Happy Blogaversary!!! Reflections on Two Years

Two years ago, I jumped into the blogosphere, not knowing what the public reaction would be. I feared a great big collective yawn.

Happy Blogaversary to me! (flickr Creative Commons)
Happy Blogaversary to me! (flickr Creative Commons)

Today, I am humbled as I reflect on everything you, dear reader, have given me over these past two years. I have been able to accomplish so many professional goals, make so many new friends, and I even made it to the White House! Thank you.

More importantly, however, you have given me the opportunity to contribute to a cause I feel passionately about- promoting work-family balance for fathers and encouraging more supportive workplaces. While I play only a small part, the progress that we, as a society, have made on this issue in the last two years is unmistakable.

There is obviously so much more work to go, and look forward to the next two years and beyond, and the progress that we will make together.

As for personal highlights, here are a few:

Again, thank you! (can I blow out the candles now?)

Special thanks go to Oren Miller and the Dad Bloggers group, the editors of Good Men Project for giving me my first chance to write for a big publication, the folks at Boston College’s Center for Work and Family for producing so much great research for me to report on, my agent Giles Anderson for supporting and guiding my book project (we’ll get there soon!), and of course Nick and Amy for their love and inspiration.

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11 thoughts on “Happy Blogaversary!!! Reflections on Two Years

  1. Wow! That is quite a paternity leave resume! I have recently started blogging about my experiences of paternity leave in Norway. Nothing as forthright as your great blog I’m afraid, more of a challenge I set myself. Paternity leave is very common out here in Scandinavia and it is interesting for me to experience it as a newcomer to the country.

    I did not want to be one of those dads who takes the leave and then ends up on the phone / internet the whole time. We set ourselves a challenge of doing something new everyday and writing about it from my son’s perspective, just briefly with a few rough photos.

    So far so good, but the more I write … I mean the more he writes!… the more I start to delve into the effects and rewards of equal paternity/maternity leave. I really think it’s a great situation for all involved. I will be following yours and your associates blogs more carefully from now on for inspiration. Keep up the good work!

  2. Wow! That is quite a paternity leave resume! I have recently started blogging about my experiences of paternity leave in Norway. Nothing as forthright as your great blog I’m afraid, more of a challenge I set myself. Paternity leave is very common out here in Scandinavia and it is interesting for me to experience it as a newcomer to the country.

    I did not want to be one of those dads who takes the leave and then ends up on the phone / internet the whole time. We set ourselves a challenge of doing something new everyday and writing about it from my son’s perspective, just briefly with a few rough photos.

    So far so good, but the more I write … I mean the more he writes!… the more I start to delve into the effects and rewards of equal paternity/maternity leave. I really think it’s a great situation for all involved. I will be following yours and your associates blogs more carefully from now on for inspiration. Keep up the good work!

  3. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. It’s great to see both how successful your blog’s been and also how it’s opened up doors for you that have helped to boost the profile of the issues you talk about and dads in general.

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