We, Teenage Bloggers, Need Your Support!

TechXav is a technology blog managed by a group of young and adroit bloggers between the age of 14-15. As tech enthusiasts, we write articles related to technology, especially what’s new on the web. For example, we review Web 2.0 apps, start-ups, publish breaking news and share our opinions and thoughts with adults all over the world. With an average of 3,000 daily unique visitors and over 1,000 RSS subscribers, TechXav is ‘one of the world’s most popular technology blog (under the teenage category)’.

Each of us has different career goals in our minds. For example, some of us aspire to become professional tech bloggers, web entrepreneurs, computer engineers or financial investors. That’s why starting from young will most probably put us in an advantage over others when we reach our adulthood. A decade later, we would have vast experience in the technology field, and looking for a job then would be much easier.

Despite our tremendous success, however, it is relatively impossible for TechXav to be on par with TechCrunch or Mashable. Why? First of all, TechXav is based in Singapore and the timezone put us in a disadvantage. While the most interesting tech news are being published on these American tech blogs, we guys are still cuddling our bolsters and sleeping soundly. Besides that, piles of schoolwork have restricted us from spending more time in reading up on the net or blogging. Schooling plays a huge role in our precious 24-hr cycles and sometimes, supplementary classes and sports activities add up to the load. As a result, we don’t have any much time left to focus on professional blogging which requires lots of energy, time, motivation and luck to build up a profitable blog.

Finally yet importantly, we are cash-strapped. Although TechXav does support advertisements, but the rates are still relatively quite low. As a result, we aren’t able to purchase advertisements on other blogs to garner more potential readers or hire young and talented bloggers to join our community.

Regardless of these setbacks, we will continue to strive to our fullest and think of ways to garner more readers to TechXav. In the meantime, we need your support to help us realize our dreams and aspirations. In the short term, probably within the next two years, we hope TechXav would become a tech blog read by millions of people around the world.

Here are some ways you can support us:

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– Write about TechXav on your blog

– Become a RSS subscriber

I, Xavier Lur, as the founder and main editor of TechXav, would like to thank you for your generous and great support! Have a great day ahead!

A Brief History of KidTechGuru and TechXav:

Out of curiosity and having a great passion in technology, I (Xavier) created KidTechGuru.blogspot.com in mid-2008. I started from scratch, without any experience in professional blogging or money to purchase a domain name and premium web-hosting subscription. On my Blogger-powered blog, I write stuff related to the blogosphere. For example, how-to guides and tips & tricks. Gradually, the number of visitors started to climb steadily to about 500+ in September. In the same month, I joined Twitter (I have forgotten who referred me to the micro-blogging service.) Twitter was quite fun to play with and an increasing number of people started to follow me.

Traffic boosted to about 8,000 daily visitors during the November-December school holiday period. Since I need not to indulge in any school homework during these two months, I spent hours daily reviewing 7 web apps without fail.

In February 2009, I decided to make the switch from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress blog. Most bloggers regard WordPress as a “state-of-the-art” platform that is capable of making a blog look more professional. This was the main reason why I switched to WordPress.org. Great thanks to WebHostingRevealed, who paid for my domain and web-hosting fees. TechXav waslaunched in February 8, 2009 and Zhou Tong, a good friend of mine, joined me.

Till date, TechXav’s community consists on five teenagers, including me who constantly write and share our knowledge with other bloggers and tech users.