Next up in our Featured Bloggers series is mgs.blog. In our last blog article, we covered why premium domain names matter. This is a great example of a blogger with a short, memorable, and easy to type premium domain. The domain consists of the blogger’s initials. He is an influential leader in the tech space with many followers, who has chosen to aggregate his writing, thoughts, and content using a .blog domain name.
The writer behind mgs.blog
M.G. Siegler is a self-proclaimed “writer turned investor turned investor who writes”.
His career began in front-end web development. But it was his hobby that propelled him forward. While working as a developer, he dove into the world of blogging. Eventually he was hired to blog for VentureBeat and eventually TechCrunch.
In time, he became a General Partner at CrunchFund before becoming a General Partner at Google Ventures, now known as GV. As an investor, he’s worked with big brands like Airbnb, Square, Uber, and Vine.
He also invested in content and social media startups like Medium and Secret. The app Secret was designed to allow people to share secrets anonymously with their phone connections. It was an original idea meant to help normalize and level social media interactions. And while it did not last, Medium took off.
Siegler has also continued writing. He has a Medium blog called 500ish Words. He believes online content is “too verbose” so he keeps posts close to just 500 words.
What’s different about mgs.blog
What truly makes mgs.blog stand out is the way in which it’s written. When you’re blogging purely to share and express thoughts, you don’t have to worry about those guidelines. For example, long-form blog posts tend to out-perform shorter blogs for SEO. But Siegler keeps his posts short because he’s not writing for search engines. He’s writing as a way to think and share ideas.
Another thing that stands out about mgs.blog is it’s a collection of writings. This is not the only place where Siegler writes. He includes links to articles he has written elsewhere. If you’re interested in following him, it’s an easy way to do so.
He also has well over 200K followers that engage with his blog posts. His posts tend to read more like social media updates and the engagement follows. The short posts with personal flair are refreshing. He’s not writing to please anyone. He’s writing to express himself.
mgs.blog takes us back to the beginning
Blogs started as a way for people to share thoughts and information online. They’ve grown into effective marketing tools for businesses and a source of income for individuals. And while this is good, it’s not the only way that blogs can or should be used.
mgs.blog takes us back to where we started. It shows how a blog can be a useful and fun way to ponder, reflect, and share thoughts and opinions.
If you’re looking for a way to reflect and share your thoughts, becoming a dotblogger is a great option.