Have you seen? When Babble launched a slew of dad-based content, dad blogging got a huge kick in the ass. And when Disney came along and bought the whole shebang-a-bang, that kick just got super-charged from a large, ovoid yellow foot. Suddenly, I'm co-employees with John Lasseter and Erin Andrews AND Iron Man AND Kermit the Frog, and thinking that would be one helluva poker game.
My most recent post for Babble is this one about how much more useful dad blogs are than say, laddie mags that measure your worth by your golf handicap or tolerance for Jagermeister. Real adult men iving their real adult lives need to tell their stories, and it makes me happy to know that, somewhere in the vast murine galaxy, there is a little star populated by dad bloggers who suddenly write from the most powerful media platform we've ever enjoyed.
(It's as manly a piece as I've ever written, I suppose, given its SEO-friendly webtag that also happens to be the title of this post.)
And speaking of powerful platforms, I want to thank all of you who have contributed to the Movember Dadblogging Team co-titled by the Dad 2.0 Summit, Man of the House, the NYC Dads Group, DadCentric, and DadLabs. Thanks to your enthusiasm, we reached the $12,000 mark just a few hours ago. It does my heart good to know that so many people can come together to use Social Media for Social Good in such a meaningful way--and stick it to those punks on Team Austin, who've got 52 more guys than we do and are still eating our exhaust.