Midlife Women Bloggers : Where Are You?

Every morning I take a quick look around my social media accounts. I can find in every feed many posts from the mommy, fashion and beauty, fitness, mental health, food and creative/author bloggers. I have to wade through all of these posts to find the ones relevant to me, a woman over fifty. I am struck by the fact that there is no easy way to find all the information I am looking for in one place.

It seems to me that all of these other groups of bloggers are so organized and supportive of each other. They host hashtag parties, linkys and facebook groups. I try to fit in as best I can when I write about a topic that can fall into one of their areas of interest but for the most part I find myself feeling like the outsider.

I do a hashtag search on twitter: #over40, #over50, #midlife, #babyboomers, to name a few. The results come back filled with dating sites and weight loss promos. Really? Is this what society, the media and brands think that women over fifty are concerned with? If they do, they are entirely missing the mark.

I can honestly say that when I get together with my friends, our appearance is pretty far down the list in conversation. Maybe it shows to the outside world but we don’t care. We are more concerned with our grown up children making their way in the world, with our elderly parents whose health is declining, with taking care of ourselves and moulding our futures.

This is your opportunity to find and connect with other midlife bloggers.

Are you a midlife woman blogger? If you want to connect with others who write about topics important to women in the prime of life, come visit me and add your blog to my list!

 

Update April 4, 2016

It has almost been a year since I wrote this post and thought it could do with an update or at least a note from me to let you know that I am still here and active. Since this post I have met a lot of bloggers that are in the prime of their lives and blogging about everything from the point of view of the older woman. Please check out my other blog Making Midlife Matter and feel free to submit articles here.

 


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253 thoughts on “Midlife Women Bloggers : Where Are You?

  1. Thanks for your blog Elena. I started a blog this year at age 55. I needed somewhere to get the thoughts about aging out of head. It’s been therapeutic to share my thoughts and fears and it motivates me to eat right, stay fit and step out of my comfort zone to learn new things.

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  2. Hi there, my name is Ann-Marie, I’m 48 and finally set up my blog http://www.goingforold.co.uk a few weeks ago. Once I get into the swing of things I hope to write a couple of posts each week.

    I’m jogging towards 50 but I’m in no hurry 🙂

    Please stop by and say hello and tell me what you think.

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  3. I don’t blog but I do read blogs and I am over fifty.I am so glad that we can feel relevant heck even inspirational after the big 50!I know that once I waded through The Who am I? after the whole empty nest thing I have learned a few things.I am strong,wondrously made creation of God.I am complex and confidant.I am learning still to enjoy life because I have spent way too much of it trying to fit into some mold I thought I should be.Cheers to fabulous and 50(ish) and to living in joy!

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  4. Good morning,
    I am newly retired 51 year old. I have spent my whole life as a career girl writting policies & pocedures.
    Boring!!
    When I travel I write ridiculous funny, quirky stories w/ pics. Currently on 3.5 month trip through remote islands of Indonesia, surfing/trekking/eating.
    Next year, 12 months Sth America. And so on…
    I have been told to start blogging.. I am still trying to navigate my way round “your” world. So wish me luck 🤗
    I’m not sure if anyone wants to hear my stories yet. (Been a hit on FB for years.. lol but they are friends) it might be a case of the kid that can’t sing & dance.. but mum keeps saying they are awesome… !! 😂😂
    This is my first contact with “the blog world”.. hope to see you all around!!

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    1. I’m so excited to have found this post too – and all of you 50+ women bloggers! I’ve written another blog for the last 16 months related to my work/degree but it “lives” more in the personal finance blog world 🙂 And there aren’t many of us in the “50 Club” hanging out in that group either! I’m just working on some finishing touches to get my new blog https:www.femalesatfifty.com up and running! I will be scrolling through all of the comments here and checking out all of your pages!

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  5. Hi ya’ll,

    I’m a bit older than all of you (66 this year) and have been online with my website https://www.WickerWoman.com for 18 years now with a blog on it that I started in 2004! So I really feel like a dinosaur trying to keep up with all the new technology, social media, and excessive “noise” and overload.

    My husband, who was my emotional support and cheerleader, passed away five years ago, which sent me into a real tailspin and I’m still trying to adjust to my “new normal.”

    It’s been hard to connect with other bloggers in my age range and hard to keep from comparing my site and myself with these new, young bloggers that have had everything handed to them on a silver platter (technology speaking). Until 2007 I was doing all my own hand coding in HTML for heaven’s sake. Then I taught myself php coding and switched my site platform to WordPress.org self-hosted where it’s been ever since.

    I find it mind-boggling to keep up with all that bloggers “should” do before hitting “send” or “update” on a post. Of course, I started on every social network when they first came out and must admit, got quickly overwhelmed with personal account AND business accounts on each one. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Youtube, Pinterest and most recently I started an Instagram business (only) account!

    Not only did I do my own website, blog and social networks for all 18 years, but ran two non-profit websites and social media accounts for five years on one and seven years on the other! Then after hubby passed away, I decided that doing ALL those things was just too difficult to continue with and resigned from those unpaid positions of webmaster and social media admins.

    Over the last five years being on my own, I’ve had to cull out some of the things I was doing and figure out what was most important and what would bring the most joy and fulfillment to me at this stage of my life’s journey.

    Besides being overwhelmed, I also am suffering with “decision fatigue” a phrase I just heard about but that really applies to me now! Never heard of that before? Here’s a great article that explains what it is and how to fix your situation. You can bet I’m going to follow these steps! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lori-rochino/8-ways-to-combat-decision-fatigue_b_6794022.html

    So happy to have found your blog Elena (especially since we have the same last name) and will be subscribing to your blog and hope to “talk” with you and your readers again soon.

    Thanks for listening and giving me a space to speak my mind. Hope I haven’t overstayed my welcome, though. How are the rest of you handling blogging over 50?

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    1. Hi Cathryn! You must be something akin to a wizard, learning and doing all that coding before creating a blog was a ‘simple’ as choosing a template and simply putting words out there. I am wicked impressed! I thought I wanted to be a food/nutrition writer back in 1998 when I graduated from Tufts with a degree in communications, but turned out I don’t want to be edited by other people (lol who does?). The platform that would fit what I wanted to do – blogging – just didn’t exist back then, at least not that I was aware of. I went on with my career as a dietitian, then discovered this thing called blogs in 2011. I struggle week to week keeping up with the changes, the ‘best practices’ and social media pushes required to get people to be aware my blog is there. It is a lot of work, and all for the love of writing and sharing – certainly not for the $$, at least not yet 🙂 I am going to explore your blog – best of luck as you continue to find your new normal. xo Julia

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  6. i’m so glad I found this post! I found it whilst desperately searching for other 40+ lifestyle bloggers who realise that women over 40 are into more than just weight loss and capsule wardrobes!! I haven’t even got any content on my blog yet, it’s just a shell, but the gist of it is to empower women over 40, create a community, share stories of support, be it relating to financial / career issues, parenting, self worth, travel, lifestyle and yes, maybe the odd health, beauty and fitness tips.

    As I said, my blog is brand, spanking new and rather naked at the moment, but I have started a FB group you’re all more than welcome to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/1947246035557793/

    Now I am going to have fun exploring everyone else’s blogs 🙂
    Tara xx

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  7. Hey there, Ladies. I’m a brand new blogger who just turned 51. My blog is pretty amateur yet, but I’m learning as I go and I’m having a great time with it.
    I write about stuff I love to do, and things I just have no tolerance/filter for anymore (that last list just keeps getting longer by the minute!! Oh….thought of another one!!).
    I try to keep things light and upbeat, but I also research and try to help educate us on the topics we are most concerned with at this stage: Why can I no longer see my belly button? Why can I not remember the names of my children? What the heck did I come upstairs to do??
    I’m very happy to be a part of the blogging community and I look forward to making many e-friends and acquaintances in the coming years.
    Cheers!!

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  8. So many interesting blogs to discover here! I’m Bernie, and I blog mainly about travel, with a little planning and lifestyle thrown in. You’ll find me over at http://www.apackedlife.com. I think midlife for me has been about appreciating things all the more, and I try to reflect that in my blog (along with a dash of humour about some of the absurdities of travel).

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