It’s comfortable blogging from the comforts of your own home – sitting at a desk in your boxer shorts, cramming in a post or two during your child’s nap, chilling on the couch with Sports Center in the background, or late at night when your children are sleeping. Let’s face it – as a community, we spend a good portion of our time hiding behind the computer screen ranting about the struggles and rewards of fatherhood.
When I became a dad four years ago, there were less than a dozen dad blogs on my radar. Now, there are over a hundred. Tomorrow, two-hundred dad bloggers from across the nation (and Canada) will power off their desktops, and fold up their laptops as they make their journey to Houston, Texas for the Dad 2.013 Summit. Dad 2.0 is an inspirational face-to-face gathering of some of the best dad content creators, dad influencers, journalists, authors, and brands.
For me, the goal of Dad 2.0 is networking, having conversations with many of the dad-bloggers with whom I enjoy reading their content, carving out some personal time, and picking up a few pieces of advice so I return home a better dad. While I realize everyone walks into this event with different goals, the overarching glue holding everyone together is the sense of community created by Doug & John ( the co-founders of the event), and in the end – it’s special.
We realize that many important, unique, and loud voices putting their blogging stamp on all angles of fatherhood will not be able to be at the event, including so many of our good friends in our NYC Dads Group. Even though you may not be present in Houston at Dad 2.0, we hope you’ll follow the festivities, the awesome content, and banter along with us on Twitter.
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…..and, If you are fortunate enough to be on-hand in Houston, please seek Matt & I out if we don’t find you first. Additionally, we’d appreciate it if you’d consider joining us on for a lively panel discussion that we will be participating on – DADS & INNOVATION.
Built By Association: How Innovative Thinking Has Helped Dad Blogs Flourish: Over the past year, dad bloggers have regarded their brands in a new, commercial light. And marketers have embraced new confidence in partnering with dads, whether they write blogs or not. All of this new thinking has helped to re-brand men not only as engaged dads but also engaged consumers who can be marketed to year-round (and not just with the grads in mid-June).
Moderator: Matt Schneider @NYCDadsGroup
Panelists: Bruce Sallan: @BruceSallan
Missy Maher: @VeryMissy
Jim Silver: @TimeToPlay
Lance Somerfeld: @NYCDadsGroup