I was shocked to find out that the last update to the Elderblog List had been done more than a year ago, January 2011. It is time consuming to do by hand – most of one day - and I'll need to figure out an easier way before next time.
However, the treat was that I visited every blog on the list which is way too long these days for me to do often and did some catching up on what you've all been doing.
Too bad that some bloggers have disappeared with no explanation. What's interesting is that the largest number of those had been sitting on the waiting list since I found them. So it is true, I believe, that a lot of people who start blogs do not realize how much dedication it takes to keep them up and soon drop out. That is the reason I wait until new blogs are at least three months old before adding them.
What stands out, however, is how many of us have been blogging for years and years and years – a lot of whom I haven't “spoken” to in a long time and was so glad to see you're still there doing terrific things on your blogs.
Five blogs have changed names and are now in their new places in the alphabetical list:
• 1 Woman's Vu is now Nikki Stern
• Autumn Cottage Diary has been renamed One Mindful Moment
• Fried Okra Productions became Claudia Snowden
• ImagineOmit is Just Ask Judy (again)
• Joe's Place has become Elmer's Place
There are a lot of new blogs or, rather, new to the Elderblogger List and for their first appearance, they get a shoutout below. I hope you will visit some of them today and welcome the newcomers.
The entire Elderblog list can be found here and there is always a link to it in the left sidebar. If you find any errors, bad links, etc., let me know in the comments below.
The Accidental Blogger
Aging, Parkinson's and Me
Annie Joy's Letters
Another Old Woman
Between Two Rivers BevO's BlogO
Bobba Caps Doxology
Cruisin Over Sixty
Decrepit Old Fool
Fat Man on a Keyboard
Frost Bottom Days
Go Ask Alice...when she's 94
Help! Aging Parents
I've Been Mugged
The Jaundiced View
Journey into Elderhood
The Little Old Lady Stays Put
Live and Learn
A Nest on Feather Lane
The Next Stage
Passage des perles
Post Work Savvy
Retired English Teacher
Retirement: A Full-Time Job
Rock the Silver
RWNorman's Beer, Food and Politics
Simple Not Easy
Six Decades and Counting
So Many Years
The Wild Hare
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Linda Carmi: I'm a (Senior) Rockette