8 Great Blogs By Seniors

Karen Lebuhn

Typewriter Prior to the pandemic, my favorite time of the day was spent curled up on my couch… reading books. I love classics, non-fiction, fiction, history, and travel. Frequently, I would read into the wee hours of the night. A strange phenomenon, however, occurred this last year. My attention span became very short. In fact, I haven’t finished a book or even a magazine from cover to cover since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Frustrated by the growing towering of unfinished reading, I decided to search for interesting bloggers on the Internet.

In 2020, there were an estimated 31.7 million bloggers, with topics that ranged from video games and sports commentaries to health information. Parenting blogs dominated the web in the early 2000’s. This was a great source of encouragement for me when I was raising 4 teens!
A blog is a shortened version of a ‘weblog’ or an online journal where a writer or an expert can share their knowledge or experiences. Blogs were born in 1994 and started out as informal diaries of people’s experiences or hobbies. Journalists saw the growing interest in blogs and began to communicate information in a new way online. Bloggers now connect with like-minded writers around the world, sharing information in 300-600 words essays.
In my search for on-line for information about older adults, I stumbled upon a plethora of rich, interesting, and must-follow blogs created by adults age 65+. The blog ElderChicks was so fascinating. I kept scrolling and read a year’s worth of their posts written to help each other ‘master the art of a senior life.’
Enjoy browsing a few other great finds to spark curiosity and render a few good laughs!

ChangingAging.org – challenges conventional views on aging
Grandma’s Briefs – on life’s second act
The Roaming Boomers  – seniors who travel the world
Grey Fox – fashion for senior men
SeniorPlanet – classes, resources and pro tech for seniors
Suddenly Senior – humor, nostalgia and good info
Time Goes By – elder bloggers, 50 and over