Goodbye and Thank You. I’m deleting Dadrites.
The thank you should come first. Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for the encouragement and constructive criticism. It’s been a blast. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed having this blog and seeing a little community grow up around it. The fact that so many people read my inane ramblings blows my mind. I’ve enjoyed the chance to document the crazy shenanigans of my life as a Dad and to try to make a little bit of sense out of the chaos by writing about it. Needless to say I’ve archived the posts and will be keeping a personal copy but over the course of the next week or so I will be deleting the website. I’m not sure of the rules though, there are posts on here that were sponsored or written in collaboration with companies and businesses, and I think they need to remain online so I’ll probably just strip it down to the bare bones, but I need to make the commitment now.
Thank you all. I’ve met some wonderful people through this blog. I’ll still have an active Twitter account if you want to keep in touch, please keep in touch.
So, the reason.
The reason is simple. On the settings in WordPress you can see what people typed into Google that brought them to your website. Some of them are predictable, some are even inspirational and affirmative, and some of them are really funny. In fact, I wrote a post about it a while ago. But some of them, well some of them are downright disturbing and open a pit inside me that makes me feel physically and mentally sick. I despair that I might be exposing my family to the very worst facets of the world. I won’t mention them in text because I don’t want to draw any more connections between those keywords and my blog so I’ve put them in an image. Here it is, a list of things “people” typed into Google that resulted in them arriving at Dadrites…
I can’t have that. It repulses me!
My job as a father is to protect my children, not to expose them to this shit. So in order to do that properly I’m shutting this down.
I might still flit around writing things for Aussie Daddy Bloggers (an amazing group of lads, check out their blogs) and I’ll still be on Twitter but everything else is going.
Once more let me say thank you. Sincerely, thank you. I’ll leave you with the same thing I tell my graduating students, be kind and have integrity.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.