Will you test or review my product?
Please understand that I do not accept products I am not personally interested in, that are not of the highest quality, do not entertain, or that my readership would not be interested in.
Please also note that I must test all products before ever including them or mentioning them.
Would you be willing to share a link to my blog or website?
One of the most unexpected realities of big blogging is that to run Single Dad Laughing, it takes almost all of my work time and free time. Unfortunately I don’t have time (if I want to be an involved dad) to visit very many blogs, and the ones I do visit are usually recommended by people who aren’t associated with the blogs.
Will you help me spread the word for a good cause?
Occasionally I will bring my causes to my readers, and I am always so thankful for the way we all are able to reach out together for each other.
Are you dating anyone?
Could you give me some advice for growing my own blog?
Don’t be politically correct all the time. If you never say anything that people will strongly agree with or disagree with, there will never be a reason for people to come read your blog.
My secret formula is this. 1) Write something honest or different. 2) Write something that people will want to share. 3) Ask people to share it and then make it easy for them to do so.
I’ve also written my 100 Blogging Tips that hopefully will help you get going a lot more quickly in the right direction!
Will you listen to my story and give me some good advice?
It is my experience that most people who write to me looking for advice are also people who want a second opinion to confirm to them that the “higher road” is the better road. You already know it is, so find the courage to take it without needing the consent of others first. Easier said than done, I know.
What if I disagree with something you’ve written?
I read something negative about you on the Internet. Is it true?
Since starting Single Dad Laughing, there have been a small handful of bloggers who have spread falsehoods and disdain for my blog. I am happy never reading their stuff, so I appreciate when you don’t send it to me. All it does is bring me down and, like you, I try to stay happy.
Why is a guy like you divorced?
Is there a trick to writing viral blog posts?
My answer is absolutely not. I learned long ago that I can’t plan a viral post. Any post I thought would go majorly viral tanked. Every viral post I’ve ever had was one that I didn’t think was any big deal at all, or that I was scared to publish because I thought it might be “too much” and actually hurt my blog.
The key to going viral is to just put your best work out there every day, no matter what flavor it is. The ones that will go viral will go viral. The internet has a way of bringing the best stuff to the top.
I found something awesome on the internet and I know you share stuff all the time. Want me to send it to you?
Why don’t you reply to very many comments?
More than anything, I believe that the comments are a natural platform for all of you to share your thoughts on what I wrote or shared to begin with. In other words, what I share kind of is my comment.
That being said, I really wish I could comment more and often. My blog gets an average of 500-1000 comments every day (site-wide) and I simply don’t have time to get to all of them. Not if I want to be a good dad, good family member, and good person to the people in my personal life.
Just know that I read a good number of the comments that come through, even if I don’t reply, and I’m really thankful for all of them because the conversation is what I love more than anything.
How did you get this blog looking the way you did?
Wanna meet up sometime? Grab drinks?
Will you be a guest on my radio or television program?
Are you afraid you’ll run out of content?
Can I advertise on Single Dad Laughing?
Will you come speak at my school, university, or conference?
I sent you an email. Why haven’t you replied?
Every so often I have to bug bomb my entire inbox and try to keep up starting at the present, but I do my best to reply to as many as I can.
Why don’t you hardly ever tweet anything besides your blog posts?
I do, however, understand that there are many tweeters who don’t use Facebook, so I share links to my stuff every day and I occasionally tweet other stuff (though, it’s admittedly rare).
Will you give me advice on whether or not I should get divorced?
What religion are you and what are your spiritual beliefs?
Do you ever get writer’s block and how do you deal with it?
Do you want more kids in the future?
Do you ever delete comments?
The only comments that get deleted are those that are attacking, flagrant, or full of vitriol.
I don’t mind people debating with each other or strongly disagreeing with me. I’m thankful that it is able to remain civil most of the time.