The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Blogging in Midlife

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Blogging in Midlife

WHO I'M NOT AND WHO I AM

When I was a Mum of young children the internet hadn't been invented so I never got to be a Mommy Blogger, I'm a fairly ordinary cook so I never got to be a Food Blogger, I'm the Anticraft so I never got to be a DIY Blogger, and I am no clothes horse so I never got to be a Fashion Blogger. 

But! One thing I am excellent at is being a Midlifer - I am learning so much, experiencing so many new things, and growing heaps now that I've hit my Fabulous Fifties - why not blog about it? So, a couple of years I jumped in feet first and became a Midlife Blogger - and what a ride it has been.

MIDLIFERS ARE EVERYWHERE

Who'd have thought that Midlife would be a time to start writing? Well, let me tell you something! There are dozens and dozens - probably hundreds and hundreds of Midlifers out there blogging their little hearts out. We have Facebook groups, dedicated Webpages, blogging conventions and so much more. We haven't missed the blogging boat - we've jumped in, grabbed a paddle and are at it with gusto!

INSPIRATION

Sometimes I wonder when I'm going to run out of things to say. It hasn't happened yet - and when a slow point comes along inspiration isn't far behind. Even the A to Z Challenge lends itself to inspiration and a chance to connect with new people and read new blogs. So many friendships waiting to be discovered. So much still left to write about - Midlife Blogging is so much better than I ever expected.

My husband tells me that he won't need to write my funeral eulogy - he'll just hand out fliers with a link to my blog and let people find out all about me by reading the hundreds of posts I've written over the years - sounds good to me!

who needs a funeral eulogy - just click on the link to my blog and it's all there in black and white
Perhaps this is what will be handed out at my funeral? Or sent to everyone's smart phones?

If you'd like to read more about Midlife and Blogging you can go HERE or HERE.

See you tomorrow for C - which is for Crazy Cat People.

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48 comments

  1. your "B" made me smile :) can't wait for the "C" :D
    BookBug's World

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  2. Ah! It is not yet April 3 on my side of the ocean, so B is waiting another nine or so hours before going live over here on principle - but I certainly hope to still be blogging once the kids are grown. I'm not sure when mid-life officially happens anymore - guessing it is in some part linked to stage as much as age (ie: not with a four year old even though I'll soon be 40) and happens before where my parents are at. I wish you'd been able to "mommy blog" - I think you'd have rocked it. I also have friends at this stage with cats, so I'm curious about "c". - Louise

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  3. I got totally confused. I came here and thought.. I am reading her introduction to herself, where is today's B post. (I kid you not... I went looking around the post for the link... and then I saw the big B at the top and yeah... it clicked eventually... Blogging starts with B. I am a midlife blogger too... athough I don't blog about my midlife. I'm a crafty blogger well mostly... throw in a few other things too... like travel and fitness .... and the animals and occassionally the kids (who have all left home too... they have to go away from home to go to university and then chase their careers) I shall follow you with interest

    Philipa (aka Ozzypip)


    Ozzypip Quilts

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    1. Funny, but I just did exactly the same thing, Pip. Maybe some of us midlife Aussie bloggers are a bit slow on the uptake!
      Http://wendyoftherock@blogspot.co.uk

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    2. Not just the Aussies. :-) This South African was also slow on the uptake. My excuse is it's early in the morning and most of my brain cells are still lying dormant!

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    3. Sorry it was a bit ambivalent girls - but think what a thrill it gave you when you figured it out - bonus brownie points (there's a couple of extra B's right there) xx

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    4. Hahaha, I had to read it a couple of times too before I got the B.

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  4. I am loving your quips on midlife; kudos to you for being so gung-ho about it! You have made it seem like such a fun ride!! I have a few years to go before I hit 50 - but your blog is a great way to prepare for it I guess. ;-)
    Cheers
    B is for BodyArt #atozchallenge

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  5. Glad you got into blogging even in your midlife. :-) Your posts are fun to read. Have a good time preparing C. Blog a Book - Build a Better Blog #atozchallenge

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  6. I loved your post... Absolutely.... It says a lot about your love for life as well... I think its good you never became a food or Diy blogger. I think you have landed where you write beautifully.... :)

    B for brachiosaurus

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  7. Hahaha! Loved your husband's idea of handing out fliers with your blog URL! :D
    I'll be 40 in Jan, and I am so excited to start my decade towards 50 - the MAGIC number! I hope I continue blogging till then, and beyond that!
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @ www.mysteriouskaddu.com

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  8. New beginnings are always challenging... but glad you took the leap .
    http://poojasharmarao.blogspot.in/2017/04/b-bond-ruskin-inspirational-writers.html

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  9. I love that women of Midlife are taking the leap of faith and making their voices heard. We might not think we have anything to say but we sure do. Looking forward to 'C'.

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  10. Your hubby's comment made me laugh! He might be right, though. Such a precious collection of thoughts and emotions in every post.
    I didn't get to be a Mommy (as in Baby) Blogger, too. My baby wouldn't sleep in his crib, I needed to take him for hour-long stroller walks, so by the time we made it back it was time for F&B, diapers, the works. I started when he was 4, so I still call myself "part-time working mom" and I'll actually change it into "part-time working hockey mom" as soon as A-Z is over, and hockey summer training starts!

    PS: I made a post just last month listing what I want for my funeral: https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/2017/03/top-ten-thursday-resting-in-peace.html

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  11. This is very true. We should always be proud of the qualities we have. And I am sure each one of us has been given a distinguish quality to cherish. Happy Blogging!

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  12. This post got me 'Awwww-ing'..really honest and inspiring. And I doubt you will ever run out of what to say...Happy Blogging and looking forward to your C entry

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  13. Cheers to being a mid life blogger. I think your husband's comment is amazing - your blog is the window into your world isn't it? I can't wait for C - I'm also a crazy cat person.
    Blame #Lexicon of Leaving

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  14. Certainly glad that I found blogging as a way for me to connect once I retired aged 60. I am now 67 and still blogging and I think I am put of the mid-life group by a bit. My dad is still around at an active 93 so I have no idea of what i belong to but I am a BLOGGER. That will do for me!! Thanks for your fun and serious posts. You tell it as it is. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 14/52. Next week: Easter

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  15. It's never too late to start something new :) There's a fair few midlife bloggers and I think you all have a lot to say that's worthwhile :)

    http://www.sanchwrites.com/2017/04/brevette-stories/

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  16. I love how you've embraced mid-life blogging and other mid-life beauties. So happy that it brings you so much joy! :)

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  17. I love your thoughts about blogging. It isn't so different in my forties...

    My blog is a thematic one (about one of my hobbies: snail mail), but I do enjoy reading some blogs just about "life", if you know what I mean.

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    Eva - Mail Adventures
    #AtoZ Challenge Theme: Postcards
    Letter B: Bank. Have you ever received a postcard featuring... a branch of a bank?

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  18. I love the bit about handing out flyers at your funeral, I'll tell my husband to do this too! I love midlife blogging too :)

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  19. Your post made me smile as I can relate so well to it. I'm glad to be a midlife blogger too.

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  20. It's never too late to start writing in my opinion. It's great to see anyone enjoying it so much. I look forward to hearing some of your insights this A to Z challenge.

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  21. And yet you're writing such beautiful posts! Reading you fifties sound fabulous!!

    Cheers
    BoisterousBee

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  22. Blogging at midlife is so much fun! I think even if it had been a thing when my girls were younger I'm not sure I would have had the energy. I'm in awe of the many mommy blogs out there and find them heartfelt, funny and inspirational. But, I'm good with having started later. It works for me. WeekendsInMaine

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  23. Amen to blogging in midlife. I'm a "midlifer," too, and I completely understand. I've stumbled upon a unique little online community of similar age women and the experience has been wonderful.

    Visiting from AtoZ

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  24. I loved this! In my own life, I have found that outside of several close friends, our children/grandchildren absorb most of the family oxygen and I don't have much opportunity to make new friends "in person." The blogging world has taken care of that problem for me and I am so happy with the people I've met and new things I've learned this way!

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  25. I'm a midlifer (45) but I've got a 6 year old so I have to pretend to be younger :)
    https://stacybuckeye.com/2017/04/03/b-beauty-and-the-beast-a-tale-as-old-as-time/

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  26. How inspiring to read your views on mid-life. Here I am in my forties and so regretful of lost chances with time gone by swiftly. Blogging has proven to be cathartic for me. I love your spirit. Encouraging blog this. Thank you!

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  27. Midlife bloggeing is motivating and inspiring for everyone. Glad you're doing with full of energy
    thanks for sharing :) Bloom up Your Motherhood – What to expect during the First trimester of Pregnancy

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  28. I loved reading your views and I'm excited to read about C tomorrow:)

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  29. Ha ha...loved your husband's quip. Must share it with mine. He'll be in agreement too.

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  30. Hahaha, love your intro there. I'm none of those things either, but rapidly approaching mid-life, so maybe that'll be my thing?

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  31. Grandkids were visiting over the weekend so I am catching up today and read your A and B posts. Wonderful!

    When I returned to school at age 50, friends and family often asked, "Why a degree in film?" so I started a blog. It felt easier to refer them to the website rather than keep repeating myself. Initially it was about what I was up to... projects, studies... but similar to my life, it evolved over the years, and continues to do so.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Butter

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  32. Still chuckling on the fliers. From on crazy cat person to another...see you tomorrow

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  33. Hurray for middle life bloggers! I love your blog and find it very inspiring.

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    1. Thanks so much Leah - we midlifers have to hang together - and encouragement is such a blessing xx

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  34. Funny. I used to be a mid-life blogger - now I am a senior-blogger. At age 63, I am finding us oldsters are everywhere in the blogosphere. Welcome to blogging - whatever season you happen to be in. :-)

    Baby Boomers - sheltered from life's fallout??

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  35. I love your husband's idea, what a great suggestion, would he consider franchising it?
    Fun post, I reckon you have found your perfect niche.

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  36. These mid-life quips are fun read. Coming back for more.

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  37. That would be the best eulogy ever! Blogging is amazing and a great way of connecting with others and I think people of any age can really enjoy being a blogger
    Debbie

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  38. I love this post. And I love your spirit. I'm glad you're learning new things. One doesn't need blogging labels sometimes it's nice to simply be a blogger. Glad I found you. Will be dropping by more often for sure.

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  39. I'm technically middle-aged myself! I love reading your upbeat posts about it. (Of course, in my case, midlife came with illnesses that have slowed me in my tracks...)

    @dSavannahCreate from
    dSavannahRambles
    (not writing for #AtoZ this year)

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  40. Great post. Love hearing about your midlife journey.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  41. Haha love your hubby's comment :-) . I totally would have been a mummy blogger if it had been around back then! Never mind we can make up for lost time and show the young 'uns how it's done!!!

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  42. I agree! Blogging in Mid-Life is truly amazing! I had no idea what lay ahead when I began. Meeting so many other Mid-Life bloggers has been the biggest perk of all.

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  43. Thanks from Grammy Dee, #WednesdayAIMLinkParty, social media shared.

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