The other day I started getting a few messages on LinkedIn from my contacts congratulating me and wishing me a “Happy Work Anniversary.” I thought that was a little odd since I started my current day job in December. So I reached out and asked what exactly they were congratulating me on. “Your blog. Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy,” is what they said.
I know LinkedIn sends reminder messages to users sharing all sorts of anniversaries but I always forget I have this blog listed on there as well. So that anniversary pops up too.
What I didn’t realize? Yeah, this month marks exactly 10 years since I started Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy.
A full decade as a daddy blogger.
I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and showcase some highlights. Y’know, like those midseason filler episodes of sitcoms from the ’80s that would have 3 minutes of new footage, and the rest just highlights from the funniest, best parts? Yeah, like that.
First Post Ever:
My first blog post ever was merely an introduction, but re-reading it now, it reminds me of the creativeness of my kids all around. Jason was building space shuttles out of Legos and Ryan was creating his own alphabet.
Favorite Blog Photo:
All About Me:
Favorite Food Posts:
Favorite Interviews for the Blog:
I’ve had a pretty lucky career all around. As a writer/editor for Wizard Magazine (and various pop-culture freelance gigs), I’ve had the honor of interviewing loads of actors and comic book creators including Stan “The Man” Lee, Frank Miller, Geoff Johns, Mark Hamill, Seth McFarlane (Family Guy), and dozens upon dozens of other comic book stars from yesteryear. I never did get to interview Alan Moore, but there’s still hope!
Anyways, I honed my interviewing skills over the years back in the ’90s (before social media was even a thing) and to be honest, I really missed it years later when I was a few jobs past my Wizard days. Writing was always in my blood, which is why I created this blog in the first place. But I really missed that interaction. To me, interviews were more about conversations, and getting to know the people and that was the best part of it all. (Transcribing the interview itself was always the worst part.)
Once my daddy blog started taking off and I made some amazing connections, I started being invited on blog trips, particularly for Disney. And that lead to a ton of interviews with some pretty big celebrities. Sure, it wasn’t one on one like my previous careers had done, but even so, I was one of only a few (maybe 3 at most) dads in a room with about 20 mommy bloggers. The 25 of us would interview different actors, musicians, screenwriters, producers, you name it. It was all quite surreal and all amazingly awesome.
Here are just a few of my favorite interviews from the years…
…and a Few of My Favorite Blog Posts:
Thank you all for sticking with me this past decade and here’s to another 10 years of zany antics!
What’s your favorite memory of me from the past 10 years?