Monday, August 16, 2010

The Cardinal Blog turns three

By K.J. Cardinal

It's hard to believe, but three years ago today, The Cardinal Blog was born.

What started off as a way of keeping my mother up-to-date on all things related to her soon-to-be granddaughter has really evolved into one of the greatest creations of my life... second only to my children, of course... which without whom would make this blog rather boring.

Over the course of three years, I've blogged about pretty much everything from being a work-at-home dad to watching my favorite team capture an NBA title. And, it continually amazes me how many people are paying attention.

Not a week goes by when I don't run into someone that is mentioning the blog. When I decided to do a running diary of Angie's induction day for the birth of Leo, the blog had nearly 1,000 hits for the big event. I'm not sure if I should be flattered or frightened.

Either way, the blog is clearly here to stay. And, even though my posts are more sporadic these days with an increased work-load, I'm proud that I've managed to get up nearly 400 posts over three years.

The two motivating factors that drive me to do the blog are my mom and my children. My mother is so appreciative of the time I put in, that it makes it all worth it. And, my kids someday will look back at the blog and think one of two things... "I'm so lucky my dad stuck with this blog to chronicle my life" or, "Wow, my dad's a total nerd." A combination of the two is probably most likely.

Anyway, thanks for reading and continue to enjoy the show.


  1. I bet I had at least 200 hits on the blog on induction day.
    Love the blog - I try not to miss a day - most days I check six times or more. Keep the pics coming.
    Auntie Carol

  2. Thanks so much KJ for keeping the Cardinal Blog alive. It really, truely makes my day when I come home and see a new blog posting. The pictures and videos are awesome and what I look forward to but I must say I equally love your "way with words" to express your love of your family, your job and your love of sports. You really are always using your degree in communications :)
    It is so funny that Auntie Carol mentioned how many times she hit the blog on induction day, I even know of my friends at CBNA checking in on Angies progress and they didn't even know you.
    I also ALWAYS run into people that mention the Cardinal Blog, it's really remarkable.
    You are so wonderful and I really do appreciate you creating and maintaining the blog for three years. Please, please keep up the great work. I love you so much. Love Mom