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A colleague recently pointed me in the direction of a dad blog that I found pretty fun. It’s always nice when you meet new blogs through friends.
So that’s what helped inspire this post on Men’s Interest blogs.
PlaidDadBlog features “manly musings” about colorful families and stories.
The blog was created by Christian Lee.
“Plaid evokes immediate imagery in the mind,” Lee writes. “It’s the look of the lumberjack. The colors worn by a craftsman. Maybe it invokes recollections of a rock and roll. That’s the well-rounded dad we’re trying to be, here at PlaidDadBlog.”
Some posts that caught my eye include Dad Sews Knit Leggings for Baby, Three Things Not to do to Survive Your Wife’s Cold, Five Things to do When You’re Home Alone [Dad Edition].
Follow @PlaidDadBlog on Twitter.
Cool Material is a neat men’s gear site.
The blog was created in 2009, from a passion about exciting products.
“Not only do we bring you a daily selection of carefully curated items we think you’ll love, but we take you inside workshops and stores, share stories about innovative brands and craftsmen, and supply you with entertaining and informative reads we think you’ll enjoy,” the blog says. “While we’ve grown, we’ve kept quality, uniqueness, and that inherent cool at the heart of everything we post.”
Honorable mention goes to Single Malt Scotch Toothpicks. (Wow.)
Follow @coolmaterial on Twitter.
A Continuous Lean features men’s interest stories on lifestyle, gear and fashion.
It was created by Michael Williams, a writer and creative strategist in New York.
“Originally from Ohio, he founded ACL in 2007 as a way to celebrate the well-made and often under-appreciated companies with an affinity for things made in the U.S.A.,” the blog says.
Follow @acontinuouslean on Twitter.
ManMade features “creativity and the handmade life for the postmodern male.”
The site covers How-To, art and design, eat and drink, and gear.
I could read this site for a goodly amount of time. There are several posts that immediately grabbed me.
It starts with the minute-by-minute post on How to Clean Your Entire House in 45 Minutes: A Modern Man’s Guide.
Other cool posts include 14 Seriously Tasty Burgers You’ve Got to Try This Weekend, How-To: The Simple Trick for Making a Perfect Fried Egg, and The Best Affordable Irish Whiskey: 5 Bottles to Try Under $30.
Follow @ManMadeDIY on Twitter.
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