I have to say, I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since we started Fodder 4 Fathers. Ironically, when we started a blog called firstname.lastname@example.org in the spring of 2010 we had no idea what we were going to do with it. Then my daughter was born, and everything just seemed to fall in to place. In the beginning, F4F was my place to make sense of this whole fatherhood thing, but over time more and more people started to like what I had to say, and, well, things just seemed to happen from there. Our blog has been read all over the world, by parents, parenting experts, grandparents, caregivers, and non-parents alike. It’s not something we planned. It’s just a pleasant surprise- the fact that people actually take notice of what a dad has to say about parenting. Personally, I never saw myself as a role model (I’m possibly the most fallible person I know) but I do love my kid, and I think being a dad is the best job in the world. And, if that makes me noteworthy in any way, well, I guess I can live with that.
As a public persona, an entity much bigger than ourselves (ourself?), we’re proud of what we’ve created. What started out as means to educate ourselves on parenting has taken on a life of its own and become a kind of symbol for the New Dad – the strong, not-so-silent type that won’t take a backseat to anyone when it comes to parenting his children. Our blog has paved the way for our fantastic Facebook community page where both dads and moms can come together and talk about parenting, as equals, with humor and sensitivity and civility. And our message is reaching places we could never have imagined.
So what’s next for Fodder 4 Fathers? How do we grow this thing to reach more and more people; more and more involved dads (and moms) who want a place that they can turn to for help and advice and a sense of community?... We move to a bigger home.
On Thursday November 1st, 2012, http://theevilthatyouknow.blogspot.com (a.k.a. Fodder 4 Fathers) will no longer exist, and we will be moving to our new home at www.fodder4fathers.com - our newest "baby." What began as a blog will now be the headquarters for forward thinking dads who want to be the best fathers that they can be. Oh, don’t worry, F4F.com will still bring you the same old brash and ballsy blog posts you’ve come to love, but we’ve coupled it with one of the best resources for fathers (new and old alike) on the Internet. We took the old saying “Go big or go home” literally and created the Ultimate informational website for dads by adding more links, product reviews, guest bloggers, commentary, contests, and suggestions than any single dad blog could ever hold.
We’re not changing our philosophy. Our goal is still the same: Leave No Dad Behind. We just needed a bigger place for all their stuff…
Thanks to all our fans, we couldn’t have made it this far without you and we hope you’ll join us at our new home and help us to spread the word about fodder4fathers.com The Ultimate Resource for Dads.
As always, you rock!
Adam C. Dolgin
Founder and President