Dad Bloggers Working Together to Help the Community

I wrote a blog post many moons ago entitled Dad Bloggers Unite.  I invisioned all daddy bloggers coming together to help one another out.  If all dad bloggers commented on each others sites and linked to them and cross-posted, it would dramically help out each dad blogger.  Let’s all get Dad Bloggers Working Together to Help the Community!

I know each dad that blogs wants his blog on top and to have as much traffic as he can get, but the thing is, if we all comment on and help each other that is what will really happen.  We will all benefit from this plus be a closer community because of it.

So, why don’t we all do this?  I’m really at a loss as to why we all can’t do this.  I pledge that if someone guest blogs here or comments here then I will do the same for them.  Who else will make this pledge?

Comment below and post your blog.  Let’s all help each other and succeed!

 

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7 thoughts on “Dad Bloggers Working Together to Help the Community

  1. I totally agree with you on this point! I try very hard to comment and mention people on my blog and twitter and facebook fan page as I can!

    Children need their fathers as much as fathers need their kids. Sometimes though dads have to support each other as men, dads and parents. Fatherhood is all about learning and being willing to change if something isn’t working in our lives. The more we support each other in blogging the more likely we are to be the fathers our children deserve.

    Aaron

  2. Great points Aaron. I totally agree with you. But also want to add that in addition to blogs, forums for dads is just as important. Daddyplace has forums as well where dads can get parenting advice and such. The link is in the menu on the right of the page on the top.

  3. Hi Aaron,

    Your concept is wonderful. I think I saw a female counterpart of your group somewhere in the blogosphere. You could make this big and promote it online. Who know, you might be spearheading a force to reckon with in this virtual world. Keep it up!

  4. Hi Keith,

    While I agree that it would be nice if dad bloggers supported one another, I haven’t found this to be the case. This most recent attempt at community, Oren’s Facebook group, has not yet dispelled this belief. I have visited many of the blogs in the group and have commented on at least ten posts and added those blogs to my Reader. In return… crickets.

    Reciprocation would be nice, but it shouldn’t be the only aim. More important is the conversation. This is an another area where a number of dad bloggers that I have visited fail miserably. They don’t reply to comments. I can think of no better reason not to return to a blog. It amazes me how many bloggers who only get a few comments on each post chose to ignore their small followings.

    I’ve been blogging for years and encourage my readers to add to the conversation that I try to start with each post. My regulars are great at that, so I return their courtesy by responding in kind.

    I agree that we all want to reach a wider audience, but my experience tells me that true support grows organically and not through a group dynamic. I hope that this latest group effort proves me wrong.

    1. Hey Ray,

      Thanks for the comment. I know EXACTLY what you mean. I truly plan on doing my best to make this happen. I know that I forget to comment back sometimes. I always try to remember, but I’m human.

      Daddyplace.com has been around for 7 years and during that time we have seen anywhere from a lot of activity to not much at all. I blame that on the search engines. LOL That’s why I’m trying to get the word out about our forums. Where dad bloggers can post that they have written a post on their blog and get the word out even more. The more dad bloggers that feel the same way the better and the more that we can get the word out the more of those active dad bloggers that we can team up with.

      As long as we all try I believe that it will work. Check out our forums and we can all discuss together what we feel will work best. I do believe that has been one of the problems for dad bloggers and not being able to team up. The fact there was no “central” place for them to discuss it.

  5. I try to comment on all of the blog posts that I read. I have even added hyperlinks to many of my favorites on my own blog. Some people are great about commenting back, others not so much. But if I read a post, and enjoy it or can walk away with something new, I leave a comment. And when it comes to those of us that write blogs with very small viewership, comments let you know that people are actually reading what you write, not just glancing at a few sentences and moving on to the next blog.

    1. Thanks for the comment Peter!

      I know what you mean. That’s why I am trying to help ALL dad bloggers. I don’t know if you read the other comments on this post or not, but we need a central place for dad bloggers to talk and work together. That is where the daddyplace forums will help out. Thanks for signing up there.

      Join us in our forums and tell us about yourself and your blog. I’m going to start a section there for dad bloggers. Hope to see you there.

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