Thank you so much for all the feedback on changing the name of the blog. I took all the feedback seriously and thought about it carefully. (Maybe overthought it, but that’s my speciality.) The difference between being a father and being a dad was a good point – one being more of a biological fact, the other a role. I also thought about whether or not it was wise to single out the dad experience, or to try to make it universal. In one sense I think being a parent is a general experience, but I obviously speak naturally from one point of view. Besides, I feel like there are a myriad blogs that speak to the mommy POV, not as many to the other. But I set the subtitle to be “Things to Teach Our Children”, regardless of the primary name.
My first choice (mindfuldad.com) was unfortunately taken as a domain name. And since I didn’t have an extra $13,000 (!!!) to purchase the domain from the carrion bird lowlifes that squat on and scalps these domain names, I had to go a different way. I also loved dadvice.com, but they wanted a bargain basement price of only $8,000 (although it’s a fixer upper, since the instagram account wasn’t available.) So I went with…
Thedadvisor.com! (Also, thingstoteachourchildren.com, which is the subtitle.)
If mindfuldad.com ever does become available (like someone passes a sane regulation which says that you’re only allowed to purchase domains that actually relate to your business or endeavor) than I’ll consider changing it again, but at this point that’s the name. The website has been changed and so is the Facebook page, and if some young whippersnapper can teach me the in’s and out’s of Instagramming (“Insta”ing?) and the associated hashtags, I’ll start posting on there too. #dadclueless
Thanks, as always, for reading. My goal is to post more regularly now that I’m out of the winter doldrums (hopefully.) #winterblues