Analyst says that 50% of you will read this blogpost.
How about you, are you reading this post?
This is part 2 of the "How to be a full time tech blogger" series.
I've done some extensive analysis myself by reading less then half a dozen blogposts - in specific, 4 blogposts about the analysis of the effect of the new iPad.
Boy Genius reports: "Canaccord Securities analyst Mike Walkley says ..." that "Android tablets can’t compete with the iPad"
Meanwhile, just one day before, the same blog claims that "Analytics firm Strategy Analytics reports ..." that "Android tablets finally dent iPad market share"
At the same time, "global market intelligence and consulting firm IDC" predicts that Android tablets will overtake the iPad in 2016.
Hey, but what do they know, they're just market intelligence and consulting dudes, not analysts like "Needham analyst Charlie Wolf" who sees that "Apple’s iPad will still dominate tablet market after a decade"
Confusing? not at all, that's the beauty of it: since everything is an opinion, everybody is right!
Currently I'm writing a whitepaper on a method of analysis of technology related articles aiming to chart the relationship between relevant info and specific vocabulary,syntax and grammar.
I don't have any hot graphics for you just yet, but I do have some useful insights I'm willing to share:
- the amount of the word "analysis" seems directly proportional to the amount of "IMPORTANT RELEVANT INFO" in the article
- the location of the word "analysis" is a duality: small to normal amounts of "IMPORTANT RELEVANT INFO" seem to prefer the word "analysis" at the start of the sentence but for the greatest impact, the really big "IMPORTANT RELEVANT INFO" put the word at the end, right after the comma. e.g. "in 4 decades time, plain paper will be completely replaced by electronics, analyst says"
- Every "call to action" doubles the "IMPORTANT RELEVANT"-value of the preformentioned IMPORTANT RELEVANT INFO.
Let me clarify that last point.
Every writer knows that every blogpost should end with a big fat "Call to Action" - right?
No post is worth reading - let alone worth writing - without one.
Don't take my word for it - everybody says so
To really spice up your point, you must engage your readers, pull them in, get them clicking - and the ultimate weapon of choice is "ask them for their opinion so they can be an authorative analyst too" , right?
It's all a matter of efficiency.
What's the most time consuming part of writing non-fiction articles?
It's checking the facts.
Now here it is: the golden tip:
Everytime you write about what someone else says or predicts or sees some interesting correlations happen
- You don't have to hunt for news yourself as someone else already has written it down for you
- There are no facts. Ergo: you never can go wrong.
- Lifting the simple fact of fact-checking out of the equation, cuts your valuable writing time in half.
That's not a Win-Win , that's a Win-Win-Winning!
Cover it up by asking your reader for their analysis and BOOM! the easy-peasy never-wrong instant formula for filling up your tech blog.
Everyone can do it - so can you.
So, What do you think?
Aren't you glad you've read this highly valuable important relevant piece of info?