BINC interview with Jay Blessed from Jay Blessed Media

Jay Blessed Media recently became one of my favorite blogs on the web, and I was blessed with the ability to interview the founder of Jay Blessed herself.  She is a very cool character who seems to be very passionate about her Caribbean culture. Her posts are usually very timely, and for newbie Bloggers, like me, she is a great person to look up to in the art and field of Blogging.

Below is the interview that Jay Blessed had with us. I'm going to do this a bit differently though. I'm going to leave my quotes by Trinikid below each answer. Hope you enjoy.

1. Where were you born?
I was born in the beautiful island of Trinidad. 

"Hey Guess what! Me too, #LOL" Quote by Trinikid

2. What schools did you attend?

I spent my primary years at university of
all primary schools, Morvant Anglican then attended San Juan Govt Secondary.

"I don't agree that Morvant Anglican is the University of all Primary schools, that title definitely goes to St. Francis RC school #LOL :P" Quote by Trinikid

3. When did you first realize you wanted to become a Blogger?

I don't think I ever set out intentionally to be a blogger. It was an idea that evolved into a passion.

"I love this. It's always good to see people doing stuff based on passion, and not only based on status quo" Quote by Trinikid

4. Who or what inspires you?

Success inspires me. 

"Success inspires us all, it's like that God.given goal everyone is trying to reach, but only a few actually score" Quote by Trinikid

5. Who is your favorite actor or actress?

Fav actor is Denzel Washington though on just looks I'd say Idris Elba! ;) Actress a tie between Angelina Jolie & Angela Bassette. 

"People tell me I look like Idris Elba.. #LOL.. I see you like actresses with Angel in their names, cool" Quote by Trinikid

6. Who is your favorite artiste?

Hmmm....depends on genre. I've had Whitney Houston on repeat everyday for the last week. She's one of my favorites and will be missed. 

"I almost didn't believe that Whitney Houston had died. It's kind of hard to wrap your mind around that fact. RIP Whitney" Quote by Trinikid

7. What dish/es do you enjoy the most.

Hands down, my favorite dish is curried crabs with coconut dumplings!

"I never really liked crabs, which is weird for a Trinidadian. I found that you don't really don't get much out of it, but shells in your teeth. But I love Dumplings too!" Quote by Trinikid

8. What's your favorite Car? this Oprah's favorite things? I hope you're going to get me that Audi, since you're asking! LOL 

"HAHAHAHAHAHHA, When I become a millionaire, i'll be sure to get an Audi with your name on it ;)" Quote by Trinikid

9. What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is "Gladiator" with Russell Crowe but every time I see "The Blind Side," I cry. 

"Gladiator is cool, kind of an old movie though. I never saw The Blind Side, but I think i'm going to get my hand on the DVD. I could use a good cry..#LOL" Quote by Trinikid

10. Other than your own site, which blog is your favorite.

I read TMZ and NecoleBitchie daily. 

"I love TMZ. I never heard of NecoleBitchie, but I just visited it, and it looks cool" Quote by Trinikid

11. Have you ever met an international Celebrity?

I've met many throughout the years. From Sean Paul to Wyclef to Theophilus London to recently sitting and reasoning with Cedella Marley. 

"Wow, you are awesome. You are definitely the right kind of person to be around. Maybe next you'll meet Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna! *fingers crossed*" Quote by Trinikid

12. Where do you see yourself in the next ten years?

Ten years?!?! Ask me where do I see myself next month! Hopefully alive and in a peaceful, productive and passionate state of mind.

"Amen!!" Quote by Trinikid

13. What is your dream for your Blog?

That it grows into a global Caribbean brand. will be a catalyst for many opportunities, not solely for myself but also for the people and brands featured. Jay Blessed Media encompasses our online platform, radio and soon - television. 

"That is so cool. After reading your Blog and watching your videos, I did say to myself that you can be the Caribbean Oprah, Ellen or Tyra Banks. I'm so glad to see that you are pursuing it as a Global Caribbean brand. I'm so hyped up to see you fulfill that dream. I mean, look how far you have already reached, you are already on radio" Quote by Trinikid
14. Are you a full time Blogger or a Part time Blogger?

Full time blogger feeding a daily beast. 

"Nice" Quote by Trinikid

15. When did your Blog first become recognized and how?

I think through the use of social media outlets like facebook and twitter, was able to create a buzz beyond what I expected. We've had major mainstream blogs such as Mediatakeout, TheYBF, Concreteloop, BlackCelebKids and Huffington Post use and reference our stories. Entertainment news found on our site has also been featured on television and radio shows. 

"According to my research on SEO, things like that can really boost your Google page rank. I love it!!" Quote by Trinikid

16. What advice would you give for folks who want to become Bloggers or Journalists.

Hmmm...stay in school and learn as much as you theoretically can, however, expand your mind to unconventional methods of expression, self promotion, and branding. Don't sleep on bloggers. They are some of the most influential people in the world; and never lose your voice. 

*takes out notepad, and juts down advice*

17. What do you do when you are not blogging?
Spending time with the people that matter most and keep me family. 

"I love it!!" Quote by Trinikid