Dad's blog is up for an award

A blogger from Polegate has been nominated for a county award.

Thursday, 16th March 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:45 am
Blogger Tom Briggs and daughter Amelie

Tom Briggs, 37, is a finalist in the blog category of the first Sussex Digital Awards for his parenting and lifestyle site Diary of the Dad. The blog, which he started in 2010, mainly focuses on his and wife Kate’s three children, Dylan, six, Xander, four, and Amelie, one.

He said, “I’m delighted that Diary of the Dad has been shortlisted for this award as it shows how far I have come since deciding to become my own boss.”

Tom left his job as a digital content editor in 2015 to start a freelance writing career and says his blog has unexpectedly taken over as a full-time role.

He said, “I was incredibly stressed and really wanted to spend more time with my young family, but it was a gamble as I was the only earner.”

The winners of the Sussex Digital Awards will be announced on April 13. Read Tom’s blog at