Small Great Things

This is going to be one of those self-indulgent, navel-gazing posts that’s probably more for my benefit than anyone else. It breaks the rule of successful blog posts to offer some value to the reader. Read on at your peril.

When I started this blog it was with the intention of creating a movement to support men of the modern era who are becoming fathers.

Typically I have found it hard to maintain due to the business of real life getting in the way. The subject matter that could be the greatest source of interest and inspiration, i.e. my children, has actually been the greatest hindrance to my success. It all comes down to a question of priorities. At the end of the day, when I’m tired from trying to get a one year old to sleep while convincing the five-year-old to put herself to sleep I just don’t have the energy to do much else.

At the start of 2017 I set some relatively simple goals to grow my social media presence and, most importantly, to finish a book about millennial parenting. None of this really happened.

The annual subscription for hosting this blog came up again recently and before I had a chance to contemplate whether or not to keep going the auto renewal took over and answered the question for me. I really want to make something of this blog now I am more invested than ever in it.

On the horizon I see increasing acknowledgement of millennials as parents and the unique challenges they face. There are numerous articles now referencing this generation and a lot of it isn’t all that positive.

Above all I have realised that being a parent is a positive exercise.

Day-to-day life may be challenging but the business of being a parent is truly rewarding. And that has never changed between the generations. I may not have a big readership and I may not ultimately change the world, but I can change my small part of it. And in writing my blogs and contributing to this world I’m sure I can make positive difference in my own life. As Martin Luther said you can do great things or you can do small things in a great way. And so this blog continues.


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