Today is Single Dad Laughing’s 4th Birthday!
Has it really been that long?
I was curious, so I looked up some info. Here’s the last four years in a nutshell:
More than 370,000 subscribed followers now.
More than 80,000+ people who once subscribed and have since left.
Almost 8,000 members of the Single Dad Laughing Health Club
1.2 million+ words written and shared on this blog.
12,452 images uploaded to the blog.
12,000+ hours spent working on this blog, and the website, and everything else related to it.
1,595 published blog posts.
521 other pages published on my blog.
205,290 comments left on SDL posts.
94 million+ page views since I started this thing.
One book published. One book on the way.
Nine failed side-blogs, now all gone.
Two phone/tablet apps in the works.
Nine versions of the website.
At least five nemesis in the blogging world that I know of.
One verified stalker.
One suspected stalker.
Two hate-clubs on Facebook (which have since been shut down)
One internet forum dedicated purely to my demise.
14 mysterious gifts left on my porch without notes or explanation.
$200,000+ raised to help incredible people in need.
22 friends lost because I wouldn’t pitch their products.
9 friends lost because they felt I was too negative about the Mormon church.
Two stats about losing friends that were guesstimates.
More than 2,000,000 results for “Single Dad Laughing” in Google. The day I picked the name there were 16, all of which were phrases like, “he was a single dad, laughing about…” Haha.
Thousands of really great things said. I think.
Hundreds of really stupid things said. Lots of people think.
Four different activists groups coming after me.
Four different homes we have lived in, all in those four years.
62 blog posts I wrote and never shared.
4 blog posts I wrote and wish I never shared.
Two near death experiences.
One new motorcycle.
Nine different diets.
And, one amazing happy life with one amazing and happy kid.
I never realized when I started this thing that it would take over my life. I never realized that it would be so much work and so much effort.
I also didn’t realize that it would free me in more ways than I even knew I was struggling.
Life is good, my friends. Life is good. I wouldn’t trade this crazy life for anything.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing