Many of us start our little mommy / daddy blogs as a way to diarize the lives of our kids. We want to keep the memories of the stories alive. In fact, I encourage more people to blog about their kids.
Some of us, have a specific calling in our parenting and the blogs have helped create community. Whether you’re passionate about attachment parenting, breastfeeding, or free ranging, some take to blogging to meet like minded people and gain support.
I fell into blogging by accident. It was fall of 2009, and I was unemployed. It was around this time that Dooce was a rock star rising, and I thought I could dive in and corner the daddy blogging market. I had no idea there were already hundreds in the niche, but I started DadCAMP anyway.
Along the way I was invited to write for Six Apart‘s now defunct Man of the House, and Erica Ehm‘s Yummy Mummy Club. Then, a year ago, the mouse called and I answered.
In the past year at Babble, I’ve written some 300+ entries that have brought in millions of page views. With that many eyeballs reading your writing comes controversy. I have no problem poking the box with the topics I write about, but never in my wildest dreams did I think my little ol’ blog would be fodder for discussion around the world.
Here are some of the posts I’ve written over the past 12 months with Babble. I’m thrilled to turn the page and start year 2.