Welcome back everyone.  Long time no see, eh?  I just wanted to take a quick moment to post an update.  This update is about…well…everything.  If this is your first time here then it’s great to have your attention!  This post can apply to you as well.  Alright, let’s cut right to the chase.

First off, to those who are returning, you may have realized that the name has changed.  What used to be called “aQuickBit” is now “mobileFreq” and here is why.  While that name will always be my super special baby, like a new parent I had no idea what I was doing.  I thought it was a really catchy name and was creatively relevant to the concept of this site.  Well guess what?  It wasn’t.  Many a time when asked what this site was called I would have to really…emphasize… the three syllabic pronunciation of “a-quick-bit”.  To me it made sense.  To the average person, that “a” “q” beginning just left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth when trying to repeat it for the first time.  I needed to change and take this opportunity to learn from my mistake.

So I needed something simpler.  Something easier to say and remember.  I spent many moons contemplating the idea of a new name.  I bounced several ideas off of my friends and family.  When they had enough of me trying to find a new marketing strategy for this community, I resorted to getting suggestions from my cat, Cinnamon, like any sane internet person would do.  She hinted that I would need to create a brand name around something dealing with mobile devices.  Ok, so half of the name will be “mobile”, but what will the other half be?  Should I go with something geek related?  How about a technical term of some sort?  Then it clicked: “Freq”.  Freq being a shortened version of frequency and having the pronunciation of “freak”.  I also figured it would help keep the consistency of my posts up because I would like to make the name meaningful.  Oh and the entire wireless industry revolves around frequencies such as radio waves.  Ok perfect.  mobileFreq.  There we go.  Short, sweet and to the point.

Next, I really want to do what I do best: teach.  There are so many tech blogs out there that cover news 24/7  that the market for that particular site has become super saturated.  I’m still definitely going to cover the general news for things that I feel are relevant to the average user,  but not to the point where I make it my main priority.  I want to focus on trying to help people learn things about the mobile industry.  I plan on structuring my articles around a W5H  formula.  The who, what, where, when, why, how formula.  An example article would be something like “WHAT is an SIM card and WHY do you need it?”.  Yes it might seem like a trivial idea, but there are many people out there that it will help.  Other ideas might be “WHAT exactly is Verizon’s XLTE?”, “HOW do I restore my device?”, or “WHEN should I upgrade?”   I just want to try to breakdown complex ideas into common speak or give consumer advice about what they should buy.  From what I’ve been told I’m pretty good at coming up with analogies.  I will still do reviews, news, and interEviews, but I’m putting an emphasis on education.

Finally, I had a bit of a medical condition over the past year that left this community being put on hold.  You probably noticed that my previous posts started progressively being more spaced out.  Well  it has since been cleared up and I finally have the opportunity to start fresh again.

I promise to live up to the motto of “Frequently updating you on all things mobile”.  I am really excited to get this going again.  Version 2.0.  I’m going to start small with just one to two posts a day to get back with the swing of things.  Eventually when the consistency is there, I will then start to really overhaul my workload.

Thanks for stopping by and checking this out.  Over the weekend I’m going to finalize some minor updates to the site.  The first post is scheduled for this coming Monday so stay tuned!


Recent Penn State grad who loves all things mobile. Has a knack for teaching and enjoys a bit of alliteration.

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