Parents have lots more choices for reading materials on the web than ever before. There’s Parent Hacks, by the ever-amazing Asha Dornfast. There’s GNM Parents, which I helped start and is now run by Megin. And for dads, I’m a fan of dads.alltop.com, run by Guy Kawasaki.
Well, we’ve launched one more.
Announcing Dad-o-Matic, a blog for dads, written by geeky web dads of all types. The goal of the site is to cover news, views, reviews, and advice, given to you by dads, for parents. What’s up there for posts right now are mostly advice. I think we’re still early into getting our voice, but man, look at who’s writing there:
- Dorian “Paisano” Carta – from Mashable and other places.
- Mike Chapman – from Every Dot Connects.
- Jeremy Toeman – from Stage Two Consulting.
- Grant Griffiths – from Home Office Warrior.
- Scott Kiekbusch – from Adjustafresh.
- Ryan Ozawa – from Hawaii Blog.
Oh, and there’s a very very special guest post by Guy Kawasaki. (I say “guest” because I haven’t yet convinced him that having seven or eight regular blogs to write for is worth it yet.)
We have many more authors contributing to Dad-o-Matic over the next months. Look for folks like Shel Holtz, Darren Rowse, and a few other swell folks who happen to be dads *and* on the web!
Why Do it?
Dad-o-Matic stems from about three things I wanted to do. Number 1: I’m a dad and a very proud one, and I think there’s lots of information that we can provide that’s useful to other parents, including even some more tech information for how parents and kids navigate the digital world together.
Number 2: I wanted to try a content blog with many authors, and try a few things out. For instance, you’ll notice that we have ads. I want to try out the media model of a group blog and see what I learn and can share with you about it. If I’m not eating my own dogfood, why should I expect you to follow my advice? So, there’ll be Dad-o-Matic project updates posted here on [chrisbrogan.com], but more from the “business outside the business” perspective.
Number 3: I wanted a group project. It’s really fun to put together fun things like this, and if the dads involved keep posting, and if we build up even more dads, the work load of writing the occasional dad blog post won’t overwhelm the fun of being part of something fresh and interesting. I’m thrilled that we have some great dads putting out interesting (and often different than their main stuff) from their typical online stuff.
Please Check It Out
I’d love for you to check out Dad-o-Matic and tell me what you think of it. If nothing else, check out some of the great work from Jeremy, Guy, Scott, Ryan, Grant, Mike, and whoever I might’ve just forgot in listing that.
There’s so much more to come.