During my chat with Babs Burton at Code Red yesterday, he touched on the issue of the content on MOBILITY. He admitted to not having visited the blog in a long while (over a year), but said that the last time he did, he found the articles too technical for the everyday person.
I totally agree with him and was delighted to tell him that we had corrected that a long time ago. Mobility has grown more and more less technical in content. Why? Same reason I gave at last Saturday’s Mobility Rave: we want to reach non-techies with mobile technology. As far as I am concerned, many techies already know what most tech blogs publish anyway. The people who really need enlightening and who often need help with their gadgets are the non-techies, and that cannot be done in technicalese.
Babs submitted that tech blogs often are online communities where tech people massage one another’s egos. I totally agree with him.
Coming from a tech background myself, it is hard learning to communicate without diving into tech jargon, but I am on it. In the last one year at least, we have received commendations from non-techie users who say this is the only tech blog that they are able to read without getting lost. Still, I know that we are not there yet. We are also always looking for writers who are non-tech people but love gadgets.
Our primary goal here at Mobility for the long haul is to be the tech blog of choice for everyday phone users who have no great deal of interest in technology itself.
There will always be some content with serious technical details published here, but our primary goal here at Mobility for the long haul is to be the tech blog of choice for everyday phone users who have no great deal of interest in technology itself. If they can understand what we publish, find it useful and come back again and again, we have accomplished our mission.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.