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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Michael Sheehan | HighTechDad
- #3 Most Useful
21st century kids have access to an often bewildering array of technology. On his busy blog, Michael Sheehan – whose day job involves spreading the Gospel of GoGrid, a Cloud Computing Infrastructure hosting provider – sorts out the proverbial wheat from the chaff, offering an insider’s insight into which new gadgets are valuable for kids and which are duds. Sheehan is particularly good at translating tech-speak into plain English, so even the most dyed-in-the-wool Luddite has something to gain from a cyber-visit to HighTechDad.
Here you can find reviews of new products, a trove of how-to and DIY info, and informed opinions on the convergence of kids (specifically his three daughters) and technology. HighTechDad also features giveaways (for example, cool iPhone cases, games – even a Sony Cyber-shot TX7 with the laser engraved signature from Taylor Swift) and an active forum for tech-talk.