A long, long time ago when I went along with the American cultural meme to indulge in New Years resolutions, I failed at them. Always. Every time. It took awhile but I eventually stopped doing it so that there were fewer things to feel guilty about.
Nevertheless, more than other singular days that pop up through our 12 months, this time of year does feel like a time for new beginnings of some kind.
There is a variety of stuff about this blog I would like to change, fix or improve. I have an actual written to-do list for which I never seem to find time.
One of the perennial items is upkeep of the Elderbloggers List – my substitute for what other bloggers call their blogroll - other people's blogs they like and link to. My blogroll is much longer that most, hundreds of them, and the catch is that the writers must be at least 50 years old.
So to assuage some of my guilt at not doing enough blog housekeeping, I made time over the holidays to update the Elderbloggers List. It had been 10 months since I last cleaned out abandoned blogs and added news one I know about.
Even though months go by between updates, I am surprised every time at how many blogs are abandoned without notice. They either disappear from the internet entirely or lack updates for a long time without any explanation.
Are these people dead, I wonder? Or do they have something else to do with their time? No way to know.
The other side of that coin is that over time, I collect “new” elderblogs – those I discover on my own or readers tell me about. In no way is this list complete. There are thousands - maybe tens of thousands - of blogs written by old people. These are just the ones I know about.
The full Elderbloggers List is here and is always available from the left sidebar of every page.
Here is a list of elderblogs that are new to this update. Undoubtedly, I've missed some – either in the list below or having overlooked adding them at all. Sorry – it happens.
Adele Horin Coming of Age
Apart From My Art
Betsy, A Baby Boomer
Geezer Music Club
High Fashion Average Woman
I am not a wizard
The Misadventures of Widowhood
Old Age and Villainy
Old Ain't Dead
Soooo Many Years
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Arlene Corwin: The Very Same Problems