April 2008 – A Month In Review

April was a  busy month! 

With the weather getting nice we could finally take Ace outside to play.  He digs the outdoors, probably more than me!  Of course, as Ace learns to do new things, I learn new things as well…like performing the Poop-endectomy!

While traveling down to Louisiana for work, one of my favorite drinks was infested with fowl!  Luckily I survived to tell of the experience, and also remembered to thank Katy at AdventuresInParenting for the wonderful award she so generously gave me!

Momma walked in the March For Babies!  Her goal was to raise $125 and she did it!  Special thanks to Grandma and Grandpa S, Amber, Angela, Kim, and Greg for the donations!

Uncle Brandon came up one weekend and we worked all day long putting in new plumbing, a bathtub, and hanging drywall!  The bathroom is on it’s way to being finished (finally)…and Ace is grateful that he no longer has to take a shower with me. 😀

I posted three awesome pictures for Wordless Wednesday!

And last, but not least, my niece Olivia told me where my arm hair comes from. 😀

Top Referrers:

I would also like to showcase the top 5 bloggers who link to DadThing.com and send some mad traffic.

  1. Frugal Dad – An awesome blog written by a Dad that is helping us all get control of our finances.  With the help from Frugal Dad you will be able to eliminate your debt, abolish credit cards, and actually save for your child’s future!  And all of this advice is coming from a real life Dad…just like you and me!
  2. Busy Dad Blog– Hang on and join BusyDad and his son Fury for a ride you’ll never forget!  This dynamic duo never ceases to amaze me with their adventures!
  3. Sarcastic Mom – This mom is one of my favorite reads, because she has it all!  From funny, to serious…from poetic, to down right rude…this mom is exactly as advertised…Sarcastic! (And an awesome photographer 😉 )
  4. Dorky Dad – Parenting with a dorky twist!  How can you not read a blog filled with flow charts, pie charts, and cool diagrams illustrating the humorous aspects of being a parent!
  5. Mommy Daddy Blog– Up until recently their blog has been about getting ready to be a parent…that is until April 26th when they gave birth to their son Jayden.  Go check out the cute baby pictures when you get a chance!

Who Makes This Possible:

If no one ever commented on my posts I would have quit this blog a long time ago!  So without further ado, I wanted to give out special thanks to everyone that commented on DadThing.com during the month of April…sorted by number of comments

Thanks again to everyone who reads, comments, and links to DadThing.com!  It wouldn’t be possible without all of you!  I have a feeling May is going to be a fun month! 😀


  1. Kim says:

    This was such a GREAT wonderful thing to do.. Your blog is awesome and I can’t wait to see what May brings!!!

  2. Only two comments from me – I’m ashamed…You have a great blog and it’s great to see all the folks who comment. Thanks for the link to BC! Have a great week.


  3. Awesome! I’m pleased to funnel any traffic I can to this lovely destination. 🙂

  4. Keep it up Jared! I love to read about your adventures in daddyhood!

  5. CableGirl says:

    What an eventful month. I must have missed the back yard poop dish post, but I can totally feel your pain. Taking MJ out into the backyard at my mother’s house is like navigating a mine field. lol

  6. dette says:

    Okay – mad props to you for putting this together! And thank you for the linky love – looking forward to seeing what May brings. 🙂

  7. BusyDad says:

    Jared – you have been a friend since day 1 of my blogging adventure, and you continue to ROCK. This was a great idea for a post.

  8. Katy says:

    It’s great to read about your perspective as a dad on being a parent. Keep it up.

  9. Momo Fali says:

    Thank you Jared! Always a quality read over here. And, congrats to Momma for raising that money!

  10. Frugal Dad says:

    Now this is the way to thank your readers and referrers – should be a model post for monthly roundups! Thanks for including me. I’ve enjoyed following what you are doing here at DadThing.com. Keep up the great work!

  11. So you’re bribing us with linky love in return for comments.

    I’m SO above that….

    ..oh, bugger.

  12. Ashley says:

    Holy smokes! That’s aLOT of linkage, haha! Thanks for including me! And – great post!

  13. Amber says:

    Glad I could help “mamma” reach her goal! I just LOVE reading your blog! I am ALWAYS happy when it comes to my mailbox! Here is to an eventful month with lots to blog about!!!!

  14. April has indeed been busy for you!
    And so many great links to explore…

  15. Joe says:

    Dude, thanks are not needed. I am your bro bro, but link love…that’s another thing–thanks, I love you man! Dude, Jared, I want to ask you something…whatever happened to our main man Terence? I miss that guy. Have you heard from him as of late? Anyways, don’t you go too!

  16. Joe says:

    I wanted to make May a big month for me at Dadthing.com, I’m talkin’ double digit comments! I am ownin’ this thing.

  17. Honeybell says:

    I just wanted to be an even number.


  18. Jared says:

    @Kim: Thanks! We’ve got some pretty cool plans for the little guy, so hopefully I can remember my camera on all of our outings. 😀

    @Tyler: No problem!

    @SarcasticMom: Thanks for the traffic! and the cool posts that I read every day! 😀

    @Jenny: Thanks Jenny!

    @CableGirl: Why does our lives revolve around poop once we have kids? 😀

    @dette: 😀 You’re welcome!

    @BusyDad: Same to you man! I know I haven’t been commenting much on your site as of lately, but I’ll make that change. 😀

    @Katy: Thanks!

    @Momo: Thanks!

    @FrugalDad: I plan on doing this at the end of each month for now on. It’s a little work, but one of the only ways for me to say thanks to everyone that participates here.

    @XBox: Damn straight! 😀

    @Ashley: You’re welcome! If I can count on anyone to comment, it is usually you. 😀

  19. What a cool idea. Love how you broke down the numbers. Did you do that by hand?

  20. Jared says:

    @Amber: Thanks for the donation! We gotta get together and go out drinking again soon!

    @Neena: Busy as awlays…I think something is wrong if I have some free time. 😀

    @Joe: I’m not sure what happened to Terrance, or TDub as I called him. I think his wife killed him after his last post…someting about ruining some furniture and making a light box…remember that? 😀

    @Joe again: You might have to write two comment per post to make it double digits considering the frequency of my posts lately. 😀

    @Honeybell: I’ll be sure to fudge the numbers next month to make sure you get an even number. You want bumped up one…or down one? 😀

    @Jonathon: Thanks man! I modified the “Show Top Commentators” plugin to give me a listing of comments per month. The original plugin can be found here:
    I use it on my front page to show the top commenters for the past 30 days. Later!