May 2008 – A Month In Review

May has come and gone! It was one busy month for Ace, Momma, and I!

I started the month by looking back and reminiscing about my younger years and early memories.

Then I got all excited about a free lawn mower that I found on Craigslist…but the mower had no mowing deck. So, Ace and I used it to do laps around the yard!

Momma went to the doctor and found out she has a thyroid problem which is keeping her from ovulating, which in turn keeps us from having baby #2. She vents some of her feelings about our situation in a few posts.

We plan for our big vacation to Iowa, and realize that the cost of gas might just make us cry the whole way there!

About mid-month Ace comes down with another ear infection, but this time I take him to the doctor instead of Momma. What the doctor found wrong with Ace was an earful!

We also buy season passes to the Zoo and COSI! I documented our extremely enjoyable trips to both places with some sweet pictures!

Top Referrers:

Link love has to be the best form of flattery for any blogger! Again I have listed the top 5 bloggers that send traffic my way (ignoring search engines and other non-blog sites). Thanks to everyone that links to DadThing!

  1. Frugal Dad – Frugal Dad is the top referrer yet again! Go on over to and learn about ways to stretch that dollar!
  2. Building Camelot – Building Camelot jumps to number two this month! Tyler shares his thoughts on becoming a better father and husband at Building Camelot. Be sure to sign up for his contest before June 7th…you could win $50 bucks!
  3. BusyDadBlog – One of my favorite Dad bloggers! A definite must read!
  4. Blogtations – This is a very cool blog that lists some of the best quotes from the blogosphere! They featured one of my quotes in May…
  5. Mommy Daddy Blog – A couple of new parents to a 1 month old, but they blog like they have been doing it for years! (I actually got the idea to do an in depth monthly review from their site)

Who Makes This Possible:

Getting to hear other people’s reactions and similar stories about my adventures as a Dad is what fuels the fire of DadThing! So without further ado, I want to give out special thanks to everyone that commented on during the month of May…sorted by number of comments…


I am sure that June will be even more fun filled than May was!Β  The weather is getting warmer, Ace is playing outside more, and this all leads to some great blogging material!


  1. Jared: Thanks for the mention! I’m stoked that I’m number 2…maybe I should start a “month in review” post.

    How does XBox do it? He comments on my blog all the time and I always look forward to hearing from him.

  2. BusyDad says:

    I’m medium pimpin! Next month I’m shooting for big pimpin the Dadthing. Hey, if you get clicks from, count them as me. Cuz I pimped you there today in my first post as Dad Blog editor.

  3. PG says:

    Hanging my head in shame!! NO COMMENTS in May. ouch. I’ve been reading Jared, honest!

  4. The secret is a team of dwarfs that I hired to keep commenting on my behalf.

    That or a REALLY slow project at work for the past 2 months.

  5. CableGirl says:

    I love your Month in Review posts. Gives me the chance to go back and catch up on what I missed.

    And it looks like I’d better start getting pimping for you. lol

  6. Frugal Dad says:

    I always enjoy these monthly roundups you put together, and appreciate the mention on traffic and comments. Glad I could send a few folks your way!

  7. Dette says:

    Your monthly reviews are way cool – this newbie wouldn’t have a clue on how to track comments like that – lol.

    Props, Jared – have a great weekend!

  8. pete says:

    Hy Jared, thanks for the link! What a great idea, I might start acknowledging referrers and commenters as well. Good way to promote community. πŸ™‚

  9. Kim says:

    I am starting to look like a stalker. HA.

  10. chris says:

    Jared–Thanks for the shout-out…You’re a good man Charlie Brown.

  11. Jared says:

    @Tyler: You should! I don’t think XBox sleeps, am I right XBox?

    @BusyDad: Cool thanks! Will do!

    @PG: Don;t feel bad. I’m not a big commenter anywhere. I love to read, but usually don’t have time to comment on most posts.

    @CableGirl: Thanks! LOL!

    @Dette: Thank you! You have a great weekend too!

    @Pete: No prob. Thanks! I think so too!

    @Kim: As long as you are still reading. That’s what really counts.

    @Chris: No problem! Thanks for commenting!

  12. JLow says:

    I have also mainly been reading! I have I have!

    See? I am here reading and then commenting now, aren’t I??

  13. Musing says:

    Thanks for the mention! πŸ™‚

  14. Greg says:

    Only 2 comments, ahhh I’m slippin’!

    Glad to be sending traffic your way man! I enjoy your blog, I know others will too!

  15. Joe says:

    Admittedly, I had a slow comment month all around. I will step it up in June man.

    • Jared says:

      Must be the warm weather. πŸ˜€ I know I’m outside more than inside and that takes a toll on the blogging routine. πŸ˜€