Dad Blogs To Suit All Tastes

There can be nothing worse than getting just a week into the school summer holidays and you find you have run out of ideas to keep the kid entertained. They get bored, they get cranky and that has got to be a stay a home parent’s worst nightmare. Often once they reach the bored stage not a lot will shake them out of it. However if like me you get stuck for ideas fairly quickly you can visit a few online sites for help. There are both mum and dad blogs around that offer great ideas of something you could do as a family. It could be as simple as just taking a camera with you when you go out, or organizing a family outing, you may find soon you’re spoilt for choices.

The wanderingbeansprout blog is something a little bit different; it is a series of pictures taken from different cafes that the dad has taken his daughter to. As you hover over the image it flips to reveal text stating the location and the date. Click on to the image and it opens up a window that includes the picture in a larger size and a small blog about that days happenings. As it is such a unique way to blog, this has to be on the top of everyone’s ‘must follow’ list.

Mikeadamick.com is something more than a stay at home daddy blogger. He is also a writer who has had work in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Babble.com named mikeadamick.com ‘the best daddy blog in cyberspace’ so that is really quite an achievement. According to his about me page he does all of that and still has time for hobbies, his children and sports. I am thinking maybe he should have named his site mickadamick-superman.com?

Theoutdoorsdad.com is a nice little blog that is set to become great. The outdoors dad extols the virtues of the great outdoors. It draws on memories of the author of the blog being outdoors on family trips when he was younger. It could help to get some of the couch potato kid’s way from their computer games and out in the fresh air. Now, I am not knocking those who love to stay indoors, I am not a fan of the creepy crawly so camping doesn’t appeal to me, but if my kids really wanted to do it I would happily go along with them. I have walking boots, I would happily follow the nature trails, and if they really wanted to I would happily bait their hook for fishing. How many times did I say ‘happily’? Maybe happily is too strong a word, but either way, getting my kids outside would be wonderful. If I had to suffer it to spend time with them doing something they wanted to do, then so be it.

Not all dad blogs are review of the latest gadgets, movies or computer games, sure there are plenty of those out there, but if you are looking for something just that little bit different, it really isn’t hard to find.

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Not just for stay at home dads

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Maybe the thought of bloggers brings to mind an image of a person sitting all day at their computer, discussing anything and everything that comes to mind? Maybe people picture stay at home mums with nothing better to do than enjoy coffee mornings with their other mum friends, doing a little bit of light housework before sitting back with a cuppa and getting to work on the latest post for their mummy blog? Rarely do we think that the blogger works full time, has perhaps more than one job, spends as much of their spare time as possible with their kids and who blogs quickly in what might just be the only spare 5 minutes they have had all day. And rarely do we think that the blogger is the dad.

Mum blogs like mine have been popular for many years, but now dads are getting to have their say too. Dad’s blog about everything from their lives, to their kids, the latest gadgets, the best boys holiday they had and of course family days out and other wonderful family times they have enjoyed. Dads have their own niche market in the blogosphere, a place where they can talk boys stuff until their hearts are content. Topics up for discussion on these manly daddy blogs include outdoor activities that are fun for the whole family, latest gadget reviews and computer games, funny stories of family life as seen from the dad’s perspective and much much more.

Theoutdoorsdad.com is a newer blog with only a few postings so far, but it is one to put on the watch list as it is set to become really popular. As the name of the blog suggested it is all things outdoors and totally family orientated. If camping trips are your thing then this blog could be just for you, if not well, maybe you should give it a try, for the kids’ sake, I am sure they will love you for it.

Dominic Holland is a very busy man as witnessed by his postings on Dominicholland.co.uk. He is not only a writer but a comedian and a dad too, phew, how he finds time to blog is a mystery, I am tired just thinking about it. He also discusses his son and how he outshines his own celebrity status which is a nice easy read for anyone with a busy lifestyle.

Daddacool.co.uk discusses almost everything. From the latest news reports and offering up his own opinions on current affairs, to wonderful anecdotes about his family life, daddacool is pretty much that – cool. As a dad to 3 kids he loves nothing more than to share the goings on of his household to everyone interested enough to read.

A single parent is no longer just the realm of the mother as is blindingly obvious by the blog singleparentdad.blogspot.co.uk. He shares his parenting tips and restaurant reviews, and is a great all round blog that is easy to read.

Daddy blogs are not only a great read for dads, I also enjoy them, it makes a change for me and the kids are always surprised when I can talk knowledgeably about the latest shoot-‘em up release or the online multiple role playing games- so thanks daddy blogs, you earn me a few cool points with the kids.

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Of Domain Renewals + Media Servers

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The bane of leading a very busy life, I sometimes overlook a few things here and there and forget about a couple of things along the way. That is what exactly happened to me when I open my email earlier and find this notification from Godaddy that one of my domains are expiring real soon and that I have to make the necessary actions lest I will lose my blog! This domain has just recently been transferred to me that I forgot to note its expiry date.

Of course, I was rattled off to my rocker. Sure this is not the first time that one of my domains are expiring and I need to renew it, but upon logging on to my account and entered an appropriate code {just so I can renew my domain at a much lower price :-)}, the code simply won’t work and it is breaking my heart to pay that much amount when I know that I can renew domains for a minimal fee. If you personally know me, you would know that I cannot tell the difference between a media server and a hosting plan, and that talks that involve codes, domain and the likes are normally gibberish to me.

It was a good thing I kept my composure and after searching online for promo codes, I found one that actually works! Using the code CJC795DOM, I get to renew my domain for another year for only $8.67 instead of paying the full amount of $15.80. That for me is quite a big savings!  😀 It might be an ordinary and very mundane tasks for some, others can probably do this with one eyes closed, but for me, it really is quite a feat and I pat myself on the back that I can now renew my domains without bugging someone to help me.

Oh by the way, in case you also plan to renew your domains, or get a new one, perhaps, do not forget to check out Godaddy’s promo codes to get big discounts! 😉

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