Blogging's an interesting game. Some folks are content to write about their cats for an audience of 2 [that is, if they really believe their mothers whent they tell them that they're reading it, even though they never put any comments], and some folks have devoted followings clicking thru thousands of times a day. Most of us are somewhere in between, reading and commenting and linking in our little corner of the blogosphere—say, the parenting blogs—and remaining blissfully unaware that some of our better-known compatriots *cough* MetroDad *cough* are getting free stuff sent to them by companies who just want them them write about them, good, bad, indifferent.
Since Rice Daddies launched almost a year ago, we've gotten a couple e-mails from the makers of Asian-themed children's books or whatever, hoping we'd mention their products. [Hint: if you want us to review something, you gotta send us the actual thing you want us to review.] But alas, no unbidden
The current roster's full up right now, but I think I'm the only dad. Anyway, I've just put up my first review on daddy in a strange land, of our trip this past Saturday to Baby Loves Disco at the Knitting Factory-LA. Short version: we had a great time at this toddler dance party—baby-proofed nightclub, music that doesn't suck, snacks, toys in the chillout area, and a cash bar at 1 in the afternoon? What more could you ask for? [Besides that your usually danceaholic but now inexplicably shy daughter let you put her down on the dancefloor, that is.] Long version: see my review.