In this blog review of 2023, the writer reflects on their blogging journey, expressing gratitude for reader support. They highlight reaching 50,000 views and acknowledge the top 10 countries reading their blog. The post also lists the popular blog posts of 2023, surprising the writer with reader favorites.
The year 2023 was a rollercoaster. It brought unexpected challenges, including struggles with motherhood and personal battles with loneliness and career setbacks. Overcoming creeping depression and family illnesses tested faith and hope. Despite the hardships, there’s a newfound hope for the future. It was a year of unlearning, learning, and resilience, with a cautiously hopeful outlook for the next year.
Evaristo Mapulanga, a formerly notorious pickpocket, became one of the most revered police officers in Limbe, Malawi during the era of Kamuzu Banda. Chosen to bring order amid escalating crime, he cultivated fear and respect from both criminals and civilians, and effectively reduced the crime rate. His placed emphasis on upholding a strict dress code, dressing impeccably himself and expecting others to do the same. He also successfully patrolled significant areas of Limbe alone. His legacy continues to inspire modern officers like Gladson Chipumphula, the new Officer-in-Charge of the Limbe Police Station.
The post reflects on Malawi’s susceptibility to scams, attributing it to both governmental naivety and a societal desire for ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes. Instances of political fraud, such as politicians making false promises during campaigns, are mentioned. The text further outlines scams affecting ordinary citizens, including an infamous $6.8 billion funding deal that proved dubious and common swindling techniques like money transfer scams. It concludes with a warning against yet another potential investment scam, effectively exemplifying a widespread issue.