Monday, January 25, 2010

This Post is Dedicated to Lonely Fathers

Garrison Keillor

I got this link from one of the fathers in my SAHD group. It's just a comical little Garrison Keillor song, but it makes me think about how different things are for some fathers.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

On Twitter and Facebook

BloggerFather Twitter

Trying to maintain a community of blogging fathers, I decided a few months ago to try out the Twitter thing everyone was talking about. I had my doubts. Actually, I didn't have doubts--I knew it was the end of Western Civilization. Because I DON'T NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU HAD FOR LUNCH.

But while people who haven't joined, either think it's all about lunch updates or are curious to see what exactly it is they're missing, people who have joined Twitter know it's much more than that.

The beauty of Twitter is that the only reason it has evolved from lunch updates to the giant conference call it is today is because of the way people used it. It had the potential to be a lame start-up, but instead, it has become a very unique way to communicate with the like-minded.

Although I joined Twitter and Facebook at around the same time, I haven't been as comfortable around Facebook. The words "Friend" and "Fan" imply something they're not. And although I can hide friends' quizzes and farm updates, I can't get over the fact my friends even do these quizzes while feeding virtual cows.

Still, a lot of people have Facebook accounts, so I'm trying to get more people onto this blog's Facebook page. Right now, I update it with a link about once a day, but eventually I want it to become a place for other parents to write and post links, photos, and videos.

So let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for the Facebook page, and of course I'd love for you to come over and say Hi there. And if not, that's okay too. See? And you thought I was going to get angry.

My Twitter.

My Facebook Page.


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