A recent New York Times article highlighted the blogging career of Heather Armstrong, author of the longtime running blog Dooce. I’ll be honest, I have tried unsuccessfully over the years to become a regular reader of Dooce after numerous friends and fellow bloggers recommended the site. For me Dooce quickly fell by the wayside into the category of so many other parenting blogs that I felt I could never relate to. While, judging from Heather’s popularity, I am definitely in the minority in my feelings about Dooce, I will admit that she definitely paved the way for the writings of ‘Mommy-bloggers’ everywhere and defined the ideal blogging model.
Reading about Heather’s writing career seemed to be the final push I needed to resurrect my old blog. I’ve spent the evening running the two years worth of updates that at this point in time WordPress was begging for.