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Success Of The Shade Room

 

Success Of The Shade Room

 

The Shade Room

 

On my Facebook timeline, I ran across this interview of Angie Nwandu, owner of the gossip blog, The Shade Room.

Although I’m not a fan of celebrity gossip, it was worth watching. After all, I love stories from people who’ve been successful in earning an income from the Internet:

As you may know, I’m a strong advocated of blogging. It’s a powerful tool used to attracted large audiences of every niche. There’s also monetization benefits too!

I’m also a proponent of social media. Working towards growing a dedicated following on popular social platforms may prove to pay off.

For many new comers attempting to drive traffic to their websites, they may face the challenge of competing against more established sites with high Domain Authority.

With social media, this gives users a chance to build an audience.

By the way, check out my cool tips on coming up with brand-able names from hashtags.

Things To Consider

Some things I got from The Shade Room interview:

  • She went with celebrity blogging in spite of the naysayers. Several  opportunities for bloggers are becoming competitive. Find creative ways to stand out.
  • Angie harnessed the power of Instagram.  Incidentally,  HappyGreyLucky gives advice on organically growing Instagram followers.
  • The founder posted content regularly. Post frequency matters.
  • She valued her first 3,500 followers and engaged with them as a way to connect with them.
  • She leveraged her following base by selling advertising space on her website.
  • Her audience were more interested in what THEY wanted as opposed to her blogging opinions. Give the people what they want.
  • Diversify topics as the audience grows

Conclusion..

While I’m not a fan of gossip blogs, it’s always nice to hear of their success stories. The Shade Room offers another example of how the Internet is a benefit to hard work and a great idea.

Hip Hop Radio Online Suggestions

Hip Hop Radio Online Suggestions

Hip Hop Radio Online

Because of the Internet, Hip Hop radio online has changed the way we tune in and hear the latest tracks.

This includes up and coming, mainstream and underground artists.

Gone are the days of recording your favorite jams every Friday or Saturday night with the 90 minute cassette tape.

Additionally, we’re no longer obligated to listen to commercial radio’s cookie cutter playlist. With streaming, terrestrial radio has found itself facing competition now that music lovers have more of a say in what we listen to (provided one’s connected to a service).

In fact, previously, online radio was included in the Internet Daily Life blog post.

Anyway, here’s a list of Hip Hop radio shows worth checking out:

TuneIn vs. Everybody

Of course, a Hip Hop radio online list wouldn’t be complete without Tunein.com (Apple, Android) .

My recommendations are:

Hip Hop Radio Online 2
Hip Hop has gone digital

Speaking Of London….

The Rap Show With Charlie Sloth – known for the Fire In The Booth freestyle sessions, Charlie Sloth has made a name for himself playing exclusive and up and coming artists from the UK and North America.

DJ Semtex – another top choice show for Hip Hop anywhere in the world (my opinion). A mix of mainstream, up and comers as well as exclusive interviews from US and UK artists.

Tim Westwood – veteran DJ with a lengthy resume. Variety of genres including mainstream.

Other Recommendations

  • Cosmic Kev – Philadelphia’s veteran DJ. Mainstream, up and comers and exclusive tracks. Weeknights, 7:00 pm-Midnight.
  • 997 Hip Hop – mixture of mainstream and up and comers.
  • Amsterdam’s Most Wanted – some underground artists. A lot of exclusive tracks from well known acts as well.
  • Party Vibe Radio – top recommendation for up and comers, 90’s flavor, mainstream and the trap sound.
  • Murder Master Music Show – not a 24/7 streaming site. Consists of downloadable episodes of music and interviews. Hosted by Scott “Prezident” Bejda.