We have another Cape Town Blogger interview for you.
This time it is Chris Fisher with his Blog Cape Advlog: The Adventure Video Blog. Learn what he does.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am an outdoor enthusiast, which is why I love Cape Town so much! Cape Advlog is a vlog (video blog) dedicated to finding new adventure in and around Cape Town, South Africa. Join me me as I tackle a new route on Table Mountain, hunt for the holy grail of MTB single track or line up at the next race. Whether it be on foot, by bicycle, motorbike, boat or any means possible.
How you first got involved in with blogging?
I started making videos of my exploits and soon realized that a vlog was the perfect way to share my adventures.
What do you find most challenging about blogging about your topic?
Trying to be creative enough to keep it interesting and appealing to all, not just adventure junkies.
Tell me about some of the people you’ve met while working on your blog?
The cool part is that trying new adventures often leads you to some interesting people along the way.
How would (someone) describe your blogging style?
Video Blogging (or vlogging) usually trying to emphasize more of the surroundings and natural beauty than my take on it in particular.
What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?
In between planning the next adventure I have a desk job (Quantity Surveyor) and am also part owner of an Adventure Race event organizing comapany: Western Cape ADventure (www.wcad.co.za) and have a small Production company specialising in Event Film Production for online media (www.africauncut.co.za)
What networking do you do that you feel helps your blogging business?
Facebook, Twitter and webpages/mailing lists of events I partake in.
How do you keep coming up with material/content for your blog?
We live in a place with endless adventures waiting to be had on our doorstep… i haven’t even scraped the surface.
Where do you go for news and information online?
Whats your strategy with your blog in general?
The aim is to get out there, enjoy the wilderness and have a good time… and hopefully inspire at least one other person in this wonderful city to live their own adventure!
What would you prioritize? Content? SEO? Traffic? Readers?
What’s the best thing a blogger can give to his readers?
Enough enjoyment to hit “Subscribe”
What has been your strategy for creating visibility to yourself and your blog?
No strategy really, just do what i do, enjoy doing it and let the rest take care of itself.
What was the most challenging moment in your blog content development process and why?
Film production is a skill and art-form that can always be developed and improved… I strive to constantly get better at it.
Everyone has a favorite/least favorite post. Name yours and why?
Favourite: Shark Cage Diving, Gansbaai (probably cause its one of the most recent) Least Favourite: The earlier posts
What is the ultimate Goal for a blogger in your opinion?
To let their passion become their vocation.
Which one plugin would you suggest all bloggers to have?
Not too clued up on the tec side!
Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?
VlogBrothers- They are entertaining fresh and have created a massive following.
2 oceans vibe- achieved ultimate goal as above
If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest?
Do it… cause anyone and everyone can!
A big thank you from Cape Town Active to Chris for this interview. Please check out his site http://advlog.wordpress.com/ now.
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