Dad Bloggers Of The UK And The World Lets Unite Together

The dad bloggers of the UK, and the world are becoming, I have noticed, very united as a group that won’t possibly ever rival mum bloggers. However, we have finally become a force to be reckoned with, and that’s something I have not seen in the three and half years that I have been blogging.

When I first started there was literally only a handful of dad bloggers that were mentioned or grouped with top mum bloggers, but I have noticed how that has now drastically changed. There are now many dad bloggers that are mentioned as great bloggers alongside some of the mum bloggers, and that is quite some achievement considering our numbers.

About two and a half years ago, I wrote a post called Rise Of The Daddy Blogger. Even though it was only just over two years ago, blogging was heavily dominated by mums. The simple reason was that for every 10 mum bloggers there was 1 dad blogging. So I was thinking what has changed that has given us dad bloggers the ability to be more prominently displayed and visible in the world of the internet?

Here are my thoughts as to why I think the tide is turning, maybe not massively, but it’s definitely turning.

We now live in the 21st century where it is becoming more common place for dads to be the main carer of children in the home. This has, in my mind started to change the concept of dads and their children within society. People are slowly starting to realise that dads can can actually do the job that mums have done traditionally, and do it just as well as mums. On the upside of this of course is that many mums who have spent years carving out a career for themselves can continue with their career. This for me is the way society is moving, and this should be the case that the old fashioned traditions are disappearing.

I grew up in a society that wrongly believed men don’t cry. We all know now what utter nonsense this is. I have noticed amongst dad bloggers how they are able to show their emotions when writing blog posts. This is both uplifting and inspiring that we are able to tell the world that yes, we cry and laugh all at the same time, and we can have a view on parenting that is probably a little different to mums, but fascinating all the same. Dads are wearing their hearts on their sleeves, and there is nothing wrong with that.

When I go on social media nowadays it gives me so much satisfaction to see so many dad bloggers absolutely killing it, and the support among dad bloggers is quite honestly awesome. Helping each other out with advice or just a chat, or sharing a blog post.

The other day I came across a new dad blogger, who I instantly liked and I thought let’s get him a bit more visible to all the other dad bloggers, so I tweeted it out a couple of times trying to increase his following and get him more involved in the dad blogging community. I was overwhelmed by how the guys got behind him and welcomed him into the dad blogging world.

The tweets went on into the next day, but that’s what it is all about to me, #bloglove. Let’s help each other out. When I started blogging, there was a dad blogging community, but at times it felt like you were on your own trying to carve out a career in blogging, but that has all changed.

Parenting charts and awards have changed as well and this was brought home to me in 2017. I first of all was shortlisted for a parenting award with blogosphere magazine, but the biggest surprise came when I was placed at number 8 in vuelio Top 10 Parenting list along with Dad Blog UK and The DadVenturer.

It’s madness to think that three dad bloggers were placed in the most influential parenting chart in the UK. This is another reason why dad bloggers are on the rise. To also be included with some of the biggest names in the mum blogging world is something to be very proud of.

I have only been to one blogging conference which is BlogOn, and I’ve been twice. This is a fab conference. What was most noticeable on my first visit is that there were only about six dad bloggers there, but on the second occasion there was in excess of 20 dad bloggers. What a change from the first occasion that I attended.

The dad blogging community of the world is growing and it doesn’t matter if you are a hit on You Tube, Instagram, the blogging world or wherever, we are now a group of men that brands and PR’s are starting to sit up and taking notice of. We can help promote their products in a completely different way, and appeal to a very different audience that maybe mums can’t get to.

The dad blogging revolution is truly underway and it’s up to us to help each other, but more importantly encourage and help new dad bloggers to keep our numbers growing. Realistically we will never rival mum bloggers, but we can certainly become a very dominant force, and possibly give the mum bloggers a run for their money. Dad bloggers are breaking down the barriers.

Do you think dad bloggers are more united as group than ever before? I would love to know. If you share this on social media could you use the hashtag #dadbloggersunite please.

48 thoughts on “Dad Bloggers Of The UK And The World Lets Unite Together

  1. I can’t comment on a before and after ad I have come into this now. But I feel I have been welcomed into the community with open arms. Every is so nice. Everyone chats and has a laugh, shares each other’s posts. It’s a great feeling.

  2. Great post Nigel and thanks for tagging me in the link on Twitter. I’ve bee on/off blogging for years but my Yorkshire Dad (or Yorkshire Dad of 4) blogging identity is relatively new. My content can be a little erratic in terms of genre however I do try and post mostly things related to being a dad.

  3. Watch out Mummy’s, the Dad’s are coming.

    I’ve only been blogging for a month but I’m loving it and it’s great to see the arena of Daddy blogging thriving and growing, as an SEO who used to outreach to bloggers I know full well that the Mum’s had full domination for many years. This has changed, and will continue to change. We’re part of the change.

    Let’s go, fellas!

  4. Great post Nigel. I’ll definitely be using some of the hashtags. I like facebook but its definitely starting to wane in its effectiveness for me anyway.

  5. I’ll admit that when I started (way back in August last year) I didn’t really have any communication with the dad bloggers out there, but that was mainly because I didn’t really involve myself in much. Since getting more involved I’ve found everyone quite helpful and supportive. I think it’s important that we help inspire, motivate and help each other! #MondayStumble

  6. Great piece Nigel. The industry is certainly growing. At This Dad Can we’re encouraging bloggers to contribute a guest blog post to our community blog. We’ve had some fantastic posts from dad blogger newbies to veterans. I agree that the industry has an authentic collaborative approach, guys genuinely are keen to help out. Thanks for the contribution you bring to it.

  7. Yes Nige!! I love this. I’ve been blogging since 2016 and will always remember inviting me to take part in your Brilliant Dad feature. Since then I’ve made dad blogger friends in all different places world over and it’s a community I am hugely proud to be a part of. #dadbloggersunite

  8. This is brilliant news Nigel, the unique perspective is great. I have learnt a lot from the Dads I’ve read and often gives a different insight to my fellas mind. Society is changing and it’s lovely how involved dads are getting with parenting too. Very slowly the younger generations are chipping away at all the stereotypes that where forged throughout forever and we will all hopefully be better for it! Go Dads! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  9. It’s so refreshing to see so many Dad bloggers out there. I really like the fact that you are all so supportive of one another, as some of the mum blogging groups can be very, unsupportive!

  10. I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years and the trend of more dad bloggers is definitely on the rise. I definitely think it helps to drive people to write quality content and love the sense of community it gives, especially to people who may not have anyone near them to talk to about things. #GlobalBlogging

  11. I definitely think that dad bloggers are more united as group than ever before. It’s so great to see and I love that you are all supporting each other. Love it! #ThatFridayLinky

  12. The UK dadblog scene seems awesome from all the way over here in Australia! I get a little jealous sometimes, but thankfully the Australian scene seems to be picking up. It helps that the whole community, worldwide, is very friendly and willing to help each other. #ThatFridayLinky

  13. I love reading blogs by dads, and it is great to hear the community is growing & supporting each other. Well done on helping out new bloggers too, it is so important to feel supported and nice when experienced bloggers show interest. #ThatFridayLinky

  14. I love this. Coming from a blogger who is a Mum, it’s actually really refreshing to read posts from guys. Not that I don’t love my fellow Mum writers, but it’s just nice, you know? I’ve followed lots of new Dad bloggers on Twitter recently and the humour there is fab too. Nice one Nige. #thatfridaylinky

  15. Oh no! I never made it as a top mummy blogger and now I have so many dad bloggers to compete with as well…haha…only joking. I’m not a mummy blogger anyway, just a mum who blogs. I do love to see dad bloggers and think it’s great, they often have such a different perspective to mums. It’s great that you have such a strong community too, well done to all Dad bloggers, you are doing a fantastic job!

  16. Yes, PLEASE, we need more dad bloggers! I’ve started a series dedicated to dads as main carers in my blog. My husband is currently the main carer of our kids. I welcome any initiative of dads who want to spend more time with their children and celebrate parenting!
    I’m so proud to live in a time where parenting is a shared mission.
    Also, nothing beats the humour of dads bloggers :D. #ThatFridayLinky

  17. I must say the support with dadbloggers is amazing and you my friend lead by example. I know you and many others have helped me in this great adventure and in return I pass it on. Things are changing for dads, it may be slow but at least it’s starting. Great dadbloggers are all leading the way as we show reality vs the stigma.

  18. This makes me so incredibly happy! Glad to see how acceptance and encouragement of dad bloggers is growing! Congratulations on all of your success and cheers to all the new dad bloggers that you’re inspiring!

  19. I’ve only ever found the world of blogging welcoming and kind. There’s room for everyone so Dad bloggers too. It’s great that parenting in general is more accepting of dads as well as mums. Great post. #thatfridaylinky

  20. I don’t think it is a competition is it? There was a time when there were only a handful of mum bloggers. You have highlighted some of the reasons why mums might have taken up blogging before dads did a lot of us to try and keep sane when staying at home as mum was never actually on our wish list growing up. I agree all bloggers should support each other where we can as all humans should to be honest. Dad bloggers did get a lot of perks in some ways by being small in number for example when working with brands and so on if the brand wanted a male perspective. I will be honest and say I have never really managed to feel sorry for Dad bloggers saying they found it daunting to be at predominantly female blogging events – welcome to the world of many a woman trying to make it in male-dominated work spaces. You have made me think though as you often do #ThatFridayLinky

  21. There is something to be said for a man’s point of view. I read a few today that were really funny. WE need to support regardless of gender. Everyone has a story to tell! #thatfridaylinky

  22. it isn’t something I’ve ever paid attention to, i read blogs regardless of who has written them, male or female, on the basis of the content, I don’t identify as a mummy blogger or associate myself within these groups. One of the first bloggers i connected with was @onedadthreegirls, now going under the name of @photalife Darren Coleshill and I’ve been blogging now for 9 years #triumphanttales

  23. Yes, men can write too, lol 😉
    On a more serious note, it’s nice that you feel you can open up and be honest about life, even if you might previously have thought that was somehow ‘unmanly’ to do.
    One of the bloggers I first started following is Autism Daddy. But it’s the content and style of writing which appeals to me, whether it’s a man or woman writing is less important.

  24. Yes absolutely and it’s great. I love reading Dad blogs as it gives a whole new perspective on things and we need that variety. Long may it continue and thanks for hosting #ThatFridayLinky

  25. I am loving the increase in Daddy Bloggers. I hope it continues for a long time!! It is so interesting to hear about parenting from another perspective and it makes me so happy to see a wide variety whether it be SAHD’s, WAHD’s and even working dads!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

  26. Great read Nige, I’ve not been blogging for long and I’m only now starting to put some effort in but I have to admit everyone I have interacted with has been ace. Everyone is so helpful and eager to help out where they can. Long may it continue! #dadbloggersunite

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