Nov 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm #1295788
Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Well, really a blog I guess. But all of this is new for me. I have been playing around with this for a few months, mostly concentrating on how to do it, more than quality of material.
A couple reasons I did this:
I have a lot of pictures stored on Webshots.com and they are changing their format. I am afraid it is going to become a social networking site. Not interested.
The second is the difficulty of posting stuff (especially trip reports) on BPL. Plus it takes a lot of time to post some things, and I don't want to lose my work if BPL goes away.
When I looked into building a website/blog, I decided to go with a WordPress template — much easier than actually learning how to build a website, plus I am not that interested in becoming proficient at HTML.
I did decide to register a domain and am using HostGator to host the site.
Edited because I can't seem to use HTML to correctly link to a URL :)Nov 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm #1926336
Richard CullipBPL Member
@richardcullipLocale: San Diego County
Looking good, Nick. I'll be spending some time over there reading your trip reports.Nov 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm #1926337
Just to let you know the "follow" feature worked fine, now i can get your blog sent to my email.
Looking forward to following the "sage" of the sagebrush.
I am also interested because i have been considering doing something like this myself but am clueless about this whole internet HTLM site press thingy.Nov 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm #1926339
@jdw01776Locale: Southeast Texas
Looking forward to reading your trip reports. I also like the "Vintage Gear", or as I like to call it "Stuff I used when I was in College", brings back good memories…Nov 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm #1926340
– -K.T.- –BPL Member
Good on you Nick. Looks nice, easy to navigate, enjoyable content.Nov 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm #1926342
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Nice! Nice clean interface.
Love the Southwest scenery. I spent a fair amount of time there years ago. All these dang trees here blocking the view.
I think sugary drinks are a major part of the obesity epedemic. It drives up medical costs which are killing us. Maybe the NY ban will increase awareness and thus result in less obesity?Nov 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm #1926344
Luke SchmidtBPL Member
@cameronLocale: Idaho Falls
Looks great Nick, glad you put all those trip reports and pictures in one place. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on your blog.Nov 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm #1926353
Brian JohnsBPL Member
Nice work, Nick. Very interesting and informative. And enjoyable Sunday a.m. read. Will enjoy following your posts going forward. Great writing style and topics covered. Thanks for putting it out there!Nov 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm #1926378
Tom KirchnerBPL Member
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Excellent! I just saved the URL.Nov 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm #1926398
Very cool Nick. I have always enjoyed your trip reports and how-to's on the Niagara. They've come in handy on the Avalon.
RyanNov 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm #1929310
Looked at the Kelty packs post and reflected a bit on my Boy Scout days in the early 70's to early 80s.
The Skurka inspired thread on "stupid light" or the death of ultralight was pretty interesting as well.
Nick keep up the great work. I've always enjoyed your trip reports and your contributions and commitment to BPL. Rock on.
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