List Of Bloggers In Uganda

List Of Bloggers In Uganda

A blogger is someone who writes regularly for an online journal or website. A political blogger might provide weekly commentary on current events. A personal blogger keeps a website which may include diary-like entries, photographs, and links to other sites.

The art of writing is a niche that several individuals have perfected over years, now with established blog. These bloggers write on different topics raging from news and politics, technology and reviews, current news and gossip.

There are several already known names in this sphere whereas others are new and upcoming.

Here are some of the leading bloggers in Uganda

1-Henry Ndugwa kakensa Media

His blog is popular in and out of Uganda. He tops the list of Ugandan bloggers.

He is well known for rabid criticism of the president and other government policies

His blog is worth a read and it’s very informative

2- Raymond Soulfah aka peng peng

Peng is avid Museveni critic.

He is well known for rabid criticism of the president and other government policies

He was the first Ugandan blogger to make a successfully live blogging and still enjoys this live video blogging.

He is also known for giving opportunities to young bloggers who by now enjoy big following (Ashburg, Mc Richie, Mp Rubaga South, and so many others)

3-Ashburg Katto

He rose to fame following his exchanges with Peng Peng

He was also known for being Bobi Wine blogger and friend. Though by now he works for Muhoozi one of Bobi Wine known enemy.

He is one of the most followed bloggers and get people attention.

4-Ritah kagwa

She’s all about gossip in the Ugandan entertainment. And she does it so well on her Facebook page.

5-Eddy Messiah

His blog is worth a read and it’s very informative and he takes it so serious.

Other leading news blogs include

Blizz Uganda

Matooke republic

Facebook influencers

1. Ray Supasta

2. Dictator Amir

3.Piz Clak

4. Tommy lee Uganda

5. Dimitar Kushy

Facebook Entertainers

1. Sesa Bat

2. Tumu Sime

3. Martha Kay

4. Outa Brian

5. Maama Brighton (Allan Cruz)

6. Salim Swaleh

Facebook stalkers

1. Trump Live

2. George Mogul

3. De General

4.  Eriku Alfred

5. Nyanzi Live

Top Authors, Journalists, and Publishers covering Uganda

Blogger NameBlog LinkTotal Blog Posts
Dr. Matthew Lee Smitheaglesinleadership.org40
Roy Ruvachano8.com28
Gorilla Walking Safarisgorillawalkingsafaris.com21
Vr Tyrantyoutube.com20
Wild Jungle Adminwildjungletrails.com20
Janel Breitensteinjanelbreitenstein.com20
Irene Lamunuleadershipmagazine.org20
Gorilla Tripsgorillatrips.net20
England Squashyoutube.com20

Here is a list of most popular Uganda blog post categories and topics to write about:

TopicNumber of posts
Yoweri Museveni462
Conversations With298

How do I become a blogger in Uganda?

There are few simple steps to follow when starting a blog in Uganda. As a blogger, you must first determine whether you have passion for blogging or not before becoming a full time blogger. Blogging is not as easy as it looks like from your point of view unless you have tried the venture. But over time, it pays.

Here are steps to follow in order to become a blogger in Uganda

1.Identify an area you wish to blog on

2.Register a domain name

3.Find a good hosting company

4.Start posting content

5.Start monetizing your traffic

6.Grow your traffic

  • Identify an area you wish to blog on

First, identify an area you are passionate about or where you think there is a gap in regards to information. If you need the blog to grow faster, news, politics, career and business are some of the best areas to blog about. Once you are done with identifying your preferred niche, determine the domain name you wish to register. It (the name)should be unique and easy to memorize.

  • Register your domain name

Domain registration is the most important aspect of blogging because it gives the identity to your blog. It’s the one that connects your website to make it visible in the worldwide web through your hosting company. When searching any content on Google, you use the identity of the domain to do so.

There are many companies offering domain registration services. Jubilee and Bluehost are some of the best companies but I would suggest Bluehost because it offers free domain registration.

On Bluehost website, click on Domains, then enter your preferred domain name. If you find it’s available, go ahead and register it. If the domain name isn’t available, come up with a different suggestion. Repeat the process by using coming up with different domain names until you find the right one.

  • Get a good web hosting company

One of the best web hosting companies for Ugandan bloggers is Bluehost. Though you’ll pay over UGX 100,000 per year, the company’s hosting services are excellent. Bluehost gives free SSL certiciate,30-day money back guarantee and 24/7 customer support. You will also be provided with 99.99% uptime services. Basic shared hosting is the most ideal plan for new blogs and it costs $2.95 per month.

Payment can be made through your VISA card or PayPal and it takes very few minutes to be completed.

  • Design your own blog using WordPress

After paying for hosting, go ahead and design a WordPress website. Bluehost will help you to install WordPress and link it with your new domain. After doing that,select and Install a Theme from WordPress—there are many available free themes on WordPress. To select a theme, login to your account, go to Appearance, then themes and activate the one you wish to use.Alternatively,you can get a good premium theme from ThemeForest.That’s where I also buy themes from.By the way,serious bloggers must use Premium themes and it’s good to identify a good theme even before starting to blog.I suggest you buy authentic or Newspaper themes which are available at ThemeForest.

  • Create your first blog post

When the blog is ready, proceed to create your first blog post. This is a simple process. The most important thing is to create posts that will be read by serious people.Ensure that the posts are long, unique and pleasing to the eyes of readers. Each post should be at least 500 words long.

A complete post should have a picture, title and content. The picture must communicate what’s in the content. Go to posts, new post and start creating one.To make your work easier, create the post on Word document, copy and post in your new post template. Save a picture you wish to attach on your post and upload it to WordPress after the post is complete, then click publish on o your WordPress blog.

  • How to make money with your blog

You will generate money when your blog starts getting serious traffic. Bloggers in Uganda make money through:

  1. AdSense
  2. AdSense alternative like MGID
  3. Affiliate marketing
  4. Sponsored content
  5. Direct banner Ads
  6. Selling products like smartphones through their blogs

But new bloggers can only make money through AdSense, MGID or affiliate marketing. AdSense is by far the best method to use in monetizing your traffic. Once your blog is up and active, apply to get approved by AdSense. However, you should only apply after posting more than 20 high quality articles. In addition, the blog must be more than 3 weeks old.

In case AdSense does not approve your site, apply to get approved by MGID.To apply, click on this link

  • How to get traffic for your blog

You will only get traffic after posting good articles that attract organic readers. Even if you use SEO tools, you can’t get enough traffic if your content isn’t appealing enough—people will be visiting your site ones and they disappear forever.

  • Amount of money you can earn as a blogger in Uganda

There is no limit to the amount of money a blogger can earn in Uganda. But for those monetizing with AdSense, here are the income figures:

10,000 page views—$20

20,000 page views—$35

50,000 page views—$70

100,000 page views–$130

1 million page views—$1,000