Steven Wong interview with Kinabalu Blog

Steven WongA week ago, I received an email from Steven Wong, a re known Malaysian Internet Marketer which run his own WordPress Blogging Seminar in Kuala Lumpur. I was really surprised to receive an email from him. I was even more surprised when he told me that he uses this blog (Kinabalu Blog) as an example for his seminar for new aspiring Malaysian Bloggers.

After much discussion, he suggested that we made a podcast interview of my journey into website creation and blogging. He sent me a set of questions for me to answer during the interview, a day before the appointment. It is just a couple of very basic questions, whereby he aim to get the most information from me in an hour session, so that he could share it with his students.

As the recording was over an hour (75 minutes to be exact), I have to split the recording into two part. The first part will be today, and the second part will be tomorrow.

The questions that were asked on todays audio recordings are:

  1. Who is Dr Ruhaizad Daud? Can you tell us about your background?
  2. How do you started blogging? And how long have you been blogging? How much time you spend weekly in updating your blog? Is Mount Kinabalu is the only blog you manage? If not, can you tell us your other blogs?
  3. Why you choose Mount Kinabalu Climbing as the topic of your blog? What is your advice to people who want to setup a new blog now? How much do you spend monthly to maintain your blog?
  4. How many visitors on average come to your blog monthly? What are the methods you use to promote your blog? How do you drive traffic to your blog? Do you use any specific tools to drive traffic?
  5. How do you monetize from the traffic, what kind of methods you make money from your blog? Examples: Adsense, PayPerPost, Text Link Ads, etc…

Although some of my regular reader of this blog were expecting me to write about technical information about climbing, I think this blog interview will give them a break from the regular post. They will have the chance to know closely who Ruhaizad Daud is and how did he run this blog and Mount Kinabalu Borneo.com website.

For other bloggers who listen to this podcast, some of the information discussed in the interview are relevant to your journey of blogging. You are currently listening to a podcast that is used in one of Steven Wong’s teaching!

[audio:blog-interview-1.mp3]

You can also download the mp3 file from here (17MB).

11 thoughts on “Steven Wong interview with Kinabalu Blog

  1. Hey there celebrity! By the way great stuff!
    Somehow your voice is what I would have imagined looking at your photo.. he he.
    Can’t wait for the next podcast.

  2. Celebrity? No lah Kay… Just an ordinary person who would love to share some of his newbie experiences.
    And I am glad that you enjoy the podcast!

  3. Hi Dr, so fast you have put up the interview, I haven’t edited the recording. I think I will do it in these 2 days and put up on my blog.

    Btw, you voice is a bit soft and maybe you can speak a bit louder in next interview.

    A tip for your audio file, you can use the iTunes to compress the file and make the file smaller.

  4. Hi Steven,

    Thank you for dropping by. Yes, I noticed that my voice is a little bit soft. It was my Skype volume settings problem. I forgot to increase the volume bar before the interview.
    Oh, iTunes file was really gigantic! I use the best open source audio editing software, Audacity to edit the recording. And yes, I have compressed it to become smaller, but anything smaller will distort the audio quality of the recording.
    I need to learn Audacity more to get the most of it in my next podcast interview.

    Cheers!

  5. I use WavePad for my normal quick editing. It’s shareware but you still have unlimited conversions to mp3 and it’s settings. For serious stuff I use Sony Vegas Video editing software which doubles as an audio editing tools as well.

  6. Oh… I forgot to mention, iTunes is a free tool for playing music just like Windows media player, you can use it for simple compression purpose, but not editing.

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