2021 seems to be a year of fresh blood and talent when it gets to the game/business of blogging… In today’s exclusive interview, we bring you Mitala Joshua one of the best if not the best bloggers in the pearl of Africa right now… With the introduction of different socials, people thought it was the end of the blogging business, however, blogs are here to stay because they provide in-depth content for the readers…
The latest blog trends are still closely tied to how search engines direct readers to find useful content. In short, content creators and business bloggers have to develop an editorial plan and integrate SEO into that plan. Nothing new there … except: now, you have plenty of analytics tools to make data-driven decisions to target and retarget readers, while the internet itself is pummeled with useless content at best and fake news at worst.
The goal is to optimize content to be both useful and visible with the aid of various blog software. Of course, be honest with your intent as Google and Facebook go into witch-hunting for fake sites. However, to cut the whole short, let Mitala Joshua take the wheel and explain to us how he started his blogging journey…
1. Hello, Mitala Joshua, can you briefly tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
Joshua Mitala is an unconventional Audio-Visual editor, Cinematographer, Journalist, Show Host (The Profile 256), and one of the Directors of Shootia Media Uganda. Apparently, Joshua is working with The African Center for Media Excellence.
He has worked on 1 Radio Station and 3 TV stations. Mitala has also shared his Audio-visual knowledge as a video instructor at one of the institutes.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Mass Communication from Uganda Christian University
2. Describe how did you first get into blogging?
I first started using YouTube as a platform where I would keep and archive my work. Years later I thought of a TV show that I wanted to do my way without any limitations, that’s the reason my show isn’t on any TV station. As a producer there’s a way I wanted to see my things unlike House Styles that are common in the TV stations whereby you MUST follow certain things, I just needed to have my creativity at play and try out anything because creativity and art shouldn’t be limited in a way.
3. Can you tell me some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?
What helped me are friends and the good work. Because good work is irresistible.
4. How would Mitala Joshua describe his blogging style?
Besides the human interest videos I upload, I have devoted to profiling people in a way that is totally different from the usual. It’s an in-depth story of the different personalities not limited to any field
5. What type of networking do you think is better to enhance your traffic to the blog?
If people with numbers share the work, it can do well. If fellow bloggers or vloggers share the better as well.
6. What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to his readers?
The best service bloggers/Vloggers should provide is to give their audience the unasked questions, I don’t know if that term even exists.
7. What would be your ideal working environment?
I don’t have any ideal working environment, what am doing determines which environment to work in
8. How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
I have always worked hard to make sure that the Mitala of tomorrow is better than the Joshua Mitala of today and yesterday and that’s what I will continue doing
9. What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?
I haven’t gotten any failure yet because even what looks to be a failure, I turn it into an opportunity
10. Tell me about your proudest achievement?
I haven’t gotten any yet because I feel am destined for more than what I have apparently.
11. Who has impacted Mitala Joshua most in blogging and how?
I think there’s one but that particular person should be reserved for now.
12. What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
I take you back to the first question about my achievement. I just feel am destined for more than this, so I think am not there yet.
13. How do you think I rate your blog as an interviewer?
Since you have given me time and space on your platforms it means there’s something am going to be adding to it so I think am way above average to you.
14. What do you do in your spare time?
Chill with friends or do video edits, play music, do some karaoke, and at times be on social media
15. Where would you like to be in blogging five years from now?
Back to the other question, I work hard to see that the Joshua Mitala of tomorrow is better than the Mitala of today and yesterday, that’s all.
16. What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
I have always turned my challenges into opportunities.
17. Can you name some of your favorite bloggers and explain why they are your favorites?
In Uganda…… Crystal Newman because during her interviews, she asks the unasked questions and helps us get unanswered questions.
18. What inspired you to start your blog?
I wanted to answer the unanswered questions or ask the unasked questions when it comes to profiling that is not limited to anyone
19. How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
The people that believe in me keep me going, the feedback that is both negative and positive, and my inner self too because before anyone else, my inner self believes in me, so I don’t want to disappoint. That motivates me
20. A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online. Do you have some tips for those people who are interested in making money from the blog?
I welcome any that would love to join the business. Come with passion, determination, resilience backed up by YouTube tutorials, it’s the best teacher.
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