The Top 10 Daddy Blog ranking was last updated 13/06/2018.
Jumping up two places to take the number one spot is The DADventurer. Created back in 2014 by Dave Hornby, The DADventurer covers the highlights of becoming a new dad and includes the parenting lessons Dave’s learnt along the way. With the recent addition of baby ‘Beetle’, The DADventurer blogs and vlogs about what it’s like to be a dad to both a toddler and a new-born in an honest, witty and relatable way. Co-founder of DigiDads, Dave has cemented his place as the UK’s top dad blogger, also providing content for The Guardian and the Metro.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our interview with Dave Hornby, founder of The DADventurer.
2. Dad Blog UK
John Adams is the dad behind Dad Blog UK. After deciding to leave behind his career in government communications in 2011, John opted to become a stay-at-home dad, starting Dad Blog UK to tell his story. With both of his kids in school, John now refers to himself as more of a ‘school run dad’, which gives him time to work with well-known brands such as M&S Bank, Kia and IKEA, and interview superstars like Steve Carrell! Dad Blog UK posts on a variety of parenting and fatherhood issues, from how to tackle the gender stereotypes in parenting to inspiration for family-friendly days out with a difference.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our interview with John Adams, creator of Dad Blog UK.
Climbing up the rankings to third place is Slouching Towards Thatcham, founded by father of three, Tim Liew. Tim documents his experience as a father and shares his views on the challenges faced by parents in the modern world. With its very own podcast and hilarious musical parodies (which will amuse anyone with or without children), Slouching Towards Thatcham gives a range of advice – perfect for a new or expectant dad. Tim shares the adventures and achievements of his children in regular light-hearted posts along with reviews of the latest toys and games to hit the market.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our interview with Tim Liew, founder of Slouching Towards Thatcham.
4. DIY Daddy
A father of five (including twins) and DIY and decorating expert with over 20 years’ experience, Nigel Higgins created DIY Daddy to share his trials and tribulations as a father and help people with their DIY needs. DIY Daddy provides more than parenting advice as Nigel often posts about the gender issues that he’s encountered and even has a section dedicated to his twin girls, sharing the hilarious things they say and do. Nigel also shares a number of guest posts from fellow daddy bloggers, giving a wide range of advice and opinion about fatherhood.
Father, Yorkshireman and marketing specialist, Karl Young, is the man behind The Yorkshire Dad. Karl started the blog back in 2013 when he discovered the world of parenting blogs during a late-night feed and decided to offer his own advice and reassurance to fellow dads about their everyday concerns. Whether you’re looking to find inspiration of how to spend those precious child-free evenings or the best campsites in the UK, The Yorkshire Dad has you covered. Contributor to The Huffington Post and Metro Online, Karl has found his place in the world of dad blogging, working with brands such as Netflix, B&Q and Yorkshire Water.
Giles Alexander started YOU THE DADDY to provide the male perspective on pregnancy, parenthood and everything that comes with it. Sharing advice for new dads, which might not be in your typical baby books, Giles gives a man’s view of what to expect, from handy picture guides of pregnancy growth to funny pregnancy stories and poems. YOU THE DADDY gives plenty of advice for new parents too, whether it’s tips of your first flight with a baby or taking up shared parental leave.
7. Age of Dad
A new entry into our rankings is Age of Dad, co-edited by Tom Fordy and Paul Heath, they set out to create a blog for the dads who still feel like kids themselves. Sharing their top apps for expectant fathers and covering opinions such as who the best celebrity dads are, Age of Dad provides plenty of advice mixed in with ‘Dad Entertainment’ – posts for big kids. Tom and Paul both share their own stories about becoming fathers including how becoming dads inspired them to work out to what the first two weeks of parenthood taught them about themselves.
Another new entry into our rankings is MusicFootballFatherhood. Started by Elliott Rae in 2016 after the traumatic birth of his daughter, Elliott needed to share his experience and so the blog was created. Now with a diverse team of contributors, from single dads to stay-at-home dads, sharing their experiences of becoming fathers, it’s not surprising that MusicFootballFatherhood has been referred to by the BBC as ‘the dads’ version of Mumsnet’. With their own podcast and monthly playlist, MusicFootballFatherhood aims to inspire and inform the modern father.
Tom Briggs started Diary of the Dad in 2010 and since then it’s gone from being a hobby to his full-time job. Sharing stories about all three of his children as they grow up, Tom posts about the challenges he faces that every parent will be able to relate to. Diary of the Dad provides reviews for kid-friendly days out, gift ideas and plenty of parenting advice as he tackles toddler tantrums and fussy eating. Tom has firmly established himself in the world of dad bloggers, appearing on Good Morning Britain, BBC Radio 5 Live and talkRADIO as well as featuring in local and national newspapers.
Daddacool is the creation of mild-mannered accountant Alex Walsh, father of three and Britain’s Premier Parent Blogger (Sunday Times). Alex writes about all aspects of family life and regularly reviews the latest games (especially Lego) and tech for both kids and parents. Daddacool also offers advice on tougher topics such as looking after your child’s mental health and how to strike the healthy balance of work and family life.
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.