So I got this nomination a while ago and been meaning to get to it but haven’t really had the time or energy for that matter. I think every one who blogs will agree, contrary to popular belief, this isn’t just a walk in the park. Especially if you’re like me and want everything to be perfect before you hit that publish button.
But nonetheless I’m honored that my fellow bloggers nominated my messy ass for this award and I will graciously and humorously accept. So with that here are my responses! I love you for reading!!! Xoxoxo
Q&A for Tré Tonio Of The Library Radio
1. How long have you been blogging?
-The Library became this edifice during my time at the Ohio Center for Broadcasting where we were FORCED to make a blog kinda to advertise ourselves to possible employers. Well I decided, I’m not doing that! I’m going to soak up as much knowledge in this blog course as I can, and make this into a branding situation. So that was maybe 3 years ago. And it’s been a mess ever since!
2. Why did you start your blog?
-I started because I always liked writing. I like writing as much as I like talking. So when I got the opportunity to have my own Internet radio show on North Coast Underground I said well you need something visual to go along with this show. And I already had the concept of The Library down so it was natural to transition from a radio show to a blog.
3. How often do you post to your blog?
-I’m embarrassed to say! Not as often as I should. The thing about my business is in pop culture, there’s something ALWAYS happening! I would LOVE nothing more in life but to sit and post about celebrity mess all day EVERYDAY but the gag is bills are due too! So until my platform reaches a place where I can comfortably blog frequently and also live, I do the best I can. Listen Tammy (the leasing office) don’t care nothing about yo dreams and aspirations. She want her rent on the 1st!
4. How do you promote your blog?
-Social media is the biggest way. The thing about The Library and how it got started is actually in a way a promotional tactic. Listen Story time! So I worked at this casino that will remain nameless! And I basically was a glorified bar back and my service well was the POPPIN well OK! It was always stocked, lit, we in here gossiping, throwing shade, just making the best of our how many ever hours we had to work. So my well we began to call The Library cause honey I was always in there READING the girls DOWN! Every person that came into my well will remember The Library and take that with them. And then they’ll tell somebody, “lemme tell you about this fool I used to work with.” That’s how you spread the word and leave a lasting impression with people that they’ll never forget.
5. Do you monetize your blog? If so how?
-I NEED TO!!! Listen once I figure it out oh believe it will be! After YEARS of dealing with the shady ass monetizing system over at that place where you upload videos that will also remain nameless, I’m exhausted! But I do have plans on monetizing eventually.
6. What has been the hardest thing about blogging?
-The TIME!! This takes time! And like I said up there contrary to what people believe, we’re not just sitting here writing words. There are thoughts and emotions that are put into these post and if you’re doing it with integrity it’ll take a respectable portion of your day.
7. What has been the most rewarding thing about blogging?
-When People ask me did I post something about a certain situation or topic. My site is fact based but what makes me so appealing is I sprinkle into those facts how I feel and my opinions. It gives a comedic relief and it brightens people’s day to read a post and get a good laugh. I’m essentially an entertainer.
8. What is your advice for up and coming bloggers?
-PROOF READ PLEASE!!!! READ IT THREE TIMES!!! GIVE IT TO SOMEBODY TO READ THEN READ IT AGAIN BEFORE YOU PUBLISH! I AM THE GRAMMAR POLICE!
9. What apps or plugins do you use to enhance your blog?
-Twitter, IG and Facebook all TheLibraryRadio
10. How did you choose your domain and hosting site and are you happy with them?
-I use WordPress because that’s what I was trained on in broadcasting school and I like it. I haven’t explored other hosting sites but it’s affordable, get my message across and I like it. My domain had to match my show title just for continuity sake and because I absolutely love it!