Friday, December 17, 2010

Seattle Dad Bloggers

Happy Friday readers.  I have been wanting to do a post linking other local area Dad Bloggers for some time now, and since December is the month for list-posts, this seemed as good a time as any to get this done and published.

Below are the Seattle Area Dad Blogs that I know of and read.  A couple haven't posted in a while, so I am not sure of their current status, but all have at least posted withing the past year. 

So if you are in the mood for some Seattle flavor in your Dad Blog reading on this Fatherhood Friday, click on one or more of the links below.  I think you will agree that our region is rich with interesting and involved dads, who can also turn a quality phrase.
1. Honea Express: Whit is the quintessential blogger.  In fact he makes a career out of it.  I have mentioned before how he was supportive of me when I started out.  I remember and appreciate that. Honea Express is his personal blog and reading it you will understand that while blogging may be his day job, he is first and foremost a writer.  And a damn good one at that.

2. The Blog of Craig Playstead: Craig is another professional writer and blogger who appears, among other places, over at the Good Men Project.  I really enjoy his subject matter, mostly because he is a guys guy and has similar taste to mine when it comes to music, sports, food, etc.

3. GoodFather: I only recently discovered Goodfather.  Jeff is a blogger with a hilarious sense of humor, and down to earth sensibility.  This blog has quickly become one of my favorites.

4. Glad Dads: Danny took a hiatus from Glad Dads for a while earlier in the year, but he is back to providing top notch information and articles for dads everywhere.  Plus, he isn't afraid to stir up a little controversy now and then, which is a good thing in my book.

5. Dad is in the House: Nick is a SAHD (Stay at home Dad) and loads his blog up with useful information with posts on how to do things like Pimp your Christmas Tree and Make a Dinosaur costume.  These posts are helpful and entertaining as well.

6. Nordquist Blog: I rarely comment on Bret's blog, but I do read.  His posts are always extremely well written, and often moving.  Definitely worth checking out.

7. Down With Pants:  Brandon hasn't posted in a while, but I am holding out hope that he will get back into the swing of it since his blog was always entertaining.  Plus, isn't this the best header you have seen in a long time?
Click on over and read these dads.  And if you have the time, leave them a comment and let them know SeattleDad sent you. 

Of course, I must be missing more than a few quality Seattle area Dad Bloggers.  If you are, or know of one that I missed, please let me know in my comments.


Danny Grubb said...

Thanks for the shoutout! Of course people reading this should also follow you with utmost vigor James ;)

Otter Thomas said...

Nice group. I only know Whit but I will have to try out the others. Not now though because I am off to the house where I shan't touch a computer. Have a great weekend.

Keith Wilcox said...

Wow! Seattle sure produces some good bloggers. I'm not sure I know of any other dad bloggers from Boulder.

Diplo_Daddy said...

You’ve got a fantastic blog going here! I’ll try a few of your links. Thanks.—Diplo_Daddy in London, England

Brett Nordquist said...

James, thanks for including me amongst this list of great bloggers. What I enjoy most about your list is I have a number of great dad blogs to add to Google Reader. Seattle Dads are producing some great blogs!

Brett Nordquist said...

I hope you don't mind if I add two of my favorite Dad blogs to the mix.

Is this Mike On?

Big Daddy

Brandon said...

Thanks for including me! It certainly has been a while for me and with a second on the way any day, it might be a little while longer. But you can always find me on the Twitter @DownWithPants and @SportLogoPundit.


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Captain Dumbass said...

Good list. I'm glad Jeff is back, he took a bit of a hiatus there but he's back in the saddle. Check out the rest this weekend.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Danny - Thanks. I like the community of dad bloggers that we have here.

@Otter - they are all worth a look. Have a great weekend.

@Keith - I'm sure they are out there. If you look in the right places.

@Diplo Daddy - Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words.

@Bret - Thanks for clueing me in to the others. I am sure there are even more out there. Our area sure does have a great community of Dad Bloggers.

@Brandon - Expecting? I didn't know. Congrats on the impending addition. Glad you are not abandoning the concept altogether, but understand that you will be busy.

@Twy - I stopped by but don't read spanish, so couldn't understand it. Sorry, but glad you could stop by here.

@Captain - I got the impression that Jeff had a following, but was surprised since all of the sudden he appeared. That explains things a bit.

Slamdunk said...

Neat idea--I'll check them out.

goodfather said...

Hey, thanks for the write-up! Retweeting. Cool to see other Seattle Dads!

Rachael said...

Thanks for sharing this! I am always looking for more WA bloggers and I totally need more man blogs in my reader.

Whit said...

I would have bet money that I had commented on this post before. I"m such a jerk.

Hope all is well back in the old country!