Best blogs for over 50s to enjoy

Looking for some new online reading material? Look no further. There are hundreds of thousands of bloggers out there and a whole cross section of writers who’re catering specifically to the over 50s market.

From travel blogs to crafty updates, the beauty of blogs is the fact that there’s always something to suit everyone. Get stuck into some of the best blogs for the over 50s and see if you can find your new favourite blogger.

Great over 50s blogs to add to your routine

If you’re looking for a blog that provides a little get up and go, be sure to check out Second Lives Club. Frequently updated with amusing and inspirational blog posts, it’s excellent for reminding you that life doesn’t stop at retirement. As is Midlife Boulevard, which features a great range of blogs from a team of fabulous over 50s, while Empty House, Full Mind is a brilliant read for older parents who’re getting used to having the family home to themselves again.

Huffington Post has put together a really handy list of its favourite blogs for women over 50, which features some savvy, funny and interesting bloggers who offer regular opinions and updates on how it feels to be an older woman. Another excellent blog geared towards women is Fab Over Fifty, a blog where women over 50 can share their singular style, exceptional experiences, and brilliant recommendations. Men, on the other hand, might be more interested in Views From The Bike Shed, an engaging blog about fatherhood and retirement from writer Mike Charlton.

Blogs to broaden your reading horizons

Unlike newspapers and magazines, blogs have very little in the way of running costs and are typically created by one or two passionate individuals – this means that they can afford to specialise in a way that traditional media can’t. So no matter how unusual your hobby or how specific your tastes, you’re likely to be able to find a blog to match them.

Anyone thinking about taking up running or jogging during retirement should definitely have a look at Old Man Running. This entertaining blog details the adventures of a 78-year-old geezer who has been running for 40 years and also teaches some basic running skills. Foodies and bakers might prefer to spend some time scrolling through the posts on Equal Opportunity Kitchen – a fun food-related blog run by a mother and daughter team.

Fashionistas can find all sorts of inspiration at Not Dressed As Lamb and men who’re interested in looking great as they grow old gracefully should definitely bookmark Grey Fox. Once you start exploring the blogosphere, you’re sure to find that your reading list just grows and grows. Most bloggers are happy to share their own favourite reads, meaning that it’s easy to branch out and find new material from the kind of people you enjoy connecting with. And if there’s no blog out there that caters to your particular set of interests, why not fill the gap by starting one of your own?


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Mother of three grown-up daughters I am the ultimate multi-tasker and am passionate about my role as Silversurfers Website Editor and Social Media Manager. Always on the lookout for all things that will interest and entertain our community. Fueling fun for the young at heart!

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18th Aug 2019
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23rd Sep 2018
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When I retired and had more time to read, I found so few novels with characters who were Boomers and active and healthy - not living their lives in the shadows or in residential homes. So I wrote one - 'The Silver Swimmers' - but agents and traditional publishers were not interested in the subject or an older author... Self publishing is easy enough, but marketing is an uphill battle. Bookshops won't stock POD books...I've got good reviews on Amazon, but how does one tap into the Boomer market?????
22nd May 2017
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Hello Siversurfer, thanks for the list, especially old man running, inspiring. I wanted to ask if you would consider checking. This is a fitness blog for men over 50 that provides tools, tips and training to get back into shape. And not give up because they passed 50.

Back in 2012, I was 55 years old, fat, felt invisible and hopeless.

I lost 75 pounds in 6 months and got fitter than I ever thought possible after the age of 50.

I went back to school to become a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, so I could share the tools, tips & training I have learned to help you get fit, even over 50.

For example, I learned that deadlifting can be a great tool to help men lose weight and get fit. And believe it or not, men over 50 can deadlift


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