3 years, 7 months.
Well, it’s been a week since I finally revealed to you that for the past 3 years, I had been the officially daddy blogger of Parents.com.
I wanted to make sure that in the midst of enlarging my blogging territory by sharing new parenting infographics, reviewing cars, and writing about life as a plant-based family here on Family Friendly Daddy Blog, that I don’t neglect continuing my letters to you.
(To differentiate my letters to you from my other posts, I will be including “Dear Jack” in the title of them.)
Because to me, that’s the heart of what I do as a daddy blogger. In other words, you personally are the heart of what I do as a writer.
Right now I’m halfway through transferring my thousand Dadabase posts over to Family Friendly Daddy Blog.
Sure, I could Google some easy way to transfer it all over at once, but somehow that’s not tempting to me.
Evidently, it’s therapeutic for me to be forced to read through every single one of my thousand or so daddy blog posts for the past 3 years, remembering the stories our family has lived through; making us who we are today.
Go back to the year 2012 and see how horribly cheesy (!) I was back then. I really must have thought I was some cool 80s game show host or something.
The clothes, the hair, the corny catch-phrases.
But I understand, that’s how life is: I had to live through these experiences to become who I am today.
Looking back, it’s like I had to play this character I didn’t necessarily feel comfortable playing, but I only thought I felt comfortable at the time.
However, now, I truly am comfortable in my life’s roles.
It took 3 years of writing for Parents.com to graduate to this version of myself. I’m grateful Parents.com put up with a cornball like me for 3 years!
As for where we are now, I feel good.
I feel this change to Family Friendly Daddy Blog was important for us. The timing is right.
I’m just as curious as you are to see where this takes us, but I know this- wherever we go, we’re going to have a great time together.