For the past year or more, Time Goes By has been tootin' along in its groove and due to house selling, buying, moving, settling in, etc., I had not given much thought to improvements or what changes it might need, and now I am feeling like I want to make some upgrades.
Because the holidays are fast approaching, not much is going to happen until next year, but it is not too soon to begin planning and I would like your help. This is as much your blog as mine.
When the list of elderblogs grew to more than 400, it seemed way too many to be useful to anyone. So I moved the list to its own page and now post five featured elderblogs in the left sidebar, changing them each Monday.
Does anyone use this feature? Do you like it? Should it continue?
(This is in addition to the need to update the main list to remove abandoned blogs and add the many new ones I have. That will done as soon as I can find the time.)
This isn't an upgrade, but a reminder to those who receive each day's blog post via email or rss.
Many of you click the “Reply” button to leave a comment, but that sends an email only to me. This tells me that a lot of you are not seeing the comments which often are the best part of the day's blog post.
So, to see those comments, join the conversation and post your own comment so others can read it, follow these easy instructions:
- Click the title at the top of your email/rss. Your browser will open to the blog page online containing that story
- Scroll down to the bottom of the story, click on “Comments.” A comment form will appear where you can write your comment.
- Click “Post” and your comment will appear at the bottom of the other comments.
See – I told you it's easy.
In the right sidebar under TGB Features is a link to a list of the best movies about old people – more than you would think. There have been a lot in the past couple of years since I last updated that feature. Crazy Heart comes to mind as one I like.
Please check out the current list and then send your suggestions to add to it by leaving them in the comments below.
TGB-APPROVED ELDER RESOURCES
This is a new section I've been intending to create for a long time and would now like to get started. It will be a guide to the best online resources specific to elders. They must be authoritative, cost-free and easy to use on such general topics as:
Politics and Government
I will carefully vet each one so that I feel comfortable recommending them. Please send your suggestions for websites you have found useful, that you trust and that meet the criteria above. If they get past my vetting process, they will be included.
THE TGB GERIATRICIAN
Back in 2008, I was proud to present a regular column from internationally renowned geriatrition, Dr. Bill Thomas. You can read my interview with him here and see his posts from 2008 here.
Bill's many other obligations required him to suspend his column and now I am pleased to announce that he will be returning as a regular contributor – via video this time. And you will be able to participate. Watch this space – the first episode will appear within a week or so.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Jonnie Irwin: Memories of My Mother