If you haven’t already discovered it, check out Dr. Bill Thomas’s new idea: http://changingaging.org/ A way to get your blog out to the public as part of a ‘blogstream,’ and improve the chance of going viral with a post or idea that you feel strongly about. That’s the only reason you would blog anyway. Most of us, Pioneer Woman — Martha Stewart on the range — notwithstanding, don’t make a living from a blog. Even if you’re passionate about your subject, getting started as a blogger is the easy part. Sustaining the effort at the same high caliber may not be. Even Seth Godin who sends stuff out every day, isn’t brilliant 100 per cent of the time (but 95 per cent ain’t bad).
If you have an idea for blogging to the mature age group, I encourage you to sign up for the Changing Aging blogstream and see what other savvy older adults have to say about a wide range of subjects. And just for good measure, here are a few of my favorite blogs in no particular order. Why they make the cut will be self-evident: idiosyncratic (good) and with content is both informative and fun to read (even better). Most posts are short, or if not, at least the germ of the piece is in the lead, so you know right away if it’s your cup of chai. Enough said:
- SquawFox Frugal fun from a young, savvy Canadian
- Green Skeptic My friend, Scott Edward Anderson’s enlightening (pun intended) blog
- Zen Habits Beautiful design and thoughtful prose on slowing down.
- Six Word Memoirs Not strictly speaking a blog, but inspiring the way a blog can be. Try writing your own Six Word biography.
- Slow Food USA How to slow down and savor the flavor.
- Poetry Blogs A doorway to all things poetry