Joey Pinkney’s blog is self-hosted on WordPress.
DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?
Joey Pinkney (JP): I use my blog as a platform to promote the author interviews I conduct and the book reviews I write. I have been blogging about the book industry since the end of August ’08. Since that time, this blog has taken a life of its own.
I have featured authors from various genres and levels of notoriety. I have won awards for my book reviews and also been pulled into the realm of author, for which I’ve also won an award.
DCSME: How did you pick the topic for JoeyPinkney.com?
JP: My love of books naturally lead me to my current focus. At first, I was all over the place. I would one week write about acne, which was a winner. Another week, I would write about weight loss. Too much, way too much…
I eventually came back around to what I’m obsessed with – books. At first, I had to beg authors to be a part of what has become known as the “JoeyPinkney.com 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Author Interview Series”. It has grown to be a nationally recognized promotional tool for authors, primarily black authors.
DCSME: How is JoeyPinkney.com different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?
JP: One thing that makes my blog different is the execution. My author interviews have a certain layout and style that’s totally it’s own that’s developed over time.
Also, the fact that its a one-man-operation. I do extensive social media networking for the different author interviews that are posted on JoeyPinkney.com. Most of the work is done solely by myself.
DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?
JP: It’s a release. It is such a great feeling to get an author interview posted. I also like the fact that I have created an access point for authors and readers that allows them to come into contact with each other.
My main goal with JoeyPinkney.com is to promote authors and books that wouldn’t normally get the time of day. I do that as much as time will allow.
When I get an email or a comment or recognition of my author interviews on other websites, I feel like my free time is well spent.
DCSME: How often do you update JoeyPinkney.com?
JP: I update in spurts. Sometimes, I post everyday or even multiple times a day. Other times, a week will pass before I post a new entry.
This is because I do much more than post author interviews and book reviews. I manage the processing of advertising monies, the placement of ads on my website and even the creation of ads. I update my social media website profiles, the auto-posts and the read and write books.
Oh… I also have a day job and a family.
DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?
JP: Award Winning Author – “Like Father, Like Son”, a short story featured in The Soul of a Man Anthology (2009 Best Short Stories/Best Anthology – African American Literary Awards Show)
Award Winning Book Reviewer – JoeyPinkney.com (2010 Book Reviewer of the Year – AAMBC)
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