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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Shawn Burns | Backpacking Dad
What makes Backpacking Dad such a fixture in parent blogging circles,
as well as here on Babble Voices? We love Shawn Burns for his perspective
as a Ph.D. student of philosophy at Stanford, as a Canadian father who is willing to get into the complexities of raising two kids in an ever-changing world, and as a guy who can really make us laugh.
On these sleekly-designed pages, tot-wearing Burns covers all manner of parenting material, from figuring out how to best answer his daughter’s question about the cause of rain to taking his children to get haircuts to processing the blow to his ego when his kid kicked his butt at Disney Princess Yahtzee Jr. (ouch!).
If you’re looking for a charming blog about fatherhood, slip on your own backpack, and join the journey.