BLOG SUBMISSION

One of the most powerful ways of sharing experiences, a point-of-view, or perspective on a particular topic is by storytelling. You don't need to have come from a journalism background to be able to put some words together about your experience as a parent. From work-life balance, an anecdote about your quirky family, to lessons learned from a painful separation - you can write about whatever you feel you have to share about parenting and fatherhood. Our dads love to hear from experts in the field, and other dads – so why not share your views and insight by becoming a DAD.info blog contributor. Send us your finished piece...

We receive a good few blog submissions per day, so we can’t get back to every submission sent in unfortunately, but there are some simple things you can do to maximise your chances of being published… (p.s. we will send you a quick note if we publish your blog). Be sure to read the guidelines before you submit your content.

Some guidelines to stick to…

1) A mix of topics

You can write on a range of topics from: kids, technology, an epiphany… to mental health, teenagers, tantrums and separation. Our content always aims to help, educate and influence fatherhood for the better.

2) Tone

Your blog should have integrity and reflect the desirable values of the modern-day father, who is self-confident, dependable, focused and loving, whilst still being exciting, daring, funny and imaginative. We want content which champion father’s rights without being militant in its approach - it’s the voice of reasoned debate rather than heated action. Try to add some good humour, if your topic allows it. We don’t like rants, offensive/explicit content, or toxic. Please keep that in mind.

3) Keep it fairly short, and simple

We recommend that posts are between 500-800 words. Aim to use language that is engaging, persuasive and written for a wide audience. Blogs must be in the first person, opinion-led and preferably with a UK angle with a beginning, middle and end. Basically, we believe the most passionate, newsy or topical blogs are the best.

4) Write to provide insight

Blogs must be written with a view to people who might not know, or even care, about what you’re writing about. It must be persuasive and offer a new perspective on an important issue to our readers.

5) We’re not going to plug something…

We won’t run anything too press release-like, pluggy, niche or business-to-business, or anything that’s being used for SEO/linking/marketing purposes. Our blogs are all about starting conversations so they need to get genuinely held opinion and from the heart.

6) It’s your blog

Blog posts hosted on the DAD.info belong to you. We don't pay bloggers to host their posts for them, but once your blog is posted – you can link to your website, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon if you've written books, or to a charity you support.

7) Edits

We won’t change a word of what is written other than for house style, typos, grammar or legal issues.

8) Our platform

Your blog will be published on our DAD.info website, which has nearly one million visitors per year, plus so many of our blogs go onto our Facebook and Twitter platforms!

 

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    Les Wednesday, 18 October 2017

    Les

    My son left school at 16 didn’t go into full time education apart from starting a joinery course lasting only a couple of weeks ,all this time I was paying cms.he is now 17 and in early September he told me he had got a job and the money was £9 per hour so I stopped payments to my x. He left the job after a few days and has now enrolled in college but won’t tell me the course title or duration. My x has now made a new claim and I’ve been told I will have to pay . Can I claim the overpayments I made for more than 12 months . Government site says she should have contacted them to tell them he had left school and was not in full time education.this is Freud
    Thanks for any advice

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    Meiangelo Taylor Wednesday, 14 February 2018

    Why I can't be the father you need me to be?

    Men are often criticized for not being better fathers. Research shows that children raised with a strong father presence are less likely to live in poverty, join gangs, or commit violent crimes. We have watched crime and violence skyrocket out of control with little or no solutions to get to the heart of the problem. It is clear that strong fathers are missing from the equation, so why are they not stepping up at a more rapid pace?

    In working with many men I have come to the realization that many have not been taught the necessary life skills to assist in positively impacting the lives of their children. Many of the fathers that I work with have never been taught that their lives have meaning, purpose and value. Therefor many don’t have the language or wherewithal to speak life and positivity into the lives of their children.

    They were never taught that the role that they play in the lives of their children was pivotal to the child’s developmental success. They have not been taught how to identify and break negative life cycles that continue to damage generation after generation. We as a community continue to think that the only solution comes from community programs that work to save our youth, when in reality we must work tirelessly to educate, empower, and elevate men and fathers to mentor their own children.

    The reason I can’t be the father you need me to be is because I’m insufficient. I need to be educated, empowered and elevate to become the man I was created to be! Then and only then can I be the father/man that my community needs me to be now more than ever!

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