04 March 2008

Parent Hacks admin: Thank you, Kristi!

One of the things several folks have suggested as we discuss Parent Hacks 2.0: DUH, GET SOME HELP. Ha! I knew that! And thanks to the wonders of serendipity, Kristi (aka dampscribbler), a very smart longtime writer-type Parenthacker, lives right here in Portland, not 10 minutes away. We had coffee a little while back, and it was like meeting an old friend. We had a great time talking about kids, and parenting, and writing, and life, and eventually we got around to Parent Hacks.

Kristi has generously offered to help me get the hacks in my queue posted, and, in fact, just posted one today (see the little "posted by Kristi" under the wristband hack?), with many more to come. Let's all give Kristi and warm round of applause (I've already taken care of the inappropriate hugging).

Aside: if you ever get a chance to hook up with another Parenthacker in your town, do it. The coolest people. I discovered this last year when I met Sara in Austin when I was there for SXSW Interactive. In fact, I'm hoping my redesign will help us find each other in the real world more easily. More on that soon.

Aside: I'm a crappy delegator, which is why I haven't asked for much help before now. It's not that I have control issues, it's that I'm more of a seat-of-the-pants person than a systems thinker. It's hard to spend time thinking about how people can help me when I'm busy just doing everything myself. Trying to get out of that habit.

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Congratulations on the growth of your site and Welcome! to Kristi.
I know exactly what you mean about doing it all yourself - sometimes it does seem easier. But once everything falls into place, you will be wondering why you didn't do it earlier!


I wanna live in Portland too. (Can you hear the whine in my voice? I saw a sign the other day that said "$5 fine for whining". I asked the store owner if he'd sell it. I'd be rich enough to visit Portland at least!

Congratulations on your first step towards PH 2.0 Asha, and welcome Kristi! Thanks to both of you for all the hard work.

Thanks, everyone for the welcome! It's really exciting to be taking a more active role in a site that has been such a critical resource for me as I learn how to parent my amazing, rapidly-changing daughter! I was once a fairly active commenter here, though I've been quieter lately. A little quiet work behind the scenes feels just right at the moment.

Kristi, welcome, welcome!

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