Category: Blogging


Memoirs of a Single Dad is running a small contest about the motivations of bloggers, specifically for love or money.  The winner is a random selection, but is a chance to foster community and share an opinion the topic. If you look around my blog you see that I have no sponsored posts and that the only ads, if any, that appear are to the benefit of WordPress .

My motivation for writing and maintaining this blog is my desire to write. I enjoy reading the posts of  many other parent bloggers and wanted to be a part of that community. I am enamored by the spirit of honesty and the desire to share stories, good and bad. This type of open and honest community fosters learning and improvement of us all, as parents and individuals. I have a hope that others can learn from me, and that I can also learn from them as well.

In addition to the love and desire to write, my blog serves as a communication tool. It is a place that family and friends can come and see updates  related to Tabitha, the children and myself, without having to weed through the thousands of useless posts on a certain social media website. You know the one that is becoming a haven to post links to videos, post generic updates over and over, and to beg people to help you in one game or another. I enjoy having control over the material that is presented. So I guess you can say there is a little narcissism to include within my motivations.

Now that I have said why I blog, the question that begs to be asked: Would I ever do a sponsored post or accept a free product in return for writing a review. I would have to say yes, with conditions. I would have to truly believe in the product and I would need to be open and honest.  I know that no company wants to negatively advertise their product, but I believe honesty in a review is a must or you are nothing but a TV commercial or print ad.

I currently write for the sake of writing, but I am a practical man. If the proper opportunity to profit from my writing presents itself, I would be fool not to accept it.  I know if something you enjoy becomes your job, then it loses its joy. However, if you can occasionally profit from you Hobby, then so be it.

Again, this post is a contest entry that has the potential to allow me to profit. Though subject is assigned, the opinion are all mine.

As Always Thanks For Reading,

Steve AKA FatherNoRest

P.S. Don’t forget to go to Memoirs of a Single Dad and to find links to what others have to say on this topic. Oh and Dan, if I win Best Buy is my candy store.

Hey gang, John the author of The Daddy Yo Blog invited me to guest blog. This is one of my favorite blogs to read. He is also @thedaddyyodude on twitter.
John is an inspiration as a parent and blogger. It was a great honor to be asked to guest post on his blog.
My post is Charity is More Than Writing a Check. So get on over to The Daddy Yo Blog and read my article. After your done with mine look around, you will like what you see.
A big thanks to John for allowing to reach his audience.

What’s in a name?

FatherNoRest was not my first choice, for blog names, I went through several choices before I found landed on a moniker that was not being used twitter or not too close to a blog already established. However, the name still has a large amount of meaning to me.

The short version of why FatherNoRest, this daddy gets very little sleep and it sounds like the old-time radio and tv show Father Knows Best.

Ok, so now you want to know why I get no rest.  My beautiful bride (@unsung_one aka Tabitha) and I really didn’t want to send Max to daycare and it just isn’t financially feasible for either one of us to leave the workforce at this point, so I work nights.

My typical day involves me getting home at 7:30 am to take over Max duties so that Tabitha can run off to her hob. We due all the things any other parent that stays at home with the children do, with the exception that I always sleep when Max does, so that on a good day I two naps of 1-1/2 t0 2 hours each.  By the time Tabitha gets home, I have another 1-1/2 to 2 hours that I can sleep before I have to get up and get ready to leave for work.

Thanks for reading

Steve

My first Blog post

I finally did it. I have committed to a blogger ID and jumped into the blogosphere.

I am looking forward to using this as a tool to share my parenting experiences, to learn and connect with other parents . I have met many great parent bloggers through twitter, and I in no way expect that I will become as prolific as many of you,  I do hope to keep from embarrassing myself too badly.  I probably should find a good editor, since my spelling is atrocious and at times my grammar leaves a lot to be desired.

Please note, this blog is a work in progress and may undergo a few layout changes as I learn and grow.

Thanks for your patience with me

Steve