That’s 14 in Blog Years: The Good, the Bad, and the Freaky

by doodaddy on September 25, 2008


Me and (one of) my gal(s).

Dear Readers,

Today, I’ve been keeping this blog for two years.

I’m still experimenting, but I think I’ve finally settled on what’s good about doing all this writing:


I could easily spend an hour — on the off chance that I ever had a free hour — just browsing the old stories. And some decades-off day, when I have more free time than I’d like, I plan to re-read all of it, and I’m already pre-nostalgic about that feat.

You know what’s also fun?


You guys are so cool even to be reading my little stories, let alone responding and making me feel part of the greater parent-blog community. Which at the same time has some bad to it, too: every day I wish I could read more blogs, comment more, get together with local bloggers more. My commitment to my online friendships sometimes drops to the bottom of the pile, and that feels bad. So… sorry in advance, and I’ll try to do better. Time allowing. (Ha!)

You know what’s the freakiest thing about this whole gig?

Getting recognized.

Being on a magazine cover accelerated this odd phenomenon, but even before that, someone would come up to me once every other month or so on a playground and say “Hi, I read your blog.” I know, I know, fifteen minutes of fame and all that, but even though it’s happened a dozen times now, it’s still disconcerting.

Traditionally, these blogoversary posts are where bloggers talk about all the changes to come — that site re-design, or my new series of posts on designer toddler sock fashions — but not from me. Although I’m sure the blog will evolve Boo grows and the Blueberry appears, I think that’ll be pretty slow. All I have to say for now is that I’m happy to be doing what I’m doing and I’m unspeakably grateful for you reading it.




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Ophelia Rising September 25, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Sorry I haven’t been around, lately! But, I’ve been thinking about you. 🙂

That’s so cool that you’re being recognized. You are quite the celeb. I look forward to more reading and commenting.

Happy Blogoversary to you!


Lynnie September 25, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Congrats on the 2 years! And just think: re-reading is great, but one day your two girls will be reading it for the first time! And that’s a pretty excellent reason to be blogging, too!


orlund September 25, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Congratulations! I like your blog. Glad you don’t waste time redisigning because yours looks great and I am sure the time could be used better other ways. Love all the photos you post!


DadStuff September 25, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Congrats on 2 years.
Almost time for Boobaby to start hers.


Kyddryn September 25, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Happy blogo…bloga…blogger…erm…anniversary!

I’m archiving most of my posts so I can read them when I’m old and decrepit and cackle at what a twit I was in the old days. That’s a neat feature to this – one can write down what happened a few minutes ago, and it will be there in fifty years to laugh (or wince) about.

Keep up the good work!

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (who looks forward to more good Doodaddy reads)


doodaddy September 25, 2008 at 11:48 pm

@Ophelia Rising – Nice to hear from you again and thanks for the kind words!


AMR September 26, 2008 at 5:21 am

Yeah, your blog is cool and all, but what I really want to know is . . .

how’d ya do that cool signature thingy?

🙂 congratulations!


Rattling the Kettle September 26, 2008 at 10:18 am

Happy blirthday! Even though you don’t comment anymore… 😉


doodaddy September 26, 2008 at 5:12 pm

@AMR – I signed a piece of paper and scanned it… *very* last century, I know!


doodaddy September 26, 2008 at 5:13 pm

@Rattling the Kettle – I know, I totally suck. Sorry!


Dan September 27, 2008 at 7:05 am

You’re right about the re-reading. Every now and then I go for a trawl through the archives to remind myself what a genius I am.


Xbox4NappyRash September 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm

2 years, well done.

I’ve stopped re-reading old posts. I’m fully aware of my idiocy and naivity without needing written proof.

Here’s to the next 2, don’t go changing anything now!


Aimee Greeblemonkey September 29, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Happy anniversary!!!! So happy to have met you, both in the blog world and in real life!


doodaddy September 29, 2008 at 8:13 pm

@Aimee Greeblemonkey – Hey, thanks! Let’s hope for more such meetings of both kinds!


doodaddy September 29, 2008 at 8:14 pm

@Xbox4NappyRash – Gotta change — gradual change — but hopefully nothing too offensive!


Xbox4NappyRash September 29, 2008 at 9:01 pm

@doodaddy – I’m open to a bit of offense!


shannon September 30, 2008 at 6:51 pm

I love reading the updates! I have two boys and enjoy hearing about the pink side, from a dad’s pov.


doodaddy October 1, 2008 at 12:59 am

@shannon – Probably not much pink in your life, then. But what you lack in pink, I bet you make up in Transformers!


Blogging Alchemy November 18, 2009 at 1:29 am

That’s one thing I don’t like about blogging, getting recognized. I didn’t get into this for fame, just for the fortunes. That is one of the things that scares me the most.


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