Milestone Blog Post
Woah! I cannot believe it’s been only 1 month since my first blog post. It feels like I’ve been doing this for a year. At least! This is truly a milestone blog post.
But before I go further into my blogging history, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself.
Who is this mysterious character behind Kleppaj.com?
My name is John Kleppa and I live in Sandnes – a town located in the south-western part of Norway.
I am an outdoorsman and have enjoyed being outdoors since I was a little kid. Being outside is the best medicine you can get and I try to spend as much time there as I can.
How I started
My first try at blogging was in July 2016 where I registered an account at WordPress. I called it Jogublog and lost interest fairly quickly after. I didn’t think blogging was for me.
Around a year later in September 2017 I had some time off from work and was going for a walk in the forest. I questioned myself to why I didn’t put my interest and education to use and do something I love. I love the outdoors and have a degree in marketing.
The first idea that came to mind was that I should write an email to my favorite outdoor clothing companies and ask them if I could partner with them. In my dream world I would get hired, given some clothing and gear, test it in the outdoors for a couple days and come back to write a report and post it on their website and social media channels. Well – things are not that easy so that idea was also scrapped.
Then the idea of blogging came to mind (once again). I logged into my Jogublog site at WordPress, but I thought the URL was too long and ugly. Then I did what most people do when they are unsure and wondering. Yep! Google.
“How to make a blog”, “start to blog” and “blog hosting providers” were some of my search terms. I eventually found a site that gave me the right introduction to blogging. That site was Bloggingbasics101. Thank you Jessica for giving me the right tips and advice that got me started.
I eventually landed on iPage as recommended by Jessica. I am quite satisfied with them and their customer service is really good.
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Writing blog posts
As I love being out in the woods I wanted to make a blog about being outdoors. In order to have fun in the outdoors, you need to have the right equipment. So I started making blog posts about quality outdoor products. I had read about affiliate marketing and wanted to try it out myself so links to Amazon were incorporated into my articles.
Anyways, here are the articles I’ve made so far:
- Camping hygiene
- Quickdraw carabiners
- Outdoor jackets
- Walking shoes for women
- Hiking shoes
- Outdoor sports activities
- Arch insoles
- Salomon Speedcross 4 CS review
- Outdoor hats
- Mountaineering boots
- Train running shoes
After one month I still love blogging as a hobby. I find writing to be relaxing. I can promise you that this won’t be the last milestone blog post 🙂
Well anyways, If you have any questions feel free to contact me.