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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Do you duck and cover?

That's what I'm asking myself right now.

Amalah, Motherhood Uncensored, and Whiskey in My Sippy Cup all pointed links this way yesterday and frankly the traffic here has been intimidating. Like, I feel like I need to vacuum and take a shower.

I kept looking at the posts that were up and thinking "Really? All of these people coming by and they're going to read one post about how you almost threw up as an introduction to someone, or a long braggy list of stuff from BlogHer, or a crazy ramble about neurons, language, and sincerity?"

So, how about you go and read some better posts. If you are here from Amalah, you probably think I'm nice and gallant or something. So this one is for you.

If you are here from Motherhood Uncensored then you probably think I'm lascivious, so this one is perfect.

If you are here from Whiskey in My Sippy Cup then you probably think I'm oblivious, so...uh, what's going on? Did I miss something?

And if you are here because you just like to hang out here in my boring old Blogger-template blog, then welcome. You are my favourite person.

To my old friends, I'm sorry this is just a "Best Of" post. But come on, this is my fourth post in two days. Gimme a break.


for a different kind of girl said...

Is there a prize for having the first comment on this post if you're one of the first members of the fan club?

Backpacking Dad said...

FADKOG: You are the first member of the fan club. That's a prize, right? :} I also have a bag of swag that I don't know what to do with. Or possibly a Starbuck's coupon, if I ever go check the mail. :}

for a different kind of girl said...

One of these days, I'm going to be all, "Yeah. I knew him when. Check this out! I totally snagged his blog cherry!"

It's totally a prize. Being the first member of the fan club, that is (though that whole comment thing didn't suck).

But mmmmm...swaggy goodness... ;)

Mr Lady said...

Actually, if they're here from my site, they either think you're blind or gay. Because dude, I'm smoking hot.

(kidding, kidding. RedNeck Mommy is smoking hot. I just stand next to her when possible.)

Assertagirl said...

You HAVE been a prolific poster lately...

I have to say that it's really refreshing to read your writing any day.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

This post left me wondering exactly how many different personalities you do have?? :)

lildb said...

i thought you were awfully nice and i'm pretty sure i was very drunk and you were kind re: the whole thing.

so, sorry about the being-drunk, and thanks for the gracious.


also, :(

Ali said...

oh, bpd, you're so famous now.
make sure to not forget about the little people ;)

Carolyn...Online said...

Love that you spelled "favourite" in the British. Gettin' so fancy.

Badass Geek said...

I knew I was your favorite person.

attiton said...

Oh, don't get sucked in by the whole superfluous vowels thing, new folks. I'm pretty new myself and the vowels caught my attention as well. I feel that I was suckered. I have one word for you all.


Headless Mom said...

I've been feeling the same way. My posts lately are "Too much laundry-I'll post later." Not great for getting and keeping the readers now is it?

Michelle said...

Poor backpacking dad. First a rockstar and now too much traffic. You should just hang it up now.

See what happens when you don't roll with the cool crowd... none of those hot chicks are sending any traffic my way. Damnit!

Michele said...

It was a pleasure to meet you.

MereCat said...

I always read you, Backpacking Dad! OUr kids are close in age, and I like your introspective posts.

Amelia Sprout said...

I have to say, it really is the queen's english that keeps me coming back. (before you were the hot dad at BlogHer) That and the cool writing, cute kid, and the fact that you were a fencer.

Mommy Melee said...

I just read you to follow your epic heteroromance with BHJ.



Meg said...

Okay, I'm one of the people guilty of clicking over here from Amalah. But in my defense, I'm trying to find a man's/father's blog for my husband to read, so he'll understand that blogging isn't just a bunch of henpecking women who list what they do each day.

But I might just have to stalk you now ;)

Auds at Barking Mad said...

So I have come, finally, to see what all the clamour is about. Well, OK it didn't exactly happen like that. It was more like Beej (Bejewell) telling me to come and read Backpacking Dad, or else...well not really. What she said was more along the lines of; "You should go read him or I will f*cking cut you!" Gotta love Beej!

Actually I've been here before, but like so many others whom I read for the sheer pleasure of reading what flows from their fingertips, I never can come up with something interesting to add to the conversation.

So, consider yourself visited and read. Now, where do I sign up for the fan club?

Gemini Girl said...

I applaud you for going to Blogher!
I also applaud that you married Ryan Gosling's ex girlfriend- how did you snag that!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I'm here because I finally got around to adding you to my blogroll. So, I probably need a spanking or something.

Sarcastic Mom said...

I'm hoping I send a few pervs your way with my post today.

Or at least, women who like having their boobs sniffed. ;-)

kateanon said...

I just like hanging out.

But I'm a fan of a man who uses lascivious, so I'm headed to that link...

usmcfamily04 said...

can you explain twitter? how did you know that those websites mentioned you? I am new to all of this.

I like the old normal template--faster to open! And I was LMAO about your vomit story.

Redneck Mommy said...

One snide comment about your boring template and I'll never live it down.

But I'm not getting this hot daddy blogger vibe all these women keep talking about.

They must have you confused with Laid Off Dad.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

So, which version of Backpacking Dad is the REAL one?

Loved reading the older posts, btw.

Loralee Choate said...

Great. Now I will probably have to photoshop damn hearts around your photo or something by the time I finally get around to posting my other BlogHer post.

I can't compete with all THAT fineness. ;)

THopgood said...

What kind of prize do I get for having you on my blogroll!!

Anonymous said...

I found you through another blog a few weeks back and have enjoyed the way you write! Congrats on the traffic!

kittenpie said...

No kidding - you are totally clogging up my bloglines!

Backpacking Dad said...

mr lady: I'm hoping blind.

assertagirl: and I just had another one pop into my head. I may have to just save it so I don't tire everyone out :}

twenty four at heart: heh. still counting, apparently. :}

lildb: I don't remember you being drunk. it was like 4:30 in the afternoon. Were you drunk at 4:30 in the afternoon?

ali: do I know you? I'll have my people call your people :}

carolyn online: yeah, that's just my inner Canadian peeking out.

badass geek: totally.

attiton: ha! it was all part of my plan, to make everyone think I was cultured and british or something. Cat's out of the bag. I'm just a Canadian ex-pat :}

headless mom: I'm still reading. I love reading about laundry. it makes me want to like doing it instead of sending it out.

michelle: you need more controversy :}

michele: and you too!

merecat: get ready for a good introspection.

amelia sprout: Laid Off Dad was the hot dad at BlogHer.

mommy melee: someday we'll run away together to Montana.

meg: there are lots of dad bloggers. Dad Gone Mad, Cynical Dad, Metro Dad. Check them out. They're all better.

auds at barking mad: talk to FADKOG about the fan club. She has the roll :} Beej is awesome, and not just because she keeps talking about me.

gemini girl: Ack! Not true! My sister is Ryan Gosling's ex-girlfriend (from, like, the first grade). Not my wife :}

tootsie farklepants: I don't think I'm allowed to give out solicited spankings. Sets a bad precedent. If I give you one then everyone is going to want one, and then I get divorced. :}

sarcastic mom: That pose was entirely Tanis' fault! She told me to look creepy or something instead of just posing ;}

kateanon: bless you. You are the real hero. The rest of these jokers can learn a thing or two from you.

usmcfamily04: well, twitter is like a clique-y chat room. I know these people linked to me because I have a statcounter widget on my page and it tells me where people came from. I'm glad you like the old template. Me too :}

redneck mommy: totally. Laid Off Dad is way cooler. Plus, he lives in New York and that's way cooler than the suburbs.

loralee: you don't have to compete with anyone. You were the first to squeal at me this weekend, so you win.

thopgood: check the sidebar.

kd@ a bit squirrely: thanks!

kittenpie: I know. I should just stop writing for a couple of weeks and see who abandons me. Then I'll know who my real friends are :}

Jennifer said...

ooh can I be in the fan club too? Can we get those big obnoxious buttons to wear, like in the 80s with NKOTB on them? Rock on!

BusyDad said...

and I'm here because I kept hearing your name at Blogher and people kept pointing into crowds and saying "there he is!" but you'd disappear before I could see you. Kind of like the legendary blog yeti. Thanks for wishing me happy birthday on Mr Lady's blog.

Robin said...

Busted. Yes, your BlogHer posts were the first ones I read but they were so funny Pink Bic Boy that I couldn't help come back for more! LOL!

Jenni said...

You totally deserve the traffic.

Backpacking Dad said...

jennifer: totally. But I get to be Joey. Wait, which one was the bad guy? Donnie? I get to be Donnie.

busydad: and people kept saying "Are you Busydad?" And I was all "YES! Adore me!" But they didn't believe me and then they took you to dinner instead. :}

robin: ack. they're not always funny :}

jenni: I totally deserve a head exam.

Average Jane said...

It was nice meeting you when I crashed the BlogHims session. Hope you finally found Rita from Surrender, Dorothy.

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

No link for me? No love? I liked to you... I even said I practically ATTACKED you. I told you things that you weren't supposed to repeat but you still did... and no love?



Motherhood Uncensored said...

You give my readers way too much credit, MU.

Do you really think they (or I) know what Lascivious means? (God, that was way too hard to spell).

Okay, just kidding. My readers are way smarter than I is.

Backpacking Dad said...

Average Jane: It was great to meet you too. I did find Rita eventually, although I think I was holding a baby at the time so we hardly spent any time talking.

Heather: Uh, so, you didn't happen to look over at the sidebar or anything, did you? No, clearly not.

Motherhood Uncensored: And you give me way too much credit: I have no idea why you were addressing your own achronym in this comment :} You are awesome.