Then came 2012.
Up until this past year I was just a silly dad with a sometimes silly blog. I shared stories that people could relate to. Sometimes they had a message, sometimes they said nothing. But then something happened in the past year that changed all that. Specifically a post titled "My Boys Will be Boob Men." That post was by far my most read post in the past year and it was the one that put me in the Huffington Post.
|What will become of this guy?|
But the opportunity that I am most thrilled about is the new venture I am in called Dads Round Table. We started it up in October and since then it has been growing quite nicely. To be included in this group of dads is awesome. I have some new ideas up my sleeve for the site, which I am looking forward to, but I have been slow to actually put things together.
But now I am stuck.
I have been in a rut for two months now, with nothing to write about. All these new exciting opportunities, and here I am with nothing floating around in my brain. Every time I sit down to write something, I realize that I already wrote the exact same thing last year or the year before. Life is a lot like my old profession in TV News. It changes from day to day, but it's the same from year to year.
So now I am a writer with nothing to write about.
I'm having a hard time focusing on which project should come first. Huffington Post brings me the most eyeballs, Parent Society pays me (although not very much), Dads Round Table has a great potential, and then there is my own blog. What will become of this little space on the internet? I don't want to completely shut this down, but this is not something that is ever going grow into what the others are or possibly could be.
So I am now at a crossroads in my blogging life. 2012 opened a lot of doors for me; it's just a matter of which ones I walk through in 2013.