So I let Minnesodad.com expire. It isn’t that I don’t care about my readers, it’s not that I am bored with the site, it’s just that I started Minnesodad 7 years ago when I was single, struggling to make a living, and a father to a 5 year old. I had just started dating again, so in between work and parenting (and dating), I blogged. Not everything was genius caliber publishing, but the blog took off and I kept rising in popularity. I published a few short books on Amazon along the way and eventually found the woman I now call my wife. Soon after, I moved up professionally and now, with a child due in June, life is as busy as it can be.
Over the past year, my advice requests had decreased and there was a flood of requests from people wanting me to review products. Supplements, phones, tech stuff… it was exciting and fun for awhile, but then it just became too much and I found myself saying “no” to some opportunities that came along with pages of agreements rather than a simple request to give my honest opinion on a product. It had just become something that was more encompassing than I wanted.
I will keep going with Minnesodad, but it’s on my own terms. I am sure I will find some time in between diaper changing and parenting a teen (and being a good hubby) to post some words of wisdom from time to time, and if the right opportunity comes, and I may post another review or two. My Twitter page is still hopping as well.
I will post when I feel inspired to do so and I won’t disappear without a proper goodbye. It’s just not time for goodbye yet. Hell, I am just starting a new chapter…