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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Dan Pearce | Single Dad Laughing
When 64,000 people like you on Facebook – and you just started your blog a year ago – you’re doing something right.
The blog began as a place for Dan Pearce, the eponymous Single Dad, to vent, wisecrack, and let off steam (as the title suggests). Here was a guy who was twice divorced at age 30; what else could he do but laugh? And Dan Pearce is very funny.
But the site went through a transformation with the publication of a more serious post called “The Disease Called ‘Perfection’”:
“People are desperate to talk. Some of the most ‘perfect’ people around you will tell you of some of the greatest struggles going on. Some of the most ‘perfect’ people around you will break down in tears as they tell you how difficult life is for them. Turns out some of the most ‘perfect’ people around us are human beings after all, and are dying to talk to another human being about it.”
Dan thought that post would destroy his emerging fan base; instead, it’s been shared almost 100,000 times on Facebook and has made SDL one of the fastest-growing blogs in cyberspace. And here on Babble Voices, he makes us laugh until we cry.