I never started this blog to become famous, or for any reason other than to chronicle my crazy adventures while being a stay at home dad. So, when my post ‘Apology To Stay At Home Moms‘ went viral (over 1 million views on this site alone) and started popping up all over the internet in more countries than I can count, I was a bit shell-shocked. Then when media outlets started contacting me, I started panicking; why would people want to hear me talk about my blog and what I do on a day to day basis with my kids?
The first media outlet was a radio show in Perth, Australia the ABC (hope I’m getting that right) – and you can hear that interview here. I was really nervous, but after a few minutes I found myself a bit more comfortable.
The second media outlet to reach out was the Today Show in Sydney, Australia, and they wanted me to do a LIVE satellite interview on their morning program. Um, the number one watched morning show in Australia? Sure, I’ll do it! So after some back and forth with the show’s producers for a few days, they set everything up in a studio in Atlanta for me to do it. I was super nervous even though I had been told by people that it wouldn’t be that bad, because with satellite interviews you don’t even see the interviewer – you just stare into a camera. That took some of the pressure off, but I did find it a bit difficult to do while we were live, because I couldn’t feed of of the interviewer or tell by the body languages what was working and what wasn’t. They wanted the kids on with me as well, which concerned me a little bit, because you never can tell what you are going to get with them at any given moment.
It actually went pretty well. As you can tell in the video, the kids were having a ball, which did stress me out a bit and did get me off topic several times, I’m just lucky I was able to do as well as I did.
The Today Show was an incredible experience and everyone I worked with there was incredible. This was definitely the highlight of my very short blogging career. Oh – and the very best part of all this?
I got to sign my name right above Shaquille O’Neals on the studios wall of fame:
YOU CAN WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE.