When I created Lifestyle Fifty there weren’t many blogs by women over 50. Now however, there are many women who like me, either started blogging when they had turned 50, or otherwise were close to their half century birthdays when they first started searching for ‘blogs by women over 50’ or ‘how to start blogging‘ and now they’ve created successful lifestyle blogs, fashion blogs and travel blogs.
Since 2010, I’ve made so many lovely online friends amongst the over 50 bloggers group. There is a fabulous bunch of feisty, fashionable and fun women out there, all around the world, blogging and loving every minute of it.
Why I love blogging
One of the reasons I personally love blogging is because of the friends I’ve made online. Also, due to these friendships my friendship circles both on and offline have increased too.
Blogs by women over 50 attract online communities who are all concerned with the same sort of life issues, and individually and collectively our reach expands as we get to know more and more people. We also learn so many new things! There are
So I’d like to introduce you to some of my favourite over 50s bloggers.
This will be an ongoing series, so if you know of a fabulous over 50 blog, or you yourself are an over 50 blogger, or you’ve been looking for blogs for 60 somethings and are one yourself, then please let me know in the comments section and I’ll include you in a future post.
Blogs by Women Over 50
Five fabulous Australian bloggers over 50 explain why they started blogging and what they love about the blogging lifestyle.
Jan writes Budget Travel Talk
My favourite childhood game was to draw a map of an imaginary world and pointing my trusty hobby horse at open grassy fields, go exploring with my trusty map. I still remember the thrill it gave me.
Fast forward fifty years to when I retired early, right about the time that our kids left home and we began travelling as a couple again.
I spent many happy hours scouring on-line travel blogs gleaning information. I loved nothing better than reading a first hand account and knowing immediately that I must go there and experience it for myself. Quite often I would contact the blogger concerned and request further information.
I was back on my horse, this time with a map of the real world.
After a month long trip to Vietnam in 2011 I returned home with the urge to share what I’d learned. In short, I felt it was time for me to give back to the travel community and begin a travel blog of my own.
Leanne Le Cras
Another fabulous over 50 blog is Cresting the Hill by Leanne
Hi, I’m Leanne from Cresting the Hill. I recently went back and looked for the reason I started blogging and found out that I’d been through a tough time in my marriage and had come out the other side with the intention of living life more intentionally and with a positive mindset.
This evolved into my blog which has gradually drilled down to being somewhere I can share my journey through Midlife – especially focusing on all the lessons I’m learning about being my authentic self (I’m really starting to like that person), creating good boundaries (learning to say No more often and also knowing when I’ve said Yes too many times), and enjoying the freedom and joy that comes with this age and stage.
Midlife for me is such a blessing – a good marriage, grown and flown adult kids, delightful grandbabies, working less, discovering more – life is good!
Sue writes Sizzling Towards Sixty and Beyond
I’m Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond and I started my blog 3 years ago. I had retired early to spend more time with my husband who had already retired. Having worked full time for most of my life while raising a family, a few months into retirement, I felt lost and didn’t know how to fill my days.
A few months into retirement I felt I had lost my identity as an individual. I had lost my purpose.
I knew I was passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle so with that idea I started my blogSizzling Towards 60 & Beyond. I wanted to encourage and inspire other women to embrace this next phase of life through living a healthier and happier lifestyle.
I love to keep fit by running with my friends – we call ourselves The Saturday Sisters, travelling with my husband, spending time with my grandchildren and volunteering.
Jan writes Retiring Not Shy
I’m Jan and I blog with my partner Rowan at Retiring not Shy!, a retirement lifestyle blog. I am a 60 something Australian woman now living on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
We started blogging when we began to look for information and ideas about retirement. At the time, it seemed the only topics being covered were financial. Well heck that’s important to get right, but it is only a part of what retirement is about. We wanted to read about topics like choosing where to live, how to keep healthy, how to get the most out of our days and of course our favourite occupation, travel.
Our aspiration is to make our retirement the best time of our lives and to inspire you to do the same.
Kathy writes 50 Shades of Age
I commenced my blog 50 Shades of Age in 2012 out of boredom and as a platform to encourage and inspire women of my age. After reaching the milestone age of 50, with kids leaving the nest and feeling unemployable, I felt a big void in my life. It was with this in mind that I decided to start up 50 Shades Of Age – a website where I could reach out to my sisters and tell them that their lives could be so much more. At that time my desire was to be the voice for the new-age 50 something year olds to empower and motivate them to embrace their age and get out there to travel and see the world!
After travelling around Australia in a caravan for 7 months in 2014, the focus of my blog soon became more travel orientated as I discovered a passion for photography and writing about the spectacular places I had seen on my trip. Fast forward to 2018 and no longer in my 50s, I am still travelling, taking photos and writing about my travels. With the occasional inspirational post thrown in! I can’t see myself giving up blogging for a while yet.
Currently I live on the Gold Coast with my partner Kevin. Previously I’ve lived in UK, Zimbabwe, Africa and Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. I’ve travelled through the U.K., Europe, Africa, Mauritius, North America, Asia and Australia
A trip to Europe and a request from family and friends prompted me to start writing 10 years ago. They wanted to follow my journey and I wanted to create memories on paper.
It would have been a natural progression to start a travel blog back then, however, a broken foot took me on another path and I wrote a book instead!
It wasn’t until 6 years later I started World Travel Tribe. On my website I can combine my loves in life, travel, writing and helping others find beautiful places to eat, stay and play.
Perhaps the Europe trip will be my next book, I have already chosen the title!
For the first post in this series, and to discover 5 more amazing women read the other posts in this series:
Women over 50 Who Blog – Part 5
Women over 50 who Blog – Part 4
Lifestyle Bloggers over 50 – Part 3
Do you know of any over 50 bloggers or are you one yourself? Would you like to be featured? Please let me know in the comments.
great article for women 50 … congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much for this fantastic resource!
I have a project on Blogger which, although not technically a blog, is in support of women over 50. It’s a searchable directory of bios by older women writers. I would be thrilled if you’d take a look:
I would love to be featured here or have links to Crones With Pens.
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Thanks Catherine, I’ll have a look and be in touch 🙂
Hi Johanna, thanks for sharing.
I constantly follow Jan Wild and Annette Jones.
That’s awesome John 🙂 They are brilliant.
Hope you can follow us This is your Best Year, a blog for and about women of a certain age.
Sure will Maricia 🙂
Have emailed you Maricia too 🙂
Maria Vazquez Castro
I am very new at blogging. I’ve launched my blog website this past February, womenintheir50s.com. I would love some advice on how to promote my blog on social media, particularly Pinterest. There is so much information around that I am confused.
I have a blog!!! I’m Jennifer Short – my blog is on my website JS Vintage – its not about fashion but more about lifestyle , food, travel and my hobby which is chalk painting.
That’s great Jennifer – Can’t wait to watch how it develops 🙂 Good luck and Enjoy!
Hi! I am just stepping my 53 year old toes in this blogging world. My hair might be gray here and there but I was definitely born a blonde, still struggling to figure this blogging world out. From someone that knows literally nothing at all about blogging, have any tips? Im thinking I need a crash coarse for dummies….LOL .
Enjoying reading your blog
Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to go visit these blogs. I am just three years away from fifty, but it will be nice to read from woman who have a little more life experience.
Hi, Johanna – I LOVE this series. I already follow several of the bloggers whom you have featured, and I am on my way to check out the ones who were unfamiliar to me. If you continue this series and would like an additional 50+ blogger, I am happy to raise my hand! #MLSTL
Hi Donna, thanks for your interest. I’ll be in contact via email 🙂
I’m really excited to have found this site. My husband and I have been Perpetual Travelers for a number of years now. Recently I decided to start blogging about or travels. We got residency in Ecuador in 2009, but decided we were not ready to settle in one place. We’ve been traveling consistently, for about six years now. We really love this lifestyle!
How wonderful that you are perpetual travellers and loving it. Ecuador sounds amazing though. Thanks for popping by, and hope to see you again soon 🙂
This is wonderful! I’m debuting my blog on August 16…fingers crossed. Right now I still have it listed as under construction while I’m finishing a few posts. LOL. I love how us ladies are showing the younger generation….WE STILL GOT IT!
Hi Stacey, Yay! That’s wonderful 🙂 Please check back in here so we can support you with your blog 🙂
Thank you, I totally will
Great Stacey! Look forward to it 🙂
Great article. I love that over 50 women bloggers are finally getting recognized. I’ve been blogging for awhile, and having difficulty finding other over 50 bloggers, I decided to really put some effort into finding more of “us”. I located and was able to connect with some amazing women, and coincidentally wrote an article similar to yours last week (great minds think alike I guess, right?).
I’m a 60+ yr old blogger at Women Over Fifty Network, and am thrilled to see so many of us out there writing!
I love connecting with over fifty women in general, but it’s especially cool to connect with the over 50 women blogging community. I’m all for highlighting these hard-working, funny, insightful women and sharing them as often as we can.
Here are some additional women to share https://www.womenoverfiftynetwork.com/women-over-fifty-bloggers/
Thanks again for the great article Johanna!
Hi Patti, thanks for popping by and so great to see another mature aged blogger on the block. Popping over to your blog now now 🙂
Yay I know Jan, Annette and Kathy having been introduced by the lovely Sandy! I have only recently relocated to Australia from the UK and via a few other places in my life! Started blogging 2 years ago before the 5-0! It is great meeting so many amazing women in the blogosphere!
Hi Tracy, Nice to meet you, and welcome to this tribe too 🙂
Thanks for including me amidst some inspiring ladies blogging where we have more experience in life 🙂 it’s an honour
Thanks Annette, and thank you for contributing.
Thanks, Johanna, for this post. Great resource. I look forward to reading the blogs. I started blogging in earnest last year about my life in Ecuador and turned 50 this year.
Hi Emily, glad you found this a good resource. Your life in Ecuador sounds really interesting too 🙂
A few bloggers I know and a few more to acquaint myself with, thanks for creating the list, Johanna. Look forward to connecting more over time.
Hi Suzanne, Thank you. Glad you enjoyed 🙂
Thanks Suzanne, and I’ve sent you an email inviting you to contribute to this series 🙂
Sandy from Tray Tables Away
Sorry I never got back to you to be included Jo.
I’m currently in Vietnam and, well, too busy soaking it all up !
Lovely list of lovely ladies x
Hi Sandy, no worries – when you’re ready 🙂 Enjoy Vietnam 🙂
Thanks for including me Jo, I follow all those women except Annette and I have now added her. Isn’t it heartening to see so much verve and inspiration from these fab females.
I agree with your lovely word ‘verve’ Jan – it is exactly the character that these women over 50 who blog possess.
I found your blog after doing my umpteenth search for blogs in this genre! It’s not easy finding blogs written for and by women in their 60s, either. I’ve been blogging for a long time– I retired one blog and then started another. I want to know what women my age think and do. We’re not over the hill; we’re getting better and better. I’ll be checking out each of these blogs. Thank you for the list.
And if you have the time, stop by my blog on Snoring Dog Studio: https://www.snoringdogstudio.com/blogs/snoring-dog-studio-blog
Hello Jean, lovely to meet you and thank you for your lovely words. I’m going to email you too.
I do read most of these blogs. I have been blogging about retirement/life for about 2.5 years.
Hi Victoria, thank you. And would you like to contribute to this series?
Thanks for this list. Some I already knew like Leanne and Sue, but others are new and I’ll need to check out their blogs.
Hi Jennifer, glad to have introduced you to some new ones 🙂
I’m so glad I found this midlife blogging community! I was a book review blogger for several years before I recently admitted that niche no longer serves me. I still love to read, of course, but my interests are far more diverse. I feel quite comfortable in this new online community 🙂
Pinning to my #MLSTL board for reference – and I look forward to discovering new blogs in future posts.
Thanks Molly, I’m glad you enjoy this online community 🙂
I’m so glad I found this midlife blogging community. I was a book review blogger for several years but recently admitted that was no longer my niche. I still love to read, of course, but my life is filled with so many more interests.
Pinning this to my #MLSTL board for reference – and I look forward to discovering more blogs to follow in your future posts.
Looks like a great list of blogs!
Thanks Cherie and more to come 🙂
Hi Jo, I’ve considered myself a retirement lifestyle blogger…but fit the midlife classification as well. I retired early, at 53, without much of a retirement plan. Blogging started as I realized I had a passion for words. I’ve loved finding my on-line tribe of other retirees who are exploring their new retirement lifestyles! And so many in Australia as well. I’ve connected with most of those you’ve listed! Pat, age 57, USA
Hi Pat, that’s really interesting. Would you like to contribute?
Johanna, I hadn’t seen your response to my last comment…and then wondered why I didn’t show up in your next set. Oh dear. I would love to be on your list!
Hello Pat, oh did I miss a comment somewhere? I’m sorry. Maybe internet gremlins were at work. Glad we have connected now, and thank you for commenting. Would love to have you as part of the series. Will email now now 🙂
What a great resource this post is–whether one is looking for good reading or good community!
Hi Michele, so glad you enjoyed it, and the good community. Would you like to be a part of the series?
Wonderful list of talented bloggers, including some I’ve not met yet. I also blog for women in midlife and am learning so much about myself and others as I write and share about this season of life.
Hi Candi, glad to have introduced you to some new lifestyle bloggers over 50 🙂
How lovely to see these bloggers listed here Jo. I have been following you ( in the nicest way of course) for some years.
I guess I am well and truly a blogger in this over 50s group. I started my blog in 2010 when I was 61 and feeling socially isolated. I have had a few incarnations since and now blog twice weekly with a link up each Monday on my blog called #LifeThisWeek and I join other bloggers each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a second post weekly. There are so few link ups these days in Australia and I am glad to have ‘one of my own’ and also to get to know others bloggers from around the world.
Denyse from #MLSTL
Hi Denyse, Yes I know we have been around and about the same tracks together for a while 🙂 And I must also get more into the linkups and particularly start doing yours which I know is highly regarded and well frequented 🙂 Thanks for popping by, and I’d love to ask you to join this series. Will email 🙂
I’m closer to 70 and have been blogging for over ten years mainly on genealogy topics. My current blogs are geniaus.blogspot.com, curryaus.wordpress.com, [email protected] and geneadictionary.wordpress.com.
Sounds as if you’re a busy woman Jill. I love the sound of your blogs. Will pop over and read 🙂
You have a wonderful list of bloggers here. Some I knew already but a couple of new ones. Looking forward to your next list
Visiting from #MLSTL Shared on SM
Thanks Jennifer, much appreciated.
Wonderful list of blogs, some I knew of and some are new.
#MLSTL visitor (shared on SM)
Thanks Donna. Glad that I could introduce you to some new ones too 🙂
Thanks for showcasing some great blogs by over 50’s Jo including your own. I read the post on the road. We’re currently returning to the Sunshine Coast from Townsville and are stuck in a succession of roadworks south of Rockhampton. I love reading about inspiration. It is so different for everyone.
Inspiration is different for everyone isn’t it Jan. And it’s lovely finding out more about why people do things and their motivating reasons. Thanks for contributing to this series 🙂
Thanks so much for the inclusion Jo and although I follow some of the bloggers there are a couple that I haven’t met before. I’ve shared on social media for you! Women Over 50 certainly rock, don’t we? Have a great day!
We do ROCK! And thanks for sharing Sue. Every share is really appreciated 🙂
All wonderful 50+ bloggers! I just turned 54 so I guess I’m one too. Of the bloggers featured in this post, I have only meant Jan Robinson in person but hope to meet them all one day! x
Hi Min, wouldn’t it be great to all meet up somewhere someday, and talk about mid life issues and blogging?
Thanks Jo, I have met most of these wonderful ladies in real person and I have to say that they’re the most incredible bunch of ladies. They all inspire me to be a better blogger and person. Thank you for featuring me on this post.
And thank you for contributing Kathy 🙂 How lucky for you to have met most of these lovely ladies. I’m looking forward to the IRL day!
I have to say the ‘mature aged’ blogging group I’m part of has really helped ease me into my 50s! (Well, turning 50 last December!)
Ahh you are but a young gun Deb! Congratulations on joining the over 50’s! Yes, all these women are very supportive and inspiring – let’s hope we can all keep on being around for each other 🙂
Great post! I have met two of these lovely ladies! I will check out the blogs I haven’t read yet.
Thanks Michelle, hope you enjoy the other blogs too (I’m sure you will 🙂 )
Life Images by Jill
You’ve put together a fabulous group of women Jo.
Thanks Jill – Looking forward to featuring you too soon x
Hi Jill, thank you. And by the way would you like to participate in this series?
Hi Jo – thanks so much for featuring me in your post – it’s such an honour to be included and to be sharing the space with some wonderful Midlife bloggers. We all have similarities and yet there are the differences too – that’s what makes it all so interesting. I’m sharing this all over my social media and can’t wait for your post on my blog on Saturday! xx
Ahh, you have a lovely blog Leanne, and a beautiful way with words. Thank you for sharing 🙂 x
Lovely to see all the interaction your post is getting Jo – it’s hard to believe that Midlife blogging wasn’t this popular a decade ago – times change and we’re rocking this whole writing gig!
Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my SM xx
Leanne | http://www.crestingthehill.com.au
I know! It’s amazing how many of us there are now Leanne 🙂