Daddy Blogs – A New Trend in Blogging

There has been a little shake-up in the blogosphere; “Daddy Blogs” are quickly becoming a rising trend. It is easy to see if you just perform an internet search for “Daddy Blogs”. You will see hundreds, if not thousands of results. More and more fathers are creating blogs every day. Why is this a rising trend?

One reason maybe that there are more stay at home dads (SAHDs). In today’s economic climate, many parents cannot afford daycare and/or Nannies so the career with the highest income becomes the priority. Often enough, the cost of daycare negates a large portion of a salary. In many cases, it is the woman that has the higher paying career, therefore the daddy stays home to raise the kids while mommy goes off to work everyday. This is also a rising trend in our society, an increasing number of SAHDs. Just like stay at home mommies, the stay at home daddies become bored and feel detached from “adult society” turning to a few hours of adult interaction on the internet. women power

Another reason can be that there are more and more dads out of work. The unemployment rate is high and many fathers have lost their jobs. These dads are home not only looking for work but also something to occupy their time. Blogging not only provides something to occupy time but also serves as a way to share stories, feelings, ideas and information. As this happens, these dads begin to find other dads in the same situation or sharing the same feelings. Blogging can quickly become a fun hobby.

A third reason maybe that dads have seen that “Mommy Blogs” have been a major force to be reckoned with over the past few years, generating millions of dollars in advertising revenue online. In 2008 Katie Couric stated on The CBS Evening News that approximately 36 million women either read and/or write for blogs per week. That is right, per week and those statistics are over a year old! Top ranked “Mommy Blogs” can generate thousands of dollars per month in advertising revenue for the owner. Blogging for an additional income is an easy lure for some. As a blog generates high traffic levels, the owner places advertisements and/or affiliate links which can possibly generate revenue each time somebody clicks on the link or purchases a product from the retailer that was referred. The income generated for most is not enough to make them quit their jobs but it is a nice supplement and/or better then nothing, in the cases of bloggers that do not “work”.

Owning a “Daddy Blog” myself, I can say that I have a lot of fun with it. I am married, have a good career, three small children and blog in my spare time. One day while browsing the internet, I found many “Mommy Blogs” to be funny and entertaining such

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