Working as the blogger relations manager for PR Newswire, I come across my fair share of great blogs that cover a wide variety of subject matters and interests. And as you might expect, some blogs are better than others. With that in mind and in an effort to highlight the better ones, I do my best to review one of these blogs every day.
This week my focus is on tech blogs. I’ve written about tech blogs on here before. But the truth is, there are so many great tech blogs out there. And that’s probably because technology has become ubiquitous in nearly all we do. It’s not enough to say that technology is big business. Technology is pretty much all business. And it should come as no surprise that there are a LOT of blogs out there reporting on it. So with that in mind, let’s count our 1′s and 0′s, download the newest apps and enjoy this brief tour of some of the best tech blogs I’ve seen.
Tech Cocktail blends together pretty much everything that’s happening in the tech universe into one place. The blog isn’t constrained to one geographic location. In fact, you can sort the news from any one of over a dozen cities throughout the world. One important thing, though. If you pitch this blog with stories of advancements in wireless bartending, you’ll expose yourself as a spammer. It’s a cocktail of technology, not the technology of cocktails. Check out the full review here.
Ars Technica is just as likely to talk about the newest gadgets and apps as they are to talk about space moons (!). Ok, they probably talk more about electronics, software, etc. But they definitely do mix in the role echnology’s plays in the natural world. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d hit them with standard tech stuff. Stories surrounding technology aiding scientific advancements might also work. Check out the full review here.
Brotha Tech is the story of one man’s passion turned into an awesome blog. This guy is the one you’d call if your TV’ wasn’t working, or the internet connection was out. You get the sense this stuff is a real passion for him. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d go with consumer electronics or anything else that might otherwise speak to the heart of an A/V fanatic. Check out the full review here.
The Verge is probably the youngest of the blogs on here. But don’t let that fool you. In spite of the site’s age, the masthead on this blog is one of the most impressive anywhere on the web, boasting industry veterans writing in a place where they finally feel in control of the editorial product. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d keep in mind the quick reputation they’ve garnered. Check out the full review here.
Lost in Technology is one man’s quest to save his readers all the headaches and frustration he’s endured dealing with technology over the years. The site is a great example of someone turning their passions into something tangible. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d probably look for stories that relate to consumer electronics, family-related gadgetry, and maybe even beer. Check out the full review here.
That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…
Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.