Mastin Kipp, the founder of the pop culture blog, TheDailyLove.com, says his life changed forever with a single tweet from reality star Kim Kardashian. In this clip from "Super Soul Sunday" on OWN, Kipp tells Oprah how that fateful tweet played a huge role in his spiritual journey.
Kipp began TheDailyLove.com after struggling with addiction and losing his dream job in the music industry. It was a turning point for Kipp, who decided to get sober and start blogging to connect with other like-minded people.
In the video, he says launching the blog wasn't an easy process. "When we first started, it took me a year to get a thousand followers," he says.
While struggling to gain an audience, he says his life simultaneously seemed to crumble. "The relationship I was in fell apart," Kipp says. "The investors in my company pulled out because they lost money in the recession. My business partner and I broke up. My lower back went out. And I got gout in my big foot. All in one week. Oh, and my roommate gave me three-day notice that 'I'm moving out.'"
To make ends meet, Kipp moved into a tiny pool house. "I had done just enough [spiritual] practice to know that maybe this is some type of divine storm," he says.
Though the blog only had a small following, Kipp continued to work on it. "I felt this calling into The Daily Love," he says.
A month after moving into the pool house, Kipp says everything changed when Kim Kardashian tweeted: "I feel so inspired when I read tweets from @TheDailyLove. They make me feel lovey and positive!"
Kipp says Kardashian had one million followers at the time, many of which began to read TheDailyLove.com. "Overnight, we went from a thousand to 10,000 followers. It was like this confirmation of God going, 'I got you,'" Kipp says.
"God shows up in just the most unusual spaces sometimes," Oprah says.