Student Blog of the Week: Warwick University Student Yomi Adegoke's Sitting Witty


Age: 21

Education: 3rd year Law student at Warwick University

Twitter: @sittingwitty

What’s your blog all about?

Genuinely anything that pops into my head. It has personal aspects, offers some potentially ill advice, a general commentary on life, a bit of fashion here and there...most bases are covered. I generally tend to have an opinion on everything and just call things as I see them.

Describe your blog in three words

Grandiloquence Meets Ghetto

Why did you start your blog?

I started the blog simply as a distraction during a very hard period of time but it developed into so much more than I initially thought it would be. I've had it for such a short period of time and yet its helped me realise a latent love of writing and has even helped me with internship applications!

How long have you been running it?

Just over one month

What makes it different from the rest?

I would say it takes a high brow approach to low brow topics such as reality TV and celebrity gossip, but then focuses on more serious things like self improvement, relationships, music and art at the same time. I like mixing business and pleasure. Also, I'm rather blunt and have a no holds barred approach to blogging but there is always an element of humour in each post.

Who would be your dream guest blogger?

Danny Wallace. I used to pick up Shortlist Magazine every Thursday just for his 'Danny Wallace is a man' column so I could silently laugh to myself on the bus. He probably wouldn't have a clue about half of what I was talking about, but his presence would be much appreciated.

What was your last blog post about?

It was a wry commentary on Ray J's diss track to Kanye West, 'I hit it first'. I was more reviewing the fact that he's obviously on the verge of a breakdown as opposed to reviewing the actual song itself.

What’s been your blog highlight?

It was actually when I started blogging for the students section for the Huffington Post. They tweeted that they had loved a piece I had written about TV shows Eastenders and Youngers, which sent a buttload of traffic to Sitting Witty. The usual amount of views I have trebled that day! Another big highlight was the acknowledgement of my 'Shittest Toys Ever' post from the artist Darren Cullen who had inspired the blog post in the first place. I've always been a really big fan of his art and was really pleased he liked it.

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