The long holiday weekend gave me an opportunity to do a little housekeeping around the ol’ blog homestead.
It’s been a long time since I last updated the Elderbloggers List on the left sidebar. The bookmarks have been piling up and some people became impatient enough to have sent email inquiries about when new additions might appear. Mea culpa.
A number of the blogs I had marked have disappeared or been abandoned, which is why I generally wait until new elderblogs are at least three months old before listing them. A few have not posted in a long while, so I’ve added only those with regular, up-to-date entries. A handful of others are designed with light text on a dark background which isn’t elder-friendly enough for Time Goes By. I make no attempt to read them (or any white-on-black website) and don’t expect anyone else to do so either.
Sadly, the link to Joyceyn Ward's blog, Maya's Granny, has been grayed to indicate that she died last month. The blog is still available and Joycelyn's daughter added some photos from Joycelyn's life.
There are 41 new elderblogs (bringing the total on the list to 302) each marked with a bullet ( • ) in front of its name so you can easily find them. Whatever the topic of the newly-listed blogs, they are all well-done and I recommend them to anyone who wants to expand their elderblog reading. Please keep sending suggestions for future updates.
Join the Quarterstaff Revolution
In his most recent column, The TGB Geriatrician, Dr. Bill Thomas, called for a quarterstaff revolution among elders and suggested readers send in photos of themselves with their staffs to me. Enough have arrived that I have created a new TGB Feature, Quarterstaff Revolution, where the photos are collected in one place. Check it out.
I urge anyone who has a new staff or has been using one for a long time to send in a photo. Instructions are on the main Join the Quarterstaff Revolution page. It works like the Where Elders Blog section.
Where Elders Blog
A reminder that there is a fine collection of photos of blog work spaces in the Where Elders Blog section and more are welcome any time. Links to Where Elders Blog and Quarterstaff sections are always available under the TGB Features header in the right sidebar.
Also, links to clickable lists of The TGB Geriatrician and Gay and Gray columns can be found in the “Category” dropdown menu further down on the right sidebar. I'm proud to have both Dr. Thomas and Jan Adams as regular contributors to Time Goes By.
Remember Personal Info
For all you who have bitched to me about the Comments template not remembering your personal information, I am pretty sure it is now working again. If your information doesn’t show up, try entering it one more time and checking the Remember box before submitting a comment.
That’s it. That’s all the housekeeping I can tolerate in one go.
[At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Nancy Leitz found a clever way to not disappoint the kids which she relates in Have You Ever Been in Sandusky, Mom?]