LiewCF.com is a personal tech site on latest technology, gadgets, softwares, computing tips and tricks, product reviews and some interesting stuffs. The author, Liew Cheon Fong, is a full time blogger, one of the first few Malaysians who blog for a living.
Simon Owens: Do you get a lot of feedback from your readers in regards to technology news? How active is your readership in communicating through your comments section?
Liew Cheon Fong: Generally, my readers are reading my blog for tech news but they will take part in discussion for some interesting topics. Basically, I get less than 10 comments for each post.
Simon Owens: What are some of your main sources for the latest gadget and technology news? Do receive a lot of press releases and tips from techology companies?
Liew Cheon Fong: News feeds. I subscribe to a lot of website feeds as my news sources. I seldom receive press releases from technology companies.
Simon Owens: Would you say that your blog is mainly geared towards a tech-geek audience or do you have a lot of readers from a more mainstream audience?
Liew Cheon Fong: My target readers are general computer users, not tech geek. The initial purpose of the blog is telling some interesting tech news and some useful computing tips to computer home users. That’s why I usually write blog posts in simple language and complete with screenshots.
Simon Owens: I’ve noticed you’re part of the Gadget Blog Network. How did you become part of that network and do you find that it’s good at directing advertisers towards your site?
Liew Cheon Fong: I was invited by the BlogAds’ Gadget Blog Network founder, methodshop because I am one of the gadget blog in BlogAds. Joining the network has increased the BlogAds sales on my blog.
Simon Owens: I’ve noticed that your blog partly focuses on making money through blogging. How successful have you been at this and which niches do you think are the most profitable?
Liew Cheon Fong: I am now a full time blogger (a.k.a problogger). All of my income is generated from my blog. In my opinion, tech related niches are still the most profitable but the competition is very high. You need to do some research for low competition tech niches.
Simon Owens: What are the five blogs everyone should be reading (besides your own)?
Liew Cheon Fong: It is difficult to suggest a blog for everyone. Personally, I recommend the following blogs: