For this week’s Deep Dive Series we are interviewing a talented Clapper creator: @LexiiKay.
LexiiKay is an incredible dancer and a master in yoga. In this Deep Dive interview, she told us about her routines, modern motherhood, and her journey to become the creator she is today. On Clapper, her content focuses on dance and yoga routines. She livestreams on Mondays at 11 am PST where she gives morning stretch and yoga classes for her community.
Keep reading this Deep Dive Series to find out more about this creator’s amazing story. Make sure to tune in every Friday at 4pm CT on our @Clappertalks account, to listen to the bonus questions that will only be available on our live radio show: Clapper Interviews.
Enjoy this deep dive on LexiiKay.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What does a day look like in your life?
It might be hard to believe, but I am a boring mom. Last year we homeschooled it was weird, but now this year they are back in school so during the day I actually do get to do the things that I want to do like create content, dance, go live, basically whenever I want to. I have between 8 and 1 to myself and then I become a mom again and I pick up my kids from school and we do homework and we drive to dance class. That’s it.
When did your journey as a content creator begin?
Thank you for asking me that. Dancing makes me the happiest. Let’s go back 9 years, I had just given birth to my daughter. I was a dancer my whole life so that’s what I did for exercise. When you become an adult it gets harder to find dance classes. At that moment, Instagram yoga was starting to become a thing. She told me, you should create an account for fitness, and I didn’t even like Yoga. Fortunately, my body really took to it. I got good at it quickly because I practiced a lot and I trained a lot. It really went from there. The truth of it is that I never really liked yoga the way I loved dancing, I was just really good at it. So, TikTok came along and everybody was dancing so it took me out of the yoga pit-of-despair that I was in.
We have interviewed a lot of moms on Clapper that is also really successful creators. We know being a mom can get really hectic sometimes, how do you balance your content creation and still be a kick-ass mom?
A lot of times when I am doing my regular dance stuff I try to get my kids involved. I try to ask them oh learn this dance with me. Maybe they feel like I’m in my phone too much or working too much at least if I ask them to learn something with me, we have that hour where we learn and dance and laughing and we’re doing together. I really talk to my kids about what I do in an age appropriate way. When I am going on a Clapper live they know they can’t interrupt mommy. I feel like the more honest you are with your kids and the more you try to get them involved in the things that you’re doing it keeps a bond between you. People tend to treat children like they don’t know what is going on and they are way smarter than people give them credit for.
We’ve seen your Yoga routines on Clapper, you are incredibly flexible, what’s your secret? How long did it take to master yoga-like that?
There is no secret. I spend a lot of time stretching. There are no shortcuts to yoga. Its always a balance between strength and flexibility. When people ask me what to do to start, I tell them to take 5 to 10 minutes of stretch. Eventually that 5 to 10 minutes is going to turn into 20 minutes, then half an hour. The more you stretch is going to start to feel better.
We know that you recently were signed on 3rd Rock Media. How has your experience been so far?
Honestly, so far so good. I was unsure at first, I didn’t know what to think of it. Are this guys really going to help me? But, just having them to bounce ideas off of each other its really helpful. Now that it has been a couple of months I am feel really grateful that they chose me.
So, When did you join Clapper? What was your first thought about the app when you first started using it?
It was tough. I didn’t want to be in so many platforms. Then, problems with TikTok arise and that led me over to clapper. One of my fans that knew me from TikTok told me I had to check out Clapper. It was a little bumpy at first but then I realized this was not TikTok. This was a whole different platform with a whole different audience and I started finding my niche. I am still figuring it out right now.
Collaboration is a huge part of being on Clapper. What type of creator would you like to collaborate with within the near future?
I would love it. Actually, I am very shy, believe it or not. I don’t make friends that easily but what I like to do is pop into people’s livestreams and give out likes and comments to show support. Luckily, I popped into a new friend’s live this morning and we talked about getting into a live together and teaching her yoga flow. I am looking forward to that.
What do you enjoy most about Clapper? In what ways do you feel like Clapper needs improvement?
My favorite thing about Clapper is that I get on a livestream and be a thousand percent myself. I can smoke if I want to, I can curse if I want to, I can talk about my OnlyFans, I can get into shorts and a crop top and not get reported. I love that.
The most negative thing is I feel for my fans because of the exchange rate of cash for gifts. They lose 40% of their value and that’s tough for the creators and the people watching us.
What advice would you give new users that want to be successful on Clapper?
The number one advice is not to treat Clapper like any other app you’ve been on before. Also, be consistent. I know I could be more consistent and I see the difference when I am. I would tell creators to make sure they are being themselves and stay consistent and don’t give up so easily. You need to stick with it to see results.
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