For this week’s Deep Dive Series, we are interviewing a talented and entertaining Clapper creator: @BigBrotherGMoney.
@BigBrotherGMoney is a comedian and OG creator on Clapper. In this Deep Dive interview, he told us about his journey as a verified creator on the platform. He currently reached 90k followers, which is an amazing achievement for any creator. He really is a master at building a community. On Clapper, his content revolves mostly around comedy skits, interacting with his community, and spreading positivity and optimism to the whole platform.
Keep reading this Deep Dive Series to find out more about this creator’s amazing story. Make sure to tune in every Thursday at 5pm CT on our @Clappertalks account, to listen to the bonus questions that will only be available on our live radio show: Clapper Interviews.
Deep Dive into this amazing creator’s life!
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What does a day look like in your life?
I am currently out of work. I don’t like to say that I am a truck driver, people refer to me as a trucker because they see me driving an 18 wheeler, but really I am a businessman who just so happens that knows how to drive trucks currently, but it may not be always that way. Seven months ago I was driving busses for the city of Atlanta. Two years ago I was a business owner for a trucking company. I did get rear-ended north of Nashville, Tennessee, so I’ve been out of work. A day in my life right now is going to the doctor, trying to get better, being all Clapper all day, and spending time with my family.
In your time driving these trucks, what has been your favorite place you’ve ever driven to?
I’ve been pretty much all over the country. I think I’ve seen 38 states in the big truck. As a trainer, I’ve become an owner-operator and I had my own set of trucks and I was having a lot of breakdowns. Everything was wrong because I was doing everything by myself. That’s why I got out of trucking and went to drive the busses. My favorite place I’ve ever been would probably have to be Miami or Los Angeles. Then, Las Vegas, of course.
What’s the most challenging part about being a businessman in the Trucking industry? What’s the best?
The most challenging part would have to be all the book stuff for me. I got so burned out because I was going through a divorce, trying to be a dad. Also, I was doing shipping, receiving, dealing with my drivers. I had to pay truck notes, do the repairs, pay the insurance. I was doing everything by myself. Now I am working my way back to it and the next time I get in it I’m going to be established to do one or two things and hire people to do other things. The easiest thing about trucking is driving the truck itself. Everything else is hard.
You are also part of Big Brother’s Corner where men talk about topics that are not often talked about. How have these conversations impacted you in your daily life?
The Brother’s Corner was created last year and is based on generating ideas to make each other better men. We allow the women to come in and listen to it and see what we think. We talk about stuff that we talk about amongst ourselves and the show is created to pass what we’re learning to our younger generations. The most impactful conversation for me was the physical abuse discussion. We want to make each other aware of the problem. Sometimes people come in with a problem and we pull from our experiences to help them see it from a different perspective.
So, When did you join Clapper? How did your journey as a creator begin?
Through social media, I just met a lot of friends. My main thing is the connection. I like connecting with real people. I am the type of person that will do what I can do to help you, I’m not rich, but I can give you some advice and I can always help you in other ways. So, I joined Clapper in December 2020. That was before we had radio before we were able to go live. The more I started making stuff, the more people started following me. I can honestly say I’ve spent a lot of time on this app. I brought a lot of people into this app. We’ve kind of just been rocking together, clapping each other back and interacting with each other. I have a real family in this app, they are not just people.
Tell us about your hashtag #bluecheckenergy. Why did you create this hashtag?
I take pride in myself. I thought, “I am a blue check, I have to act accordingly”, I got to act like I am a verified creator on this app. You know? I am trying to set examples and if somebody is getting bullied, I will talk to them real quick. It’s just about bringing a different energy, so you don’t have to have the blue check to use my hashtag. The #bluecheckenergy means that you are positive and you are uplifting people.
What do you enjoy most about Clapper? In what ways do you feel like Clapper needs improvement?
Number one on the list is my people. I can just come in and step in the radio and it’ll be 10 or 12 of people I’ve been rocking with for a year now. To me, that is the most important part, the family, the interaction, and the fact that I can get these people on the phone and ask about their days. For improvement, probably marketing the app, bringing more people to the app, and growing the community. I also want to go back to when the radios were visible at the top. The ability to discover new radios and new people was dope.
What is one of the most important tips you can give to growing a community?
The tips that I got are just being genuine. Sometimes people catch feelings with social media. I never let anything they say about me bother me. I am secure with me. In the beginning, I had a lot of people getting on my post with a lot of comments. I am a comedian, I am going to respond to you and make you come back and comment on my post until it gets viral. I know who I am so nothing that you say can make me mad. It’s all about the interactions too. A lot of people think you have to have this bomb content and you don’t need that, you just need to show people love and they’ll show it back.
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