Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by Will Hagle
ZIDILIFE offers inspirational interviews, articles and stories on a daily basis, motivating its readers to #GoBeyond.
ZIDILIFE was named after the Swahili verb “ZIDI,” which means “to go beyond, become great, grow and do more.” The site’s content sticks to its namesake, offering articles and stories about inspirational individuals from all walks of life. The site has a mission similar to Upworthy, to provide positive content to have an uplifting impact on its readership. Unlike Upworthy, however, it accomplishes this feat without using catchy headlines, short video clips or any sort of clickbait tactics. Most of ZIDILIFE’s content comes in the form of interviews with exceptional individuals, such as Melissa Stockwell, American Paratriathlete and Paralympian and Iraq War Veteran. The interviews are all fun, engaging, informative and, most of all, inspiring.
ZIDILIFE’s purpose is to motivate its readers to live a better life, which is why it describes itself as “a life action brand and community.” The site even designates certain individuals as “ZIDILEADERS,” or spokespeople for the site that have an expertise on a particular topic. This encourages both readers and leaders to live a better life offline, while being inspired by the content they’re reading online. The site encourages its readers to submit their own stories for consideration by the ZIDILIFE founder Christian Sommer. There’s enough great stuff to read through on the site already, organized in topics varying from “overcoming disabilities” to “self-confidence” and “science and technology.” ZIDILIFE is striving to impact the web in a meaningful way, and its articles certainly offer a uniquely positive outlook.