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Posted by on Dec 21, 2008

Back in November, I wrote a review about Kid Tech Guru, a blog written by a 14 year old on technology that I thought was pretty incredible. At the time, one of the comments I got was from a kid named Monik, who wondered why everyone always seemed to write about Xavier, the writer of the above mentioned blog, and yet he didn’t get much attention for his blog, as he was 13 and thought it was pretty good. I left it alone at the time because, well, it smacked of sour grapes, but I’ve always planned on going back to take a look at it.

The name of his blog is Etiole, and though I’m not sure he knows it, Etiole is actually a girl’s name that means “star” in French. Monik lives in India, but his blog does have some star power, based on what I’m seeing, so it’s definitely worth a look.

I’d have to say that Etiole is a very good blog, and Monik is very active with it. In the past week he’s done stories on YouTube, software many bloggers use, creating official looking seals for one’s site, a washable keyboard, and some talk about widgets. He even ran a successful contest, which means his blog gets enough visitors to have a pretty good contest.

I have to say that, once again, this blog doesn’t read like a kid is writing it. He has a very nice writing style that’s easy to understand, and I think that shows that he isn’t just copying what someone else is writing. It’s also very colorful and creative; I like the images he uses, and he finds some fairly unique and funny stuff; y’all know I like funny.

So, check it out and let him know what you think. And, to show me that he’s not jealous of Kid Tech Guru in any way, he even has The Kid as an advertiser on his site; way to go!

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Not bad for a kid, but I really wish that kids these days would capitalize their I’s. Even though they think it’s cool or something i find it annoying and i reckon a lot of other adults would as well.

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December 21st, 2008 | 2:03 AM

Is that why you didn’t capitalize two of the I’s in your comment? LOL

December 21st, 2008 | 2:48 AM

Hey thanks a lot for writing about me.

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December 24th, 2008 | 5:11 AM

No problem, Monik; have a great holiday.

December 24th, 2008 | 11:32 AM

Actually, étoile (ay-twahl) means star in French, not etiole. Etiole (ee-tee-ohl) doesn’t seem to have an established definition, but it could come from the verb etiolate, to bleach from denying sunlight, which is what a lot of techies do. So, intended or not, I would think of techies as being etioles.

April 16th, 2009 | 2:49 PM

Unfortunately, I don’t have the capability of adding the little symbols above letters, so that was pretty much the best I could do. However, I’m sure you went to the website, so you’d have a better idea of what the site’s name was about. Still, your idea is kind of funny.

April 16th, 2009 | 3:11 PM

I wonder if it wasn’t originally a typo … but a happy accident, at that.

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April 16th, 2009 | 5:20 PM

I’m not sure. I never got a response as to the name, so I just let it go. 🙂

April 16th, 2009 | 5:31 PM