In a new feature on the site we have interviewed various websites who cover football in specific areas of the world. Hopefully this will give an insight into the work of people who share their knowledge of the game.
1. Tell us a bit about yourself/the team/contributors?
The answer can be found here: http://bundesligafanatic.com/about-2/teamz/
2. How did you first get interested in football from the region you cover?
Well, for me personally my obsession with German football started at an early age, as I was born in Germany. Some of the others have travelled to Germany and fallen in love with the league whilst watching football in the stadium, but mostly our contributors came to the Bundesliga after they had heard about the great football culture through other sources and after they had started watching the league.
3. What inspired you to start your site?
Our founder Gerry Wittmann started the site because there was a limited amount of information about the Bundesliga for English speakers. It has since been our goal to enlighten our readers about the day to day business of German football as well as its history and culture.
4. What is the purpose of your site?
It’s to give readers a better understanding of German football. Our main focus is the Bundesliga and the national team, but we also take the time to dive into the history books as well as covering what is going on in Bundesliga 2 and in the lower divisions.
5. Summarise your site in your own words.
You can read more about our mission here: http://bundesligafanatic.com/about-2/mission-2/
6. How long has the site been running?
It’s been online since September 2010.
7. How has the site grown since you started?
The growth of the site has been tremendous over the years; we had about 1500 followers on Twitter after a year, now we do have 11,000.
8. What has been the most popular article/feature on the site?
Depends from day-to-day to be honest. Everything about Bayern, Dortmund and the national team is bound to generate a decent amount of page views, but other features can do well if they are well written and cover something interesting.
9. How do you keep up to date with the region you cover?
Well, there are the usual news sources like Bild, kicker etc., but we also do travel to the region and we do have a number of contacts providing us with information.
10. What advice would you give to other football writers/bloggers?
Find your niche! Being aware of your strength and weaknesses as writer is also very important.