Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Old People Who Blog

I don't usually talk to my friends about this blog. Most of the women I know in my age group are not interested in anything related to the internet other than email. They look at me a little funny if I do mention that I am blogging.

Bloggers Over 50, a website I found recently, has a long blogroll of bloggers. They all seem to be in their 50's and 60's.  Looking for someone more my age, I googled "elderly bloggers"  and came up with The Ageless Project - a site where "elderly people"  -(:( I don't feel elderly) - can register their blogs under the decade in which they were born. The dates start back in the 1910's and there are some interesting blogs on this site.

Some of them have family members who are web designers, etc. and who maintain their blogsites for them.  I am patting myself on the back that I am learning to do this all on my own.   Sometimes I think that is more fun for me than the actual blogging.


  1. Good for you. I found many of my blog friends at The Ageless Project.

  2. I saw your "Bloggers over 50" button and was intrigued. I think that is so cool!

    Have you met Chuck at Secondary Roads? His blog link is in my sidebar. He told me he will be 70 this year- hard to believe! He and his wife are just amazing. Do take a look at his blog if you are so inclined. He is very thoughtful, like you.

    I love "older" bloggers. I'm in my early 40s, but I associate with the older crowd more than my peers (I always have). While I do like to be wild and crazy, it seems the "younger" set were always obsessed with their appearance or appearances, or material things. I like to ponder a little bit more, and I'm more obsessed with doing things than obtaining things. So I like older bloggers because they seem more thoughtful and write with more perspective. Of course, I've recently been encountering many thoughtful bloggers of all ages lately, which is a great blessing.

  3. Annie and Rebecca,
    Thanks for the encouragement.

    Years ago I read somewhere that, if you wanted to feel young and thin, you should associate with people who are older and fatter than you are. That worked for me. Now, of course, it doesn't anymore......... I am one of the oldies and fatties :)!

    I do think that as people get older, they are friendlier, more considerate, less cliquish, not so interested in trying to impress others. I, too, have always enjoyed them more.

    I really believe that life begins at 40!


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