by Dana Arevalo,
P.O.V. Contributing Writer
Mommy blogging has been popular for quite some time. In fact, mommy blogging debuted in the mid-2000s and became increasingly popular between 2008 and 2009. Today, there are millions of mommy bloggers. I personally did not know what a blog was until I was exposed to blogs and wikis in a graduate class as an assignment. I was hooked from the start. Being an expressive individual, it is a perfect way to express and share ideas with the world. The blogs often give advice, opinion, tips and speak of real life experiences. The blogs build a following and others utilize them as a valid resource for information on everything from beauty to potty-training. Mommy blogging is a serious business with huge potential. They have annual conferences, develop marketing kits, network with others, advertise and more; all activities a regular business would participate in.
While mommy blogging is still a booming business, daddy blogs have followed suite. As of 2010, Daddy blogs are picking up the pace and becoming popular, as well. The economy has led them in this direction. Dad's are talking about a wealth of diverse topics, too. They blog about anything from caring for a newborn to romantic relationships. Daddy bloggers started having annual summits in 2010. I applaud these men for taking an active role in parenting and sharing their ideas and advice in a public manner. To introduce the daddy blogging trend, ABC featured popular daddy blogs on Father's Day. The pressure is on; daddy blogs are also being ranked by services such as Klout which measures the the social popularity based upon the content that they publish on their sites. Like mommy bloggers, daddy bloggers also utilize social networking and have many followers.