It’s quite amazing to say my father is now both on Twitter AND wrote his first blog! He is likely to never join Facebook, and will definitely never get a cellphone. 🙂
Both of these are with me as his business manager. Both are very strategic, and both are after a lot of requests and “no’s.” He loves having a web-saavy daughter to help him weed through the mess and requests.
So, the blog is for Psychology Today. He is writing on Parenting and Marriage. I do NOT tell therapists they have to blog. It’s a complicated issue. And my father does not need one more thing on his extremely packed schedule. But, as a cultural mover and shaker, this was an opportunity I didn’t think he should pass up! The folks at PT are very excited, as am I, that his unique perspective will get such a great spotlight.
As he was getting ready to learn how to upload his first blog post, I told him NOW is the time to do Twitter. Blogging is good, but without a simple way to spread your blog (and I do not suggest emailing everyone every time you blog…though I have dear, sweet friends who also read this blog that do this), Twitter is a great, fast way to get readers and fans with minimal effort. Find Bill Doherty on Twitter! His first blog entry ever is on Tiger Woods and Consumer Marriage.