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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Jim Lin | The Busy Dad Blog
The Busy Dad Blog’s Rankings
- #1 Funniest
“I swear the last thing I remember was throwing down a couple of pitchers with the boys, and pondering my biggest worry in life: how not to appear too hung over at the office tomorrow. Then I awoke, holding my breath in front of this Diaper Genie contraption, cursing myself for not leaving enough tag end to tie it off. How did I get here?” If Jim Lin’s transformation to fatherhood seemed sudden, his foray into the land of the dad blogs was equally unexpected.
“What started out as an SEO experiment gone right (Google “Dad Blog” – booya!),” he explains, “evolved into a repository of the amusingly mundane and intimately familiar.”
Indeed, Lin can even make a business trip sound like a good time. This simple, fun site is well-named; Lin both brings home the bacon (he works in an office) and cooks it (he’s the house chef). He also practices martial arts, plays guitar, and tweets like it’s going out of style.