Tuesday, January 17, 2012

LIAYF Turns 4, Defies The Mayans

Happy Tuesday Readers.  I'm a day late, but I just realized that on Monday Luke I am Your Father turned 4 years old.

Merriment and Whatnot.

If anyone would have told me back in January of 2008 that I would still be doing this in 2012, I would have laughed.  After all, according to the Mayans my blog was supposed to be extinct in 2011. That will teach people to trust the predictions of a civilization who, let's be honest, couldn't even foresee their own demise.


Seriously though, I think that having a dad blog that turns 4 must qualify me as somewhat of a Elder statesman of the Dad Blogging community.  I am the quiet one in the corner who seems to be perpetually contemplating something, but who is really just nodding off.  And nodding off is what I have been doing a lot of recently with this blog.

Sorry about that.

The fact is, I have not been visiting/commenting on many blogs, spending much Social Media sites, or posting on any sort of regular schedule here at Luke, I am Your Father recently.  I can't pin it to one specific reason, but rather a combination of a lot of factors.  Life has just gotten busy.  With work, at home, and with Lukas.  Honestly, it's amazing that I kept up the kind of pace I did for as long as I did while also working full time. 

I still plan on blogging here.  But on my 4th Blogaversary, I am realizing that I can do this a bit less often and still take a lot away from the experience.

I know there seem to be an abundance of new dad blogs and sites popping up all the time.  Honestly, as much as I would love to, I can't really keep up with them given my current time commitments.  Though I encourage you to.  I did have one tell me in a recent comment that I had inspired a lot of bloggers. Really?

For a guy with no aspirations, who started an obscure blog 4 years ago to gush about his newborn son, this is a very nice place to find myself today.


Jack said...

Happy Blogiversary. Here is to another 4 years.

Mrs. M said...

Happy Bloggoversary!! :)

DGB said...

Happy birthday LIAYF blog! Thanks for sharing all that you do.

Diplo_Daddy said...

Congratulations! Good luck in the coming years.

ericdbolton said...

I hear you on the wanting to post more but can't. I have no idea how I did it every day with a full time job, overtime, a wife and five kids.

I blame my kids for not being as entertaining.

Happy Anniversary.

Also, when I stopped blogging as regularly, my subscribers went UP.

Bruce Sallan said...

Congrats! 4 years. A college degree? Life busy? Really!?

Lady Mama said...

Happy Four! I'd say you're definitely an elder of the dad blog community now! And yes it's fine to blog less, or take a break (I did..). Readers will always be here.

OneZenMom said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! :)

BloggerFather said...

What they said. And you definitely have a unique voice. I hope you stick around, even if it is just to write a weekly post.

Anonymous said...

4 years is awesome, congratulations. Trust me, from someone who has been blogging longer with probably less readers, its the content that keeps readers back and not the longevity. That being said... in one more year you can be considered for lifetime achievement awards in blog awards. LOL.

Then you'll have made it... old timer. :)

Congrats again.