Blogchat, Speakchat, UsGuys – Now aDadsPov Tweet Chat

Category: #DadChat, Social Media Social Good Series

NOTE: My original article on our new #aDadsPov Tweet Chat got corrupted and we lost all the Disqus info – it was “My Bad” so here’s the reconstituted article with updates and all the info you need to join us on Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., PST using the hashtag, #aDadsPov.


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)!

Giveaway Winners:


Twitter Chats have become extremely popular as I explain and extol in “Blogchat: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet.” That tweet chat has become a sacrosanct Sunday night appointment for me. I love it. I also respect, enjoy, and sometimes join the hashtag speakchat and #UsGuys chats – both well worth joining and learning. All such chats allow you to meet great people. Ours has already developed into a great forum with new and regulars joining us each Thursday.

The #aDadsPov chat premiered Wednesday evening, April 20 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., PST. It continues 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.  

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.