Thursday, August 26, 2010

syndication and award

A third website, Avacara, has approached me about syndicating my content onto their site.  I am honored, really, that my terrible little story, which is not at all special or uncommon, moves people that much.  (It is also on and Wellsphere.)
I also just received an award for this blog, although the award's web page is not up yet. The site has honored me with a "2010 Top 25 Alzheimer Blogs award" which is pretty exciting.
Of course I remain ranked #1 on Google if you search for "Alzheimer's blog" (or "Alzheimers blog") which is just amazing. People pay huge amounts of money to get to the first page on Google's results.  And I am at the very top on merit. It's humbling.
I'd trade it all to have a functioning, happy, living father.  Although it is nice to be able to say "I am an award-winning, syndicated, top-ranked blogger" with full honesty. 
(Badges are forthcoming for the syndication and the award; they'll be up on the sidebar as soon as I have access to them.)

Update (9-27-2010)  Avacara wanted full ownership of my posts with no compensation (ie, they wanted the copyright) so that's not going to happen.  

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

happy birthday, dad

Today would have been my dad's 70th birthday.  It still seems unreal that he's gone.  The few years he had Alzheimer's seemed to drag on forever while they were happening but now it's been the same amount of time he's been gone and it's like the blink of an eye. 
Where ever he is, it's got to be a better place than he left.
Miss you, Daddy.  :(