As I look back on the last six months as an underemployed man of leisure, I realize that it mostly hasn't been all that leisurely.
OK, that isn't true. I've been busy, sure. But any lifestyle that affords me the time to channel-flip through the first rounds of March Madness while I'm folding laundry is pretty sweet. By New York standards, the pace of my life might classify me as legally dead.
The good news is that this time has worked out almost exactly the way I hoped it would, mostly because my primary role has been Dad. I've professed before that I really enjoy performing the day-to-day daddy duties much more than having to pay someone else to do them. And now that we're staggering the after-school antics, I get to learn many more specific things about each son that just can't penetrate when they're both clamoring for attention.
The even better news is that the Mom 2.0 Summit is less than a month away, and last fall they asked me to put together some dad-specific content, discussed by dad-specific dads. I've been motivated about this ever since the M3 Summit, and I feel lucky to have convinced several prominent dad bloggers to come to New Orleans and to help propagate the craft.
If you're on the fence about heading down to the Quarter, now is the time to act. As we finalize all the spots, it looks like we could shut down the registration page any time now.
I hope a lot of dads will come down next month and take part in this chance to invest some real effort into getting more eyeballs on more dadblogs. And if you can't come in April, I hope you'll follow the Twitter feeds and flickr streams and whatever else spews forth from the conference, so that we can all be ready for what's next.