I’m involved in quite a few extracurricular projects these days, but none are as exciting (and different) as this one.
I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Momversation, a rotating video “conversation” among me and seven other smartalicious mom bloggers. These are smart, funny, outspoken women, and I only wish we could find ourselves in the same room at the same time. Instead, one of us starts off the conversation, and each of us shoots our responses at home. So, not only do you get to listen to our crazy banter, you get to peek inside my sumptuous office. The one that, minutes before filming, had wet towels on the floor.
Here’s who’s talking:
- Heather Armstrong of Dooce
- Alice Bradley of Finslippy
- Daphne Brogdon of Cool Mom
- Nataly Kogan of Work It, Mom!
- Maggie Mason of Mighty Girl
- Mindy Roberts of The Mommy Blog
- Rebecca Woolf of Girl’s Gone Child
- and me.
We’ll be chatting about all sorts of things over the next few months, but the maiden episode features — what else? — politics!
Agree, disagree, elaborate, share…whatever you like! Not only will you find three new videos each week at Momversation.com, you can join in on the Momversation forums. I hope you will. This is going to be fun.
There are any number of ways to keep up with Momversation episodes and forum buzz. You can subscribe to the Momversation episode feed or comment feed, or you can subscribe via iTunes. Sign up for the weekly newsletter, follow Momversation on Twitter, or become a fan on Facebook. I’ll also embed the episodes here as they come out.
We’re working with the great folks at deca.tv to produce the videos — they’re the folks behind Boing Boing TV among other Web video shows. Target is sponsoring this experiment (hence the ad in the video and the banners on the site), but has no input into the content or format. That’s up to us. And the result is turning out to be oh so much more than the sum of the parts.
I’ve never done anything quite like this. But while the whole film-myself-talking thing is a little weird, the ongoing conversation is the whole reason I started Parent Hacks in the first place! It’s so fun to try it in this new form, especially given the cheeky bent. I hope you enjoy!