As many of you know, #DadChat and I were “hit” by haters earlier this year. It made me re-evaluate my thoughts about Social Media as a whole and my place in this ever-changing landscape. #DadChat was “my baby” and I loved the good we were doing by discussing topics as tough as Sexual Abuse, Religion, and Race. We also had many lighter topics, often music-related.
We are honored to have the authors of the just published book — The Art of Social Media — Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick as our guests at #DadChat Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. Guy is making his fourth appearance at #DadChat and continuing his streak of educating our community on the topic of his latest book. It’s worth noting that Guy is the father of four boys. Peg is both his co-author and business partner, as well as a mom and Social Media star in her own right. Plus, YOU can win one of THREE copies of their new book this week at #DadChat.
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Last month, I was sworn to secrecy, signed a non-disclosure form, pledged my allegiance to the Gods of Google and Motorola, and my own Godfather, Guy Kawasaki, and went to Silicon Valley to hear, see, and touch the new Motorola phone, the Moto-X.
Thursday evening Guy Kawasaki co-hosted #DadChat to the biggest night we’ve ever had and, probably, one of the biggest 1-hour TweetChats EVER. It was fun, informative, entertaining, plus Guy generously gave away PDF’s of his new book, What the Plus! What a treat it was. Read all about it in @Faryna’s post-chat re-cap or read the WHOLE thing via the transcript! This coming Thursday, May 24 #DadChat will do #College with a student and professor. In two weeks, we’re having a VERY SPECIAL Charity #DadChat supporting @ShotAtLife with co-host @TedRubin. We will be auctioning off a trip to Vegas and TWO iPods! Is GLEE Gay? has gotten a lot of comments. Please take a read and add your thoughts! I hope you’re enjoying the Because I Said So comics. @VoogDesigns is a great artist and you can get a special caricature from the ad you’ll find on this site. Oh, and please meet Anna in the current I’m NOT That Dad vlog!
“The way to gain traction on Google+ is to search for the keywords that describe your passions and then interact with those folks.” – Guy Kawasaki
That’s what Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) is saying.
Well, the day if finally upon us. Yes, Guy Kawasaki IS hosting #DadChat this Thursday, May 17 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PST. It WILL be the biggest #DadChat ever, I promise, plus full of useful information from this iconic figure. We will be talking about his latest book, “What the Plus!” as well as HIS experiences being the father of four. My latest column Is GLEE Gay? takes on Hollywood and its agenda by comparing “Glee” with “Modern Family.” Please weigh in with your comments. I hope you are loving the evolving I’m NOT That Dad vlogs with #15 coming up soon! Please check ’em out as well as the great artwork and fun stories in the Because I Said So comic strips.
#DadChat continued to celebrate its 1-year anniversary with very special co-host Guy Kawasaki, on May 17 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PST. We discussed his new book, What the Plus! plus much more! Read the transcript as you missed the BIGGEST #DadChat ever and one of the biggest Tweet Chats, period with over 2000 tweets, over 400 participants, over a 3 million reach, and OVER 80,000,000 impressions!
Got a couple fun, new columns up this week. Seven Days Without My iPhone was my true adventure and the REAL challenge I faced on my recent heli-skiing trip. After seeing the new DisneyNature film “Chimpanzee,” I was inspired to write An Ironic Father-Son Story #IRL. You will immediately understand the title upon reading the column. We’ve got great guests lined up for #DadChat, with The Barefoot Executive, Carrie Wilkerson coming this Thursday, April 19 and Mack Collier of #blogchat joining us the following Thursday, April 26. Please don’t forget to mark your calendar for May 17, when Guy Kawasaki is our very special co-host. I hope you’re enjoying my vlogs – the 10th one will be posted tomorrow in the I’m NOT That Dad area. And, stay tooned for the next Because I Said So comic in which dad lets one out…so to speak…this one again taking place at the gym.