Blogging Boomers share lessons from their trials and tribulations that challenge us to hope, dream and believe. Al Simms is a boomer and martial arts expert who has been blogging about his life lessons after a near fatal stroke.
A speaker friend of mine, Robin Eubanks, did a powerful keynote on overcoming challenges. This is an excerpt from that keynote that speaks volumes to those of us who are faced with challenges of any kind.
Although she does not talk specifically about blogging the principles are related to every challenge a boomer can possibly meet.
For some of us blogging boomers it may just be the posting of an entry,blogging for the first time, or dealing with computer drama.
Enjoy this short clip and be encouraged.
I was thrilled to interview Cathy Perkins, The Word Press Wizard
on RSS “in’s” and “outs”(smile)
It was easy to understand and I can’t wait to interview her again. You wil be ready to put this insightful information to work after the first 10 mins!
She gives special kudos to Netvibes and Feedburner.
We are interviewing Cathy, The Word Press Wizard Friday, tomorrow at 7:00 (EST)
Thought it was time to hear from a real expert. If you are available just dial in at
The bridge number is 542729
This is an informal session so take off your shoes and make a cup of coffee, tea or smoothie!
Ray and Rosie
This blog was set up on Aug. 13, 2007. I challenged us to create 70 content driven, quality posts in 30 days. I know it may sound strange but it was a great self motivator. This challenge not only taught us a lot of information but it increased our search engine placement.
As baby boomers this challenge gave us inspiration and energy. We strongly suggest that you set a goal for your blog. Do short term goals then set some more. Keep the information fresh and full of information you also want to research and learn.
We will continue to post relevant information so just let us know more of what you want to hear. We plan to have more Blogging Betty Boomer cartoons, podcasts and videos. We may also have a few teleseminars. Would you attend?
So we hope you continue to hang in there with us, teach us, talk with us and take the time to learn with us.
Ray and Rosie
Now an event blog is usually temporary. It is set up to promote an upcoming event. Those events may include a concert, trade conferences, etc. Many times someone in the event may blog reports about the event proceedings from their laptops while at the event. Sometimes they are left as an archive after the event or sometimes they are taken down.
The exciting thing about this kind of blogging is that you can use it a a wonderful marketing tool.
Now think about it, do you have an event your organization or business is planning for the future? Consider setting up a blog. Surprise the non-boomers with this innovative idea.
Click here for an example of an event that is over but archived for reference.
Sometimes a corporation will take a chance on an event blog before they venture out to do a business blog. So much is based on the readiness or understanding of the organization or business about blogs.
Click here to see a tech conference event blog. Most of the coverage was done in video which makes sense for a tech conference.
Have fun! Give it a try.
A news blog usually revolves around news stories. They may cover current events or some may focus directly on current events such as politics, religion, etc.
Some great examples of news blogs are abc news. and cbs news. There are simply loads of information, opinions, etc that will feed your own blogs. Do some research and place some of them in your rss newsreader.
This is a great example of the best of blawgs in action. In this post the author is highlighting the award given to a blawg. Really very impressive. Please read the post by clicking on Digg story.
In the annual Blawg Review Awards, J. Craig Williams received the award for Best Blog by a Practicing Attorney for May It Please the Court, which also picked up the award for Best Law Blog Design with kudos to Optional Design Group for creative design and for site development to Neurosity. Many more awards given to law blogs in various categories.