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.)
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Liam Sluyter | Binary Dad
There are some fathers who stop making art when they have kids:and then there are some who continue to express their creativity. Liam Sluyter, better known as Binary Dad, is one of the latter. A self-styled “Northern miserablist,” he walks the streets of Manchester, U.K., equipped with his iPhone, and takes gorgeous photographs that he shares with the rest of us. The blog itself, a checkerboard of his work, is stunning to behold; his kids, architecture, and gorgeous building profiles all find a way to mesh into something stunning.
Binary Dad is also a frenetic tweeter. This is where his wry British humor and keen insight shine. “Notice how when they say ‘Not being racist, but…’ they then are racist. But when they say ‘I’m not being funny, but’ they aren’t funny?,” a recent tweet, is funny. As was this dispatch from his hotel room: “How likely is it that a gaggle of hot women might burst into my room demanding sex? Because I think I’m going to give up hope soon.”
The bevy of beauties probably never materialized – if it did, he’d have posted photos – but hope springs eternal; anyone hoping for an easy-on-the-eyes site to check out, look no further than Binary Dad.
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