Wednesday, January 3, 2007

A twelve year old blogger

[Image: Twelve year old blogger]ProBlogger reported today that there is a twelve year old blogger who is getting a little fame. I think that that is pretty cool, but I personally am iffy as to the truth of this. I am starting to believe the story because of what BBC has reported (with pictures).

If you were to think of trying to read a twelve year old's writing, you would expect something that is incredibly hard to read simply because twelve year olds are bad at writing, but that is not the case here. His writing is mature enough that he is either brilliant, or he has someone proofing what he writes.

I do, however, get the feeling that some of this is a con to get money. People tend to be more generous to kids, and when a kid is asking for help, as David is, it's hard for many people to resist. The post I just linked to is the one that concerns me. It can't possibly cost $5000 to run a website. Hosting, buying, whatever, the number does not add up. I'll keep an eye on this, and see where this goes, maybe add a follow-up post some other day.

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