In this video, we are interviewing Rhys, the current owner and moderator of gospelrhys.co.uk to find out what he thinks of the blogging industry and to answer our questions on the related subject of blogging.
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Rhys explains to us in this video about his blog, and how it focuses mainly on technology, games, the Internet and sport. He then tells us that he has been contacted by the 3rd highest ranked member of WordPress due to his highly respected blog. Rhys gathers many visits daily, and he receives many posts from visitors about his blog, status, and various other measures of his social time on the internet. He tells us that he has made many friends due to the freedom of his blog, and how he has managed to talk to people he would never have imagined talking to. His blog has given him the freedom of speech, and access into peoples online lives. He tells us he has been blogging for around 7 years, and it has become a large part of his time at home, allowing him to talk about the subjects he loves.
Later on in the interview, he explains to us about the drawbacks and competition in the industry of blogging, and how he is up against larger based blogs such as TMZ which were announed on Sky News as they were the first website to release the death of King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Rhys tells us that it is companies like that who are a threat to gospelrhys.co.uk
Rhys had one major tip for all you bloggers and “wannabe bloggers.” Be yourself, tell the truth and don’t lead people to believe made up stories, as they will just backfire and effect you worse than they could anyone else. For example, if TMZ had lied about Michael Jackson, they would have found themselves in a large financial problem.
The Talkies: “Can you explain briefly about the business and company you have come from today?”
Rhys: “Yes, my blog is 7 years old, its been going in various forms for the last 7 years, it hasnt always been gospelyrhys.co.uk, it has been a number of other websites. Its basically a blog situated around my interests, which is basically Technology, News, Social Media and the Internet, a little bit about sport and other hobbies I do on a day to day basis. Its got programs, plugins for wordpress, which is the blogging piece of software. My blog contains adverts for companies My blog gets around 150 to 250 people visiting a day. Visiting mainly either from Google or from social media services such as Twitter and Facebook. “
The Talkies: “What has been your most successful time when blogging?”
Rhys: “My most successful time, erm, there was a period starting from about three years ago to about a year ago, where I was featured on a lot of big blogs with links to my blogs generally featured about what I wrote. I also appeared on BBC Radio Wales a couple of times to talk about blogging and to talk about how blogging works.”
The Talkies: “What was your must unfortunate time when blogging?”
Rhys: “There was a period from probably after that very successful period for about 6 months where blogging changed. It became a lot more money focused and a lot of people lost track of what was important. As a result it was difficult, because financially, well I cant say that. I know I’m not going to make huge amounts of money before anybody says that, but it’s a case of everybody’s like “What you going to do for me?” and I’d just expect them to be nice rather than be, I’d rather them contribute. Thankfully that period died down quite quickly a lot of people of who starting blogging don’t have much spare time and most people like myself carried on. That was probably one of my most unsuccessful times I had.”