Saturday, 29 September 2007
New TGB Feature: Where Elders Blog
Marian Van Eyk McCain of ElderWomanBlog mentioned in an email that because she visited me here in Portland, Maine this past summer, she can now visualize me tapping away at my laptop when she reads Time Goes By.
What a lovely advantage she has. Knowing a person’s surroundings helps us know one another better. It adds depth and context to friendship and community, and gives us an additional sense of what someone is like. Plus, it's fun to get a peek inside our homes.
Is your desk messy, cluttered with notes and books and magazines and coffee cups (or as one elderblogger admitted, a wine glass)? Or is yours tidy and organized?
Maybe there are sticky notes all around your screen. Or perhaps a stuffed animal hanging off the top. Or maybe you blog with a laptop in an easy chair. Or in bed. Or at the kitchen table.
Wouldn’t it be fun to see where other elders do their blogging?
So today begins a new section of Time Goes By – Where Elders Blog – listed where you can always find it under the TGB Features header near the top of the right sidebar. Here is how it works:
- Take a photo of your blog workspace
- It must be a jpg
- It must be at least 370 pixels wide
- Email the photo to ronniATronnibennettDOTcom either as an attachment or inline in the body of the email
- Use the email subject line: Where Elders Blog
Include the following information in the body of the email:
- The name you want to use to identify yourself
- The city/state/country where you blog
- The name of your blog
- The link to your blog
You may also include a short paragraph about your blog workspace – or not. Up to you.
Everyone who is age 50 or older may send in a photo. There are elders who do not keep a blog, but comment regularly. Show us where you do that; we'd like to get to know you better too.
Each person will be listed on the Where Elders Blog home page with a thumbnail link to a page with the full-size photo, other information and link to your blog if you have one. Comments are enabled on each page.
I’ve gotten us started with a photo of my own blog workspace and eagerly look forward to adding yours.
[At The Elder Storytelling Place today and tomorrow, Sunday, are two more episodes of Chandra and Her Georg. Also, if you have been thinking of sending a story to The Elder Storytelling Place, now would be the time to do it - we are running a little short of stories.]