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About the Author

Michael AuliaCraving Tech is a technology blog, owned and maintained by me, Michael Reza Aulia (or known as just “Michael Aulia” online). I’m still working full time in a small I.T company here in Melbourne, Australia, as a Software Development Manager. I started blogging back in 2007 and this other side of life has somehow made me into a reputable technology blogger and reviewer here at Craving Tech. I’m also actively involved in Emmanuel Baptist Church, a Christian Indonesian community here in Melbourne. If you are into Christianity, do drop by and say hello on another blog of mine, Write for God.

If you want to know more about me or why I started blogging, there are a few interesting interviews that you can read from the Christian Single Woman and AnotherBlogger.

Ways to connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google+

Achievements

  • I wrote a guest article at Yahoo! Australia (Technology section)
  • I was selected as one of Telstra’s Social VIPs to cover the Samsung GALAXY S4 launch in Sydney.
  • I was invited to speak at Nuffnang Blogopolis Conference 2011 (300 Aussie bloggers attended the event, including Darren Rowse from problogger.net and other popular Aussie bloggers).
  • I was part of Samsung’s Street Squad, a small team of 35 people worldwide selected by Samsung to review their latest products (Samsung Galaxy SII, Samsung Galaxy Note, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus) back in 2011.
  • I am part of IBM Business Insight 10, a selected group of 10 people outside IBM who are active in the technology community.
  • Selected as one of 5 Australian bloggers to represent Logitech’s “My Laptop Gets Spoilt” campaign.

Recommendations

Jason Tan, Senior Internet Marketing Specialist, from Creative Technology Ltd:

I have work with Mike for the past 2 years. He’s one of the top notch bloggers that creative technogy australia choose to work with. He is impartial in his writing and he has never ever disappointed us with his superb details on a review of a product. Kudos to you Mike!

Renato Catalan from GAP Marketing & Management Pty Ltd:

I have know Michael for nearly 3 years now and enjoy working with him when it comes to our clients. We always value his in depth reviews about the latest gadgets and found him very easy to communicate with. More often than not I learn a few things from his website and blogs as well!

Shannon Ropelato from TechMediaNetwork:

Through working with Michael, I have become a fond reader of CravingTech.com.  Michael has a great personality and a love for his blog.  You can see his passion for technology in his writing.  For anyone who has had the privilege of even speaking a few simple words to Michael you come to understand why he has such a successful and enjoyable blog.  His dedication to listening and communicating with each individual reader make this blog more than just ‘a geek’s ramblings’ but a network of great people with a passion for technology.

Vysia Duffield from Unruly Media:

Michael is a pleasure to work with and I have a great deal of respect for him as he takes a lot of pride in his work. He always has his readers at the heart of every project he takes on, even to the point of sometimes turning down opportunities if he thinks it wouldn’t be of great benefit his readers.  Definitely one of the bloggers that make my job really enjoyable, it’s great working with him and we’ve had a lot of fun exchanging banter whilst brainstorming creative ideas and collaborating on projects. Awesome guy, too!

Brian Belfitt from Blog Engage:

It’s been a  pleasure knowing Michael but most importantly I should be thanking him. It’s members like Michael that have kept blog engage alive, interesting and active. He continued submitting his article even when times were slow. For your support and dedication I say thank you Michael.

If you pay close attention to Michael’s blog you will soon realize the gem he offers all his readers and visitors free. Over Michael’s blogging career he has compiled a structured list of detail suggestions that every blogger can benefit from. It’s his own private collection of lessons learned as a pro blogger.

About Craving Tech

Note: Craving Tech was known as “Michael Aulia’s blog” before November 2009.

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Site Statistics

  • Craving Tech had around 1,300,000 unique visitors with over 1,700,000 pageviews in 2011.
    To check for past visitors on a month-to-month basis, feel free to browse the Blog Statistics category.
  • Alexa Rank of 31,462
  • 408 RSS subscribers
  • 2,903 Twitter followers
  • 3,554 Facebook fans
  • Klout Score of 52

(stats last updated on the 23rd of May, 2012)

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Collaboration with Brands

Craving Tech covers the latest updates in the technology industry and hands-on reviews on upcoming or current consumer products in the market. Over the years, Craving Tech has reviewed more than one hundred products (excluding software and games) from well-known brands such as Dyson, Microsoft, Belkin, Adobe, Creative, Razer, SteelSeries, CoolerMaster, ThermalTake, Plantronics, Jabra, Philips, Braun, Logitech, HP, Kingston, Breville, SanDisk, Navman, Western Digital, Sennheiser, and many more (check the Gadget Reviews section). Craving Tech has received great recommendations and trust to review their products from time to time up until today. If you have a product that you want to market and receive feedback on, do not hesitate to contact me.

Craving Tech has also been invited to cover major events such as the Microsoft Office 2010 launch in Sydney, Australian Open 2010 behind-the-scene powered by IBM technology in Melbourne, Ford’s Driving Green Technology in Detroit, The Commonwealth Bank’s flagship branch launch in Brisbane, and the Nokia Lumia 800 launch in Australia.

Even though Craving Tech has been focusing on technology, I still like to throw in some blogging tips every now and then or a few personal ramblings to spice things up a bit. There are also sponsored giveaways from time to time (we had an iPod Nano, Creative earphones, Plantronics Bluetooth headsets, iPad/iPhone cases, iOS apps, and software licenses in the past).

Achievements

  • A finalist to the Best Geek Blog in Asia Pacific 2009 (Nuffnang Blog Awards 2009) which was mentioned on the local newspaper, The Age (when this blog was known as “Michael Aulia’s blog”).
  • Ranked #20 on the Top 100 Australian Blogs back in 2009
  • Reviews published on the vendors’ official product page such as Creative, PowerTraveller, SteelSeries, Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS, and SONOS
  • Chosen as a Premium blog by SocialSpark.
  • Rewarded Sitelinks by Google, given only to trustworthy websites.

Recommendations

Salem from technoHEADS:

Formerly MichaelAulia.com, CravingTech is Michael’s technology blog. Ever since winning Nuffnang’s “Best Geek Blog in the Asia Pacific Region,” he’s been doing a lot of hardware reviews, which are incredible. He really pulls apart the little details of the product. Before I buy anything, I’ll search his site quickly to see if he’s done a review of the product I want to buy, because frankly, I couldn’t ask for better reviews.

Justin Germino from Dragon Blogger:

Whether it’s hardware information, gadget articles, software reviews and even articles showcasing free software licenses you can find enough tech articles on this site to keep you busy for hours as I do on a weekly basis.

When I want to take a break from writing tech articles and just want to read something, Craving Tech is a site I frequent.  I really also enjoy the layout of the site which is very clean and easy to navigate for readers.