Blogging is a weird beast. Blogging is even weirder if you’re covering stuff from prostate problems to child board game reviews.
I ran a successful blog for five years called Looking for the Postman, and that’s basically what it did. As a ‘dad’ blog, I was writing about family issues, booze, men’s health stuff, kid’s video games – you get the picture.
It was a very mixed bag, which made it a challenge to set the tone. When an article about a Macallan single malt sits next to a feature on a child’s outdoor play tent, you have to ask if you’re spreading yourself a bit thin.
My girls were also reaching the age where they wanted to do stuff themselves. How many children nowadays don’t want to be a YouTuber? So, I let them. Let the girls do the kid’s stuff, and that will leave dad to write about the bloke stuff. That’s what we did.
A Man Called Grant
Which leaves me to do the bloke stuff unfettered. And that is where A Man Called Grant came from.
So what does the future hold?
Well, I’m 47, but definitely act and feel a lot younger. I’ll continue to indulge and publish about beer, whisky and wine. I’ll be scribbling about food & cooking. If I ever get of my butt and lose weight, then I’ll document that too. Since I’ve moved house and now have a huge garden, that’s going on the website. General man stuff.
In short, if I get an ache in my balls, then you’ll be the first to hear about it, and I’m sure that’s exactly what you need in your life.