As many of you know I am a writer over at dadrevolution.com. With this in mind I want you to have some thoughts on why I think this is the year of the Dad Blog Revolution.
For me, I have been writing my own personal blog for the past 2.5 years and in that time I have seen the preponderance of mom bloggers out there. While there is nothing wrong with this, when I started dad bloggers were out there but there was no concerted effort to make the Dad Bloggers’ voice heard. Instead, many of the Dads that were out there were trying to get their voice heard and to make people understand that it should be as valued as the mom voices that, at least I, could see that the media and companies were seeing as important.
Today, I see that the culture has changed, and now we see that more and more Dad voices are seen as important and valuable. Some media entities have even called and said that this is the year of the Dad Blogger. We will see if this comes to pass. I will say that I am happy to find such a growing community of Dads out there that are passionate about their families and about raising children that are selfeliant, compassionate and caring. Not that we have all the answers, far from it, but what I do believe is that the Dad Blogger’s voice is being listened to and even companies are now seeing that the Dad Dynamic is one that they have to cultivate. This was not always the case. When I first started blogging, it was made clear to me by many that companies were looking for Moms as they were the ones that made the purchasing decisions for the home. This is no longer the case! Especially in the recession today more and more Dads are becoming SAH Dads. This change has, I think, made companies pause and now realize that these fathers also need to be considered if their products are to succeed.
Outside of this, I also believe that more and more in today’s society we hear negative media accounts of fatherhoods, and it is part of my goal to tell my story and share my experiences with others. If I can motivate other fathers to take my own lead and get involved in their families, I have done something worthwhile.