So I’ve been gone for quite a while. The last eight months have been filled with two job changes and two big moves. Though there were certainly down times I could have posted on this site, I just didn’t take the time to do it. For that I am sorry. I am very thankful that we still hover around 700 subscribers and see about 200 unique visits every day despite the lack of new material. You guys are great.
I recently read The Power of Less by Leo Babauta which was an inspiring book about simplifying your life and doing the things you really want to do. One of those things in my life is to have iamhusband.com be a thriving blog for men to come together and talk about being better husbands. I see this as a great need among men, especially in our society today.
Another thing he talked about in the book was how to successfully teach yourself new habits by making little goals instead of big ones. For example, if you want to start working out every day, don’t start with long workouts—you will quickly fatigue and move on to something else. The key is start small, then gradually work your way up. Commit to ten minutes of exercise a day for seven days. Don’t get excited and think you can do more; get your body in the habit of doing something easy, then gradually increase the work once it’s become a habit. I thought the idea was genius, and I’ve already applied it to a few areas in my life.
So the way I want to keep this blog alive is by committing to a smaller goal at first. I will write one new article for iamhusband every week. If I happen to write more than one in a week, I will still only post once a week so that this blog can publish new material consistently long term. Please keep me accountable in this. We’ll start on Monday and go from there.
Oh, and I still want your help with this site. I would love to get your post ideas, unique date ideas, questions, or even personal posts from you about lessons you’re learning as a husband.
Let’s get this thing moving again.