiding format is chain stories.  The way chain stories work is; one blogger begins a part 1 of a story and then bloggers that might be interested continue with part 2 from where the…

28 Day Blogging Challenge

February is here and the blogging year at UgBloc is officially open! Our first challenge to you is to blog each day for 28 days. Use the hashtag #28BlogsUg and tag us in your posts. There could be a reward for you at the end of the month. One of the key ingredients of a…

Call for Topical Articles

Starting this month, UgBloc will be calling for articles from writers and bloggers that address pertinent issues in society. The articles will be aimed at both informing but also creating dialogue on major issues affecting the world we live in. A key ingredient of these articles is that they be properly written and where necessary, researched…

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