Dad bloggers help first time fathers cope with daddy blues

CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson chats to two inspirational dads.

Terence Mentor runs a video blog, or vlog, on YouTube channel, Afrodaddy.

Angus Begg, writes articles on his blog, SingleDadDays.com about the concept of parenting blogs by dads.

According to Mentor, he started blogging after a realisation that most of his friends were becoming dads, but there was no platform for dads to talk about the challenges they come across.

I thought to myself I am going to start blogging. I have a bit of history with fathering. I was a safety care parent for three years. My wife and I looked after 14 babies…

Terence Mentor, Afrodaddy

Listen to the full conversation below:

So I thought I have some experience and I can help some dads out. But writing was very hard, so I put a camera on a tripod and talked to the camera, and popped the video on YouTube. That’s how Afrodaddy got started.

Terence Mentor, Afrodaddy

Talking to Pippa Hudson, Mentor says he posts a new vlog at least twice a month, discussing different topics from adoption to sleep deprivation, and birthdays.

Begg on the other hand says, he uses multimedia to create his blogs (videos and pics), and says it attracts a lot of viewers. He also tackles issues in his blog that dads grapple with on a daily basis.


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