As part of a Become A Blogger deal about a year ago I also got a free $500 website review on johnchow.com, which I decided to take him up on a few days ago – and it’s already posted, written by Michael Kwan.
Why wait a whole year? Well, I wanted to “get ready” before I let John Chow chew up my site and I felt right now was a good time to redeem my free review, also to avoid having it potentially expire.
If you haven’t already, you might want to head on over and read the John Chow review before you continue reading the rest of this post.
“As an enthusiast blog, it’s definitely better than most.” – John Chow dot Com
John Chow notices I only has a first name and no last name, like Prince or Madonna. Well, I do have a last name 🙂 But for branding purposes I always comment on other blogs as “Klaus @ TechPatio” so I decided to just stick with my first name. The same goes for the other TechPatio writer, Emily, who is simply known as “Emily @ TechPatio”.
I’m very happy to see John Chow complimenting me on my English skills since English is not my first language. He’s not the first one to do so and while I’m mostly satisfied with the quality of my written English, I’m always trying to improve and see if I can do better – that’s why you are more than welcome to correct me whenever you spot a mistake 🙂
As for TechPatio content, John Chow is correct when he writes TechPatio doesn’t really separate from the masses of technology websites but that I do put in a little bit of my personality. Over the last few months I’ve posted less “general news articles” than usual as I’d like to move toward more unique and personal content rather than just telling the same stories as everybody else. But sometimes there are stories that I’d just like to share and maybe even add my own opinion about it. I don’t think TechPatio will ever be completely free of tech news stories.
Cluttered layout? That’s what John Chow writer Michael Kwan feels. I might have to agree with him on that one, too. I’m more into the developing-part of websites and not the design so I’m sometimes struggling to figure out what the best layout may be. I’ll have to look into that and try to optimize it more.
John Chow, thanks for posting my review – and welcome to all the new readers who came here because of that review 🙂