As the rain comes down on this dreary Toronto day, we at Like A Dad, want to take five minutes (that’s all we have), to give a shout out to all the fans.
As the person who does his best to fill the pages with entertaining words and photos, I get a real kick out of hearing stories of how much people enjoy the blog.
Sometimes in this social media crazed world, if there are no likes, retweets, hearts or comments, you forget that people are actually reading and enjoying your work. Just because there is no sign of it, they are there.
That is what makes it so cool when I hear via my wife, or at friend get-togethers, that my blog is a hit.
I have even had offers to help grow the brand and to spread Like A Dad even further.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 15, 2014 – Like A Dad, a parenting blog focused on the life of one dad and his family, is excited to announce that it will be relocating its office to Toronto, on May 14, 2014.
Like A Dad was started in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in November of 2012, after the birth of the owner’s second son. The blog is relocating it’s staff (family) to Toronto due to job changes and to be closer to family and friends. All day-to-day operations will begin in the new office on the Tuesday after the Victoria Day weekend.
Like A Dad is written and managed by Michael Cusden, a digital marketer, who excels in creating engaging web content for several properties. He will also be leaving his day job of 5 years at SimplyCast, to pursue bigger challenges in Toronto, where he once worked in the television industry.
Recently in a Halifax blogger Facebook group that I am part of, someone asked why we blogged. Why did we spend so much time writing posts and sharing with everyone our thoughts. Was it for money, fame, to kill time, to be part of a group or even a way to avoid doing something else. Everyone has their reasons and I thought it was an interesting question to answer.
So I decided to air my thoughts on why I blog. Here goes.
Who Do I Blog?
Blogging has been a part of my daily life ever since I first started using MSN Spaces way back in the early 2000’s. Yeah, remember that archaic tool that let you fill in areas with content and drag them around? It all started because I had moved away from home and it was the easiest way to keep my mother updated on what I was up to.
This was before Twitter, Facebook and all the other social sites. MSN messenger was pretty big and 911 had to even happened yet.
It was great. I could update my mother on my life in Toronto, while not having to spend a lot of time on the phone. I have never been a fan of the phone.
That was where the “blogging” started. Of course that was only the beginning and I did not even know it was blogging to be honest. It was more of a daily newsletter that very few people read.
Over time I grew with the medium. I did blogger, the free WordPress site and finally in 2008, I made the jump to the self-hosted WordPress software.
There are so many great dad bloggers, tweeters, posters, pinners, tubers and overall social media mad men. Moms get all the attention, so here are just some of the top Dad Links for April 4, 2013.
Dad’s Den – KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Kitchen
To whom it may concern…I have a funny conversation – Doing the happy dance
& Squatch Makes 3 – & get up, stand up
The Dadconteur – I Can Be Your Hero, Baby
Always Jacked About Fatherhood – How to Explain Vaginas to a Four-Year Old Boy
Single Dad Laughing – You just broke your child. Congratulations
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There are so many great dad bloggers, tweeters, posters, pinners, tubers and overall social media mad men. Mom’s get all the attention, so here are just some of the top Dad Links for Feb 28, 2013.
Dad Blunders – 20 Things Every Boy Should Know
How To Be A Dad – The Charlie Brown Question
NYC Dads Group – Moving Beyond “Perfectionism” as a Parent
My Dadventures – Hard Work and more Wisdom from Ben Affleck
Daddy’s Grounded – In Search of a Great Burger
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Now for today’s moment of Dad zen after the jump.