Sunday, January 17, 2010

LIAYF Turns 2, Refuses to Nap

Happy Sunday readers! I just wanted to check in today to let you all know I just celebrated my 2nd Blogaversary!

2 years ago yesterday, on a whim, I decided I could write a blog about my experience as a father. I was desperately searching for a creative outlet since I was, and remain, utterly talentless in any other arena. I chose the first free platform I found and within a couple of hours, I had written my first post.

I had no idea at the time that this would turn out to be such a immensely rewarding exercise. It was just what I needed emotionally at the time, and continues to be an excellent vehicle for me to express to the world the endless volumes of love and affection that I feel for my wife and son.

I would like to express a sincere and huge THANK YOU to all of you out there who have taken a few moments of your valuable time over the past two years to stop by LIAYF and read my posts, leave a comment, or recommend my blog to a friend. It means more to me than you can realize.

And on that note, I would like to also continue a tradition I started last year. This past Thursday was Delurker Day 2010. The idea, as many of you probably know is to encourage those who read your blog, but never leave a comment (Mom, Dad: This would include you) to take the time to let their presence be known.

I missed posting on the actual day as well last year, so I proclaimed it: Procrastinators Delurker Day. And like a true procrastinator, I am even later making this request this year. However, since it IS my blogaversary, I am counting on you to leave a comment. I am hoping to top last years Delurker comments, especially since my count was a big fat ZERO. That's right, I only received comments last year from folks who had previously left a comment. A little embarrassing indeed.

However, if you still can't bring yourself to leave a comment, but you still want to express your undying love for the amazing content that I laboriously bring to you each and ever week (often several times a week), I'm sure I read somewhere that electronics, fancy cameras, i-phones, and robot maids in particular, are the typical 2nd blogaversary gift item.

So, just shoot me an email, and I'll let you know where to send the gift of your choice.

32 comments:

Idaho Dad said...

I'll start things off with a rousing note. Oh wait, I've commented before. Sorry to get your hopes up.

Remember that Universal Props photo you guessed "Joe Vs. The Volcano"? Yeah, I have no idea. Maybe you're right. I was hoping somebody might recognize those tikis.

Oh, and HAPPY BLOGERVERSARY!!! You're now in your Terrible Twos.

Heather said...

Well happy blogversary! the terrible twos begin. do we have tantrums, teething and sleepless nights to look forward to with you now?

I'm pretty sure I've commented before, but if it makes you feel better I could log out and comment anonymously...

Dad Who Writes said...

I might have copied. But then, I might not have. Or I might have copied under a different ID (it's confusing out there). And I can hear screaming from the kitchen so I'd better get up.

But happy blogoversary, anyway.

Dad Who Writes said...

P.S. I'm also completely mystified as to why I've put "copied" instead of "commented"! Must be an iPhone thing.

SciFi Dad said...

I'm here, as I have been for a while now.

Happy Blogiversary.

Being us... said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Knatolee said...

I'm not a lurker but congrats on your anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog and getting a taste of parenthood (which I will never experience, unless you count dogs, cats and chickens!) And of course Lukas is perpetually adorable.

Mighty M said...

Yeah, my family is always saying "I love your blog", or something of the like, yet they NEVER leave comments.

Happy Blogoversary!! I hope the delurkers come out of the woodwork for you!!

Dan said...

I'm not sure I count as a lurker. sorry.

Bloody lurkers. STOP LURKING!

Eric (Juggling Eric) said...

present and accounted for

Kori said...

Well, not delurking,but here to tell you happy two year bloversary-isn't it a little crazy how great blogging can be?

Lady Mama said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary!! Your blog is one of my favourites so keep it up!

Steve said...

Congrats on 2 years and keep it up!

If, as I suspect, all your commenters here are once again not lurkers, take comfort that I suffered the same fate this year but only three readers bothered to comment! (Not even my parents de-lurked).

handstowar said...

So yeah... I'm not really a lurker either but at least wanted to congratulate you on two years of blogging bliss! You've got an awesome blog here. One of my favorite to read actually!

PJ Mullen said...

I can get behind Procrastinator Delurker Day, that works for me.

Happy Blogoversary.

Slamdunk said...

Happy 2nd and keep up the good work!. Delurker Day is too funny...

Rachael said...

I'm not sure if I've commented before! I've only been reading for a few weeks, I'm a fellow Pacific-Northwester, up in Bellingham and love finding good new 'local' blogs to read. I'm enjoying it so far!

Captain Dumbass said...

Congrats on the 2yearversary.

Playstead said...

Congrats, two years is a great milestone. And remember, most bloggers write for a month or two and then quit. Raise a glass.

WILLIAM said...

congrats on the two years.

Vespa said...

I'm delurking. Fellow Seattle-ite, in fact I believe we live in a the same suburb, just from some of your pictures. I love the stories involving your family. I'm just waiting for Lucas to get a sibling.

Catherine said...

I *think* I've commented before... Hi!

ZenMom said...

Happy Blogiversary! :)

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . said...

Happy blogaversary to you!!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by.

I have emailed each of you personally, but realized that some of you may not have received the email, so I want to say thanks here too.

SeattleDad

Knatolee said...

I have to try this sometime. It often feels like I am writing for nine people! :)

DC Urban Dad said...

Dude your blog is old. :)

Congrats and here is to more years. And the one day when we can get our kids together.

john cave osborne said...

well, i've commented before, so i suppose i don't count. but i did recently celebrate my second, also. monthaversary, that is. (though i technically started in Oct, i started regularly posting in november.)

in my two short months, i've found all of what you said about how rewarding blogging to be true as well.

it's allowed me to express myself, keep my sanity, as well as to read some great writers, not to mention that it's also allowed me to "get to know them" a little bit.

your blog was one of the first i read, and in addition to wishing you a happy anniversary, i wanna give you a big thank you. i look fwd to swinging by and catching updates from you. your posts are always right on. you're a good man, james. keep 'em coming, my friend.

Jack said...

Happy Blogiversary.

Otter Thomas said...

Happy Second Blogaversary Procastinator Delurking Day.

Mrs. LIAYF said...

Happy Bogiversary, honey!

I'm not really a lurker, but since I rarely comment I wanted to chime in that you are doing an amazing job! I am always touched by your kindness, empathy and the way you have with words. It's made me see a whole new side to you in these last few years - a perspective that I love and adore!

Love,
your wife (Mrs. LIAYF)

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Crap, I'm late! I'm late!

But I'm here.

Happy blog-a-versary.