Entertainment Blogger Joe Watt of Love To Tag Productions: An Interview
Tell me about your Blog?
My two current writing projects are very constrasting towards each other in the respect that they are completely different things.
For instance the blog I write about my own personal life (LoveToTagBlog.com) is a variety blog to the utmost level. I have my photographic work there and I display updates on my personal life (it’s ok, currently it is very active and, dare i say, interesting). That site is about my online identity and my production group.
Yet my music reviews website is about reviewing the latest music from the perspective of a music expert- I’ve been a musician since I was young and love music all around.
What was your first blog?
The first blog i ever wrote on was a blogspot (now know as blogger) blog that was, if i’m very honest, terrible. That’s usually how everyone starts. My friends told me it was very funny but it most definitely was not! I then moved on to a site that we called Tube And Loop which was a, highly rated in reviews, comedy blog where i worked as a co-writer and head of design. This was under the name of my production group and i was credit as the founder of Tube and Loop. This was where i really hit it off in the blogosphere. Both of these sites are down now but I’m on to bigger things of course.
You need to start somewhere and that somewhere is the bottom.
What is the biggest tip you would give to a newbie blogger?
Don’t bother with a blogspot/blogger site and don’t make a yourwebsitenamehere.wordpress.com site, either purchase a domain or use www.dot.tk although i do highly recomend you get a WordPress site and buy a domain through PayPal!
Another good tip would be GUEST POST and PROMOTE PROMOTE PROMOTE both bring you traffic.
What do advertisers do that you wish they wouldn’t?
Currently they try to be very “down with the kids” and “hip and trendy” what ever it is they are trying to achieve by doing this, they’re failing miserably. It’s really pathetic to see a group of highly paid advertising brain stormers come up with “lets put some cheesy graffiti wildstyle on there to be “down withthe kids”
What do bloggers do that you wish they wouldn’t?
Bloggers presume that they’re terrible, yet also presume that you have read every single one of their post! It’s very annoying to go to someones blog and see some sort of inside joke on the latest post because you haven’t been reading all the other posts?!?!
Where do you see growth in the blogging field?
When I see that politics is being affected by bloggers than I begin to believe blogging and social media IS the future media and this must be a very scary thing for those who are trying to control the way we think….
What new ideas are advertisers coming up with to take advantage of new trends?
They’ve obviously seen the success of YouTube etc. where you can make your own content and display it to an audience so they have been requesting the assistance of online producers and surfers to come up with ideas. The most recent instance in Britian are the confused.com commercials including YouTube, Weblebrities, Benloka and CharlieIsSoCoolLike.
What do you do to improve the world?
I blog, I write, i influence, i love and most of all i promote peace.
What do you do that is green?
I really don’t do anything towards helping the environmental situation. I don’t believe it is man made and I don’t believe we can do anything about it. We’ve just sped up the natural. The world is going to be fine, it’s just the humans that are going to die.
What is one thing about you that not many people know?
I don’t know how other people think, i can’t answer that.
What’s your favorite book?
I used to read Stephen King but I stopped reading offline for a while.
What is on your iPod?
Lots of rock, metal and hip-hop. Also fast trance music. Stuff to spur me on during the day.
What are your contact details (email, company, blog, facebook, myspace, forums, etc)?
Follow me at www.twitter.com/joewatt1
What events do you go to?
All Shetland Music Events The Shetland Folk Festival ETC. (shetland is the place i live) i get really involved with music on this island i live on.
How do you prefer to communicate?
I Instant Message and I email. I like the way twitter works very much too
Who would you recommend, and why?
What is one thing people can do for you?
SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOGS! 😛
Thanks to Entertainment Blogger Joe Watt of Love To Tag Productions!