Blogging is not only a computer savvy person’s game anymore, websites such as blogger.com has made blogging highly accessible, no matter your ability or age, you can have a digital platform to share whatever it is that interests you at the click of a few buttons.
There are millions of bloggers out there who are having the time of their lives, sharing their muses, life lessons, beliefs and tips for different things like cooking, knitting, fashion, travel, photography – literally anything you can think of.
Thanks to the millions of you out there with a passion for writing, we thought we’d pick out some of our favourite blogs for the over 50s!
Tamara’s Spanish Blog
Tamara moved from Essex to Malaga in 2012, and has since updated with many ‘ramblings’, funny stories and tales of travel, growing older and maximising everything life throws at you. There is fantastic advice about plucking up the courage to move abroad and how to settle into a new community.
The Land of Lost Content
If you enjoy classical music from the nineteenth century, this is the blog for you. John France is compiling a whole catalogue of composers with detailed descriptions of songs, albums and the history behind them.
Lavender and Lovage
Originally from South Africa, Karen has travelled and lived in many places, so it’s only natural her blog discusses travel and her passion for food. You’ll find so many delicious looking recipes (the pictures will have you drooling) and wonderful tales from travelling, and sampling local delicacies, you’ll find yourself inspired to visit all of these destinations.
Look Fabulous Forever
Aging gracefully and beautifully is what this blog is all about. Just because you’re not 21 anymore, doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel amazing. Lots of tips to ‘wow’ your friends, family, loved one or just people on the streets.
Carol loves exploring the world and has some brilliant tips for travelling alone to fun places and doing it at your own pace. Carol believes you should choose how and where you want to travel, not focus on where’s trendy to go. This blog is about discovering where you want to go and love and appreciating those underappreciated destinations along the way.
The Enduring Gardener
The Enduring Gardener, Stephanie, is a green fingered gardener, co-author to the Prince of Wales’ bestseller, The Elements of Organic Gardening and Gardens Editor for Country Living. A plethora of knowledge is within this great website, so take full advantage and help your garden thrive and bloom.
Bags of Wool
Feeling crafty? Una knits, crochets, sews a little and loves nothing more than blogging about it. She also enjoys keeping fit, walking and gardening. There’s great advice and how to guides on knitting your own creations – her latest post is knitting worry monsters – have a read!
Silver Travel Advisor
We've been fans of Silver Travel Advisor for a long while, all thanks to their fantastic website, which is filled with top tips, advice and guideance for over 50s. Not only do they have a useful blog, but you can get exclusive offers on lots of different things, like coach holidays, cruises and hotels.
Sally, who contributes to Silver Travel Advisor with interesting pieces of content, has her own fantastic blog, covering lifestyle and travel. It suits her down to a tee, having worked in the travel industry for 35 years. Sally has contributed to a variety of different websites, but over on her blog you'll find tales from her travels across the UK, Europe and beyond.
If you're from Eastbourne, or interested in visiting, Sally often writes about the latest ongoings in the seaside town she resides in.
The Old Batsman
It’s just no cricket. Oh wait, yes it is, and this is what The Old Batsman loves to blog about, covering all aspects of the sport, old and new. You’ll find opinions on all of the latest on goings not only on the blog, but also John’s Twitter account @theoldbatsman
Views from the Bike Shed
It started as a recommendation from a tutor, now it is a glorious blog from a father who loves nothing more than a bit of climbing, nature, travelling and reading. Witty, compassionate and compelling.
Travel Past 50
Travel the world with Tom and Kris, who one day decided to sell it all and see every inch the world has to offer. Keen photographers and family folks, they cover so many different aspects of being over 50. You’re sure to find advice and comfort in their honest, caring blogs.
An interesting blog posting letters exactly 90 years after an English soldier first sent them.
Julia’s Place is full of great advice for retired folk, from pensions to looking after yourself. A fun and informative blog.
Do you have a favourite blog to read? We are always looking for wonderful blogs to read, so please do share them with us here in the comments section or on Facebook or Twitter