Ah, the congratulatory opening lines in PR pitches are already coming in.
So thanks to the media and communications gurus at Cision for jiggering my Klout Score enough to make the cut on their Top 50 Daddy Bloggers list.
Daddy Types clocks in at #48. Which means if I were a public school system, I'd be Alabama or Florida. If I were the number of bachelors degrees or greater, I'd be Mississippi. If I were a median household income, I'd be Arkansas.
If this were the Time 100, though, [and you count Prince William and Kate as two people, which they don't], I'd be...oh. Saif Gaddafi. Remind me again, is he the dead one, or the plagiarizing one? I guess it doesn't matter; he's 35 spots below Tiger Mom Amy Chua.
If I ranked in the 8th percentile of the Forbes 400, hey, I'd have a billion dollars, just like Malibu storage unit heiress Tamara Gustavson. If it was the Forbes Celebrity 100, I'd be Brad Paisley. Who? Oh wait, no, he's 48/100. That means I'd be 92. Holy crap, Tina Fey?? She's hilarious. Also the author of the best-selling parenting book around right now. I'll take it.
Meanwhile, Dadcentric has eight freakin' dudes on the list. EIGHT. They are killing it over there. So much Klout in one place. But no Didactic Pirate? Really? Also, does the Dadcentric breakout help explain why Jim Griffioen and DadWagon aren't on the list? No. It's like leaving Dooce off. And no Daddy Dialectic? Are you kidding? He cracked the entire parenting code of the century.
Also it looks like DT is the longest-running blog on there. So folks like MetroDad, or Laid-Off Dad, the Dr J's and Bill Waltons of the dadblogging world, have no Klout? If that's what my data showed, I'd check my model. Just sayin'.
So who comes out on top? Chris Brogan of Dad-O-Matic which, sure, but they have like 50 dadbloggers, because they are a dadblogging network founded as a marketing and PR operation? Brogan is one of just two Dad-O-Matic bloggers to make the cut, but frankly, his actual posting portfolio looks a little thin. I guess his is that invisible, aggregating, communication professional kind of Klout. Then at #3 is CC Chapman, aka Digital Dad, which is actually the last thing on his own list, after "content creator, author, speaker, consultant, photographer, motivator, thought leader, influencer, and entrepreneur."
And #2? It is Dada Rocks, of the Ralph Lauren "shoppable children's book"-flacking Dada Rockses. So Daddy Types is the Tina Fey of dadbloggers, and the diametric opposite of Dada Rocks? I can live with that. Carry on, marketers!
Happy (Early) Father's Day To The Top 50 Daddy Bloggers list [cision.com via top dadblogger jjdaddy-o]