We love Voices of the Year. We’ve loved it since it debuted at BlogHer ’08 as the Community Keynote. The idea of starting off a conference by celebrating its core element–the content its attendees are creating–was a brilliant idea then and rightly remains a cornerstone of BlogHer’s annual programming.
The only unfortunate thing about it is that the readers are mostly women. Which is fine and makes perfect sense for a conference with “Her” in its title. But we are not that.
As we all know, the Dad 2.0 Summit is predicated on a conversation between dads, brands, and media professionals. But underlying all the commerce is the need to create good content and write authentically, because beneath every brand beats the heart of an authentic voice.
That’s where you come in.
If you’ve seen our schedule, you may have seen five spots devoted to Dad Blogger Spotlights. They’re not all in a row, as in the Voices of the Year, but interspersed throughout. Because we want to celebrate the idea that there are a lot of dads out there who write really damn well.
Are you one of those people? Or have you read something recently that you want to nominate? Is the man you love (or used to love) a candidate? Does this man want to read his work out loud in front of a couple hundred appreciative attendees? (Note: If you’re nominating someone who isn’t you, you might want to check with the author about this last point.)
If the answer to these questions is Yes, we want to know about it. Send the post you want to nominate to doug [at] dad2summit [dot] com before Friday, December 7. After we announce the winners, those five bloggers will read for the crowd and enjoy the full speakers’ privilege of a free ticket to Dad 2.013.
We’re looking forward to reading what you submit. Because we all need to read more blogs.