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Blah, Blah! Technology: trends, opinion and commentary

Success as a ‘blogger is both relative and elusive, not to mention circuitous, too. But recently, Blah, Blah! Technology has been enjoying some success, all thanks to you, the ‘netizens of the greater ‘blogosphere…

In addition to being added to TechDispenser’s ‘blogroll a few weeks ago, I was recently invited to provide articles for Internet Evolution, where I’ve been added to their list of ‘bloggers.

With such luminaries as Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu Project, Craig Newmark of Craigslist fame and Paul Mockapetris, inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS) no less, I’m in good company.

Quite why they want me in and amongst people like that is anyone’s guess, but there I am, none the less.

Technology trends, opinion and commentary

Jokes aside, as a technology ‘blogger, I’ve remained true to my cause; and that is to make the Blah, Blah! Technology ‘blog synonymous with technology trends, opinion and commentary.

Despite those early moments of hearing only my own voice in an empty room, the faltering traffic, the battle to gain a foothold and a place in the tech’ commentary space, and even with the increasing workload through my business, I’ve never once even considered calling it a day and exiting the ‘blogging scene.

11 months or so ago, I was highlighted as a “D list” ‘blogger, which was both amusing yet quite satisfying. Satisfying in the sense that my ‘blog had been noticed at all.

Fast forward a year and I’m meeting people all of the time that know of my Blah, Blah! Technology ‘blog and are in some way familiar with the house style — the irreverent, often tongue-in-cheek yet incisive, logical and balanced commentary on the topic of technology trends.

Yes, I’ve written the odd “the sky is falling!” headline to catch the attention of the passing visitors out there, but all’s fair in love & ‘blogging, right?

So the plan for the future is very, very simple — the same style, the same approach, all wrapped up in the same level of quality.

In the coming months, you may see more advertising and sponsors, and hopefully more writers and guest authors, too.

Right now, we have Kate Carillo on board, who’s heading up the promotional and quality control side of things. A role she’s made her own .. largely because I don’t know the first thing about that stuff, but hey!

We do have internal goals that we’re steering Blah, Blah! Technology towards, which includes more traffic, more subscribers, more comments and ultimately a greater sense of community.

None of which happens without the participation of you, the ‘netizens of the greater ‘blogosphere.

Again, thanks for your time, your views, and for those that subscribe, your loyalty, too.

Blah, Blah! Technology ‘blog — where the tech’ views are 667% more interesting than the tech’ news itself…

By Wayne Smallman

Wayne is the man behind the Blah, Blah! Technology website, and the creator of the Under Cloud, a digital research assistant for journalists and academics.

4 replies on “Blah, Blah! Technology: trends, opinion and commentary”

Hi Nathania, thanks! I need to have a good squint at your ‘blog some time.

We’ve got some web how-to articles coming up, and the theme of one is SMO (Social Media Optimization) & SMM (Social Media Marketing), which we’re trying to pull together some authoritative sources for…

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