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It’s Been a While, but I Didn’t Leave (or Give Up)
Life is Funny
I have not blogged on this site in a couple of months and it’s been gnawing at me. I feel as though I am shirking my responsibilities.
Truth is I have just been very busy. I started a new business, sort of. It’s something I have always done for a select few but decided I am going to push forward with it.
I still run the SEO business, with carefully selected clients.
And other life challenges have all gotten in the way of me sitting down to write a blog for The Dad Tax.
These are all excuses though. I can write a thousand-word blog in a very short time. I have been known to put a blog post together in under 30 minutes.
It takes me longer to do all the other stuff that goes along with a blog post (images, SEO, sharing).
Truth is I was just tired.
I am the primary parent after school so that means my afternoons are tied up with a 4 and an 8-year-old, and sometimes an infant (my grandson).
My 4-year-old daughter has been a challenge at bedtime lately. After 8 pm is usually my time to write blog posts and plan the next days’ social media posts. She’s been eating at a significant portion of that time.
I have also been setting up how the new business is going to work. I will talk about that another time but if you’re so inclined checkout nwajech.com.
Most days I am up no later than 6 am but sometimes as early as 4 am.
As you can see my schedule is complicated.
My wife and I did visit Guatemala in October. I will share that trip and pictures in another blog post.
Isaiah is taking winter baseball training at Ultimate Sports. Gotta keep him warm.
As I write this, we are 5 days away from Christmas. In our house, it’s a pretty big deal. Then we hit the road to Virginia to visit my brother-n-law.
A disappointing Jets season is winding down and the hot stove is yet to get hot for the Yankees.
As far as the business side of The Dad Tax I did get my first payout from Google AdSense in October. I don’t use AdSense on this site, but I have a couple of other sites that I use it on.
Hacksploitable.com is a completely automated blog featuring curated IT Security blogs.
ParanoidPenguin.com is my learning/teaching site that I have also not updated in a few months.
My AdSense earnings came from these two sites.
I have been very active in the dad groups on Facebook. I hope that I have been able to help other dads.
Isaiah has always been a quick learner. He was reading before he started Kindergarten (now in 3rd grade).
Izzy has been more of a challenge but as she is approaching 5 she is starting to catch on. What a relief that is because she starts Kindergarten in about 9 months.
She loves to draw and color too. She is quite the artist already. I am planning to get her a new artist set for Christmas (yes, I have not finished shopping yet, I am typically a Christmas Eve shopper kind of person).
Isaiah has been writing some short stories. He shows a lot of promise and creativity with his stories. He wants to write comics.
I am still a member of Sprezzabox and have yet to be disappointed. The socks that I have received to date have held up quite nicely.
Another box should be arriving any day now. I plan to review that one. My last box included a watch that my son took, socks, and a few other items. No box has had less than 6 items so far.
I will be reviewing the Roku Sticks and Kindle HD soon as well. I have a Roku TV and a couple of older Roku boxes, but this will be the first time I use a Roku Stick. Since we cut the cord and now use YouTube TV for live TV it was time to add this option to more TVs in the house.
And there will be lots more to come. Now that Nwaj Tech is off the ground I have a little more time to write blog posts.
Now I am going to test some baseline alerting and contact rules. If I don’t write again I truly hope everyone who reads this blog enjoys the holidays with their family and friends.