IWB: UpTillOne

Uptill1

Nawaf is one of the 1st bloggers who helped me in my first days in blogging. He was one of the 1st to be on my Blogroll, what i like about him is that he always there in your blog checking and commenting. we are really happy to have him today as our weekly guest.

Why did you choose (Uptill1) as a name to your blog?

There is no specific reason for that, I just wanted a short easy to remember URL. And after thinking about it for maybe 5 minutes, I went with UPTILL1.

Tell me about yourself?

I’m a 29 Year old Kuwaiti guy, married and have 2 wonderful kids. I’m a gadget freak and a semi-football fanatic, and for the people who have to know, I’m a Real Madrid/Chelsea hybrid fan :)

How long have you been blogging?

Uptill1 started in January 2008, but my beginning was with an other blog more than a year earlier, so almost 4 years.

How many writers (Members) in your blog?

Well, there are 4 of us, me (N), Triple-A, Zidaneoo and Heema. Me and Triple-A are the usual writers, were as Zidaneoo and Heema are acting like guest writers.

What kind of category you see your blog in?

We blog about everything. But for me, my posts are mostly about tech or humor.

How did you start blogging?

After reading so many great Kuwaiti blogs, I decided to start my own. I started my first blog which was just about gadgets. I had to stop blogging after a few months because of some family issues. But after I returned to blogging I wanted to write about more than just gadgets, and thus, uptill1 was born :)

What was the reaction of the people around you about your blog?

Everybody was supportive, and I mean everybody. My friends, parents, wife, brothers and sister.

What kind of marketing method you used for your blog (How did you promote your blog)?

I didn’t do much at all to promote the blog, but a few months ago other blogs started to talk about us that really helped us a lot. ilsul6ana, blushberry, frankom ,4thring road and you guys just to name a few. We also had some sponsors help promote the blog in their own way; gulfrun, show shine form al-falah car wash and horizon travel and tourism.

Do you have any new ideas coming soon to your blog?

There are new ideas constantly. The newest one is the “A Blast From The Past” weekly post. And we are thinking of changing the look of the blog too.

What do you advise the guys/girls who just started blogging?

Just as Frankom said, you don’t have to write every day, just have good material so that people will love to check your blog from time to time. And if you can make it about Kuwait that’s wonderful. And also always try to promote local talents and businesses.

Any last words to your readers?

I would like to thank you guys for this opportunity and like to thank my regular readers the loud and silent ones. And would like to thank my family and friends for their support.

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