10 Top Tech Bloggers To Follow in 2016 | LoudProgrammer

10 Top Tech Bloggers To Follow in 2016

ps_for_bloggers_-_gallery_original

Tech bloggers that are exceptional keep their weblogs updated with fresh and informative content on a regular basis.

Most of these blogs contain information that is related to a specific topic while others cover a diverse range of topics.

Blogs give you an opportunity to write content that is unique to you and your practice. Your blog as well gives you an occasion to interact with your visitors while promoting who you are and what you do.

It’s great to see how many young bloggers are starting to come through the ranks now, and they’re not too shabby either. I must admit I do enjoy seeing the success of the younger bloggers a little more than the veterans, purely because they are coming from the same place I was a few years ago.

However the more seasoned bloggers, give you the inspiration and the motivation to achieve not only what they have already, but possibly become even bigger and better than they are.

That however is not an easy task!

I have put together in this post some of the popular tech bloggers in 2016 that are definitely a great source of motivation.

1. Anil Dash   Twitter @anildash 594K followers

Described as a “blogging pioneer” by the New Yorker, Anil has published his blog Dashes.com continuously since 1999, earning recognition as a Webby honoree.

In 2013, Times named his account one of the best to follow on Twitter.

But Anil isn’t just a blogger or Twitter celeb, he’s also an entrepreneur and has found two startups, ThinkUp and Activate, for whom he serves as CEO and managing director.

He also serves as the board member for StackExchange, NY Tech Meetup, and Data & Society Research Institute.

On his blog, you can expect insightful posts on how technology shapes and transforms society, media, government and culture.

2. Paul Thurrott  Twitter @thurrott 115K followers

Paul is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books.

He regularly writes how-to articles and posts his personal comments, previews, and reviews for beta and completed Microsoft products, such as

  • Windows,
  • Microsoft Surface,
  • Windows 8,
  • Windows 10,
  • Windows Phone,
  • Microsoft Office, and other products.

 

3. Andrew Chen  Twitter @andrewchen 103K followers

Andrew Chen is a writer and entrepreneur focused on mobile products, metrics, and user growth.

He is an adviser and investor for tech startups including AngelList, AppSumo, Barkbox, Cardpool, Dropbox, Frankly, Gravity, Grovo, Kiva, Product Hunt, Qualaroo, Qik, Secret, Wanelo, and ZenPayroll.

Previously, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a firm with $2B under management.

A true Silicon Valley insider, Andrew shares his thoughts and opinions in the form of weekly essays that you can subscribe to via email.

He has written 550+ essays which have been featured and quoted in The New York Times, Fortune, Wired, and WSJ. The topics range from mobile product design to fundraising to growth hacking.

4. Amit Agarwal  Twitter @labnol 86.3K followers

amit-agarwal

In 2004, Amit quit his full-time job to become India’s first and only Professional Blogger.

Amit authors the hugely popular and award-winning Digital Inspiration blog where he writes how-to guides around computer software, consumer gadgets, and web apps.

He has also written columns for major publications including The Wall Street Journal India, The Financial Express, Outlook Magazine, CNN IBN, CNBC TV18 and The Hindustan Times.

He’s often viewed as a role model among tech bloggers.

 

5. John Gruber  Twitter @daringfireball 85.7K followers

daring-fireball

John is a writer, blogger, and UI designer with a bold voice you can’t ignore, especially if you’re interested in Apple products and other issues related to Apple as a company and a brand.

He is considered be one of the foremost expert on all things Apple.

Common articles on Gruber’s blog cover media’s reflections on Apple (especially refuting of myths and misunderstandings), user interfaces (and the consistency thereof), software development, and emerging Mac applications.

 

 

6. Ben Thompson  Twitter @benthompson 48.4K followers

ben-thompson

Ben is a technology blogger who has previously worked with Apple, Microsoft, and Automattic, where he focused on strategy, developer relations, and marketing for Apple University, Windows, and WordPress.com.

He is the founder of the acclaimed technology blog Stratchery where he covers the latest trends in technology with a specific focus on strategy and business.

His articles are usually in-depth and full of insight that you previously wouldn’t have thought of before.

There’s a paid membership plan available where users can get access to exclusive content.

7. Hillel Fuld  Twitter @hilzfuld 31.7K followers

hillel-fuld

Hillel is a tech blogger who contributes to sites such as The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Venturebeat, The Next Web, and Mashable, among others.

In addition, Hillel is a mentor at Google Israel, Microsoft Accelerator, and the Jerusalem Startup Hub.

On his own blog TechNMarketing, he writes about personal technology, startups, web apps, and even hosts the occasional interview.

He has a strong, opinionated voice which he uses to help people better understand the ever-changing landscape of technology and social media.

 

8. John Loomer  Twitter @jonloomer 23.3K followers

jon-loomer

Jon is a writer and a programmer.

At one point, he oversaw fantasy games product and strategy for the NBA which involved marketing, advertising, content, product planning and development, website management, publications, and promotions.

Later, he started Jon Loomer Digital which first started as an interactive resume and later evolved into a consulting and digital tutorials destination.

He’s now widely recognized as a thought leader in advanced Facebook marketing for brands.

For three years running since 2013, his blog has been chosen by SocialMediaExaminer.com as Top Ten Social Media Blogs of the year. You’ll love his knack for putting complex ideas in layman terms.

9. Robert X. Cringely   Twitter @cringely 11K followers

robert-kringley

Robert is a technology blogger and the also the author of the best-selling book Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can’t Get a Date.

Cringely’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Upside, Success, Worth, and many other magazines and newspapers.

When it comes to information technology, Cringely knows what he’s talking about.

Thirty years in and around the PC business has earned him his wisdom.

 

10. Corvida Raven  Twitter @cordiva 9.8K followers

corvida-raven

Corvida runs SheGeeks.net, an award-winning technology blog delivering the latest tech news in plain English.

She’s been variously cited by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, AdAge, Engadget, TIME, and more as one of the top influential women in tech you should be following.

Her main aim was to make technology more accessible to people who find the mainstream media’s coverage of it to be too confusing or overwhelming—and her writing style reflects that philosophy.

 

Who do you think are the most popular active tech bloggers?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

The following two tabs change content below.
Geoffrey is a lead software developer, author and writer. He writes code from scratch but frequents GitHub. He also writes and talks about technology trends, small business tips and developer productivity hacks. He is no coffee addict.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz