The internet is not just a place for the youth to hang-out, with Baby Boomers and Australian seniors taking on the wonderful world of blogging. For those unfamiliar, a blog is an online journal where you can write whatever you want, whenever you want, sharing it with those all around the world. If you are interested in setting up your own blog, here are some ideas to get you started.
There are hundreds and thousands of websites that can host your blog for free, each offering their own unique designs and features. Some are great for written content, some for photos, and others for videos. All the hard work is done for you, with pages automatically optimised for various platforms including desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
For those with a penchant for storytelling, short stories are fun to write and can be any genre or theme. Allow feedback to help you hone your craft, and perhaps you will even feel confident enough to enter your work in a writing competition.
Are you retired and living the dream of travelling around Australia or the world? Travel blogs can showcase your photographs and videos, artfully placed alongside journal-like entries. Writing about your experiences is a great way for your family to be kept up to date, and might encourage others to follow in your footsteps.
Family History research can uncover great tales from the past. While there are many websites that help you create family trees, your personal website can be home to stories from your own childhood as well as those passed down through the generations. By sharing these with others, you have a greater chance of expanding your family knowledge and making unexpected connections.
Every day, around 140,000 new websites go live. They are filled with personal stories, poems, photographs, and everything in between. Join the online movement and become a blogging Baby Boomer today!