Photo Story: What strikes you in this picture, aside the Rainbow?

Some months back, I suddenly found a rainbow in the beautiful sky from my office window. I couldn’t resist the urge to capture the scenery using a colleague’s Samsung S4. Here’s what I got:

Rainbow on a beautiful Lagos afternoon

However, there was something else striking aside the rainbow; the next image captures it. It’s almost glaring! See if you can find what exactly I’m thinking about below:

What strikes you in this picture, aside the rainbow?

Please let me know what it is in the Comments section and I will announce in my next blogpost on Saturday, August 9th, 2014. I will pick two winners randomly and there’ll be surprise gifts for them! :)

Do enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a fabulous new week.

Thinking about Crossroads


“And having once chosen, never to seek to return to the crossroads of that decision-for even if one chooses wrongly, the choice cannot be unmade.”
― Jacqueline CareyKushiel’s Chosen

“Indecision is the reluctance or inability to pass a judgment on an issue under consideration. Indecision means you have come to crossroads and you cannot make your mind.” ― Israelmore AyivorThe Great Hand Book of Quotes

“Stand at the crossroads if you will, but if you’ll not choose, I’ll move on without you” ― Jacqueline CareyKushiel’s Dart


503 Days Later, I’m Back!

Back to BloggingIt has been 503 days since I last blogged on this space – what a long vacation from the Blog-o-sphere! *covers face*

I didn’t see it coming. I thought I could still manage to write in my spare time whilst I settled into my new job at the time. Like millions before me, I soon realized the magnitude of the force with which the Corporate world sucks even the most strong-willed of men into its big belly. Too late! You just get so engrossed in the routine that you lose track of time, and poof! One year’s gone. No, 500+3 days are gone by.

I have taken the bold step to revive this blog. I will endeavour to post something new mostly once a week, except when necessary and/or I have the bandwidth to blog an extra day or two. I will also feature guest bloggers on this space to ensure you get two posts per week.

Writing is what I do and I am certain that many have been blessed and inspired to become more and accomplish more in life by reading posts on this platform in the past. I have decided to re-activate because of purpose and its fulfillment. It will require me to spend some of my spare time, especially during weekends, but I believe I am up to the task.

Tomorrow, I will tell you about a Tweet Conference I have been invited to speak at. It’s an 8-day event that started on Sunday, June 15th, 2014 and will end on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. You can catch all the action on Twitter (#Audacity2Lead) or on

Hope you come back often. Hope you stay with me as I write again, every week.

Do have a fabulous day!

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Happy New Year, Friends! Before We Hit the Ground Blogging, Here’s the Summary for 2012

Dear friends and unconditionally devoted readers, I officially wish you a Happy New Year! 2013 holds so much promise for us all, and I trust that we have all started to make great things happen already.

Before my first major post of the year, I thought to share some details about activities on this blog, Gbenga’s Notebook, for 2012 as made available by WordPress.

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.

In 2012, there were 34 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 205 posts. The busiest day of the year was February 24th with 171 views. The most popular post that day was In 2012: It’s 100 Books or 20,000 Pages! – Plus BONUS link!!!.

Some of the most popular posts were written before 2012, so WordPress thinks that my writing has staying power! I will consider writing about those topics again this year.

You can see all the details by clicking on this link:

As I round-up this post, here a special shout out to the top commenters on this blog for 2012: itunu, Naijamum in L., Mimi, Joseph Omotayo,and Tosin. Thank you all for coming back regularly, even when my various involvements and offline activities (and inactivities) meant I had to blog less. Here’s hoping for a better 2013.

Tomorrow, I will be sharing a bit about my “Next Big” writing project. Thanks, and please watch this space! :)