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.
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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