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Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Built a Website on 11/04/2012 13:20:14 MST Print View

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 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 :)

Edited by ngatel on 11/04/2012 13:25:45 MST.

Richard Cullip
(RichardCullip) - M

Locale: San Diego County
Re: Built a Website on 11/04/2012 13:33:39 MST Print View

Looking good, Nick. I'll be spending some time over there reading your trip reports.

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Re: Re: Built a Website on 11/04/2012 13:37:57 MST Print View

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.

John Whynot

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Built a Website on 11/04/2012 13:39:56 MST Print View

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...

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Built a Website on 11/04/2012 13:40:57 MST Print View

Good on you Nick. Looks nice, easy to navigate, enjoyable content.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Built a Website on 11/04/2012 13:50:12 MST Print View

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?

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
I like it on 11/04/2012 13:56:43 MST Print View

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.

Brian Johns

Locale: NorCal
Good job on 11/04/2012 14:37:53 MST Print View

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!

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Built a Website on 11/04/2012 17:41:34 MST Print View

Excellent! I just saved the URL.

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: Built a Website on 11/04/2012 21:31:32 MST Print View

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.


Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Great site already on 11/17/2012 20:51:41 MST Print View

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.