We've updated the list: To view 2012's Top 50 Dad Blogs, click here!
Why do a Top 50 Dad Blogs list now? Haven't dads been blogging just as long as moms? Do we really just like making these lists? Here's the truth: At Babble, we've been waiting for this moment for years. No, this is not the beginning of Dad blogging - far from it - but it is the first year in which Dad blogging is making it to the masses in a big way. Whether it's a single post that gets over 114,000 "likes" on Facebook or a riveting panel discussion at the Mom 2.0 Summit or the hilarious (but effective) #occupyBabble Twitter campaign, Dad bloggers are gaining more recognition with every passing month. In the process, they are also changing the way we think about fatherhood, parenthood, and exactly what is possible for men raising families.
So here they are, our first ever picks for the Top 50 Dad Blogs - from the well-designed to the most provocative, from the funniest to the most useful. We hope you'll find this listing most useful, and will discover (or rediscover) the great voices within its ranks.(View full list here.)
And one final note: We left group blogs off this list to make room for all the individuals (and one pair); stay tuned for our Top 10 Group Dad Blogs list, coming soon. - Greg Olear and the Dad blog panel: Catherine Connors, Brian Braiker, Cecily Kellogg, Brian Sargent, Laura Mayes, Jack Murnighan, and Danielle Wiley.
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Mike Adamick | Cry It Out
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We’re not ready to shed tears for Mike Adamick; he’s got the best daddy
blog in cyberspace. As the “Daddy Issues” columnist for Jezebel.com and
a prime mover at “The Poop,” the parenting blog of the San Francisco Chronicle, Adamick is no stranger to writing about modern fatherhood with wit and wisdom. Here, on his personal blog, he focuses said wit and wisdom on his day-to-day operations in and around the Bay Area with his daughter, Emmeline.
Since its inception in 2005, the blog – which began as a portal to Adamick’s published pieces elsewhere – has expanded in scope, and taken on a life of its own. To go back and read the archive now is to watch Emme grow up – and to laugh and cry and grimace and smile and cringe and laugh some more and, above all, to relate, all over again.
Endowed with a gorgeous banner and one of the best blog titles going, Cry It Out also allows Adamick to flash his fine photog skills – the Photo of the Day feature, while not updated that frequently, is still a highlight, especially against classic San Francisco backdrops.