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Interview With Ant Mcl

Ant is a friend I made using Twitter about 1 year ago.  When you see how many tweets he’s sent in total you’d be shocked to learn that he has time to blog aswell and this is something he does very well.  He has recently been recruited by the Emkwan™ Project as there Android reviewer which is a huge honour.  Amongst the blogging, twittering, web designing Ant is also a keep cyclist and runs another blog called Gearflicker which is certainly worth checking out.

Bold print is Ant’s answers

 

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself  and your blog?

Most of my blogging goes on at Technorati, where I am a contributor. On my personal blog I tend to post short posts and photos only. 

2. How did you 1st get into blogging and why?

I ran out of characters on Twitter. 

3. What do you find most challenging about blogging?

Ensuring that someone else hasn’t written the same as you. 

4. Has your blog played a role in getting to know other bloggers?

Very much so. 

5. How would (someone) describe your blogging style?

A mix of technology, music, and musings. 

6. When you’re not blogging what do like to do?
Ride bikes. 

7. What networking (if any) do you do to help promote your blog?
Twitter, mainly. 

8. How do you keep coming up with material/content for your blog? Many people struggle with coming up with different articles/posts and they only have one blog.

I can’t quite put my finger on how, I guess it comes naturally. 

9. Do you think Pagerank plays a vital role in a blog’s life?

No; in my opinion it’s all about quality. 

10. What would you prioritize? Content? SEO? Traffic? Readers?

Content. Without that, there wouldn’t be any readers or traffic. 

11. What’s the best thing a blogger can give to his readers?

Something that makes them come back to the blog. 

12. Everyone has a favorite/least favorite post. Name yours and why?

My recent post about HTC design on Technorati is one of my all-time favourites. It was a pleasure to write. 

13. What’s your take on sponsored reviews?

Nothing wrong with it at all, so long as it does not reach the extent of bordering on bribery. 

14. Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?

Jonathan Geller, founder of Boy Genius Report. His content is always excellent, and he is one of the more approachable people in the tech blogging world. 

15. If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest?

Initially, don’t restrict yourself too much. Write about whatever you want, when you want, then start narrowing down topics. 
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