This Dad’s Fatherhood in Review: November 2011

November 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm , by 

One year.

Did you happen to read all 25 posts this month onThe Dadabase? Just in case you missed a day or two, I’m here to make life easier for you today. Just click on the title of a post to be magically transported to the not-so-distant past.

Jack turned one year old this month and he learned to officially walk. Reoccurring themes in November included “American perceptions of manhood” and “TV shows I despise.”

This month’s titles were consumed with countdowns: Nearly 1/3 of November’s posts contained a number followed by the word “things” or “reasons” or “ways” and/or “this dad.”

Could it be that readers are more likely to click on the title and read the post if it follows that formula? Just take a look on the right side of the screen where it says “Most Popular Posts.” I’m taking a clue from the fact that everyday at least two of the most popular ones are some kind of countdown.

Before begin your time traveling adventure, remember one more thing: Mail me your family’s holiday card so I can put in on my fridge; you will be seeing my fridge frequently in weeks to come:

Nick Shell c/o The Dadabase

300 Seaboard Lane #5

Franklin, TN 37067

5 Things This Dad Won’t Publicly Admit

November 1, 2011 at 6:18 am

The Strange Thing About Flying Solo as a Dad

November 1, 2011 at 9:47 am

Rise of the Dadmobile: GM Sees Beyond Stereotypes

November 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Rise of the Dadmobile: The Chevy Traverse

November 3, 2011 at 11:43 pm

5 Things That Make This Dad Want to Curse

November 5, 2011 at 12:29 am

My Son Carefully Eats Baked Lay’s Potato Chips

November 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm

It’s Okay, I’ve Got a Parent Pass!

November 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Red Hot Chili Peppers for Babies?

November 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

New Book: Heaven is for Real for Kids

November 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm

5 Things that are Cuter When a Baby Does Them

November 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm

The Unimaginable Thought of Losing Your Child

November 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

6 Things This Dad Got Wrong During Pregnancy

November 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm

The Stress of Getting to Church on Time with Kids

November 14, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Happy 1st Birthday to My Son, Jack-Man!

November 16, 2011 at 6:18 am

5 Reasons This Dad Despises MTV’s 16 and Pregnant

November 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Jack and Sophie: Baby Buddies in Crime

November 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm

8 Reasons to Raise Your Family in Nashville

November 20, 2011 at 10:01 am

How Not to Be “That Mom” or “That Dad”

November 20, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Send Me Your Family’s Holiday Cards for My Fridge

November 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Thankfulness for My Toddler’s Teacher, Ty

November 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm

New Book: Three Cups (Give, Save, Spend)

November 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm

5 Reasons This Dad Despises Two and a Half Men

November 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Losing Man Points Vs. Being a Good Dad

November 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm

4 Ways Dads Gets Their Man Cards Pulled

November 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Do Fathers Have Lower Testosterone Levels Than Non-Dads?

November 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm



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