‘You can’t just keep swapping and changing’ – Donetta Shaul (Wife)
Sooo, remember a few weeks ago when I said that DadvWorld’s door was being left ajar whilst I skipped excitedly through another door, one of new opportunities…? Well it appears that since saying that DadvWorld has become more popular! Nothing crazy but opportunities and stats have slightly increased giving me a renewed, fresh outlook.
No, no, I’m not going back on my new venture with the family, far from it. Our Family Diaries is still full steam ahead, only rather than replacing the DadvWorld void with Our Family Diaries, I’m going to attempt to become Superman and be everywhere!
I’m not actually surprised by this, maybe surprised it’s only been a few weeks but not surprised I’ve come running back with my tail between my legs hoping the DvW following still love me. I never actually left to be fair! Did anyone even notice? Probably not. Anyway, I was reading a few blog posts from various people, about their journey, tips and all the usual stuff really and it got me thinking about what I’ve learned in the last 12 months, how far I’ve come, what opportunities had been presented etc… Add to this the fact that my inbox hasn’t stopped and it’s clear that DvW has a very decent platform for a year old blog. I said to Donetta, ‘Have I pressed pause at the wrong time?’ She said ‘YES!’.
When I started dadvworld.com exactly a year ago today, I always said I wanted to give myself a year to learn and take in as much information as I could, and I have. I feel like I’ve learned so much and there’s still so much more to learn. So why stop? I’ll be honest, I’ve put plenty of work in, but in terms of what I know I can do, I’ve relatively half-arsed blogging this first year focussing more on learning than doing.
So here we are, Blended Parent Network has kicked off a treat and I see a hugely successful future there, Our Family Diaries is purely a focus for me and my family to build memories of our family life and introduce the kids into writing, creating and other things together as a family AND all of this has been made possible because of DadvWorld. I think it’s important to remember what has gotten you to the stage you’re at, what is your bread and butter and don’t lose focus.
I’ll be honest, this post is more for me to read back on again in another year so I can remember where I was at in this precise moment. Apologies if I’ve bored you with it 🙂
So with that in mind, DadvWorld is moving up a level, the learning year is complete, a clear focus on my goals has resumed and I will 100% see you all online… @dadvworld