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What Do Baby Boomer Bloggers Blog About?

What do baby boomer bloggers blog about? This is not a trick question. After reading many baby boomer bloggers I have concluded that they blog about most of the things everyone blogs about. They blog about:

  • Entertainment
  • Politics
  • Health
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Food
  • Sex
  • Relationships
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Caregiving
  • Finances
  • Pensions
  • Technology
  • Social media

Ok, perhaps many of those below the age of 50 are not blogging about pensions and their care giving may be with children and not parents. Yet, the general topic areas are the same. What makes the difference, in my opinion, is the expertise and experience that baby boomers bring to the table.

What do you think?

Get Blog Ideas With Google Alerts

Yes, you can get great blogging ideas by setting up a Google Alert. If you Google-Google Alerts you will find an easy way to specify a topic you want to get notifications about in your email. For example, if you love pet rocks then every time pet rocks are mentioned online you will get an alert. Now those alerts can be “as it happens”, daily, weekly or monthly.

If you find a blog post you like you can post it on your site or refer to it. You can make your own comments and if you use their permalink a trackback will be sent to them. So now you have created a blog post.

 

Try it. If you want me to post a video or tutorial let me know.

Blogging and Boomer Thoughts

You are probably wondering, “What are boomer thoughts? Well, for me it is all that happens in the life of a baby boomer. Those are the things that many of us blog about.

One of the great things about blogging is that it provides a voice for many of us who sometimes feel that no one is listening in our immediate circles. Some of the thoughts include:

  • Caregiving
  • Pension
  • Retirement options
  • Retirement issues
  • Purpose driven work
  • Work to add to retirement
  • Grand children and related joys and issues
  • Children and related joys and issues
  • Grief from loved ones missing in our lives
  • Mates
  • Making money online and offline
  • Health, health, health
  • Collections
  • Music
  • Art
  • Hobbies
  • Dating
  • Life after Divorce
  • Oh, did I already say caregiving?

Now I did not include everything. You can add more. But are you blogging about any of these things? Please share what is on your mind that you are blogging about.  I know it is one of the reasons some of you have more than one blog.

Basic How to Post to Your Blog

I am preparing for a blog class and saw this video on Youtube. I think it is pretty good so I thought it would be a nice post. It is very basic but a good refresher. Yes, I know I could have done it myself but this is pretty good. Hope you enjoy it.

Another Great Baby Boomer Blog Carnival-Get Blogging Ideas

Here is another great baby boomer blog carnival. There are lot’s of blogging ideas plus an opportunity to leave comments. Let other baby boomer blogger know what you think about their blogging. After all, we boomers must stay together and support each other. Click on this recent blog carnival here.

Check Out The New Blog Carnival on Baby Boomer Entreprenuer

The blog, Baby Boomer Entrepreneur, has a blog carnival you  don’t want to miss. Sometimes it helps to not only connect with other baby boomer bloggers but to know what is going on in the baby boomer blogging world. Take a few minutes to read the current blog carnival. Enjoy!

 

I’m Back! I Hope

I’m back to blogging. Yes, caretaker duties have slowed me down. Plus, I am doing Ebay and Etsy to increase my retirement fund. But blogging just should not be stopped. Don’t you agree?

I am convinced that we baby boomers should keep a pad and pencil, Ipod or IPad around to jot down blogging post ideas. When we do get our hot hands on a computer keyboard we should try to create a post from some of our ideas. But, that all sounds good when your eyes and body are not tired.

Tonight I decided to upgrade my version of WordPress and some of the plug-ins. Time to get back to blogging. I will not give up! I am a baby boomer and we know about resilience.

Yet, we all need encouragement from each other. So, if you noticed that I have not blogged in a few nano months please encourage me. I will also try to encourage you.

Have a great weekend.

Want to See a Blog Carnival in Action?

Many of you have heard about or actually participate in blog carnivals. They are awesome. So I am posting a current carnival going on right now! It is on an excellent boomer blog The Baby Boomer Entrepreneur and this is the link to their current post. Enjoy!

Bored With Blogging or Just Bogged Down?

Have you gotten bored with blogging lately? Or are you just to busy to blog?

I asked myself this question as I traveled home from visiting my mom in the rehab center.  I said ” Wow, I haven’t blogged in a very long time.” “Why?”

Well it certainly wasn’t because I was bored. No, it is because I am super bogged down with trying to do the Ebay and Etsy online commerce, work a full time job, figure out ways to add to my pension and take care of mom. I have all the drama I need to blog about.

Just my two recent trips to the Emergency room in a large urban poor community in New Jersey gave me more than 20 blog posts.By the time I talk about the evil of shutting down hospitals, overflowing ER rooms that strip the dignity of the cattle herd, amazing staff that works in what appears to be a war zone I have a lot to blog about. I should have recorded notes and blogged on a relevant blog before going to bed late each night.

Or,  what about all the Ebay postings, people and lessons I am learning? Learning the software, learning the rules, finding things to sell, consignment challenges, learning how to sell things I never looked at twice before. All Attempts to add to my pension fun.That’s good for at least 20 posts on two  new blog I created.

I realize that blogging can be systematic. I mean after all I created a blog management system that I am not using these days. So, it is time to put it  into action if I am going to give food to my hungry blog children on a regular basis.

What about you?

Are you scheduling your blog posts?

Are you making notes of your daily thoughts, dramas and challenges?

Are you bursting with ideas to blog about?

Or

Are you bored with the blogging adventure?

Black Hat, White Hat Which Hat Got JC Penny in Trouble With Google?

I really enjoyed reading this article about Search Engine Optimization strategies that got JC Penny at the top of the Google search for certain keywords. But what happened to make them plunge to a low placement. Was it White or Black Hat techniques?

Ok, some of you are wondering what the difference is between the two. Well, I will tell you that it has nothing at all to do with race. But everything to do with the stuff you can or or should not do that can get you in trouble with Google.

So, take a few minutes to read this really engaging blog post by the New York Times.