The Top 10 Daddy Blog ranking was last updated 01/06/2016.
Al Ferguson’s The Dad Network represents a global community of over 100,000 parenting bloggers. With a stable of regular contributors sharing the highs and lows of fatherhood – as well as what works and what doesn’t – through both blogging and vlogging, The Dad Network aims to ensure that all fathers can access and enjoy the secrets of healthy, engaged parenthood.
“A blog about life with the missus, the toddler and the sausage dog”, The Dadventurer started life with the aforementioned toddler in 2014. Its author, former business consultant, freelance writer and stay-at-home dad Dave, delivers excessive swear words, random thoughts, brutal honesty and plenty of laughs through a succession of blogs, vlogs and podcasts.
John Adams is the married father of two young girls who gave up a career in PR/communications to become a stay at home father in 2011. He started blogging about his experiences of household management and childcare in 2012. As well as writing and blogging about parenting, fatherhood, family life and days out, John also looks at men’s style and grooming, travel and a host of other lifestyle subjects.
Karl Young is the twentysomething father of two behind Yorkshire Dad, who found that sharing his experiences and joining conversations really helped him grow as a parent. Karl writes about his family and the time they spend together, as well as finding space for fashion tips, recipes, and a “good old moan”.
Tom Briggs might write the words, but the real stars of Diary of the Dad are his children Dylan, Xander and Amelie. Each week (if he has time) Tom provides updates on the latest stage of their respective journeys, in the hope that people enjoy reading the blog “as much as they enjoy inspiring it”.
By day Alex Walsh is a mild-mannered accountant, by night he is asleep until one of his three children wake him up. Somewhere in between he finds the time to pen Daddacool, writing about all aspects of parenting and family fun. The latter has extended to several brand initiatives – and Alex is sure to keep some holiday back, just in case.
Tim Atkinson lists a number of former occupations on his about page – psychology teacher, file clerk, chain-man – but it’s being “just a dad” that has brought him success with Bringing Up Charlie. Tim is much in demand as a media talking head, and has written several books about parenting, writing, travel and other topics. A Daily Mail review describing his “puerile witterings” is currently pride-of-place on the homepage.
8. Man Vs. Pink
In 2012, Simon Ragoonanan gave up a career as a TV producer to become a stay-at-home dad to his daughter who was then six months old. He was also determined to share with her his love of sci-fi and superheroes – and to make clear that little girls can be interested in so much more than princesses, and that pink is just one colour among many.
Tim Liew is a father of two boys and one girl, and Slouching Towards Thatcham is his place to share his experiences of being a father, as well as his “increasingly nostalgic reflections”, both in writing and through his podcast. His motivation for blogging is that his kids might actually read it when they’re a bit older.
10. DIY Daddy
DIY Daddy Nigel Higgins has five children ranging from three to 19 years old, and half his blog describes the trials and tribulations of raising them while trying to maintain his sanity. The other half draws on his 20 years’ experience of painting and decorating. He is married to Emily, with whom he co-writes the Twin Mummy and Daddy Blog.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these daddy blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.