By: Sandy Nene
What inspired the name of your blog?
As a sports lover I am part of a sports prediction website where the winner of each round wins what they call the “Yellow Cap”.
How long have you been blogging for?
I started my sports blog on 4 January 2012…that would make it just over 4 years ago now…and going strong.
What difficulties did you come across when you first started blogging?
I struggled the most learning how blogs work and because I am actually Afrikaans I had to work hard on my English, but now things are easier.
What do you think new bloggers need to know about blogging that most people don’t?
Taking on the world of blogging is harder than anyone realises, especially in the world of sport where things happen so fast and before you know it everything is “old news”. It is also a very demanding and time consuming hobby and if you bad a time management then rather not try it.
What would you say has been a highlight of your blogging career thus far?
Getting to work and interview some great sport personalities and working hand-in-hand with brands has been some of the best times during my time of blogging. Also having the opportunity to go to sporting events are super special.
Who are your favourite bloggers?
Which is the most read blog post on your blog and why do you think people like it?
It was an article I did this year, it was an open letter to the Vodacom Bulls when their Super Rugby campaign got off to a terrible start (http://www.theyellowcap.com/open-letter-to-the-vodacom-bulls/ ), we also have a recipes section which my wife runs and almost every day someone reads this one specific recipe she did http://www.theyellowcap.com/100-pure-south-african-braai-marinade/
What else do you do besides blogging?
I work as a television editor for SuperSport…as I always tell people, that is what I do for money…the blog is my life! One day hopefully I can blog and earn money too.
Where do you see your blog in the next two years?
Well, I truly hope it will be rated as one of the best in South Africa if not the best, but there is still a lot that needs to happen for us to get to that point. The biggest of that is, people that are committed to the site.
Do you look at your blog as a business, hobby or as a portfolio?
It started as purely a hobby and slowly it has grown into a full time “occupation” when I am not working…one day maybe it will be a money earning “business” I hope.