ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
NAME: Staci Layne Wilson
TITLE: Freelance Writer
Staci Layne Wilson is a writer and blogger who primarily covers viral news stories, true crime, horror, movie reviews and celebrities. She is a writer and news reporter for Switch Media, Inc, a co-host and co-producer for “Inside Horror” on theStream.tv and is a former contributor to Yahoo! where she covered fashion and film. Additional credits include hosting stints for SyFy, Horror.com, TV-Wire and AOL. She also has directed several films, music videos and web series.
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TWITTER: Staci Layne Wilson on Twitter
FACEBOOK: Staci Layne Wilson on Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Staci Layne Wilson on Instagram
Q: We have access to so much news on a daily basis. What kinds of information do you consume at the start of your day?
A: Since I write viral news, that’s typically the first thing I do when I wake up. I go to Buzzfeed, The New York Post, Daily Mail UK. Not exactly the classiest way to start the day, but being on top of all that, keeps a roof over my head.
Q: How do you use social media?
A: Constantly. It’s a must in my business as a writer-for-hire who is also trying to maintain a fanbase for my movies.
Q: How has social media changed your life?
A: Beyond comprehension. I love it, but I am also very happy I got to experience childhood and young adulthood without the pressure of social media and the global community.
Q: Do you think social media has enhanced or diminished our personal relationships?
A: It’s a double-edged sword. You are opened to a lot more variety and all kinds of people, but there’s a cost of quality with all that quantity.
Q: What organizations, brands or personalities do you follow? What makes them worth following?
A: My fave folks to follow are people I know in real life. I’m more interested in them than some entity – having said that, I do like to follow Taraji P. Henson on Instagram because she’s a kick-ass chick and I love her on “Empire.”
Q: What kinds of posts spark your interest?
A: Humorous ones.
Q: What is/are your favorite social media platform/s and why?
A: Each offers something different. I have noticed I get a lot more engagement and conversations going on Facebook. I can post the same photo on Instagram (9,000 followers) and get maybe 15 likes and no comments; and Facebook (4,500 followers) and get 100 likes and 20 comments.
Q: Favorite hashtag or one you’d like to see?
Q: What advice would you give to a brand about how to get started with a social media program or make their existing one more effective?
A: I wish I knew! I’m just going with the flow.
Q: If you could follow any historical figure on social media, who would it be?
A: Oscar Wilde.
Q: Cone, cup, or straight from the container?
Q: Favorite flavor?
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