A little while ago I asked Kate of@Iamwitwitwoo fame, if she knew of any older bloggers I could follow.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the blogs I follow already, and really enjoy reading about other peoples young children, learning how things have changed, and adding my scant knowledge or support as and where I can (I am sure I suffer from mild Mother Hen syndrome!!) but I was looking for people of a similar age to me. Middle fifties, with children who have practically left home (one gone, t’other more gone than home), perhaps changing careers, or building new businesses, learning new skills.
Kate, star that she is, came up with @Countrywives and from there I have now found this initiative starting up! Talk about Serendipity! I have already increased my blog follows – this has resulted in a long overdue sort out of my email inbox! and am looking forward to making new ‘virtual’ friends.
So begins a new experience, a revitalisation, new ideas. A learning curve. I am at the stage where I don’t know what I don’t know, therefore, I don’t know what I need to learn. Today already I have learned about forwarding email addresses from a blog.
Do I want to write reviews on products? as I laughingly said to Kate, I could always review incontinence pads! I have never done it before and I doubt I have enough of a social media presence to be of any interest, but you never know, I certainly have opinions on things!
Us older bloggers have a lot to offer, many of us have both time and money (not a lot, the bank of mum and dad never shuts it seems!) and a willingness to try new things.
There we have it, my take on the #Post40bloggers thing. I can’t wait.