I know blog traffic is only interesting to the blogger, so I’ll make this quick. Where Do Gaybies Come From had a huge day yesterday. HUGE. Over 11,000 hits. And today looks to be another big day, thanks to Towleroad, AfterElton, Think Progress, Reddit and plenty of others. So I want to thank everyone who linked to my 5 People You Meet as a Gay Dad post.
Even more amazing, I had over 1,000 hits from Facebook, which means a lot of you are sharing my blog with your friends. I can’t tell you how much that means to me and how much that’s helped me find new readers. Thank you!
I want to welcome all the new people who subscribed, liked this blog on Facebook and added me to their readers. I hope you’ll poke around a bit and find some stuff you enjoy here.
Thanks also to the commenters. One of the reasons I started this blog was to connect with other gay dads, and it was amazing to hear some of their stories and responses to my piece. I hope all of you will come back and keep me posted on your families – maybe even start blogs of your own.
A few people wrote to say they were offended by my caricature of the “Moral Crusader” in the post, so I want to apologize for that. It was never my intention to generalize about Latinos, and I was surprised anyone saw it that way. So I’m sorry to anyone who was offended. I’ve taken that cartoon down. For the record, Latinos have been as kind and accepting of my family as anyone else.
One final note. I’m planning a title and design change of this blog in the next few weeks. It may look a bit different, but I want to assure everyone that the content won’t change. I still plan to focus on a funnyish look at my life as a gay dad of twins. I’m glad this blog has connected with so many people, and I hope it will continue to in the future. Thanks for reading!
You should put the picture back up. As you gain readers, you’re going to offend a few people with pretty much everything you do…
Good point. Instead of putting it back up, I replaced it with a new picture.
I found your ‘5 People’ post on the WordPress homepage. Good for you for so much traffic! 🙂
As a practicing Pagan (and fellow blogger), I get the exact same 5… Only difference? I have most assuredly met the “Moral Crusaders”. Not to worry – I’m armed w/ my answers as well.
Thanks for a fun blog – I’m following you now, can’t wait to read your posts!
Thanks! So glad you related, and thanks for following. 🙂
Congratulations! 🙂 See this is one of the reasons why I think bloggers like you are the new heroes. Through sharing your thoughts and experiences, the audience (me and thousands more apparently) are informed.Thanks for sharing! I’d probably 50% BFF and 50% J Ally. 😉
Well, either way you’re 100% welcome – especially when you call me a “hero”! 😉
I am now a subscriber, well done!
Awesome – thanks!
Well, thank you for bloging 😀 Funny you posted that picture, it’s from Oslo!
I had no idea! I just did a search for “traffic” and that’s what came up. Very funny. 🙂