This past Sunday was the six-month anniversary for my blog.
What does that mean, you ask. Well, I’m really not sure. Just like I really wasn’t sure about much of anything when it came to starting a blog.
You might be wondering why I started writing a blog. I’m not even sure I know the answer to that. For a long time I felt like I wanted to share my experiences as a single parent, especially since I’m a single dad. It seems like all I hear about are single moms, and I wanted to share my experiences from the other side.
I like to be creative and use my sense of humor. And sharing some of my experiences and the experiences of our family has allowed me to do that. Not that our family is special or that we have an incredibly exciting life. No, instead I think it’s that we have a very typical life, with many of life’s common problems.
I think part of it to comes from my days of writing for a newspaper. I worked in newspaper, either fulltime or part-time, for about 20 years. And I missed that. I missed the regular writing. I missed constructing stories in ways that I hoped readers would enjoy. So my blog has allowed me to have that regular writing routine again. And it’s been nice to reconnect with readers again.
I will say that this blog has become important to me. I look forward to writing it every week. And while I know it’s not a job, I feel bad when I miss a day for a post.
I had no idea about the direction of this blog. And I’m really not sure what would be considered “good” results or “bad.” All I can say after six months is that blogging has been a great experience for me. I really wasn’t sure how many people would read my blog, or if anyone at all would read it. I’m not sure if the number of views I’ve had on my site would be considered good or not, but I’ve been touched and humbled that so many of you have taken the time to read some of my posts. I’m also touched to have reached 100 followers to my blog. Thank you all for reading and following.
I have been overwhelmed at times by the responses. Certain posts have been much more popular than others. And I find that I’m often a poor judge of what is going to be popular.
To my readers I would like to say thank you for making this blog such a great experience for me. Thank you for reading. Thank you for your feedback.
I hope I’ve been able to share a small glimpse into the life of a single dad, and into the life of a typical family home in small town America. I hope that I’ve been able to provide a laugh (or at least a smile) for you from time to time, and maybe something to think about at other times.
I hope I can continue to do in the days and blogs ahead. And I thank you all for making this such a great experience for me.