Over at Blogher, Ronni Bennet (of Time Goes By) highlights eight women bloggers in her piece on “Some Elder Women of the Blogosphere.”
And I’m one of them, in extremely good company.
I recently had my fifth year anniversary as a blogger. I used to say that I was the longest-blogging female elderblogger over 65 out there. That might or might not be true; it’s impossible to know for sure.
According to Ronni’s post:
In July of 2006, The Pew Internet & American Life Project published a survey of bloggers titled, A Portrait of the Internet’s New Storytellers [pdf] that is packed with facts and figures.
Fifty-four percent of bloggers are under age 30, reported Pew, and 14 percent are between the ages of 50 and 64. Just a tiny two percent are 65 and older.
But our numbers are growing. When I started my blog about aging late in 2003, I could find only about a dozen other bloggers older than 50. Nowadays, I can barely keep my Elderbloggers blogroll current; I find new ones every day.
Well, with only two percent over 65, I just might be the oldest-longest-blogging women blogger.
But that’s not as important as being included in Ronni’s list and having her write such good things about Kalilily Time.
Hooray for me!