Blog Spotlight with Dave Cryer, editor of Geekanoids.co.uk
Geekanoids.co.uk is a blog and Youtube channel from Dave Cryer, a self confessed geek with a passion for technology and gadgets. Need to know what giganoughts or thingamawidgets the latest tech has before parting with your cash? Geekanoids will have the answer…
Tell us about your blog, how did you get started? Why did you choose your subject?
The website was put together purely because in my job at the time (a graphic designer), I was the go-to person for people when they needed help with their computer or mobile phone. My advice was always appreciated, so I decided it would be wise for me to share with a wider audience.
How do you source content?
In the early days it used to be just myself, so the website was articles from my own experience with technology alongside the videos we produce. Nowadays, I have some help with the articles which are sourced from relevant technology websites and professionals.
Do you have a favourite post or one that best sums up your blog?
There is not one favourite article or video that sums up Geekanoids, as I am a very positive person who enjoys the new technology that each new day brings. Yes, I know that sounds like a corny answer, but each and every day brings with it new and fun experiences.
Do you write reviews? How many people read your reviews?
The Geekanoids reviews are communicated via videos on our YouTube Channel. We have been publishing since October 2006 and we are the longest running and most popular UK technology channel. We engage an average of 1.6 million views per month.
How did you build a following for your blog?
Our viewers really are part of the Geekanoids Community and as such I personally try to answer as many of their questions as I can. Priding myself on being honest and accessible for conversations makes a big difference. It is my passion for technology that drives this and I would not have it any other way. The great thing about Geekanoids, is that if I don’t have time to answer a question, more often than not, one of our loyal viewers will contribute and help out.
Are you PR friendly? Do you accept contributions?
Yes, we are PR friendly, this is essential. While the reviews always remain impartial, we have close relationships with many companies who submit review products to the channel.
How best do you like to be approached by PRs?
I always like to deal with PR companies via email. The occasional tweet is fine, but it is a big no no when they try to make review arrangements via Twitter.
You can find Dave tweeting @geekanoids.