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.
4 / 50
Matt Logelin | Matt, Liz and Madeline
Matt, Liz and Madeline’s Rankings
The About page of Matt Logelin’s superb blog comes with a warning: “My
blog deals with adult themes,” he says, “like sadness, loss, and death.”
After a difficult pregnancy, the last month of which was spent on bed rest, his wife, Liz, gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Madeline, via C-section. Liz was just about to meet her daughter for the first time when she suddenly and unexpectedly died:
a pulmonary embolism
are what led us to
most horrific moment
of my life
(and many other people’s lives).
Liz lives on at this website, where her husband has managed to raise his daughter – and process the tragedy – with admirable grace. But, as he notes, “despite my circumstances, there are plenty of uplifting moments.”
His memoir about the experience, Two Kisses for Maddie, spent five weeks on the New York Times best seller list. Matt’s smart, honest writing about life’s unexpected tragedies – and miracles – is what keeps readers coming back. And it earns him fourth place on our list.