I'm Delta Taph (Real Name: David Wilkinson), and this is my mini-blog! I'm a 12-year old ProBlogger from Manchester, in England.
23rd December 2006
I've been busying myself getting ready for Christmas! Not long left now. I've also written a few posts for Profy which I'll post about here.
14th December 2006
Today I was on BBC Radio Manchester and the BBC website. That was really cool! I may also be doing a feature on sometime around Christmas. No word on timings or anything yet, but it sounds great! I felt it was easier to do than the Five Live interview last week, despite this one actually being live! It was great when the weather lady off TV came in. Kind of a shock too! But she's very nice, just like on TV. She told me I was 'brilliant'. Not complaining! =D
13th December 2006
I've just been busy gearing up for tomorrow morning's interview. I've got my notes and all written. I've been listening to Eamonn's shows, and he's really quite funny.
Perhaps we're being overly-optimistic, we don't know. But here at Techzi, we've gone on a fund-raiser drive, to help us to launch the brand-new website that I was promising! You can check out the fundraiser page at ChipIn for more information, and to donate.
Here's some basic information you need to know before you donate...
My name is David Wilkinson, and I'm founder of tech news website, Techzi. The blog is great, and I've got my two friends, Timothy and Caitlin helping me out with it at the moment.
But truth be told, Blogger sucks at the moment. At Techzi, we're looking to buy a server and get our very own domain name, so we can run Wordpress, the spiffy blog tool that is rocking this planet. To do this, we need your help.
Being 12, it'd be hard for me to earn enough money to buy a decent server. Caitlin, also 12, wouldn't stand a chance either. And 11 year old Timmy has only about enough for a packet of fruit pastels. Hence, we run into a big fat problem.
Will you rise to the challenge and donate? Why would you want to?
Well, on the new site, a special page will be created, on which, each and every one of you donators will have your name listed, and if you wish, a link to your website.
Whether you donate $0.01 or $1000, you'll get a link back. The more you donate, the higher up on the page you'll be listed.
The link will stay there for all of eternity... (aka. the whole time the site is up!)
What will the money go to? For starters, monthly hosting fees and a domain name. A small portion will go into ironing out the cracks in our new layout, something which is completely different from the current, tacky layout.
Timothy has seen a bit of it, and he was very impressed, 'Just like a professional blog now are we?' was his first impression.
The amount needed is larger than most of you have claimed, and yes. It is. But it will pay for quite a long time hosting, I think you'll agree.
Either that, or we'll buy our own server with the money raised and host it from home. My parents best not mind the electricity bills though! MUHAHAHA!
Anyhow, if you feel like donating, go right ahead!
The drive ends on the 24th of July. The blog's first birthday!