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.)
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Caleb Gardner | The Exceptional Man
The Exceptional Man’s Rankings
- #9 Best Written
Caleb Gardner’s blog, as he puts it, “is the story of one man’s quest to stand out from the douchebags.” And we’re pleased to report that the douchebag quotient on these pages is virtually nonexistent (although there are trace amounts of hipster).
What you’ll find instead are musings on “the Paradox of Choice,” on the implications of Father’s Day, and on all matters of Chicagoland-related stuff, from reviews of a Chicago children’s theater production to eff-yous directed at LeBron James. What you won’t find are ads.
Any father who would post on “Wordless Wednesday: Hottie Edition,” a photo of his wife with the caption “OK, maybe one word: Damn,” is an exceptional man, indeed.
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