I’m in my tenth year of blogging.
Long time readers may have noticed a slight decrease in the frequency of my posts. Like, from 3 posts a week to 3 posts a month.
There are any number of reasons for this, and you might guess that I’ve just become much busier as my kids have entered their teen years. But, actually, the main reason for the slowdown in posts is that I went and did something I never thought I could do.
I became a morning person. Or, rather, I quit being a night owl.
For the first 8 years or so of this blog, I wrote my posts late at night, after the kids were asleep. I’d been active at night for as long as I could remember. Then, suddenly, it all changed when I looked in the mirror and noticed I was old, and old people have to go to bed really early, right? And they eat dinner at 4:30. And play shuffleboard.
No, I was just tired. Unbelievable exhaustion had set over me for some reason, and I realized that going to bed before midnight might just be the cure. It worked, and my late nights were over, and I became a morning person, and the blog posts withered in my mind as I lay my head down on the pillow for a good night’s sleep.
However, this blog is still here, and I’m still writing on it. There is still some value here for me. And maybe for you.
I’m not ready to kill my blog, as so many of my fellow dad bloggers from long ago have done. In fact, I was recently looking through my Google Reader Dad Blog subscriptions, and was surprised to see how many of them were gone, disappeared from the Internet as if they never existed.
But that’s a post for another day. It’s 10 o’clock, time for bed!