I laid out my vision for the blog in several of those initial blogs including The Story Behind the Upbeat Dad and The Journey Begins. Quite interestingly, as time goes by, I'm beginning to realize that this is much bigger than I ever anticipated. We're getting readers from all over the world - those who believe that positive fathers and father figures are very much in need.
This weekend, I looked at the first month statistics - who is reading the blog and certain insights on these readers. I've also tracked the activity on our Facebook page. Here are a few highlights from those stats:
- Over 1,400 readers of the blog so far - including people in USA, Canada, UK, Jamaica, Haiti, Russia, Brazil, Germany and Taiwan and more!
- Our most viewed post to date is: The Story Behind The Upbeat Dad
- We have readers from all age groups but the highest percentage falls in the 35-44 age range
- Consistently, our readers are 60% female and 40% male.
The last stat is amazing to me - 60% female and 40% male. Wow! Recall, as I said above, the blog was launched for dads. Yet, 60% of our readers are female. This speaks volumes to me! You know what it says? The need for "a few good men" is recognized by males, females, young and old alike.
Therefore, as I write, I think of the larger audience of individuals - not just men. These persons recognize that fatherhood isn't a one-time exercise when a child is conceived. It's a lifetime responsibility - one that's filled with rewards.
I have since changed the wording in the description of the blog to say, "The Upbeat Dad is for all who believe in the positive influence fathers can have in kids' lives!"
If you enjoy reading the blog, do share it with your friends and colleagues. And consider those in particular who could use the encouragement. I believe that the potential impact of this information is too great to keep to oneself. Thanks for helping us create more upbeat dads!
So yes, we are looking for a few good men. I guess you could say we’re on a search and rescue mission! Won’t you join us in this endeavor!
Have a great day!
The Upbeat Dad