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.
18 / 50
Jon Armstrong | Blurbomat
- #2 Best Design
You’ve heard of Mr. Mom? Jon Armstrong is Mr. Dooce.
His blog, which shows off his slick aesthetic sensibilities, is nicely designed with plenty of white screen and nary an ad in sight. His description warns, “Blurbomat is not for children,” and his posts have a decidedly parental bent. Armstrong’s discussions touch upon, but are not limited to, his two daughters, his blog-tastic wife, and his adventures in SAHD-hood. Pop culture, especially music – he’s a musician and has played in bands – is also well represented. What keeps us coming back to the site, though, are the images. Armstrong has an artist’s eye, and it comes out in his photographs. Now that he’s armed with the iPhone 4, look out (and we do mean “look”).