Women not only live longer, it seems they do better at adopting new technologies too! Here are two Ladies who are become star bloggers, sharing their unique life perspective and wealth of experience through their own blogs. With 60,000 regular readers so far, 95 year old Amelia Lopez's homely mix of memory and chat, available at http://amis95.blogspot.com/, attracts regular readers from around the world and has put her back in touch with the younger generation in a way she had never imagined.
"At first I thought a blog was just a type of paper notebook," said Lopez, a great grandmother. "When I saw my grandson using the Internet, it caught my attention. I said to myself 'What's this? You can find out about anything. I want an Internet!'"
The contender to the "World's Oldest Blogger" title is 108-year-old Australian Olive Riley, who can be found at www.allaboutolive.com.au/. She says:
"Good afternoon everyone. This is Olive here. First, I want to thank all of you who visited my blob. Gerard says there’ve been 192,000 visits but that can’t be right. Mike It’s a blog, Ollie. Not a blob. Olive Oh, really? Mike Anyway, blob is fine. Call it a blob if you like.(For those of you joining us for the first time. Olive is 107, lives near Sydney, Australia and I’m Mike, the helper/typist.) "
With all the dry witt and sacrcasm that abounds in blogland it's so refreshing to read these ladies musings and stories, told without artifice and with a real appreciation for their world wide audience…even if they don't quite understand how they can be talking to someone on the otherside of the world they don't let that stop them.