The ballots have been cast, the votes have been counted, and the results are in...

The 2008 Best of Blogs are complete.

I was honored to be considered a candidate, and I had a lot of fun watching the contest progress.

Unfortunately, I was not the "Winner". Nor was I the "First Runner Up", or the "Second Runner Up". I did not win, place or even show... (sniff, sniff)

But, worry not dear readers... Because I do consider myself a winner, in a couple of other different ways...

Mantra - I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.

- Stewart Smalley

First... To even be considered a finalist among such a group of great dads / blogs was an honor in of itself...

Second... I discovered a couple of new blogs.. I couple of REALLY GREAT new blogs, that I really enjoy!

Given these observations, how can I not be a "Winner" ?

In true "good sportsman" fashion, I am going to announce, and link to the "Best Daddy Blogs" of 2008! There are some well deserved winners on this list!


The winner of this year's Best Daddy Blog is...... Literal Dan!

Literal Dan was one of the new blogs I discovered through the BoB's. Very witty, frequently updated, Literal Dan was a welcome addition to my feed-reader!

This year's First Runner Up...... Daddy's Little Tax Credits!

DLTC is another one of the new blogs I discovered through the BoB's. DLTC has a great sense of humor, and an enjoyable mix of sarcasm, humor, and real life.

And last (but certainly not least) This year's Second Runner Up....... DadStuff!

I am happy to say that DadStuff was one of the blogs I nominated this year. DadStuff is a GREAT "Father-Blogger" who shares many true life stories of raising his family, with his wife LadyDi, and their kids SweetPea & N1S (Number One Son). Through comments shared back and forth, I feel like I have gotten to know DadStuff pretty well. He may not realize this, but I have learned a lot about myself, and about fathering from him. He is truly an inspiration for me! A well deserved "Second Runner Up" goes out to the whole "Stuff" hanging chadfamily!



This just in... Apparently, there has been a discrepancy in the ballots cast for this years BoB's, and a recount has been demanded. After all the votes were tabulated, many ballots were found with "hanging chads". I think someone better get out the magnifying glass! Break out some coffee folks, this is going to be a long recount!


All kidding aside... The above listed Dad Bloggers are truly some well deserving fellas. Be sure to head on over and check them out if you have not already.

I also want to give a quick little "shout out" to the rest of the finalists this year. There are some true gems in this list! Even though they did not make it into the top three, any one of them would have made a great BoB winner!

DIYFather, The Life of a Father of Five, The King of Clubs, AtHomeDaddy, BabyDaddy, FatherDad, and DadsHouseBlog.

And, let's not forget The Adventures of Charlie Blockhead (another one of my regular reads). He coordinated the BoB's.... Let's give him a hand too!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the very humbling words. I also enjoy and appreciate all that you share with your posts.
    Here's to the runner ups!


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