Elderbloggers Stake Their Claim

This is from the NY Times,
which usually requires a free registration to read. If you haven’t tried reading blogs or even writing your own, take a look at the article and sample Ronni’s blog and blogroll, linked to the right of this page under more to share. O’Folks, off their rocker is on there, too! although we tend to be more informational rather than expository.

With a breadth of experience and perspective, older bloggers are staking out a place in the blogosphere — a medium overwhelmingly dominated by the young. Perhaps more attentive to grammar and less likely to use cutesy cyberspeak, older bloggers expound on topics as varied as poetry and politics, gardening and grandmothering. According to a recent report by the Perseus Development Corporation, a research company that studies online trends, the Internet is home to approximately 54.3 million blogs, nearly 60 percent written by people younger than 19. Just 0.3 percent of blogs are run by people 50 or older, yet that’s still about 160,000 bloggers.

“I’m a big, big advocate of older people blogging,” said Ronni Bennett, 65, author of the large and active Time Goes By (timegoesby.net). The “blogroll” on the left-hand side of her site has links to more than 100 blogs written by people 50 and older, many of them 65 and older….Blogging helps keep older minds sharp, offers a platform in which to express views and opens social networks all over the world, Ms. Bennett said.

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2 Responses to “Elderbloggers Stake Their Claim”


  1. 1 Ginnie 2006 July 13 at 9:28 am

    I am 73 and have just started blogging. I find it is a wonderful way to share my memories. It is very therapeutic and I hope to find a group of like-minded bloggers who will communicate with me. Regards, Ginnie
    My blog is http://goldendaze-ginnie.blogspot.com/

  2. 2 vuee 2006 July 13 at 11:33 am

    Camai! (welcome)

    I urge readers to take a look Ginnie’s web log for her interesting posts (nicely written).

    She’s also getting some interesting commentators, too.


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