Techy.tools is a hybrid. Neither a blog nor directory would be enough to execute our vision
Benzinga - also a hybrid of article content + nice list or directory in each article (unfortunately, they don't have a lot of content - resources mentioned are only their affiliate partners)
It's nice to be able to write about something, and share that perspective with the world.
Too much writing, too much reading, too much clicking from article to article. Too long-form. There are too many techy tools to write an article about each one. That's what Google is for. Just search for keywords, and you'll find some article about some product or service. However, it's hard to find a good comparison of similar products/services in one place. Also, if you already know what to search for, then you don't need techy.tools. You can just Google it and find it. But what if you don't know what to search for? You want new ideas and new resources that you wouldn't have otherwise thought to search for by keyword. You can find this in blogs, but you'd have to spend a lot of time read many articles. Wouldn't it be nice to have a list of different ideas, with comparisons and notes about each one. A list of lists - where you can narrow down
A directory typically lets anyone and everyone add their link. Usually they charge a fee ($100 one-time or per-year is normal). Obviously, this creates a huge mess of content.
As a user, how can you know which one is the best for you?