Video Blogging – Daily Vlogs

I am reading “Nake Lens: Video Blogging & Video Journalling to Reclaim the YOU in YouTube” on my Kindle. Below is a affiliate link to purchase the book if you would like to read it also. The book has a workshop on vlogging as a way of journaling that I am following, I am only on week 1 (already missed one day yesterday because of a bad headache), but I will be working through this daily. You can view my vlogs on my YouTube Channel, which is show below and to the right side bar.



This site, is a place for me a Pittsburgh Dad to ramble on about well anything. I use this as my personal blog and I the topics I post range from my family, work and anything Pittsburgh.

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and left once for about a year and rushed back to my home town. I love being from Pittsburgh and am proud of the heritage that many of us share. So, some of my posts are just topics about Pittsburgh such as when the Duck came to Pittsburgh.

Family, I am a dad and very proud of that. I am also proud and honored to raise our children with my beautiful wife. As a dedicated father and husband I will post about family related items from my perspective.

Also, I am a professional computer programmer and certified SCRUM Master, which means I lead software developers to build projects. I am attend #PittAgile MeetUps and look forward to speaking at one very soon (more to come on that). I am a Tech Addict, my wife calls me that I love new technology and readily learn about it and try to find benefits for work and personal life.

My hobbies include photography and videography, I have a YouTube channel and also work with my channel on a YouTube channel “Talk With Daddy”.

I enjoy posting on this blog and my other “channels” and would encourage you to reach out to me and suggest topics.

Thank you

Mentos & Pop — Fun Experiment

The kids and I did a video after reading about it in the GeekDads book mentioned in the previous post. We end up not making the spigot that was described in the book, which was a mistake. We will make it for the next experiment. But, the video was still fun, check it out at TalkWithDaddy.

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iDad episode on WQED

I am honored that WQED Education asked me to screen an episode of iQ: smartparents called iDads. I was not familiar with the show but of course I was familiar with the wonderful work that WQED does.

WQED is creating an institute for parents that will empower them with new knowledge, tools, and abilities to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology. iQ: smartparents are a community of parents and experts who want to understand the opportunities and challenges of media as it relates to the development of their children.

This episode concentrated on how dads are involving their children in the new media that is the Internet. Never before was it possible for anyone to have the potential to reach worldwide audience like today. Fathers and mothers are using the platform to reach others and working with their children to make content. What does this mean, well to me it helps to build a child’s self-esteem and bring depth to their education. This particular episode dealt specifically with fathers because it was filmed around Father’s day.

One of the fathers Ken Denmead  has a blog and now a book “The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists” which consist of projects that you can do with your children. The projects can be used for science fair projects and help to promote sciences with your children.

The other father in this episode, Bob McLaughlin, is making YouTube shows with his two daughters. The girls are learning about scripting, acting and just spending time with their father.

I enjoyed listening to the two fathers talk about why they are doing what they are doing, and how they feel fatherhood has changed. I have not seen either of the father’s web content before but now I am looking at it.

I share a personal connection with both of them because, I myself as you know enjoy making content with my children. The time I spend with my children for anything we do online and offline is very valuable, my children like to think of ideas that we can do for content.  I feel this helps grow their creativity as well as develop an understanding of what happens behind the scenes. There are so many aspects of making content, such as writing, editing, technology and just team work which is so important.

One very important topic that I continually remind my children is what you should share and what you should not. Some may think I share to much, but we discuss this as a family and remind  our children  that some information should NEVER  be shared and we also discuss how once something is online it can and will live forever.

I encourage you to watch the show and leave your comments below. I will be reviewing other episodes of iQ: smartparents now to see what other useful information there is.

Are you an iDad? Or an iMom?



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