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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Jason Mayo | Out-Numbered
- #3 Funniest
Out-Numbered is Jason Mayo, and Jason Mayo is outnumbered. He’s married and has two daughters, making his the only Y chromosome in the household. His posts range from the heartfelt (“Counting My Blessings,” in which he gives thanks for his little girls) to the hilarious:
Out-Numbered – “It is not my job to teach her how to wipe her ass.”
Wife – “Excuse me?”
Out-Numbered – “You heard me. I’m not doing it.”
Wife – “Why is it my job to teach her how to wipe her ass?”
Out-Numbered – “Because she’s a girl.”
Wife – “And?”
Out-Numbered – “And you’re a girl.”
Wife – “What the fuck is that supposed to mean?”
Out-Numbered – “It means anything that has to do with the vagina is your responsibility.”
Wife – “Jason, you know she doesn’t shit out of her vagina right?”
Out-Numbered – “Yes. I know she doesn’t shit out of her vagina.”
Out-numbered, out-smarted, but out-and-out one of our favorite bloggers around.