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Adam Dolgin, guy with kids, started a blog 3 years ago to “show the world that dads are not the bubbling buffoons we are made out to be in the media”.
I cook, I clean, I fold laundry and I am an equal partner when it comes to raising two amazing kids. But it has always been my dream to show what this involved dad is really made of.
Superdad thinks it’s time to bring his never-before-done life idea to fruition – and he’s asking the internet to pay him to do it:
I’d like to leave the corporate world behind for a year to take on the role of stay-at-home parent with my kids and prove once and for all that anything moms can do DADS can do equally-one year to chronicle my life doing the hardest, most rewarding job in the world and doing it well. But I’m just not in a position to do this financially, so I could really use your support.
Yep, First Ever Dad To Parent wants the world to donate $50,000 so he can quit his job and…do the same stuff he does now, apparently. Because why save up your own money for a while and take a few months off to see if you can make a go of your blog when you can just ask internet strangers to pay for your childcare decisions?
Seriously, does he really think the idea of a capable SAHD is some groundbreaking thing that he deserves $50,000 a year to do? Why doesn’t he do what the rest of the blog schmucks do and slap up some ads to finance being a stay at home parent? And why are people still having fundraisers to pay for their life choices?
Adam is now claiming it was just for lols:
Okay, I have to be honest. When I posted this it was on a dare, not the dare suggested in the post here, but more of a social experiment. Did I imagine anyone would go for this? Hell no…What the person who dared me was more interested in was people’s reaction to it – their biases, their hypocrisy and well, what gets noticed on the Internet. The biases are clear here. If this was in support of a woman trying to get back in to the workforce and chronicling it would have been met with a lot more kindness. I”ve also had a few people suggest that I was asking for something for “free.” Which I was insinuating I was not by offering to “chronicle it.” Meanwhile, everyday people follow Facebook and Twitter pages for “free.” People want “free” entertainment everyday, and others work hard to give it to them and open up their lives to make people laugh, so there’s a bit of hypocrisy there…
He says “I’m sure most of you know almost nothing about me and simply went on what you read”, so basically we are all just doing opinioning wrong. He then goes on to claim that “we are not a society that really loves a story about an involved dad”, and that “it was worth the exercise to see just how negative and angry and presumptuous and callous people would be. I guess it was worth looking foolish to expose all of that.”
Katie Vyktoriah, how dare you forget who she is, has apparently milked all the attention she can from her viral post. Clearly needing some new content, she’s now announced she is expecting another bundle of Potential Attention.
The internet can’t wait to see what cause she will assign to this baby in an effort to get back on HuffPo.
Poor Natalie Jean. Turns out snagging that validating book deal and trying to be a professional blogger isn’t all she thought it would be. It seems her post-rebrand sponsorbombing didn’t go the way she hoped, and Bratalie has now decided to air her bitterness:
last year I signed with an agency thinking it would simplify things, make a clear delineation in my head between “sponsored” and “personal,” but the agency in question fed me a bunch of bull shit to get me to sign and then later had to release me from my contract because I was trying to be “too choosy.”
Going on to complain that “blogging has hit a gross, weird level”, she claims she wants to shut it down – but cant:
I dream almost daily of turning it all off, but it’s come to the point where i have a book deal and obligations and i just actually, literally can’t. i’m not allowed to.
Despite feeling this way she then attempts to justify making no effort to get out of blogging by saying “I try to make it worth it somehow. convince myself i’m helping pay off loans with the income, or paying for a little vacation here or there”.
While part of me wants to feel sorry for her, the truth is she backed herself into this corner. According to her, she’s been blogging for 8 years. I find it hard to believe she had no idea what she was getting herself into when she signed these contracts. And she seems to have no problem getting c/o clothes and experiences when they are something she wants.
To throw her former agency under the bus because it turned out to be too hard or didn’t go how she anticipated is incredibly unprofessional. She’d better hope this book is a best-seller, because this little pout party just effectively ended her chances of being taken seriously as a professional blogger.
Serge Bielanko, shampoo avoider, finally has some real content. Today, he and wife Monica will live blog the birth of little Band-Aid Bielanko for history:
The idea of trying to live blog an actual event, something as life-changing and personal and badass as bringing a baby boy into the world in the bedroom or the living room of our own house never actually occurred to me as something even remotely realistic, really.
Until it did.
Evidently the male half of the internet’s most oversharing couple wants us to believe that the idea of live blogging the arrival of their new blog content just “never actually occurred” to him. And if you believe that you’ll probably believe that I never think about Taco Bell during sex. I mean this is the couple that livetweeting their home burning down, so I highly doubt not documenting any possible pageview garnering event simply never entered their minds.
Anyway, it seems the birth may be getting underway with a lovely passive aggressive reference to his lost music career.
Almost 2 in the morning on Sunday. Used to be that 2 in the morning was an every night thing for me, but that seems long ago. These days, not much keeps me up this late.
Good luck to them. Let’s hope nobody dies, though Serge has already made it clear he doesn’t really care about that.
We’ve settled the lawsuit:
The parties have entered into a settlement agreement which has resolved all claims and controversies to their mutual satisfaction.
The announcement comes after a year of back and forth between the two birth bloggers, which was originally supposed to go to court despite Gina’s attempts to stop the proceedings. There are no details on what the settlement entails, with Dr. Amy confirming in the post’s comments that the terms are confidential.