Glad to see dads' blogging efforts aren't going unnoticed in the savvier corners of the feminist media. Rachel Fudge has a long, insightful look at the dadblog world in the new issue of Bitch ["not your mother's Ms."] Magazine.
A lot of it focuses on how dad blogs fare in the marketing and advertising industries, which have pounced on momblogs the last couple of years. As both [I think] the first parent blogger to run advertisements on my site, and as someone who holds the organized forces of commercialization and corporatism at arm's length, I have a different perspective on blogging success. [Maybe I'm just leaving mad money on the table? I'd like to think my ambivalence isn't the same as stupidity.]
But Fudge's bigger point is one I can totally get behind: give parents some props, because moms and dads have more interests and issues in common than they might realize.
It's Hard Out Here For A Pop [bitchmagazine.com]