2 weeks blogging… here’s my review.

So two weeks have passed since my first blog post (link here) and I’ve loved every single minute. All the networking, social media, chatting, commenting and blogging has been fantastic.

In the last few weeks I’ve also managed to set up pages for This real life Dad on; facebook, twitter and instagram, which are all doing really well and will hopefully continue to grow. Rising-Chart

I’ve never been much of a writer, as I’m sure a lot of the experienced bloggers, journalists and writers will have noticed by now.  I know my grammar won’t be the best as I failed my higher English exam two years in a row. It’s because of that I genuinely thought when I wrote my first blog post that it would flop and I’d never write anything again. So the fact I’m still writing is because of all of your support, likes, shares, follows and lovely comments. Which I can’t thank you enough for.


So where do I go from here…

Well, as my wife will attest to, I’m not someone who does things in half measures, it’s either all or nothing to the point I get quite obsessive. Not sure if that’s a good or bad trait to have but it’s one I possess.  So over the next few months I’m going to keep writing posts, keep putting everything I have into it and hopefully keep getting more and more support. As I’ve only been doing this for such a short time I’ve set myself some small goals, goals which I think are reasonable and obtainable, and I’ll keep pushing everyday to achieve them.

I also wanted to add a little bit about my family’s personal life and how it’s affected our lives over the last few weeks too. As some of you may know if you’ve read the post Hospitals, my love-hate relationship my family have had a very hard few months. I’ve either been in hospital or at home barely able to get out of bed.  I think in that post I understated how bad things were as I didn’t want to be too serious, but in all honestly its been immensely tough for me and my family.  Every day over the last two months I’ve been in excruciating pain, popping pill after pill, having to eat a pureed diet, losing weight to the point I’m fainting, not being able to help out and not being able to be a dad or husband.

In some ways I feel like I’m a bit of a fraud writing about being a dad while lying in my bed watching my wife do everything. She has been truly remarkable, I honestly can’t praise her highly enough. How she manages to care for me, while being a mum to a 5 month old and a 2 year old who at times20170627_154802 has been very hard work, she’s without question the rock of this family and someone I couldn’t live without.

My illness, although being so tough, has also been my inspiration and given me the time and focus to start my blogging journey.  So over the next few weeks and months I’ll hopefully be able to write about a lot more positives, my road to recovery (fingers crossed) and me being a real life dad to my children again.

This real life Dad xx


  1. jamaicatradingnetwork

    June 27, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Get well soon and continue to enjoy your blogging journey. I have certainly enjoyed mine

  2. Anthony - Dada & Monkey

    June 28, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Great post, hardships test relationships but by the sound of it you guys are solid. Here’s to many more posts!

    1. thisreallifedad

      June 28, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Every relationship has it’s good and bad days, but we have a lot more good days than bad. Hopefully she’ll put up with being my carer. 🤞😆

  3. Mughees ll bloggersea

    June 28, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I really enjoyed watching your beginning journey. Workhard and continue your work. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. thisreallifedad

      June 28, 2017 at 10:59 am

      I will. Thanks for the comment and please continue to keep reading and supporting me.

  4. anywaytostayathome

    June 28, 2017 at 10:56 am

    I hope you carry on enjoying blogging. Hopefully you’ll start to feel better soon #fortheloveofblog

    1. thisreallifedad

      June 28, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Thanks. I’ll definitely be sticking at it, I love everything about it. Fingers crossed, it’s been a long road but hopefully we’re nearing the end.

  5. justsayingmum

    June 28, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Oh I wish you well. How wonderful to have started a blog! It really is one of the best things I ever did for myself. It’s cathartic and good for the soul. A kind of place to get the emotions out and the feelings in order all with the support of a fantastic mostly like-minded community. Long may you enjoy your blog! #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. thisreallifedad

      June 28, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Thank you so much. Definitely, from someone who never took a photo, never posted new statuses, didn’t use Twitter or Instagram my life has changed and its great to be doing something positive. Plus as you say the support has been fantastic.

  6. letyourlightshinemummy

    June 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Welcome to the blogging world. Im sorry to hear you have been poorly, and I really hope that you get some answers. My husband suffers with Crohns, so we have had our fair share of hospital visits. It’s why I started writing my blog. Writing is very cathartic. Enjoy. #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. thisreallifedad

      June 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks for your kind words. Yeah I can imagine, crohns can be horrible. They’ve tested me for crohns as my auntie also had it but its not that.

  7. The Pramshed

    July 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Get well soon and welcome to the world of blogging. It’s addictive! It sounds like you’re doing all the right things. I love the honesty in this post, and I’m looking forward to hearing more from you. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    1. thisreallifedad

      July 3, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Hi Claire, thank you both for the get well wishes and the comment, it’s greatly appreciated. My posts will probably be too honest at times, but I’m just being me and writing what’s true to me. Hope it comes across. No problem for linking up, I’m loving the exposure it gives my blog. They give me a far greater reach than I would normally get. X

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