Monday, September 03, 2007

About This Site

Note: Adam started this blog, as he states below, as a humor site devoted to both funny child rearing "tips" and anything else he found funny. Now it has changed to a weekly updated blog of all things Adam, as explained in this post here.


This blog has been going for almost a year now, so I've decided to take a brief moment and explain what the point is.

Raise Your Children My Way, Damn It began as an idea for a book that would be a spoof of all the child rearing books saturating the market written by experts who think they know more about raising children than the parents themselves. The title popped into my head as a way of describing the philosophy behind those books.

I started to write different chapters for the book, but didn't think I'd be able to grab the attention of a publisher or agency by myself, so I decided to make it a collaboration. I contacted some writers I knew, and some writers I didn't know, including Kevin Murphy and Mary Jo Pehl of Mystery Science Theater 3000, who had each become published writers after MST3k had gone off the air. Long story short: the collaboration idea didn't work out, though many of the writers I contacted, especially Mary Jo, were very supportive of the idea.

So, with a bunch of these little "child rearing" essays on my computer's hard drive, I decided to create this blog so I had some place to put them. The guiding ethos is still to poke fun at child rearing experts and theories, though I'll often stretch the "reality" of this site to include pretty much anything I find funny.

The Podcast:

Adam's Utterly Podcastical Podcast(subscribe on iTunes) is the official podcast of this blog, though it has absolutely nothing to do with the blog's content. It's the same style of humor, though, just a different type of outlet.

I hope this clears things up.

Thanks for reading, watching, and listening.

Adam Finley
September, 2007

Sunday, September 02, 2007

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