TIME OFF

I have decided to take some time off from the blog. It has become increasingly more and more like work and less and less like fun.

ODDMAN.CA is now starting to take too much of my time and effort to consistently try to bring decent (IMO) content to the blog. Many source blogs have dried up, or are repeating other blogs posts. Original content is quickly diminishing as pics from over the past 5 years are increasingly re-posted now. I refuse to have posts day after day with 40% of the content being 22 year old girls in bikinis. That is not ODDMAN.

When I feel that I can get back to having fun with this blog I’ll start posting again. This break has been building for a while now so it’s time to recharge the battery. One AAA battery doesn’t last forever.

I will not stop posting about topics that I want to. Whether it is about religion or politics or society or taboos or anything, if I want to post something about it, then I will. I have a thick skin as I’ve been posting for almost 7 years now so it isn’t that my underwear is in a knot. There’s nothing that can be said to me that hasn’t been said over the past 7 years.

The option to visit or not to visit ODDMAN.CA is always with the viewer. I cannot make anyone come here nor keep them coming back if they don’t like it. If I only had 10 visitors a day, all that would matter is that I am having fun doing this. The moment this truly stops being fun is the moment that I walk away from the blog and not look back. I am certainly not at that stage yet, but I need breaks to maintain the self disciple and motivation that this requires. It takes a lot to do a daily post. I’m not complaining, just stating a fact. I’ve just renewed my web hosting contract for another year so I will be back, just after a break.

Thanks for stopping by.

David

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  1. Athol January 28, 2017 at 3:25 am #

    Frankly I’m amazed you’ve managed to maintain a daily update scheduled for so long. Keep up the good work, and we’ll see you when we see you.

  2. LongyAUS January 28, 2017 at 4:03 am #

    I’ll still be checking in at the same time each day to see what’s happening, it’s just part of my daily schedule now, lol.

  3. Rich January 28, 2017 at 4:49 am #

    I’m looking forward to your return, refreshed and with more excellent content. Your blog is now a part of my daily routine.

    • JohnnyS January 28, 2017 at 7:14 am #

      What he said.

  4. indylush January 28, 2017 at 5:08 am #

    Agree with all of the above, Take care, have some fun and we’ll see you when we see you.

  5. Jim January 28, 2017 at 5:25 am #

    c’mon mate…down under is depending on ya to keep up the good work…an aussie fan from the wheatbelt in west australia…

  6. Chris January 28, 2017 at 5:30 am #

    Athol said it best. And, as with many others I’m sure, it is my go-to site for mental relief and stimulation. You have always posted things worth looking at / reading. It is my first non-news stop every morning. Happy decompression time. I look forward to your return.

  7. Rich January 28, 2017 at 5:43 am #

    Your blog has been the start of my day for quite some time
    This shall be worse than coffee withdrawals

  8. Rex Renard January 28, 2017 at 5:44 am #

    You will be missed, this is a favorite part of my morning ritual. I completely understand tho as I am about a week a way from takeing a month off from work so I can recharge before the tourists return. Take your time and take care, we will be waiting.

  9. Eduardo Duarte January 28, 2017 at 5:51 am #

    Thanks for all the posts you made. Good laughs, nice pics and some nice insite on north america (specially for me on the other side of the atlantic). I will be glad if you return but only if it’s fun for you too. Take care.

  10. Daniel J. January 28, 2017 at 7:10 am #

    As was already said – I’ll miss this part of my morning ritual. Enjoy your well deserved rest. See you when you’re here.

    -Dan

  11. Luke A. January 28, 2017 at 7:58 am #

    Recharge the battery and please come back odder than ever. Best wishes from Minnesota,

  12. Greg January 28, 2017 at 8:03 am #

    If you never post again you will be missed, but if you never post again you should know you brought several smiles to this tired old face.

    • ODDMAN January 28, 2017 at 8:28 am #

      I will be back, no question about it. It’s just time for a little break.

  13. southpacific January 28, 2017 at 8:16 am #

    You don’t owe anything to anyone.
    Thanks for all the selections you made.
    Oddman is one of my (rare) daily treats.

    PROFIT AND BE HAPPY !!!

  14. Mikemenn January 28, 2017 at 8:55 am #

    Out of curiosity, how many people do you get on an average day?

    • ODDMAN January 28, 2017 at 9:31 am #

      The last time I looked, I average ~60,000 visits per month. I’ve had some posts hit 40k visits and others 100. I’m long past the point of caring how many visits I get as I’m over 13 million on ODDMAN now, which is 6 on April 1. I never expected to hit 100k so everything else is bonus in terms of numbers. The first 5 months I averaged 25-30 visits per week and it was fun. 🙂

      I still have friends visit here which is why it was set up in the first place instead of bombing their e-mail. If people like to tell their friends about ODDMAN, wonderful. If not, then that’s fine too. ODDMAN isn’t for everyone. If I really cared about numbers, then I wouldn’t post many of the things that I do that may offend someone. I’d have advertisements on it to make money. I have turned down so many ad firms about advertising because: 1) I don’t want it. 2) They immediately tell me that I cannot mock/slag these particular clients as they are paying you money. That’s as far as any paid advertising has ever gotten here. I do promote a few local businesses that I like, but that’s done for free. If any of the viewers have specialty businesses or acts, then I would certainly be interested in helping them out too. McDonalds does not need my help, but maybe your local burlesque troupe, or magician etc could.

      I like to think that ODDAMN is a little respite from the sea of ads and clickbait. I hate both on sites that I visit. A lot of blogs are now paying to white list their sites and their major advertisers to get around Adblock. I use Adblock on Chrome but it isn’t available yet (free) for Edge.

      • Roger January 29, 2017 at 7:33 am #

        THANK You! Many years of fun and odd everyday!

  15. Paul January 28, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    Take care my friend. Rest and rejuvenate. We all look forward to your return.
    P.S. If I can say something to you that no one has said in the last seven years, is there a prize?

    • ODDMAN January 28, 2017 at 9:32 am #

      No prizes here. My ODD posts are prizes in itself.

  16. Jeff P. January 28, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    Take it easy, take your time, and enjoy your time off.

  17. JoeV January 28, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    Enjoy your respite. I’ll have to make do with checking out past posts under the OLD ODD link. Given my age and failing memory, many will be new to me, since I’ve only been following you daily for a couple of years.
    When you return, check out 906_Exposure. Its a photography blog by a young man (3 degrees of separation from me) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He is a working man that takes time to snap a few (or maybe many) shots each day and posts the ones he likes. I’ve seen more than a handful that the ODDMAN might appreciate. Y’all take care now, ya hear!

    • ODDMAN January 28, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

      Done. I’m now following on IG.

  18. Ken January 28, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    I visit your page every day for the awesome pictures and fun that you share. I hope you enjoy your down time and get to recharge those batteries. Could you share some if your source web sites so that your steady fans can still find similar content as yours? Thanks for your devotion to your blog over these last 3 or 4 years!

    • ODDMAN January 28, 2017 at 11:38 am #

      I’m not going to do that. LOL. I’ll be back quicker than you think. It’s just a small break.

      Viewers have to remember that this takes up only part of my day. There’s other stuff that has to get done. 🙂

  19. Nick January 28, 2017 at 11:30 am #

    Really appreciate your work. This site has become part of my morning routine. Get some rest.

  20. Al January 28, 2017 at 11:49 am #

    You have helped keep me sane over the last 7 years. Thank you.

  21. wolffeathers January 28, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    ♥♥♥

  22. sharpiepen January 28, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

    Enjoy your break!! ^_^ It is well desired and enjoy it. 🙂

    Operation: hide from Mrs. Oddman, so you don’t have do anything on the honey-do-this-list. haha ^_-

    Have a good one,

    Sharpiepen

    • ODDMAN January 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

      It’s actually: David Makes The To-Do list. I am far worse about it than Mrs ODDMAN. She just reminds me to ACTUALLY DO stuff on the list. 🙂

      • sharpiepen January 28, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

        lol that is awesome! 🙂

  23. George Nicholas January 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    OMG, see what happens when commercials enter into the picture? Stay tuned, we’ll be back after this short break….lol Oddman, I absolutely love this site. Have a nice break and then come back and awe us some more. Really appreciate the time and dedication you’ve shown to this website by maintaining and providing a decent and refreshing time out of our lives for us to enjoy. Peace Brother!

  24. Peter Gawen January 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    Well I for another, certainly enjoy your mixture of posts. Can understand you want a rest as you have done every now and then – but please come back. I found you by accident from here in a small town in England – and have visisted for many months. Like your sense of Canadian humour and it brightens up my day. And hope all your reptile “friends” are well!!

  25. Deyv January 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

    As everyone else has pointed out, Have fun, take care of you.. We’ll still be here when you come back!

    • Steve Miller January 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

      what he said

  26. Deacon January 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

    I don’t know what to say. I realize the amount of work you put into this and I kind of sensed this was coming……but I have a process every morning and Oddman was part of that over my cup of coffee. Even my wife if she came in the office and noticed the Odd site up on the monitor….she would turn around and say “I’ll be back later”.

    This site was like going to a comfortable mom and pop coffee shop and sitting down in the same chair at the same table every day, to be greeted by the same enjoyable conversations and assorted magazine of photos that there was no real rhyme or reason what you would get (which was part of the enjoyment). Neither were there advertisements being rammed down your throat and hidden videos being loaded on different parts of the screen. Coming here just felt comfortable. Now…..the door on my favourite coffee shop will have CLOSED on it. Tomorrow I’m going to feel like I’m standing in the snow and looking down the street to the right and the left and ……..it’s empty, deserted. I’m not in the mood to find a replacement….it would be like trying to find a new coffee when what you use to have was someone’s private special brew that was in the same locked safe as the Coke and Kentucky Fried formulas.

    BUT…..I understand….I really do (could someone pass the Kleenex please). Maybe I’ll start drinking again. Where did I put my psychiatrist’s phone number? Never mind, I just remembered he killed himself. He didn’t really help much anyhow. First Trump won and now Oddman won’t be here. That’s not right……the world has gone MAD! My dog is looking at me and saying “we could talk more in the morning”. I guess that would help but I have all the other voices in my head to explain all this to first. The weed smoking nun Sister Mary Jane would probably understand Oddman leaving, but the serial killer squirrel doesn’t take rejection well.

    Well, I guess that’s it. Not much else to say. (insert music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8vJ_lMxQI ) Someone pass the rum.

    D (I’ll check back on occasion because they say miracles do happen)

    • Mrs. Oddman January 29, 2017 at 9:12 am #

      Deacon (and all others), I can let you know not to despair for too long. I have inside information that he won’t be gone for too long. Keep checking back and don’t give up. Trust me, Oddman can’t stay away from his passionate hobby nor let down his dedicated followers. I have to personally say that all of the above messages (and most of those received over the years) make me very proud of my husband. Also (on another note), if he didn’t dedicate so many hours to his daily posts, he would probably drive me mad. Oh, forget that… he’s already managed to complete that mission.

      Respectfully yours,
      Mrs. Oddman

  27. Mikemenn January 29, 2017 at 8:09 am #

    2017-01-29 … 2nd day off.

  28. Antonio January 29, 2017 at 10:58 am #

    As many have said below this has become a daily part of my ritual. In an ever increasing crazy world it provided me with just the right amount of relief. Sad to see you stop, all the best!!

    • oddman January 29, 2017 at 11:12 am #

      I will be back soon.

  29. Mark January 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    Rest up. Think about the new bike you want. Come back refreshed and odd as ever. I look forward to your return.

  30. Jesterger January 29, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

    Have fun, play safe and don’t get your dick caught in your zipper. Man that stings! Still.

  31. Mikemenn January 30, 2017 at 7:27 am #

    2017-01-30 … 3rd day off.

  32. Stubby January 30, 2017 at 11:12 am #

    Oddman you are a glistening diamond in a sea of the mundane, monotonous and monetarily motivated. I have been frequenting for at least 5 years and this is the only site that I have ever checked daily and legitimately looked forward to every single time. You deserve all the time you need! Thank you for making so many of my days better, you have no idea just how much it has helped.
    Sincerely -Stubbs

  33. Deacon January 30, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    {peeks in door…..looks around……sees just dust and cobwebs, photos and gifs lay scattered on the floor……mice have congregated in the corner with a bottle of Tequila and they’re singing Irish folk songs……a photo of Trump hangs from a dart board. I grab a bottle of rum I left under a table and I leave…….. the horror}

  34. Shu-San January 30, 2017 at 11:03 pm #

    Thank you for the amazing posts year after year.

  35. Simon January 31, 2017 at 4:47 am #

    Take it easy mate, have a good break, really enjoy your site. Another Aussie fan.

  36. Richard January 31, 2017 at 7:06 am #

    Thanks for all the work that you have done so far, if you decide to quit it has been a good run and i have enjoy it. Thanks for all of it.

  37. Niban January 31, 2017 at 8:12 am #

    Well said sir! I hope you get a recharge during this break and you return to posting more amusing content. Oddman has been a first stop for my mornings and I want to congratulate you on building such a large following of people! No matter what anyone says keep being your odd self and we’ll keep coming. You’ve made a great site here and I look forward to your return!

  38. Mikemenn January 31, 2017 at 8:35 am #

    2017-01-31 4th Day Off.

  39. Deacon January 31, 2017 at 9:17 am #

    ……….slowly opens door……….it’s dark and tomblike in Oddland…….I hear the scurrying of something…….a door creaks……..a computer monitor flickers in the dark……something is appearing……..is it Oddman?…..has he returned?……..NO NO!!!!! IT’S PRESIDENT CHEETOS SIGNING YET ANOTHER ORDER!!!!! ………………………………..THE HORROR, THE HORROR!!

    ( Kim Jong-in isn’t looking as crazy anymore is he)

  40. JimiH January 31, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    You will be missed. I have always enjoyed coming to your site just keep a little bit of my own sanity.

  41. Mikemenn February 1, 2017 at 7:24 am #

    2017-02-01 5th Day Off.

  42. Mikemenn February 2, 2017 at 8:27 am #

    2017-02-02 6th Day Off.

  43. Deacon February 2, 2017 at 9:48 am #

    I sense a rumbling in the Force.

  44. Chris February 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm #

    Mikemenn, Please stop! I check daily (ok, ok, maybe more than that) in the hopes of seeing the currently unexpected yet still expected and eagerly anticipated next post. The number of days without my fix I can survive by believing that I am Bill Murray and that today is indeed Groundhog Day. Your relentless daily reminder of what is lost is wearing my belief to the thinness of the last tissue in a box during cold season. So, I implore, beseech, beg (and whatever other word may be offered up by a thesaurus) to perhaps post only every 3 days, or even 2. Allow me my illusion that time is not passing!

    • Mikemenn February 3, 2017 at 7:43 am #

      Chris … that was beautiful. Just … beautiful.

      But, no.

  45. sharpiepen February 2, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

    I believe I am going through odd withdrawals, but like they say one day at time…forget that I will just revisit some old odd to keep my odd levels at their maximum capacity. ^_^

    Have a good one,

    Sharpiepen

    P.S. Thank you Mrs. Oddman for the insider information!

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