My first blog was about my years as a stay-at-home-dad. Blogging was just becoming “a thing,” and Blogger made it easy to publish your own site. I found my niche in a great little SAHD community and maintained the blog for 5 years. Eventually – after my youngest entered kindergarten and I returned to a day-shift and thus couldn’t really call myself a stay-at-home-dad anymore – I stopped posting updates and the blog went dormant in April 2011.
At the same time, I had started North Haven News after falling in love with the video podcasting format. As mentioned in a previous post, North Haven News is still around, but not as a bi-weekly video podcast.
Recently I’ve been playing around with the idea of launching a new video podcast, but unless I can come up with a unique take on a subject, anything I do will feel like a waste of time. I love to bake and I experimented with a couple of cooking videos, but everyone under the sun has a cooking blog. I also love my Apple products, but tech podcasts are a dime a dozen.
Recently I’ve been playing around with the idea of launching a new video podcast, but unless I can come up with a unique take on a subject, anything I do will feel like a waste of time.
So I thought, what if I circle back to where it all started and explore these ideas from a father’s point of view? If done well, I think a cooking show about a father and his children in the kitchen has potential to stand out. Almost all of the technology podcasts that I know of are geared toward hardcore computer geeks; I can’t think of any that focus on what it’s like to be 40+ and trying to figure out the latest gadgets and gizmos. What if I created a show that explored how to use technology in a real life family setting?
That’s the idea behind “The MacDaddy” – my concept for a video podcast about Apple “tips and tricks for the rest of us.” These would be short instructional videos that would teach the average person anything from how to restart your iPhone, to “How do I take a movie on DVD and get it onto my kid’s iPad so they can watch it in the car and not drive me crazy on the 10-hour car ride to grandma and grandpa’s?”
So what do you think? Does the world need The MacDaddy?