• AfroDaddy

Why Am I a Dad Who Blogs?

Updated: Jan 30

Why do I do this?

Why do I stay up late to edit videos, or write a blog post, or to produce another podcast episode? Is it for the free stuff?

Look, I love the free stuff I get (even though they all come with an understanding that some content will be produced in return), but the total value of the stuff I get is nowhere near equal the cost of data, web services, equipment (audio and camera gear is EXPENSIVE, yo), and of course, my time. Chances are that it's the same for all your favourite bloggers.

So...back to the question. Why do I do this?

Firstly, I enjoy it. I like creating content that incites conversation.

Secondly, I think it's needed. There is a serious lack of authentic, nuanced and progressive conversations about fatherhood...especially in South Africa. My goal has always been to make dads feel heard, supported and encouraged while giving non-dads a bit of insight into what we need to do better.

Finally, you are here. I value this community, so putting in the effort to keep it going for all these years feels worthwhile. You have no idea how exciting it is to see you interact with the conversations happening here - doubly so if you are a dad!

Since there have been some new additions to the community lately (hi guys!) I'd like to remind you all of what AfroDaddy is all about:

Engaged, positive and present fatherhood is a critical component for society. It is really hard to do it well, so we need to be helping and encouraging dads to take the role seriously. The best way to do that is to show how awesome and tough fatherhood is by being as authentic as possible!

Look, I hope I've done some of that already, and I plan to keep doing it for the foreseeable future. It will be great if you can help me do that by subscribing to the website and podcast.

Your support really does keep me going!

The podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts.