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Top 50 Dad Blogs 2011

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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Kenny Friedman | Smonk You

Babble's Top 50 Dad Blogs - Smonk You

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Snark You, more like.

Kenny Friedman’s refreshingly unvarnished take on fatherhood – and his brazen refusal to sell out – has won him a faithful following. A dad to one-year-old Miloh, he says things most of us are afraid to say. You won’t find transparent, I’m-reviewing-this-because-it-was-free features on Smonk You – Kenny hilariously explains his anti-review stance, where he requests $10 per product-hocking e-mail from companies, in his “PR Unfriendly” post.

There are many reasons Smonk You stands out from the rest, for Kenny’s curmudgeonly tweets, concise infographics (“Evolution of the tantrum” is a favorite), and his unflinching perspective on life. In a world of daddy blogs that often veer into the sentimental, Smonk You is a refreshing burst of attitude.

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18 thoughts on “Babble’s Top 50 Dad Blogs 2011

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wahoo! Can’t wait to hear what the dads have to say!

  2. Daddy says:

    I am hurt and saddened by the fact that “Daddy’s Little Miracle” didn’t make the cut.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This one is very funny: http://dadonavail.tumblr.com/

  4. BloggerJusticeDotCom says:

    Yes there needs to be more attention given to dad’s that blog. I’m a dad to be, my wife is 16 weeks pregnant and I started a blog about it http://babyinmybaby.blogspot.com/

  5. RosiesMama says:

    Well deserved. Mike Adamick is a great writer and a great human being.

  6. Surfer Jay says:

    Dang, they totally missed the boat on this one. Can’t believe they didn’t include ‘I have To Wipe Their What?’ on the top of the lists. It’s a cryin shame.
    http://wipehiswhat.blogspot.com.

  7. Fashion Dad says:

    That’s a rockin’ list. Let me know how I can be added for 2012! :D

    http://fashiondad.com

  8. Juso says:

    Great list…some of these guys are hilarious!
    Another good one that just focuses on toys/games is http://www.TheToyWall.com

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  10. Big Daddy says:

    Can’t wait to dig in to some of these. Here’s a funny blog/podcast I just found: whitedadproblems.com

  11. patremoir says:

    For a literary slant on fathers, you might check out http://www.patremoirpress.com

  12. daddownunder says:

    A very nice list indeed, but what the world really needs is another dad blog : ) – http://daddownunder.wordpress.com/

  13. MyRadDad says:

    http://www.MyRadDad.com is a lolihypyptb (laugh out loud I hope you pee your pants type blog). Check it out.

  14. Jpriluck says:

    What can I do to get http://www.genxdaddy.com considered for the best of 2012′s dad blogs?

  15. How about us for 2013? http:www.funnybabyvids.com

  16. Josh Summers says:

    There should be a dad blog about Dads dressing like their kids. I came across a kids clothing brand called Riot Kids on Instagram and it has stuff that I’d wear. Baby Gap is cool but i feel like all their is the same.

  17. Mark McNulty says:

    Relatively new on the scene with just about 7 months live, but definitely aiming to have The New American Dad on this list sooner rather than later! http://mark-mcnulty.blogspot.com

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