UPDATE: The topic for our next chat, on Thursday, May 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., PST will be “Step-Parents and Boundaries” – required reading will be posted on Tuesday! Our chat on May 12 was on the affect popular culture, specifically Movies and TV, has on our kids — and us, for that matter! The participants are in the “cloud” above! The required reading was, “Why Do They Like the Scariest Horror Movies?” @Moondustwriter won the giveaway – my forthcoming book (A Dad’s Point-of-View: We ARE Half the Equation) and its companion poster (18″ X 24″ – see image below). There will be a giveaway of the book and poster each chat until Father’s Day! (You will be “tested” to win…lol)!
Twitter Chats have become extremely popular as I explain and extol in “Blogchat: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet.”
The #aDadsPov chat premiered Wednesday evening, April 20 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., PST. We will continue on Thursdays, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., PST to give more people on the East Coast and in Europe the opportunity to participate.
That aDadsPov tweet chat has become a sacrosanct Sunday night appointment for me. I love it.
Remember to use the hashtag #aDadsPov (caps don’t matter, btw…this just makes it easier to remember and see).
As a dad writer and radio show host, as well as a first-time author (see info on my book at “The Store”), I continue to feel that the man’s point-of-view is still marginalized while mom bloggers, talk-show hosts, and much of the MSM (mainstream media) dominate the subject.
The reality is it takes two to parent, ideally, and certainly two to “make” a child (barring artificial means). My view is that dads have as much to offer as moms and that motivated my initial foray into writing.
My writing has grown to include all the micro issues of family, from parenting, marriage, teens, faith, school, college, the impact of technology on our lives, and so much more.
The #aDadsPov chat will include all these topics and more. Often I will reference one of the “A Dad’s Point-of-View” columns, old or new, as “required reading” though it is far from required or necessary to join, participate, enjoy, and learn from our chats.
A few suggested guidelines:
- Treat everyone with respect
- Limit SSP (shameless self-promotion) unless your link/site mention directly relates to the discussion
- Invite your friends and help our chat grow
- Consider using one of the many tools that make following chats easier, like Tweet Grid, Hootsuite, and others that will come up during our chats
- Be respectful
- Humor is ALWAYS appreciated; bad language is not
If you want to know more “About Me,” it right here on the website. I hope to “see” you on Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., PST. I also welcome suggestions, topic suggestions, and feedback. Eventually we will have guest hosts, too.