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 theΒ 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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211 thoughts on “Midlife Women Bloggers : Where Are You?

  1. Hi Elena. I just discovered your blog today while pondering the same kinds of questions. Like you, I don’t think social media has much in the way of useful content for those navigating their way through midlife and beyond – much less those who see this time in their life as a great opportunity for reinvention.

    Eighteen months ago, I started MidlifeTribe (http://midlifetribe.com) with a view to sharing my failures, plus the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Kids, divorce, financial pressures and health issues all feature strongly in the topics I tackle. It’s lovely to come across someone who is treating this topic professionally, and I’ll be lurking about a bit more from time to time. πŸ™‚

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  2. 48 year old blogging newbie here. Just started my blog this week! It can be found at WordPress http://www.itsonlyanumbersite.wordpress.com
    I am still trying to figure out how WordPress works, so formatting and style changes be taking place until I figure it all out!
    Anyway, happy to be part of this community, making some new friends, and learning something new!

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  3. Hi Ladies! Thanks Elena for posting this! I too am a midlife blogger at WhatSheSay.com. I blog about self improvement/personal development and issues relating to transition and transformation. My passion is sharing my journey with other women and helping women as we build the lives we all desire. I will certainly be checking out many of the blogs represented here. Glad to see all of you!

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  4. Oh yes, mid life here too. Oh, and I see so many young bloggers out there, so I appreciate this post even more. My blog is about flooring – TheFlooringGirl.com. I hope it will be appropriate for me to keep the Girl name 10 to 20 years from now. I’m short, so that helps.

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  5. 55. Those 2 numbers mean a lot to the world in the way it judges a person. Especially a woman. To “the rest of the world”, 3 words seem to act as judge and jury in defining who or what a woman is. Those words are, “Unmarried” and “No children”. Like it or not, we are all labeled by society. It is daunting to think how many people’s lives have been impacted by so few words or numbers. At what point in my life did I stop being Carrie and start being a label I wonder? It’s great to read so many positive posts from women in their 40s, 50s and beyond. Can’t wait to get my blog up and running.

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  6. Hi ladies,

    Glad I found you and looking forward to connecting! I am a 46-year-old Scot living in Worthing, England and started my blog 2 years ago but life got in the way so I restarted it yesterday. It’s a tongue in cheek look at learning to be middle-aged – not mediocre. I am not ready to grow old (or grow up!) yet.

    You can find me at schoolofjules.com and on Twitter @schoolofjules

    Jules

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  7. Okay, so I’ve been a mid-lifer for quite some years now, but I don’t plan on moving on from here. πŸ™‚ To give you a hint, my eldest grandchild is 24. (How did THAT happen?) I have two websites with attending blogs: http://www.riseandsoar.com for those doing battle with cancer (I’m a nearly 20 years surviver) and http://www.shirleycorder.com for writing and general blogging. Currently doing the #atozchallenge. I’d love to see you there!

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  8. Thanks for this great list and the opportunity to share our blogs. Im Debbie from http://www.Debs-world.com and blog about lots of things related to our age bracket and lifestyle. Travel, photos, stories, poetry – a bit of everything but all done with a smile 😊 Drop by if you have a moment, you’re very welcome!

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  9. Hi, So very glad you made this post. I was wondering the same thing, and hoping to connect with other midlife bloggers. I’m 54. My blog is Aspiring Homemaker, which actually is for any age, but I’m going to be launching another blog specifically to middle agers within the month.

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  10. Hi All, Yvonne Clarke here! Delighted to see all you fellow bloggers are out there helping women at midlife! I am a holistic Teacher,Midlife Empowerment Mentor and I love life! Passionate about my work and love helping women at midlife to get unstuck, refocus and start to live the life they want! Been working in healing therapies for almost twenty years and been mentoring since 2009. Check out my website/Blog on http://www.yvonneclarke.com. It’s being totally revamped at moment but you can check out my blog/blog. Great to meet you! Xx

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  11. HOORAY!!! So we DO exist! I knew we were out there somewhere.
    I have been writing a blog (50somethingyearsyoung) since last September, but only launched it a couple of weeks ago. I’m still negotiating my way through it all and am not easy to find on Google (although my Facebook Page is up, I’m on Instagram and Pinterest). Someone told me to use Twitter, but I wouldn’t even know where to start….
    I am full of life and raring to go but couldn’t find anyone who felt like me. I can tell from these responses that I am not alone. I’ve found it really hard to meet bloggers of my age and ilk and can’t wait to get to know you all. Please find me…I’ll be finding you and I can’t wait. Thank you Elena xxxxx

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  12. Hi there! My name is Janis and I am happy to have discovered your blog! Thanks for reaching out to other mid-life bloggers (I intend to live well past 120, so I guess, at 61 years old, I can still consider myself a mid-lifer). My blog is sometimes about retirement, sometimes about traveling, and sometimes about anything else that catches my Baby Boomer fancy. You can visit my blog at http://retirementallychallenged.com

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  13. Hey there! I’m also a midlife blogger. I’m 53 and loving it! My blog is called Suzy’s Empty Nest Blog and I write about the hi’s and lows of becoming older and wiser: mindfulness, empty nest, aging and career malaise. So glad I found you!

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  14. Hello! I’m Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty & Beyond. I started blogging two years ago and I’m all about encouraging women of midlife to Sizzle and learn about positive aging. That means being fit, active and healthy enjoying life and forgetting about age. Life is too short to just tread water. I’ve just changed my blog name to add ‘& Beyond’ because I’m 60 this year and I’m still going to Sizzle!!

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  15. I’m Leanne and I have a Midlife Blog @ http://www.crestingthehill.com.au and I write about how fabulous midlife and the empty nest is. There are so many midlife bloggers out there – you just have to know where to look (thanks for this being a great start Elena!) and once you connect in with them you are part of a supportive, encouraging, fun, and amazing group of women. I feel so blessed to be part of this group!

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  16. Hi I’m Linda! I’m 51 & have been blogging since July 2012. My blog is mostly interview based with the odd review or two – I talk to people from all over the world, in all walks of life and I am really quite nosey as I ask them questions about their fashion sense & footwear preferences as well as sensible questions about their brand, life and careers! Don’t let my blogname fool you! 😜 http://bootsshoesandfashion.com

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  17. Been wondering the same thing since I started blogging a little over a year ago (except for a few months when I had a broken thumb…hard to craft without your right hand! LOL) In my fulltime career, I am a techy, but I’ve always liked crafts…mosaics, jewelry, sewing, etc., so as I near retirement, I wanted to try my hand at blogging. It is difficult to fit in with other bloggers when all the others are 30 years younger than me. I know there must be crafters out there that are older than 40! Just because you’re old doesn’t mean you give up your hobbies! You can find my blog at http://www.surf2create.com Look forward to meeting some of you!

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  18. I’m a blogger, lifelong writer and sometimes freelancer, but my blog on a variety of topics from woo-woo to travel to dogs and recipes and more, is my love. At http://carolcassara.com/ and I love followers. I’m finishing a graduate program in past life regression (yes!) And, my most exciting news…. I’m starting a business in March with very cool stuff–effective stuff but nothing you consume– to help people with are undergoing cancer treatment, who are grieving, who have anxiety and chronic pain. I’m past midlife and still excited about this new venture. I love new subscribers and know you’ll never be bored with my posts.! Going off to marchtoday but when i get back, going to follow some new to me bloggers here!
    http://carolcassara.com/

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  19. Hi everybody , here is my ‘midlife troublemaker’ blog 😜 http://www.klaudiascorner.net
    Please feel free to visit and connect. I am always open for guest posts, if you would like to collaborate just send me a mail. support@klaudiascorner.net Anything related to midlife woman’s issues would be great ! Thank you, Elena for ‘minding us’ all the time !!!! Have a lovely weekend 😎 Kindly … your stalker πŸ˜‚

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  20. Hi Elena (and everyone else), my name is Vivienne. I underwent a total career transformation when I was 50 – found myself unemployed and virtually homeless… I decided to go into the world of digital media, as I’ve always been a writer at heart and could see that was the direction the world was heading in. I sold my first article for just Β£6! These days, years later, I run my own digital creative agency in Hatfield, UK. You can read my musings at http://viviennekneale.com/blog Thanks for the informative, inspiring blog Elena!

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      1. I really didn’t mention my blog when I posted back in January…I started http://www.surf2create.com a year ago. I want to be successful but I’m having trouble getting traffic to my site. I’ve wondered if it isn’t because I’m over 50! Still have a day job so maybe one day the site will take off when I’m retired! Hopefully!

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