The Elderbloggers list on the left sidebar had not been updated since April, so I took some time over the holiday weekend and tediously, carefully and nearly going blind proofing the html (I want you to appreciate this effort, by God), 41 elderblogs have been added – alphabetically, as always.
Now you may ask why I don’t make it easier on myself and use such a service as blogrolling.com. I did that once upon a time, but there is a monthly charge for the additional styling services I want and to paraphrase Senator Everett Dirksen, “$10 here, $20 there and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.” There are already too many ten- and twenty-dollar monthly charges in my life.
There is now a grand total of 233 elderblogs on the list. That is nowhere near all the blogs in the elderblogging universe, but these have been vetted to meet the criteria that has been established for inclusion because they are recommendations – elderblogs I believe are worth your time to click on the link.
There are some whims. Chris Pirillo and Joshua McKenty are not yet 50 years old, but they both so strongly support elderbloggers that I want to include them. Two, Donald M. Murray and Milt’s Muse, have been grayed out to indicate they have died. Donald’s name links to a page about him at the Boston Globe where he was a columnist for decades, and Milt’s blog name links to his final post which is still available online.
The new listings are indicated by an asterisk before their names and I urge you to visit them. They are all terrific contributors to the world of elderblogging.
Have I made some mistakes? Undoubtedly I have missed many who ought to be on the list. Send suggestions, as always, and if they measure up to the quality of the 233 who are already here, I’ll add them next time, whenever that may be.
At the risk of inciting the flaming that erupted when I listed the criteria for inclusion in the April update post, here are those criteria again.
Also, there are two additions to the Other Elder Storytelling Sites list at The Elder Storytelling Place in the right sidebar.
[And today at The Elder Storytelling Place is a horror tale of 1930s permanent waves - that turned out just fine - titled Shirley Temple and Me.]