Blogger Spotlight: Gian Carlo and Sheila of Adrenaline Romance

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Blogger Spotlight: Gian Carlo and Sheila of Adrenaline Romance

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As we welcome summer, we are very excited to feature 2 thrill-seekers. This couple is on an eternal quest, to feed their lust for adventure and thirst for adrenaline rush. They just don’t blog, this boyfriend-and-girlfriend tandem of adventure junkies tell mind-blowing and drooling stories of their outdoor adventures and misadventures.

To crack things off, Drift Stories is proud to have Gian and Sheila, the couple behind the jam-packed blog Adrenaline Romance

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TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND HOW YOU GOT INTO BLOGGING?

Gian and Sheila: Team Sweetie (that’s what we call ourselves after our endearment term) consists of Gian and Sheila, a loving boyfriend-and-girlfriend team of adventure junkies who are eternally thirsty for the next adrenaline rush. Gian works as a content specialist for a photo-editing company while Sheila works as a copyeditor for a market research company. During weekends, we leave our corporate lives behind and turn into half-mad, frothy mouthed adventurers who want nothing more than a great dose of adrenaline.

We decided to publish a blog after experiencing the positive life changes brought about by engaging in adrenaline-pumping adventures

WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA OF YOUR BLOG’S NAME?

Gian and Sheila: This goes two ways. One, we love the rush of adrenaline pumping into our system with each amazing adventure. Two, we share the same love and passion for outdoor activities and extreme adventures.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BLOGGING?

Gian and Sheila: Blogging allows us to inspire people to get off their sedentary lives, go out to live their lives, and follow their pursuits. We feel very happy when we receive comments and e-mails on how our blog ignited their passion for adventure. It’s a great feeling to know that you are doing something to change people’s lives.

WHAT IS THE NICHE OF YOUR BLOG AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE IT?

Gian and Sheila: Most readers consider Adrenaline Romance as a travel blog. But upon closer look, they suddenly realize that our blog is mostly about outdoor activities and extreme adventures. Travel is just a part of it; they need to travel to experience these adventures.

We chose this niche because we rarely encounter Philippine-based blogs that document extreme outdoor adventures. True, there are a lot of travel blogs, but they simply document destinations. We want to show readers that there is so much more to just visiting our country’s magnificent destinations

ARE YOU MONETIZING YOUR BLOG? HOW DO YOU MONETIZE YOUR BLOG’S TRAFFIC?

Gian and Sheila: Yes, we monetized our blog just recently. We use WordAds for monetizing.

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TOP 5 SITES YOU VISIT (ALMOST) EVERYDAY

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinoy Mountaineer
  • Oddee

TOOLS YOU USE WITH YOUR BLOGGING

  • Photobucket
  • Fotor
  • WordPress
  • Meriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
  • Various social media accounts

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WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR BLOG POSTS?

Gian and Sheila: Our own adventures and trips inspire us to write our blog posts. Our reader’s positive responses and emails  on how our blog motivated them to take up a life of adventure inspire us even more.

BESIDES BLOGGING, WHAT OTHER INTERESTS DO YOU HAVE?

Gian and Sheila: rock climbing / mountain trekking / scuba diving / Cooking and experimenting new dishes / Watching movies

GIVE US 5 OF YOUR BEST BLOG POSTS

HOW WAS YOUR BLOGGING SO FAR? HAVE YOU RECEIVED AWARDS AND RECOGNITION SINCE YOU STARTED?

Gian and Sheila: Our blogging has been great, and the effort is all worth it. Never in our wildest dreams did we expect to receive awards and recognitions.

  • Best Cebu 2014 Travel Blog by Cebu Blogger’s Society
  • Bronze Award for Bob’s Top Travel Blogs (international award)
  • Sea to Summit product ambassadors
  • Media Partner of Outpax and Kai Outdoors
  • Featured in ABS-CBN MagTV’s Love + Adventure = Heart Attack program
  • Featured and mentioned in several blogs and aggregators
  • Sponsorship by various hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other business entities

WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO JUST STARTED BLOGGING

Choose a niche that you are passionate and knowledgeable about. It contributes greatly to your reputation and credibility as a blogger.
Do not blog about a niche that you are not passionate about. Your lack of passion will be very obvious in your articles.
Blog because you want to share and inspire. Blogging for money, fame, and glory is a totally misguided motivation and accounts for a lot of failures. These rewards come with hard work.
Focus on writing quality content. Write for humans, not for search engines.
Your content should be useful to readers. People look for information that can help them satisfy their needs. They are not interested in diaries.
Improve on grammar, spelling, syntax, and other elements of good English composition. It is really painful to read content with grammar and spelling errors.

LASTLY, WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BLOG IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

Gian and Sheila: As long as we can still breathe, we will continue to visit amazing places, climb mountains and cliffs, dive in our cerulean seas, explore caves, and do adrenaline-pumping adventures.

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  • Rational and Irrational? Rational
  • Optimistic or Pessimistic? Optimistic. Nothing good has ever come out of harboring negative thoughts.
  • Introvert or Extrovert? In-between
  • Left or Right Hemisphere? Right hemisphere. We are more inclined towards the creative side of things.
  • Leader or Follower? Mostly Follower

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  • Author: Stephen Covey
  • Book: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Band: Celtic Woman
  • Song: any from Celtic Woman
  • Food: Seafood and Vegetable dishes

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Herbert Kikoy
I am a hobbyist photographer who's making a big shift to mobile photography, a frustrated cook and a wanderlust who don't have the luxury of time.
  • Adrenaline Romance

    Thank you very much for this feature. 🙂

  • I enjoyed reading this feature! Respect and admiration for the couple behind Adrenaline Romance. 🙂