We are men of principles and we want to set the example for our children and for Fathers everywhere. Dads Talking’s new friend over at Dad U has posted what he thinks should be the beginning of a code of conduct for us Dads and those that use the #DadsTalking hashtag. We yes dedicated a page to this as we get things geared up. It’s a good start for the Dads Talking movement! Thanks Dad U and we appreciate your permission to post this here.
Over the past few days, a select group of elite bloggers have teamed to create the greatest force in…(ED: who are you kidding)… OK, well some of us Dad Bloggers have congregated on Twitter. We’ve shared a joke or two and a live chat under the hastag of “#DadsTalking”. The capitalization of that’s important, otherwise we sound like a bunch of weirdo stalkers (the joke that won’t die). Seems like the humble beginnings of a coalition of chaos chasers (which, after all, is what we are blogging about).
Well, no new organization, as ephemeral as it is, will really be taken seriously unless it has a code of conduct (aka, a set of rules that we can throw at each other when we get overly pretentious). So here goes, my contribution to the genesis of #DadsTalking:
- #DadsTalking COC
1. I will place higher value on my family than my blog/twitter, and will prioritize carefully so as to avoid the downward spiral into the hypocrisy vortex (HVX)
1. a. For those that need more specific guidance, this means: I will not blog/tweet during family time
2. I will empower other #DadsTalking bloggers as they strive to avoid the HVX, through adherence and accountability to rule #1
3. I won’t use other #DadsTalking bloggers stuff, even if it’s really good and I probably thought of it first, without proper acknowledgment
4. I will protect all kids in and around the #DadsTalking sphere
5. I will be respectful of opinions other than mine, even if they are totally wrong
6. I will not use the #DadsTalking hashtag for nefarious purposes, even when they deserve it
7. I will refrain from using the term “DaddyBlogger” when my kids are too cool for it
8. I will support fellow #DadsTalking bloggers with excellently witty comments on their blog posts
9. I will sporadically crack jokes about stalking
Go over and visit Dad U and let him know you are a Dad that is listening!