Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My 100th blog post

So, this blog entry is quite a special one. Why you ask?

This marks my 100th blog entry. I know, crazy huh? It isn’t groundbreaking news or anything, but it is an accomplishment in my book. What book is that? Not sure, but, it’s mine! It’s all mine, muwhahahahaha!


I was thinking to myself, this morning, on my way into work… "what should be my topic for my Centenarian post?"

Should I make this a thank you entry? Picture myself standing behind a podium; in front of all the blogging world… The spotlight on me as I wipe the sweat from my brow. “I’d like to thank blogger.com…. my wife, my son…! Hi mom!”

Should it be something profound and insightful or something funny and lighthearted? Honestly, I still have no idea. I figured that I would just write as I usually do… about whatever is in my cranium at that time. That is usually how it goes… if you were wondering how my mind works. I am ADD, I have never been diagnosed, but I am pretty sure I am. I am surprised I can ever stay on topic!

My blog was created for so many reasons. One reason was so that our out-of-town family could reap the joys of our experiences. My wife, Laura, and I wanted to make sure they knew what was going on with our pregnancy and beyond. OMG I’m A Daddy is mainly about my experiences with fatherhood and striving to be good dad. My experiences with my family and my son, MJ. My son was the true inspiration for this online journal. It was to document my wife’s pregnancy and how it affected me. I wanted to make sure I was able to give an account of my side of the story. My crazy stories… I cannot believe I have people who visit my blog and read the rubbish that I write. A blog is such a great outlet, though. I mean I could talk about Jellyfish, post-it notes (I invented post-its) or how I don’t like the color mauve. Why? Because this is MY blog and it gives me the freedom to discuss whatever I want to discuss. I can vent to my blog… I can put my thoughts out there and it is sort of liberating to tell the story of my life and have people from all walks of life read about it. It is mind blowing to me that people visit my blog, and for that I am thankful.

I have learned so much from when I started. It is amazing to me to think that I could find friends through this medium, but I have. I first was so jealous of all the other “daddy-bloggers” out there. I never thought I could write anything worth reading. All the other bloggers seemed so good at it… would I be worth conversing with? But, many of the dad-bloggers accepted me. “Why me?” I wondered. “What kind of insight would I ever have to offer?” I said to myself. I was a soon-to-be dad… I didn’t know jack! Well, I have an uncle Jack, but that is beside the point.

The friendships I have made through blogging staggers my mind. The guys (and gals,) are spread out all over the world… I have never met them, but I feel like I know ‘em. They are my online fam. They make me feel like I am not losing my mind!

So, I am patting myself on the back for once. I am proud of myself. I started something a year ago and am still going strong. Let’s hope that writers block doesn’t creep up on me because I still have a lot to say!

Cheers!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey!!! Congrats and Happy 100th Blog post!!! I can't believe it's been 100 posts - and I think I've read at least 95 of them! I may have missed a couple in the last few months but otherwise - I was there for them all! Loved them all, too! Here's a toast to the next 100! :) Part of your Wisconsin family, Billie

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 100!
Margaret

BusyDad said...

Congrats, Daddio! Wow, 100 already?? It took me like forever to get there. And looks like you've discovered the secret of blogging: who cares what others think. Just do it for yourself, and if people like it, they'll come back. If they don't - who needs em anyway!

Mrs OMG Pregnant said...

Woohooo, congrats! Well done you, and all that!Totally agree with you about the joys of blogging, its a great medium to express yourself! here's to the next 100!

JonnyTam13 said...

Congrats on the 100! Just started reading, so can you crank out a 100 more so I can catch up? I mean, sure I could go back and read the other 99, but let's not get carried away...

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

yay! congrats on your 100th post. I have loved being a part of your journey and I look forward to 100 more!

CK Lunchbox said...

Congrats on the 100th post. In those 100 posts you have been a lot of fun to read and get to know. I can't tell you how great it's been being your bud (in a non-man-date kinda way).

James (SeattleDad) said...

Ah, come on. There is no way you are at 100 already! Really?

That's right you started early.

No wonder you are so successful. Well prepared!

Well, congrats. That is really awesome.

Nicole said...

Congrats on your 100th blog post! Keep having fun with it! Happy 4th of July too.

Laura said...

Congrats! Hope you had a great holiday!

postulatesandpasttimes said...

Congrats on turning 100. You look great for your age!

iVegasFamily said...

Congrats! Most new blogs don't make it to 100, so that's quite an accomplishment. Keep it up.

BellaDaddy said...

77 Postys and counting...and ya know, I had no idea I would care about reaching 100...hell, now I do...thanks!

Happy 100th to you!