This is already the fourth episode of my podcast interview series which is a segment in my blog where I have a conversation with bloggers who love to travel in order to get to know them better.
Mica of Senyorita.net
Going back to Skype conversations, I interviewed Mica of Senyorita.net online due to location differences. She has been blogging for a long time but it was only during a free trip to Boracay did I get to meet her. She quit her job in order to travel and has been living through funds that she is able to generate online which is something a lot of people want.
Through Krispy Kremes meet-ups in Manila, I learned a lot of tips from her about the online world so I could maximize my sites and earn more from them. I couldn’t thank her enough for sharing her experiences so I may also live the same lifestyle in the future.
Interview Location: Skype from Cebu, Philippines to Dagupan, Pangasinan, Philippines
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What is your primary goal why you set up your travel blog?
I decided to finally make a separate travel blog because there was a time wherien most of my entries in Micamyx.com (my personal blog) were travel-related. A friend of mine suggested that I create a separate one since I had a lot of scheduled trips for the rest of the year at that time. So there you have it, Senyorita.net!
Banaue Rice Terraces
You seem to be very honest when you express yourself online…
Yes, I make it a point because I think it’s the main reason why people are reading my blog that’s why they keep coming back. Because if you just blog about facts and you try to pretend you’re somebody else, people will get tired with you.
Who/What inspires you to travel?
Travel blogs in general. If I read a blog about a certain destination and his/her entry is quite persuasive, the place will eventually bother and haunt me until I schedule a flight or trip to that destination. Another thing is movies. Like when you see the visuals and the possibility that something good might happen in that place.
First Train ride in Cardiff, Wales
Where do you get the money for your travels?
It’s more on the blogs. I don’t only own Micamyx and Senyorita. But I also own a number of undisclosed blogs. It’s more of entertainment-related blogs and I also write for a tabloid in the Philippines. I still contribute there. I also maintain a number of social networking accounts for other people. So I guess that’s enough for me to quit my job and pursue what I really want to do. I can say that my online earnings are quite enough to go and quit the corporate world.
What’s your take on solo traveling?
I have to admit that most of the time I go out with my travel blogger friends or travel in a group. But I believe that one needs to take solo travel from time to time in order to reflect and learn more about themselves. Also, when traveling solo, one is not forced to follow a certain itinerary and be touristy. You can just throw that mask of happiness and be yourself.
Are there any tips you’d like share to those who are hesitant to go out and explore the world?
Just book it. Because once you book that flight, it would be hard for you to not push through with it. It will be hard for you to back out.
We had to do a retake in some parts due to technical issues. But I’m really happy that she was still game enough to repeat some areas of the recording.
PS: I’m thinking of probably posting these interviews on a bi-monthly basis. It seems that I’ll be too swamped if I will keep it a weekly affair. Most likely, I’ll be posting the next podcast two weeks from now so watch out for that!
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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soloflightEd.com is a travel blog by Edcel Suyo. He enjoys performing headstands and crazy stunts during his trips in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Now based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and working to earn a living, he takes time to enjoy the city and travel during weekends.
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