Basic SEO for bloggers

The SEO course I mentioned in my last post has got me thinking: while those of us who blog do so because we want to, the majority of us also keep one eye on our readership statistics. After all, if you’ve written something and enjoyed writing it, it follows logic that you hope that others may …

Game Boy

An Xbox 360 controller.

As he continues to edge ever closer to walking and talking, Dylan has shown signs recently of interest in another activity that I’m also very excited about – video games. Yes, he seems to have worked out how to switch on the Xbox. I’m so proud! Whether or not this has anything to do with …

Of birthdays and blogging

So I’m the father of a one-year-old boy. How did that happen and where did the last year go? We’ve been celebrating Dylan’s first birthday for the last couple of days. While he was blissfully oblivious as to the reason for all the fuss and sudden appearance of his grandparents, uncles, aunty and cousin at …

Unfinished monkey business

Clint Eastwood’s right-turn-loving chum Clyde, Daktari’s Judy and the piano-shifting stars of the old PG tips adverts. To these names must be added that of Dylan whose continuing development seems to witness me comparing him to something new every week. Yes, you’ve guessed it, this time I’m going to frivolously liken him to our primate …

Day of the Dad

So here it is, my first Father’s Day – or ‘Day of the Dad’ if you will. I have to say I’m liking it so far. Dylan’s first ‘gift’ to me today was a wake up call at quarter past five because he needed his nappy changing. Funny that he picked today of all days. He …

Forward thinking

Regular readers of Diary of the Dad may remember that this here blog was very kindly given the Kreativ Blogger Award a couple of months ago. Well guess what? We’ve been given another one of these ‘memes’ which, having swotted up on the subject – well, I am still something of a newbie – are a nice way of bloggers …