Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It's Great to Be Back!

Hello, hello, hello!
I hope you're having a great day so far. Well, this post is the first in quite a while - just under 2 weeks. I've recently taken a brief hiatus from writing - it's for a good reason, believe me.
You see, in addition to writing the Upbeat Dad blog, I'm also a Certified Public Accountant. The past several months have been particularly intense as we've been in the middle of tax season here in the US. I've had more 12-14 hour work days than I care to think about just now. The tax deadline was Monday, April 18. So in the days leading up to it - and in the days since then - I've taken a bit of a break to focus my attention on getting as much of that work done as possible.
Although I've been consumed with my other work, I've still managed to do several blog posts over the past weeks. And with the powerful tools of social media, our message has been consistently shared via our Facebook page and our Twitter account.
We've even built our audience during this time. This is evidenced by the fact that even in the midst of the busy tax season, we experienced our most successful month since we started The Upbeat Dad blog last October. In March, we had the most hits in our brief history - over 7,000 in that month alone. I think that's awesome!
I always say that the message is much more important than the messenger. So when our message is shared via social media, whether a post was written today or last week or last month, as long as it has substance, it touches the hearts of people and makes a lasting impact in their lives.
Now then, let me just say thanks for tuning in to "hear" our message. There is so much to share. On a daily basis, I get thoughts and ideas to share with you. I simply jot them down on my "blog post ideas" list. So stay tuned - there's so much more to share!
Believe me when I say that exciting times lie ahead! In the coming days, you'll learn much more about some wonderful initiatives that we're working on - such as:
  • the next Upbeat Dad Community Forum (which is set for Thursday, May 19)
  • Charitable Organization of the Month
And starting this Friday, we'll resume our Upbeat Dad of the Week feature. The one this week will be quite special - it was featured on the NBC Dateline program.
It's great to be back! I look forward to some wonderful things! Believe me, the best days lie ahead.
Now go out and make it a great day!

The Upbeat Dad

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