The Top 10 Daddy ranking was last updated 14/06/2017.
Moving up to first place is John Adams, the father behind Dad Blog UK, which he launched after deciding to leave his career in communications to become a stay at home dad in 2011. Winner of the Best UK Dad Blog at the Vuelio Blog Awards 2016, John continues to blog and vlog, providing readers with humorous accounts of his experiences with household management and childcare. Aside from writing about parenthood and childcare resources, Dad Blog UK provides motoring and tech reviews, men’s style, travel, and John can even be found contributing to other blogs, including the Huffington Post.
2. DIY Daddy
As a father of five (including twins), Nigel Higgins writes about the trials and tribulations of raising his children, while trying to maintain his sanity. Nigel also features guest posts, a section on gender issues and a ‘Twin Humour’ column which focuses on the funniest things that his twin girls do and say. With over 20 years’ experience in painting and decorating, DIY Daddy also features home improvement tips.
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The DADventurer was created in 2014 by stay-at-home dad Dave as a place to share his experiences of fatherhood, including all the learnings and misdemeanours. Since its conception, the blog has chronicled Dave and his wife’s journey through pregnancy, birth, and raising their daughter who is now a toddler. Documenting family trips, product reviews, random musings, and recipes with brutal honesty and a light-hearted tone, The DADventurer provides helpful parenting advice.
Diary of the Dad was created in 2010 by Tom Briggs to document his children Xander, Dylan, and toddler Amelie as they grow up and learn new things. Tom provides updates on how all three of his children are developing and reflects on how he is becoming more and more like his own father. Diary of the Dad covers the challenges that you can face during parenthood, technology and product reviews, and keeps his readers up-to-date with family outings.
New to our ranking is Corporate Dad, a parenting and lifestyle blog created by husband, father and stepdad Phill Palmer. Launched to document his life as a working dad, Phill somehow manages to keep the blog up-to-date with engaging posts about parenthood, and advice on how to set up your own business or become self-employed while juggling life at home.
Created by father of two boys and one girl, Tim Liew, Slouching Towards Thatcham is a light-hearted and informative blog which documents Tim’s experiences being a father. Set out like a diary, the blog features the best bits of parenthood including family trips, time at home, and general musings along the way. As well as posting updates on family life, Tim offers interesting tips for other parents. The blog also focuses on current events, and featured a heartfelt thought piece on the London and Manchester attacks and how to speak to your kids after a trauma.
YOU THE DADDY was launched by Giles Alexander in 2016 to offer a male perspective on pregnancy, babies and parenthood. Already a widely-read blog, YOU THE DADDY features all the stages from symptoms of pregnancy to fatherhood, to give new parents a realistic view. Although the blog is quite new to the scene, Giles has already worked with top brands and provides engaging content, including interviews with other fathers, as well as the funniest dad jokes, funny pregnancy tales, and product reviews.
8. Man vs. Pink
Simon Ragoonanan decided to leave his career as a TV producer to become a stay at home dad to his 6-month-old daughter in 2012. Creating the blog to document his experience and to show that you can raise a girl ‘outside the gender stereotypes of the pink aisle’, Simon writes about strong female characters in comics, toys, and films and promotes the teachings of female empowerment and how to identify and combat gender inequality.
Karl Young is the twenty-something father of two behind The Yorkshire Dad, who found that sharing his experiences and joining in on conversations helped him settle into parenthood. The Yorkshire Dad takes the advice that Karl has learnt in his journey to help others, and keeps a record of the family adventures. You’ll also find the occasional tech review and useful ‘how to’ articles to help with everyday life.
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 maintain Daddacool, writing about all aspects of parenting and family life. Alex’s humorous and honest blog includes parenting tips based on personal experience and reviews of household products and gadgets to help you along the way.
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.