This month, I celebrate one year with The Father Life. It’s been a busy year! In my short time here, the magazine has gone from a weekly publication to daily releasing new content. We’re now publishing at least twice as many stories as we were then. A number of contributors have become regulars, giving us monthly columns like “Osburn on Tap” and “A Father’s Voice.” We re-launched the website and added a podcast. And we’re showing up in print, contributing articles to regional parenting magazines. Yesiree, it’s been a busy year.
It’s been a busy year for media targeting the dad demographic, too. A lot of new sites devoted to dads have popped up, with a lot of great people contributing to them. It’s not mainstream yet, but it is encouraging to see so many men–and women–recognizing the demand for information and entertainment that affirms and supports fatherhood.
Where to from here? In the next twelve months, you’ll find even more content on more topics in The Father Life. We’ve just recently launched our own social networking site (http://thefatherlife.ning.com). If all goes well, we’ll be adding more staff, too. And look for an expanded presence of The Father Life in other media. It should be fun!
If you’re interested in joining us as a contributor, or if you have some other talent or skill you’d like to offer, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to talk to you about ways to get involved with The Father Life.
Ben Martin is Editor-In-Chief of THE FATHER LIFE. He lives with his wife and four children in the Rochester, NY, area.
Ben Martin is the CEO of THE FATHER LIFE. He lives with his wife and five children in the Rochester, NY, area.