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Seniors blogging …

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Back in 2006 my interest was piqued when I read an article in the AARP magazine stating that few seniors took advantage of blogging as a line of communication. I had heard the word, BLOG, of course but I figured it was just another part of the vast internet world that would forever elude me. How wrong I was!

I was 73 when I launched my blog.  I named it Goldendaze-ginnie and my initial idea was to write about the parts of my long life that I thought would be of interest to my children.  I posted a blog entry almost daily from July to December and then I printed it in book form and presented it to my three children as a Christmas gift.

I thought that it would end there but blogging had opened up a new world to me and there was no way that I wanted to let that go.  It’s turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! I found that as a senior I had a world of experience to share and that there was a huge global community that wanted to share it with me.

Withdrawing from the world is something that often comes with retirement but becoming a part of the blogosphere saves you from that.  I love the fact that I have blogger friends from Australia, India, Canada, Sri Lanka, England and beyond.  It’s exhilarating to see how we can close age and ethnicity gaps with the written word.

Now I post a new blog entry every 5th day.  I think of them as little vignettes and try to share memories or everyday items that capture my attention.  This time schedule is a commitment that keeps me on my toes.  I need that because when I last looked at my stats I found that I’ve accumulated 83,990 page views in 8 years.  This is extremely humbling to me and I strive to keep each entry as authentic and informative as possible.

So to all you seniors out there looking for an interesting hobby I say “START A BLOG”.  It’s FREE,  it’s  EASY and it will enrich your life.

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