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?
Latest posts by Silversurfer's Editor (see all)
- The Silent Disease… Prevention and You - November 21, 2017
- 10 tips to make perfect sausage rolls at home - November 16, 2017
- Are you offended by the Greggs Christmas Advert? - November 16, 2017
- Gino D’Acampo’s Mamma Alba’s meatballs - November 16, 2017
- Win ONE of TEN 2018 Dairy Diaries and fabulous cookbook sets! - November 16, 2017
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!