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.
30 / 50
Hugh Weber | Dude to Dad
Dude to Dad’s Rankings
- #6 Best Design
Not long after he conceived his daughter, Hugh Weber launched D2D to keep up with her. On an extreme dude trip in the Arctic Circle when he heard the news that his wife (Mrs. Dude) was pregnant, impending fatherhood proved freakier than the Arctic chill. Ever resourceful, Weber turned to the web for help – and got it. The blog was an outgrowth of the advice for dudes transitioning to dadhood.
Gorgeously designed, the blog is not updated as frequently as it once was, but Weber continues his crusade on Twitter, where he has accumulated almost 100,000 followers. Follow him for regular quips on his kids and quick doses of parental inspiration.