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July 31st, 2008 . by 21st Century Dad

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The second installment of Bringing Home a Second Baby is up at Building Camelot.

In this multi-part series, you will read all about:

Helping your first child understand what’s about to happen.
The first meeting between the two children.
The first time time you actually bring the baby home.

Read the first installment of the series on Bringing Home a Second Baby.

You will also read some great stories by Chris from DadOfDivas.blogspot.com and Jeff from Daddy’sToolbox.com.

Search Engine Traffic

Google Analytics is a valuable source of information and fascination. One of the facts you can glean is what keyword searches brought visitors to your site. The usual suspects like “dad blog” and “babies in the 21st century” show up regularly. This is the craziest search term that brought a visitor:

“Problems digesting corn.”

Whoever it was stuck around for over a half-hour and visited 12 pages.

RSS Feed is Now Ad-Free

If you get your 21st Century Dad fix through your feed reader, this is hardly news to you. The change has been in effect for a while now.

It finally dawned on me to subscribe to my own RSS feed. I can’t even say with 100% certainty that the RSS Feed is ad-free. I haven’t seen it with my own eyes. I put faith in my act of unchecking the appropriate box on Feedburner’s control panel.

Ads have their place. Ads fill a need (like the hole in my wallet left by diapers). I don’t need to blast my readers with ads on the site and in the RSS feed. Part of the fun is to see what kinds of ads are served up. AdSense seems to think my readers want to know about mail-order brides whenever I write about biracial issues. I also see ads for 21st Century Insurance.

Now that my RSS Feed is ad-free, it’s just like having TiVO for your favorite blog. You can skip the commercials.

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Guest Post is up at Building Camelot – Bringing Home a Second Baby

July 14th, 2008 . by 21st Century Dad

Building CamelotI feel like such a blogger. I’m sitting here in a hotel lobby updating my blog. 🙂 Just finished up a full day of work with a client on-site at their humongous corporate meeting with their people from all over the country. I might as well get some things accomplished here and wait for rush hour traffic to subside.

Last week, Tyler from Building Camelot asked me to contribute to his series on Bringing Home a Second Baby. Tyler and his wife are expecting any day now!

In this multi-part series, you will read all about:

  • Helping your first child understand what’s about to happen.
  • The first meeting between the two children.
  • The first time time you actually bring the baby home.

Follow the link here to read the first installment of the series on Bringing Home a Second Baby.

You will also read some great stories by Chris from DadOfDivas.blogspot.com and Jeff from Daddy’sToolbox.com.

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