Hello! So glad you’re here! Welcome to the continuing series introducing you to, or re-aquainting you with, a creative tribe of women bloggers over 50.
Fabulous Women Bloggers over 50 sharing their lives and loves.
Part 6, and please give a BIG welcome too Jean, Christine, Sonia and Lyn!
Jean Calomeni – Snoring Dog Studio
I started a blog many years ago on WordPress. No longer in existence, that blog was a potpourri of humor, political comment and observations about life and people. After I retired in 2015, I developed my own website to share my art and illustrations and my new blog came to life shortly afterwards.
I blog about these topics:
- The design inspiration behind my wildflower patterns and illustrations
- The various wildflowers that I grow in my garden and see while hiking or traveling
- Gardening woes and tribulations
- Showing respect for Mother Nature
I consider myself a cautious and ambivalent nature lover—cautious because I’m afraid of bugs and snakes, ambivalent because sometimes Nature is so hostile and it frightens me! I write for people who aren’t always comfortable being outdoors, for amateur gardeners, and for people who respect nature and the environment.
I’m the owner and artist of Snoring Dog Studio an online shop and the home of my blog by the same name. I sell affordable home decor and apparel featuring original wildflower-inspired patterns and nature-themed illustrations. Many of the wildflowers shown in my patterns come from my own perennial garden or from hiking in the foothills around Boise, Idaho.
Christine Aldred – Booming On
I’m Christine – writer, blogger, traveller, foodie, and lover of life. I lurk in cyberspace as BoomingOn and blog at BoomingOn—life after working.
I live in fabulous Canberra and am a proud grandma (we prefer ‘ Marsie’) to a growing tribe. I’ve written for years in different ways and now, as a recent retiree with more time to travel and embrace living, I’m taking notes and photos along the way.
BoomingOn is my way to share experiences and inspire others to get out and enjoy what the world has to offer. I write about travelling, my home town, arts and entertainment, kids and family, and getting older. The fun things and sometimes the serious things. I keep it real, and try to make it fun.
I love to write, and the laying down of the words (and the editing and re-editing!) is an important part. Nerd alert. I spent many years working in communications, working with words and pictures. Now I get to do it in my own way, without constraint.
Blogging allows me to do more than just make a record of what’s going on. It makes me more aware and encourages me to get out and about. It keeps me on my toes and my brain exercised, and lets me connect with people all over the world. Hopefully it’s also inspiring and entertaining for others.
I’d love to see you there.
Sonia Bellhouse at Sonia Bellhouse Blog
Hi, I’m Sonia and I have been blogging for about eighteen months. My journey to blogging began when I joined a writing group, that led to me going university in my fifties. It was a transformative experience for me, giving me confidence to express my opinions and to believe that I had something worth saying. Encouraged, I continued to attend writing group. I also coordinated a reading group for eleven years which I gave up reluctantly to focus on my writing.
My lifelong ambition is to write and publish a book. Writers need readers like fish need water and one of the ways to connect was to start a blog. The beauty of blogging is finding like minded people, ones who share your interests. I have forged real friendships with ‘friends I have never met’, in the USA, New Zealand and Wales.
My blog covers aspects of writing and writing advice, the books I have read each month (usually six to eight) creativity, opinions and my cats. Please come and visit and say hello!
Latest blog post : Where do you get you Ideas?
Lyn Lindfield at The Travelling Lindfields
David and I live in Sydney, Australia. We are in our early 60s, have been married for three decades and have two grown sons. Hardly a year has gone by since we met that we haven’t taken at least one long trip.
Currently we travel for about three months of every year. The Travelling Lindfields blog began life as a series of travel diaries written the old fashioned way – on paper. Then the internet arrived.
Today The Travelling Lindfields is a mix of story-telling, information and inspiration. Through it I have tried to create something useful to fellow travellers, especially anyone like me who is a bit lazy when it comes to the planning stage. So if you are planning a trip or just want to dream for a while please stop by – and say hello while you are there.
If you’d like to read the previous parts in this series about blogs for women, written by mature age bloggers, please click on the following posts:
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If you are a woman over 50 and write a blog, and would like to feature in this series, please let me know in the comments.
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