Dave’s Video Interview on Viralogy Blog

Dave’s Video Interview on Viralogy Blog

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jun Loayza via Skype Video for the Viralogy blog, which is a kind of a “best blogs” social media aggregator. This was the first time I’d ever been interviewed on video, so I was all over the place with my responses. Jun, however, took out all those parts and produced a tightly edited video covering responses to these questions:

  • Before starting the blog, did you have the same philosophy of productivity and transparency?
  • How does your blog stand out from all of the other productivity blogs?
  • Do you have a system to your productivity?
  • What are some common misconceptions that people have about productivity and simplicity?
  • Tell me a bit about yourself outside of the blogging world
  • What makes you super passionate and excited?
  • What advice would you give to your 20 year old self?

He also helpfully distills my responses into, as he interprets them, in his blog post. You can check out the video interview at his site or view it below:

Thanks Jun for the interview!


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  2. Lien 15 years ago

    thank you very much for the interview! I especially liked the passion for passion bit.  I am starting to make connections between career, passion, and streamlining my life. I know I sound slow, but it’s been taking me a long time to figure out what I want to do with my life, and I still haven’t figured it out completely yet. Thank you for saying that it takes time and lots of digging and writing.

  3. Dave Seah 15 years ago

    Lien: It’s taken me a long time too, and I’m still figuring it out. It’s never too late to start, really. The alternative is rather too dire to consider.

  4. Britt 15 years ago

    What a hoot to hear you in interview mode. I think video or audio could definitely be a friendly medium for you to add to your site on a regular basis. I always forget what a good “newscaster” voice you have, very smooth and pleasant tones that make you easy to listen to.

  5. EL 15 years ago

    Great interview. What stuck out for me is how you value excellence. To me, this is what sets you apart from other productivity blogs. You don’t provide simple hacks for powering through to-do lists; you provide insight into how to stay productive while doing quality work.

  6. Dave Seah 15 years ago

    Britt: Smooth and pleasant tones! Hm, what should I audio or video about? Maybe I should just interview people for the heck of it!

    EL: That’s interesting. I’ve been aware that I’ve allowed a more neurotic edge to seep in than other productivity sites, because I want to dispel the idea that I’m any more productive than other people, but it’s true that the desire for excellence underlies it all. Wow! Great insight! Thanks!

  7. Britt 15 years ago

    I think you should interview the peeps you engage with locally. Whether it’s people you run into regularly at the coffee shop or the gym, I’d be curious to hear how/why their routines cross with yours. Same with anyone you’re in collaboration with.