In late 2021, I started a small, personal tech news blog about technology topics and news. The blog's main purpose was to share information about the technology industry with fellow tech enthusiasts in the region. My goal was not to make money or build a huge readership; rather, I wanted to use the blog to share my love of technology and to offer others the opportunity to do the same. Today, I continue to use the blog to share interesting new products and trends I've noticed around the world.
One afternoon in October, I was visiting my cousin's home in New Jersey. We had just completed our visit to their hometown and while I was sitting on the couch, my cousin asked me what I'd learned at the local business meeting. My answer was that I had learned a lot. I mentioned my blog and shared with them the latest product I had found, a wireless security camera. My cousin, impressed, said he wished he'd taken the time to read more about it. With his permission, I posted the information to the blog.
Two weeks later, during one of my lunch breaks, I received an email from my cousin. He wrote that he had mentioned to me during our visit that he'd purchased the same type of security camera from our blog. I was glad to share this information with my reader and added that I hoped I'd be able to provide him with more information soon.
My readers was also intrigued by the reference to the product line from my blog. He also noted that he did not own the product yet but was considering purchasing it. I was glad to provide him with valuable information about the product and I told him I'd be sure to write an article about it once I knew more details about it. Within a few days, I got several articles and blog posts regarding the product line. I was very happy to have the information.
From the articles and blog posts, I learned the most from the one written by my local business owner. This local business owner is in charge of his blog and provides a link to other blogs he believes are important. Naturally, his articles are helpful to other tech-savvy local businesses. His resource box is a perfect place for me to recommend a local business.
The next step I'd like to share with you is how I started my tech column. I posted a link to a product I'd purchased recently. The author of the product provided me with information I needed to determine if the product was right for me. Through the links he provided me, I learned a great deal about the products and was impressed with some of the products. I shared this information with several other bloggers.
Finally, I wrote an article for another local blog about the same product. In my opinion, the blog post was more helpful than the link provided to me on the blog post. The article was well-written and had links to several blogs I highly respect. I felt like I had done a great job covering how I started my tech news blog.
When I started the blog, it was purely informational. Now, I am writing about things that interest me. If you are not sure what your blog should be about, go back and read what you used to write about. It may be time to add a few articles now and then and update the information. In that way, you will find your blog is consistently bringing you new information.
I also thought to myself, where could a get the best news and content for my blog? So I decided to build in a free guest post system to allow members of the general tech comminity to directly post news and information that you would not often find in the mainstream news. This idea turned into a great success with hundreds of people sending in new content that I featured on my site.. Thanks to the amazing content submitted other people started linking to the articles. This is what attributed to finding my site, Tech Business News listed on the first page of Google!