The Top 10 Daddy Blog ranking was last updated 05/06/2019.
1. Dad Blog UK
Moving into the number one spot is Vuelio-Blog-Awards-winning Dad Blog UK. The blog was created by John Adams, who left his full-time job in government communications behind to become the main carer for his children and decided to share his story through Dad Blog UK. John refers to himself as ‘school run dad’, posting about the logistics of being a stay-at-home dad, juggling his freelance career and blog with childcare. Dad Blog UK also tackles the bigger issues facing parents such as understanding the environmental impact of a family on the plant to whether you should allow your child to wear make-up. As a full-time content creator, John has worked with a number of well-known brands from Peugeot to Xbox, and even took part in our latest PR and journalist ‘blind date’!
Slouching Towards Thatcham is the creation of Tim Liew, father of three and creator of hilarious musical parodies. Tim started his blog as a way to document his children growing up in the hope that one day they would enjoy reading these stories. Slouching Towards Thatcham now offers parenting tips and regular updates on family life, from what they’re watching to celebrating milestones. Tim also discusses the tougher topics affecting his children, from how their privacy has been affected by technology to what their future job prospects are.
Created by stay-at-home dad, Dave Hornby, The DADventurer follows his adventures as he navigates bringing up two young children with his partner Hayley and their sausage dog Dax. The current holder of Daddy Blog of the Year, Dave posts about a wide range of topics from the challenges of getting a child to sleep at night to the power of Facebook-selling-groups for parents. The DADventurer follows Dave as he moves from expectant dad to stay-at-home dad and most recently, school-run dad. Dave writes in his own unique and humorous way, bringing light to the tough times of raising children, whether it’s sharing his parenting fails or what he’s learnt from doing the school run on a daily basis.
4. DIY Daddy
Nigel Higgins is the man behind DIY Daddy, sharing his experience of being a father of five and posting about his passion and career in DIY. With children ranging from three to nineteen, Nigel faces all the challenges parenthood throws at him, from finding the right balance between tech and tech-free time to how to handle teen driving fears. With over 20 years’ experience in DIY and decorating, Nigel also has plenty of tips on how to create the perfect home for a family, and he’s even got suggestions on how to build the ideal man cave!
Jumping up four places is Diary of the Dad. The Blog was founded by Tom Briggs back in 2010, and he’s transformed a small hobby into a full-time job, documenting his journey as a parent to three children. Diary of a Dad shares the weird and wonderful things he encounters along the way, from finding the hidden meanings in his kid’s abandoned play scenes to the importance of allowing boys to show emotion. Tom writes honest and insightful posts about life as a father and the challenges he faces, sharing his thoughts on school, the environmental impact of his family and how he sees himself and his behaviour reflected in his children.
As the name suggests, The Yorkshire Dad is a blog by Yorkshire-based father of two, Karl Young. After discovering the world of parenting blogs in 2013, Karl decided to start his own, sharing his experiences and offering help and support to other new parents. The Yorkshire Dad is packed with advice, from the top foods for children with intolerances to tips for planning a family holiday. For any other Yorkshire based parents, Karl has local updates including upcoming developments around Leeds and suggestions for places to visit around his area such as Lotherton Hall.
YOU THE DADDY is the creation of Giles Alexander, a London-based blogger offering his thoughts and views on parenting from the dad’s perspective. From pregnancy through to parenthood, Giles shares his advice from everything from home birth to creating a child-friendly home. With a recent move and a number of home renovations on the go, YOU THE DADDY covers how to handle home improvements with a young family, including a new-born baby.
Music.Football.Fatherhood was created by Elliott Rae to create an online community for all types of dads, from single parents to stay-at-home dads. Cited as ‘the dad’s version of Mumsnet’ by the BBC, Music.Football.Fatherhood is a place for dads to chat about everything, from raising healthy well-rounded children to money management, and obviously music and football! Supported by a team of fellow fathers, Music.Football.Fatherhood has a team from all walks of life, posting about a variety of topics, from fitness tips for dads to advice for new dads from new dads.
Alex Walsh is the man behind Daddacool, a blog he started to share stories as his family changed and grew from a family of three to five, plus a cat. Daddacool posts a wide range of tips, thoughts and advice, including reviews of family friendly festivals to handy and humorous instructions for parents of boys. Alex has worked with a number of popular brands such as LEGO, Playmobil and Nintendo, and he’s also the only parent blogger to be involved in the Shell Network of Champions.
10. Working Daddy
A brand-new entry to our ranking is Working Daddy. Created by Tom, father of three and SEO specialist, he started his blog to share the challenges of being a working father and how to get the right work/life balance. Working Daddy has lots of tips for all types of families, from ideas for educational activities for kids to lifestyle advice such as protecting your identity online. Tom also offers handy ideas to help around the home, including cutting the cost of utility bills and how to redesign a family home.
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.