It was exactly a decade ago today that I published my very first blog post here on this website. It was called, “Snail Trails: Your Memory May Be the Only Proof an Event Ever Happened.”
For the first year of my blog, I was just writing about random thoughts that went through my head; much like the kind of topics I cover on my YouTube channels now.
But about a year into blogging, my wife and I found out we were going to be having our first child. I decided to start writing a letter to our child at least every week.
Just a few months into my new series, I was featured in American Baby magazine. And a few months after that, I was chosen by Parents Magazine to be their official daddy blogger for the next 4 years.
This led to me being given dozens of opportunities to feature brand-new vehicles on my blog, as companies like Lexus and Chevy often sent me cars for a week at a time; even sending me and family on trips as well.
After my time at Parents.com ended, the next venture was been hand-selected by one of the scouts for Lifetime’s upcoming TV show, This Time Next Year. My national TV debut took place in February 2018.
Since then, I have been using my blogging experience and SEO knowledge to operate a few different side hustles to generate passive income, like placing Amazon links in my most popular posts and regularly selling guest blog posts to companies.
True story: I just bought a brand-new stereo for my Jeep based on my most recent Amazon payment I received.
It’s true I love writing and I love documenting my life on my blog, as it’s my way of keeping up with my own journey of life.
But I also don’t mind the fact that this blog has provided me opportunities that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.
Thank you to all my readers for being a part of my blog- and my life!