Tagged: Blogging

Perhaps writing a blog was a ridiculous idea

When I started my six months of shared parental leave in November I had grand plans to blog and tweet it throughout.  After all, I was doing something relatively rare – there are not many men who work part time and take months away from their careers on multiple occasions to look after children – and I was sure that people would be interested in reading about it.  The timing was perfect, with numerous mainstream and social media articles on flexible working for dads having appeared in recent weeks, culminating in Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement of his plans to take two months of paternity leave.  It seemed like a great opportunity for me to talk publicly about something I feel strongly about, and a topic with a real groundswell of popular interest and enthusiasm.  I was confident I would be able to find a few hours here and there to do some writing. Continue reading

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