Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2010 Posts in Review

2010 marked my third year of blogging here at 'Luke, I am Your Father'.  As I suspect is true with a majority of bloggers, there were times during the past year where I nearly closed up shop.  In all honestly, it takes a load of time and an abundance of creative inertia to sustain any blog, much less a parenting blog when you are working full time outside the home. 

But in the end, the ideas always seem to come, and with supportive encouragement from Mrs. LIAYF along with plenty of post worthy fodder coming from Lukas, I have kept the lights on here.  Beyond that, I think I have actually put out some decent posts this past year.

With that in mind, below is the first of two posts that will highlight what I considered my best of the year. Look for the other one towards the end of the month.

January: Character Flaws  I started the new year out with one of my most commented on posts ever. Let's just say I ran into some trouble when Lukas wanted me to read him a Sesame Street book.

February: Cold Feet Sleep is usually at a premium with young children in the house. This is especially true when they wake you up in the middle of the night for the oddest of reasons.

March: Base Camp - Day 1000 I reflect on reaching a rather lofty milestone as a father.

April: Everyday Heros With a little guy around, you don't need to slay dragons to be considered a hero.

May: Can I at Least Get a Belly Rub? Will you please read this post? Ask and I should receive, right?

June: Warning: This Post is Just for Men  Getting old is never glamorous.  Especially when you are a dad.

And finally, one of my favorites.  It is about appreciating what you have, realizing that not everyone is so lucky.  
Honorable Mention: A Chase Scene to Cherish

If you want to dig deeper, here is a link to my best of 2009 post.


Didactic Pirate said...

An excellent assemblage. I'm glad you're providing a SeattleDad Greatest Hits collection -- I think I started following you in April or May of this year, so this gives me the chance to go back and see what I missed.

SciFi Dad said...

Great collection, and an interesting take - splitting the year-end review into two posts. I like it.

goodfather said...

Nice collection - my fave is your honorable mention, very nicely told.

If I Could Escape . . . said...

I love this idea. I was just wondering how I was going to compose a round-up post of the year. Mind if I borrow this? Please? I'll be your best friend! LOL

Mrs. M said...

What a great idea! I remember these posts and yep, they were good ones!! :)

Papa K said...

January and April... those were my favs. Keep up the good work man... you're ALWAYS a great read.

Homemaker Man said...

Great work this year and i can't wait to see what's coming. Glad you're still here.

Slamdunk said...

Congrats on the big 3 and good idea with the collection. I enjoyed going back and reading the ones I missed.

Jack Steiner said...

I always appreciate the round ups. It is nice to see what posts a blogger is most proud of.

House of Ophelia, Kamtun said...

Hi James, please Dont throw in your Towel YET. I just "discovered" yr post today, joined in as yr Follower and the tot that you want to "fold" up, no, no, no pse even though I can read all your past posts it wont be the same if You are not at the helm as you have the gift of writing stories that are not really stories. Haha if you get what I mean. Yeah I read that post and I love the way you coin the word "mean". Do drop by my blog too. I am from Malaysia :)
God bless and have a great weekend with your family.

Ordinary Dad said...

The highlights for me were definitely the plunger and the cigarette smoking angel. Thanks for reposting these!

Anonymous said...

Even though I've been in a bit of a rut with my blog reading, commenting and writing of my own, I'm glad you stuck it out. I enjoy swinging by and reading about all the goings on of your family. All the best to you and yours in the coming new year.