As I’ve discussed in one of my travel blog projects, I planned on conducting interviews with fellow travel bloggers. Now, after how many hours of reading through editing tutorials, I’m ready to launch my interview project in the form of a podcast file. Introducing…
This idea was inspired by Flipnomad wherein I was featured in his ‘Meet the Nomads‘ section of his website. I wanted to hear the voices behind these travel bloggers so I thought about recording our conversation in the process.
Although a number of bloggers have already started podcasting, it took me some time to set this up due to lack of confidence and insecurities. I prefer to write than talk. But I realized that we all have to go out of comfort zones in order to develop ourselves and our passions.
Gael of ThePinaySoloBackpacker.com
First up, I have Gael of ThePinaySoloBackpacker.com. I had her in mind because she’s one of first travel bloggers I met during a free trip to Boracay and I wanted to start this podcast with somebody I’m comfortable talking to.
Of course, I also love her blog. A Filipina who travels solo with a backpack, it just proves how much spunk this Pinay has. She also has a way of capturing her audience when she narrates her stories in her articles.
Please click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the Podcast:
What is your primary goal why you set up your travel blog?
It’s actually meant to be a memento, just a personal travel blog. I want something that I can read after 20 years or so and remember how I put myself to be in that place at that moment.
But as time goes by, I realize that I’m not just writing for myself or to share my travel memories with my friends and family. But I want to help and inspire fellow travelers like me and I want to inspire Filipinas to travel even if it means traveling solo.
Are there any tips you’d like share to those who are hesitant to go out and explore the world?
Life is too beautiful and too short to spend it safely at the four corners of your room. I suggest you get out, trust your instincts and keep the faith alive.
Just keep exploring.
So there were technical glitches and I still have to work on verbal collisions and communicating more effectively. Plus, it would be nice to add music in between (I wish Ron can provide a tip or two with the transitioning between phases in the recording). But this is still the start and I’ll progress along the way. I’m just happy that it’s finally published.
I would like to thank Gael for supporting me with this project even if we were initially too ‘shy’ and ‘conservative’ to talk. We still are though. ;p
Check out my podcasts with other bloggers below:
- Episode 001: Gael of ThePinaySoloBackpacker.com
- Episode 002: Estan of Langyaw.com
- Episode 003: Brenna of PhilippineTravelogue.com
- Episode 004: Mica of Senyorita.net
- Episode 005: Ron of FlipTravels.com
- Episode 006: Flip of FlipNomad.com
- Episode 007: Chichi of WeAreSoleSisters.com
- Episode 008: Doi of TheTravellingFeet.com
- Episode 009: James of JourneyingJames.com
- Episode 010: Nina of JustWandering.org
- Episode 011: Chyng of ChyngReyes.com
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