Hey there! I’m James, the founder of Blog Chap. My site is all about sharing user friendly tips, strategies, and reviews on topics such as blogging, SEO, and affiliate marketing. My goal is to provide helpful insights that set you on the right path for your online adventure.

The Name Behind the Blog

When I came up with the name Blog Chap, I wanted something catchy that showed both what the site is about and a bit of my personality. “Blog” mirrors the main subjects I cover on the site, while “Chap” – a friendly British term for “man” – adds that personal touch. I think it’s a fun combo that’s easy to remember and relate to!

About Blog Chap

A Bit About Me

I was born and raised near Bath in the South West of England, but these days, you’ll find me living life in the charming South Somerset. Not too far from my original stomping grounds, this is now home for me, my amazing fiancée Heidi, and our two football-crazy boys. When I’m not crafting articles for Blog Chap or setting out on family adventures, I enjoy dabbling in DIY projects, transforming our house into a cozy home. Oh… and, of course, I’m never one to pass up the opportunity for a comforting cup of tea, a revitalising coffee, or the occasional spiced rum!

My Passion for Tech

Ever since I was a little lad, the world of technology has had a special place in my heart. This all started when I played Mario Bros on Nintendo for the first time at my friend’s house – those little pixels blew my mind!

As the years passed, I managed to get my hands on some gadgets of my own. This ranged from a Gameboy and SNES console to my first PC at the age of 12. A few years later, the internet made its grand entrance and I was immediately drawn to its limitless potential. Before long, I found myself tinkering with web development using Microsoft Frontpage (yikes!).

I have been part of the IT industry since 2004, taking on various roles that include tech support, IT management, SEO, and web development. During this time, I have navigated the ups and downs of running my own web-based projects alongside my IT jobs, from successful ventures like a supplement review blog and perfume subscription service to the failed launch of an RPG browser game. Despite the outcome, each experience has taught me invaluable lessons that I am eager to pass on to others.

Why Start Blog Chap?

You might be wondering why I’d start a blog about blogging, SEO, and affiliate marketing when there’s a whole bunch of great sites already out there. Well, there are a handful of reasons:

  • While helping Heidi with her travel blog, I had a lightbulb moment. All the tips, tricks, and insights I’ve gathered over the years? They could be super useful to others too. So, I thought, why not share them in a user-friendly way? My mission is simple: to offer you clear, friendly advice that helps you avoid those pesky mistakes and hopefully find success a little bit faster.
  • I want to show it’s never too late to try something new. I launched Blog Chap in June 2023, and if I can make this site work, you can too. I’m sharing my journey to prove that with grit and determination, anyone can make it in the online world.
  • Lastly, Blog Chap is my way of celebrating the amazing opportunities the internet offers. I believe there’s always a chance to learn, grow, and make a difference, regardless of your starting point.

So, with these goals in mind, Blog Chap isn’t just another blog – it’s a fun, friendly space for empowering and inspiring people like you to thrive in their online adventures.

Let’s Chat!

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, ideas, or if you simply wish to drop a friendly hello.

Thank you for joining me on this adventure; let’s conjure up some awe-inspiring websites!

Cheers, James.