Always Jacked About Fatherhood

Note from the Editor: I’m sharing with you an excerpt from @AlanKercinik‘s blog Always Jacked. You can find the link to the complete post at the end of this excerpt. Happy reading! -Kelly

A kerfuffle has kerfuffled among my fellow male bloggers because ‘they’ are trying to determine the greatest Dad bloggers in the universe.

(Curious about ‘them’? Ron Mattocks over at Clark Kent’s Lunchbox took a pretty good look and came up with his own blogger rating system that would put Netflix’s recommendation algorithm to shame. Or at least reduce it to fits of spastic giggling.)

The whole thing is a waste of time. For one, you, my faithful, loved readers, already know who the greatest Dad blogger in the universe is, right? Right?

*taps microphone* *looks around* (I audibly answered Alan! -Kelly)

Ranking something is one of the easiest ways to cause an argument. Take movies. For every impassioned fan of Howard the Duck who says that it is the greatest movie of all time (my wife), there are people who will say that movie is beyond terrible (me).

But here’s the thing. As more parents become their own media outlet, what kind of impact does worrying about our place on lists like these have on our kids? Continue reading Alan’s post HERE.


  1. Kelly says:

    So glad that I continued to read the post! You always keep my attention. “But more importantly, I want to write. And I think I have something to say about being a parent. I don’t remember who said it, but I heard once that you can’t be a writer until you share what you have to say with people.” This was my favorite quote from the post in it’s entirety! Keep it up my friend.