I have really been working hard on bringing new exclusives from a variety of different people. And I thought I want to know who are the people that run the fansites. And I was lucky enough that Jen agreed to let me do an exclusive. Jen is a native of Northern Virginia, she is a wife and a stay at home mother. Family is her number one priority, but she still finds time to run a successful fansite brandydaily.com and she builds websites as a freelance developer. Here is our one on one.
KSY:Why did you chose Brandy to create a fan-site around? How did you get started?
J: I have always been a fan of Brandy, but at the time there were many other fan-sites about her. I was later approached by a friend who wanted to start her own Brandy website, so we teamed up and created brandydaily.com. I just felt at that time, Brandy could really use all the supporters she could get. After her well publicized accident, it looked as if people were trying to really tear Brandy down, but we had a different agenda. My partner and I disbanded after about a year of working together. September 2010, I reopened and I've been managing this site on my own for almost two years.
J:Back in 2008, there were tons of fan-sites. Between 2006-2008 that part of the internet was booming. Now in 2012 fan-sites have become somewhat a part of the artists marketing scheme, the fan sites update sometimes faster and quicker than the official websites.
J:I use various search engines, Brandy's Twitter, and her official website for news. For photographs I use various sources which I will not share lol. When I post news, I post it as if I were her, how would I feel about this situation or that situation. For example, you will NEVER see me post pictures of her daughter. I just feel that is a really private part of her life that should not be put out there without her consent. I always want to make it a point to respect her privacy while still supporting.
J:I have been blessed with the opportunity to get to know brandy personally and yes she has seen the site! She told me that she loved the site and it was one of her favorite sites to visit. I have yet to meet her in person, but I know it will happen.
**Update she finally met Brandy at R&B Live in D.C. at a live Concert "Amazing is an understatement, this was my & Kia’s first live show! We have been hardcore fans for years I am glad that I had the opportunity to go to the event, I have to thank my lucky stars for making all this happen for me (They know who they are)"-Jen
KSY:What blogger/sites has cited you as a source for Brandy news?
J:Over the years I have been cited by MissJia.com, Lavalizard.com, Necolebitchie.com & ThatGrapeJuice.net
KSY:How has social media played a part in Brandy Daily's success?
J:I would say work hard, love what you do and stay humble.
J:I think that all of the Brandy sites are great sites. I believe what sets mine apart from the rest is that I try to cater to her fans in any way possible. I letting them know what’s going on with Brandy as much as is humanly and respectfully possible.