The Tech Blog Writer Podcast - Inspired Startup Stories & Interviews With Tech Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Innovators & Disruptors

Tech Columnist Neil C. Hughes Interviews Innovative Startups, Tech Leaders, CEO's, Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs. Guests share their stories, experiences and invaluable advice about the latest tech trends affecting multiple industries. As a tech blog writer, I created this podcast to add real human voices to my written articles and bring them to life. My aim was to create a top podcast that unites the global community and connect every tech fan and entrepreneur in the world. A wealth of guests that cover every aspect of the startup scene discussing Venture Capital, Technology Startups, Advice and Strategy, Angel Investors, Bootstrapping, Business Ideas, Co-Founders, and Crowdfunding. We also look at how the digital transformation and technologies such as machine learning, AI, AR, VR, FinTech, Edtech are impacting businesses. Steve Jobs once said, "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." This show aims to empower those followers to learn from those on a similar journey so they too can create their own path by educating and mentoring.
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 The Tech Blog Writer Podcast


Tech columnist Neil Hughes is the host of the Tech Blog Writer Podcast that is also available on iTunesStitcher, PlayerFM and TuneIn Radio.

I launched this podcast to add real human voices to my written articles and bring them to life. My aim was to create a top podcast that unites the global community and connect every tech fan and entrepreneur in the world.

Steve Jobs once said, "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." This show aims to empower those followers to learn from those on a similar journey so they too can create their own path by educating and mentoring.

You can also reach me on Twitter at @NeilCHughes or at





Sep 26, 2015

Neil experiences life away from Microsoft Windows and gets to grips with OSX for the first time, only to discover he is a digital hoarder during his digital transitional stage.

This week's question is from Lifestyle Entrepreneur Wellness Coach Robin A Henderson who asks about the importance of online authenticity and Neil tries out the new social media app BeMe.


Sep 19, 2015

In this episode Neil looks at the power of Nostalgia and how it is increasingly being used as a sales tactic and for marketing purposes as we all embrace geek culture.

Meanwhile, The growing trend of show-rooming where consumers get hands-on with a product in a physical store before looking it up on their smartphones to purchase online at a lower price is increasingly becoming a thorn in the side of the physical stores inside shopping malls all over the world.

Can Beacons, Indoor Mapping & Mobile Deals Apps Save Shopping Malls From Show-Rooming and online shopping?

This weeks question fromCEO of the European Marketing Network Leahnanne Hobson who asks about how to monetize LinkedIn.

Sep 6, 2015

This week's podcast looks at the growing trend of marketing companies using vloggers and bloggers to endorse products with their authentic voice. Does great power require great responsibility and could bloggers unwittingly be sacrificing their integrity?

We also look at the impending YouTube subscription model and the pro's and cons of content being hidden behind paywalls.

This week's question was by Sarah Elkins

Sarah Elkins

Aug 1, 2015

Episode 6 features questions from LinkedIn Authors Jacqui Genow and Andrew Brooks.

The following is discussed on this week's episode:

  • Writing on Linkedin
  • Windows 10 release and privacy issues
  • Amazon Prime, Amazon Music and Top Gear announcement

Protect yourself from Windows 10 privacy issues by checking out the information here

Jul 27, 2015

It is a huge honour and privilege to have the hugely successful LinkedIn author Dustin McKissen on the show.

Dustin has written over 150 articles on Linkedin that have achieved well in excess of one million views and thousands of shares.

He shares his journey to success and reveals a story of how LinkedIn have recently approached him to film a promotional video in San Francisco.

An all-around nice guy with a fascinating story.

You can find Dustin's phenomenal written work on LinkedIn here

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Dustin McKissen is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at M5 Strategy + Branding. He is also a proud member of LinkedIn's Publishers and Bloggers Group. You can find him on Twitter @DMcKissen, or reach him at

Jul 27, 2015

Episode 4:

A bite sized tech news round-up.

This weeks big stories involve the alarms belles around our online after the Ashley Maddison hack.

Other big tech news stories were the annuncement from Google that they are removing dead business pages from Google+ and has Kim Kardashian just revolutionised Twitter? Did anyone obtain a free ice-cream from Uber last week?

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Jul 22, 2015

Neil discusses innovation with Rich Haigh.

It seems everywhere you look online you will find people claiming to be innovative leaders whilst meeting rooms and boardrooms across the globe are full of business men and women getting excited about innovation.

There is an increasing reliance on technology and innovation has become the most overused buzzword in business.

Surely there is more to innovation than it being just another buzzword, but what is it? Can we define what it is?

·         What is innovation and what t isn't? Why is it important?

·         How do you embed an innovation culture into a business and what mistakes are usually made?

·         Is resistance to change still an obstacle or are people more accepting now?


·         How do you measure the success of innovation? These are the questions that Neil & Rich discuss.  


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Jul 22, 2015

Neil discusses the latest top tech stories and also answers questions from LinkedIn Writers.


Tech News Round Up

  • The disappointing Amazon Prime Day and how the Camelizer brings price history charts to your browser for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
  • Charging your phone on the train could get you arrested


LinkedIn writers send in their questions to the Tech Blog Writer Podcast

Marietta Gentles Crawford Advises the importance of the person behind the profile picture on LinkedIn.

Doug Ales asks how to get more engagement and views from blog posts on the LinkedIn longform posting publishing platform.



Jul 10, 2015

In this first episode, Neil talks about his blogging journey on the LinkedIn Publishing platform and interviews John White who shares his experiences and success with blogging on LinkedIn.

Show Notes

Exactly 12 months ago today, I was given access to contribute my professional insights on the LinkedIn publishing platform that was being rolled out to its members. One Year later, I have published 83 blog posts that have reached nearly 1 million article views and somehow amassed over 7,000 followers along the way.

The greatest reward I have received from writing on LinkedIn is developing real friendships with like-minded individuals on a similar journey.


There is a long list of real friendships with fellow writers such as John WhiteDustin McKissen and Paul Drury along with many others who inspire me to improve. On a recent holiday to New York, I even met with another LinkedIn friend and mentor Tom Ziegler at the White Horse Tavern where Dylan Thomas famously enjoyed his last whiskey.

There are many discussions of how technology is separating us rather than uniting us all. However, my experience of the last 12 months has proved that engaging with your audience and genuine networking that is not used for some kind of cynical self-gain is the essence of how humans learn from each other and move forward.

What Next?

Now that my fear of hitting the publish on a blog post is a distant memory combined with the knowledge that engagement is about conversations rather than dialogue, a new idea was born. On average there are around 66,000 people reading my blog posts each month, rather than this remain a one-way conversation, I want to engage with every reader.

The same fear of hitting publish has returned as my first Podcast became available oniTunesRSS and Web, where I interview the prolific John White about his similar journey on LinkedIn long-form posting.

Podcasting allows me to open up this new communications channel and broadcast your thoughts that I am hoping might even challenge my thought process too. My plan is to offer an open invite to anyone that would like to feature in an interview. You could even just message me from your phone with a recording of a few words with your view on of the latest tech trend posts that I publish here on LinkedIn.

This idea was born out of a moment of madness and a genuine desire to connect with each and every one of my readers. Maybe, John Lennon said it best with the lyrics ‘You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us’.