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Being Featured on Platform Launchers

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Back in April I was invited to be a guest on Platform Launchers. I thoroughly enjoyed being interviewed and interacting with the community. Here’s a few details about the program from the website:

“If you’re a podcaster, writer, blogger, YouTuber, or social media user, you’ve got a message that you’re passionate about sharing. What if you were able to do that full-time and reach more people than ever before? Platform Launchers is a supportive and interactive membership community that will help you develop your online platform, share your message in new ways, build a strong relationship with a loyal audience, and earn a full or part-time income from the content you’re creating. Our approach is systematic, community-based, and will help you get results. Let’s work together!”

My appearance consisted of a casual interview from the creator of Platform Launchers, John Stange. The questions were related to writings here on Blind Pig & The Acorn and my video work on Celebrating Appalachia.

The group really made me feel like superstar 🙂 But the real star is John. He has an amazing story that you can read more about here.

If you’re interested in accessing my guest appearance, you can see the video here and listen to the podcast here.

If you know someone who is interested in developing their online presence please send them John’s way. They can visit his website here

Last night’s video: The BEST Strawberry Dessert | Easy Cheap Sponge Cake Recipe.


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  • Reply
    May 11, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    I haven’t had a chance to listen to the podcast you were on yet, but will when I get a chance. I know it will be a good one! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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    Miss Cindy
    May 11, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Wonderful interview, Tipper! You are so poised and articulate. Your blog and your YTube Channel have grown and blossomed. You are absolutely amazing!
    You go girl!

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    Cheryl Miller Brown
    May 11, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Really enjoyed your interview with John Strange. Thanks for sharing it with us. You are always so poised, calm & informative, and I hope you are as proud of yourself as we all are of you. You are a remarkable lady and I feel very blessed to have found your blog. I retired in July 2020 due to my fear of Covid & it is during this time that I found The Blind Pig & The Acorn. I live alone & pretty much isolated during this pandemic & you & your family have been a salvation for me. Thank you SO much for what you do & the wonderful things you share with us. Some day I would like to be able to meet you & give you a hug if I ever can make it back to my beloved mountains. I have always found spiritual peace in those beautiful mountains!

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    Ed Ammons
    May 11, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    I wasn’t here from the very beginning but only because I didn’t know. I was doing some family tree research while I should have been working when I stumbled upon your blog. I was looking on google for Maggie’s Chapel in Cherokee County. I didn’t find the person I was looking for. Or, maybe I did! I found you!
    From the beginning I knew you were something special. Your blog was clean and wholesome. You were demure and down to earth. You were honest and open. But, the best part, you weren’t selling anything but your own thoughts. No ads, no reviews of or hyperlinks to products you knew nothing about. And it has been that way ever since.
    I knew you would do well on Youtube and even encouraged you a long time ago to give it a try. I knew it would work if you could reach the same kind of people that subscribed to your blog. You and your readers were and are the part of Appalachia that others seldom hear about. Now 147,000 more people can hear and see why we are so enamored of the place we live. There are millions more that would join if they only knew!
    My best advice, for what it’s worth, is to do exactly what you are doing now. Stay true to what brought you this far and it will take you much farther.

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    Tina Huffman
    May 11, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    I watched this interview and it was great to see you exude the Lord in your interview. Such a blessing to be subscribed to your channel. I actually found you through your cornbread video! I really appreciate your content and am glad to be a part. God bless!

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    Jim Casada
    May 11, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Tipper–Nice interview, and John is smooth and articulate in a manner I guess you would expect from someone who is a minister (or at least I gather that’s the case). I listened to the whole think and left a comment. One thing for sure, the “live” viewers aren’t Appalachian vocabulary experts. In fact, two things for sure. Pap’s efforts (and I’m sure it’s true for Matt and you as well) at putting the quietus on Corie and Katie) were at best a decidedly limited success. Their ebullient, effervescent personalities and pronounced penchant for verbosity richly earn the monikers “Chitter” “and Chatter.”

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    Angelyn McLain
    May 11, 2022 at 11:20 am

    What a great interview! I look forward to your content everyday because it is interesting and so very valuable to me. It means so much to have kindred spirits to converse with in this world. I love that it is positive and uplifting and you share your faith. Thank you, Tipper!

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    May 11, 2022 at 11:11 am

    When you say “earn a full time or part-time income” from the content you create how do you define as a “full time income” & how much do you define as a “part-time” income?

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      May 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm

      Suzy-Thanks for reading! For me, earning a full time income meant when I was earning as much online as I was in my full time job working for someone else.

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    Ron Bass
    May 11, 2022 at 10:47 am

    You presented yourself really well in the interview, it’ll bring even more subscribers who will be exposed to the wonderful Appalachian culture. “Ya done good”.
    I believe when God saw the interview he smiled.

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    Ron Stephens
    May 11, 2022 at 9:20 am

    So glad for you Tipper. Also so glad for your story of the how and the why of you getting where you are. I can’t quote it offhand, but I am reminded of a verse in Ecclesiastes (I think it is) about being unable to find out the work of God from beginning to end. That very much applies down to the level of the individual. We are grateful to you and also to Him for that working in your life. A big part of his provision for us is one another. We who believe are each members of his “household” (as the KJV calls it) and he is pleased with us having bonds of peace and fellowship. John referred to your work several times as “edifying” which I instantly agreed with as being the perfect one word description.

    I very much expect you are about to be challenged with more opportunities than you can meet. But the One who brought you this far will take you through them to.

    I am very glad you referred to us BP&A readers commenting to one another. I was uncertain how you felt about that as I could see it making you a kind of “post mistress” (to use an old-fashioned word). But I should have known what your heart was about it. If it becomes a problem, cross that bridge when we get there.

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    Margie G
    May 11, 2022 at 8:15 am

    I listened to your podcast and you did a very candid interview which provides us with an insight into what force drives you. I went away thinking about time and becoming rich (but not in a monetary sense.) I think you are nice, humble, kind and knowledgeable. All of these attributes keep us coming every day. I pick up something new from your blog or study on things you discuss for the rest of the day. I am left only to comment that since I have been reading your blog, I feel like your cup runneth over with good things and trickles my lucky direction! Love, blessings, and much gratitude for a woman who has provided me with fellowship from afar. You’re a beautiful soul, T.P!!!

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    May 11, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Isiah 52:7

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    May 11, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Tipper, Thanks for the links you provided – lots of great info. I skimmed them for now and will look over them in more detail when I have a little more time. I am definitely ordering one of John’s books, “Dwell on These Things – A Thirty Day Challenge to Talk to Yourself Like God Talks to You” and will order more in the future. I hope many of your commenters will also consider his books. I remember him interviewing the girls on a you tube not too long ago. Again, thanks for posting this great info.

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    Sanford McKinney
    May 11, 2022 at 7:18 am

    Thank you for sharing your faith in God during your interview with John on Platform Launchers. I kept thinking about a verse in the Bible and the words from a gospel song as you shared your faith:
    1. Romans 1-16… For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek
    2. I’m going up the rough side of the mountain, holding to God’s unchanging hand.

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      Pastor Lon
      May 11, 2022 at 9:59 am

      Hello Miss Tipper! I just watched your interview with John Strange, wow that was awesome. I learnt more about you, your family and your humble beginnings of how you got started on social media than I knew before watching this video. Another thing we have in common is in 2008 I to went through a very rough patch in my life as well and almost walked away from the ministry because of the spiritual attack of the enemy, BUT GOD brought me through it because of MUCH PRAYER & SUPPORT from so many GOD FEARING BELIEVERS!! Our family count it such an honor to know you and your family and to know y’all personally ! Thank you for being such a Genuine Person! Your whole family is such an inspiration to us all. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. ❤️❤️

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        John Stange
        May 11, 2022 at 1:18 pm

        Hi Pastor Lon. Just wanted to introduce myself and say “hello.” I’ve heard lots of good things about you from Tipper, Corie, and Katie’s channels. Thank you for your ministry and for sticking with it all these years. I’d love to chat sometime if you ever have a free minute to do so. Have a great day!

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