The Tech in All Things is a tech blog that reviews various services and consumer technologies. The title has a philosophically sarcastic air that comes through in many of the posts.
This is the kind of blog that most internet users are pretty familiar with. However, one quickly learns that the blog itself is only a small part of the universe maintained by the blogs owner, BigBadFletch, known affectionately by friends and fellow bloggers as "BigMan". The stated goal of the website is to be a place "where people can come and talk about tech and loads more and just chill out in the chatroom and watch the stream" and it is successful in achieving that goal. It's a website one can imagine exploring for a while, when one hardly spends a minute at most blogs.
In the Live Support portion of the website, the visitor is surprised to see live video of the BigMan himself seated in front of an array of monitors. BigMan can easily be petitioned through instant message on the same page, and it's when that petition takes place that the true strength of The Tech in All Things becomes visible.
There's a feeling you get hanging out with some of your friends at a coffee house, or a friend's basement, or a bar or campground, or anywhere that friends commune. It's the feeling of community that comes with unique shared experiences, that feeling of belonging, of being part of a group. Dealings with BigMan have that elusive mixture of exclusivity and openness that that makes you feel welcome, and that you're a part of something unique at the same time.
It's this experience that will keep you reading the blog at The Tech in All Things instead of wandering off to another one. Pretty soon, you're not just reading any blog, you're reading the words of BigMan, a person you trust.
See you on the other side
6 months ago