Friday, February 1, 2008

Baby Boomer Women Bloggers to Watch in 2008


Blogging isn't just for the younger generation.


So says an article written by Anick Jesdanun, Baby Boomers Take to the Net "boomers are actually more enthusiastic than younger Americans when it comes to using the Internet for health care and finances, as well as government and religious information."

And according to an article on MSNBC "The boomers themselves can take credit for shaping the course of this technology if not the entire direction of the digital revolution. Gates is among a cadre of industry pioneers now in their 50s. But several decades ago they were tech-savvy kids who seized the moment when their elders had no clue...In the 1960s and early 1970s, many in the counterculture absolutely loathed computers and everything about them. They were seen as part of the Defense Department's War Machine, and also associated with depersonalization of a mass society."

So I started looking online and keeping track of Baby Boomer Bloggers (Women that is) to watch and what follows is my list of 87 Baby Boomer Women Bloggers to Watch in 2008. Some of these women are brand new to blogging and others are seasoned experts. They represent a wide range of topics and interests from many corners of the world.

Each one of them have at least two things in common. They were born between 1946 and 1964 and they have a passion for sharing their thoughts, expertise and wisdom with the world.

Beverly Mahone - http://www.talk2bev.blogspot.com/
Karlyn - http://www.karlyns.com/
Mary Eileen Williams - http://feistysideoffifty.wordpress.com/
Ora Stearns-Smith - http://oraintl.org/modules/wordpress/
Debra Shively Welch - http://apps.debrashiveleywelch.net/Blog/
Kathie Thomas - http://www.vadirectory.net/blog/
Debbie Zipp - http://debbiez12.wordpress.com/
Debbie Stevens - http://mispoetic-debbiestevens.blogspot.com/
Jacqueline Wales - http://fearlessfifties.typepad.com/fearless_fifties/
Betty Lynch - http://mycountrykitchen.wordpress.com/
Kathryn Little - http://www.myspace.com/kathrynlittle/
Marguerite Wright - http://www.motherknowsbest.typepad.com/
Susan Lowe - http://www.californiamusing.blogspot.com/
Vicki Taylor - http://www.vickimtaylor.com/blogs
Pam Archer - http://www.myspace.com/everlovinflowers
Angela Betts - http://www.angelabetts.com/
Rhea of The Boomer Chronicle - http://www.thegeminiweb.com/babyboomer/
Claudia Meydrech – The Happy Nutritionist - http://www.happynutritionistsnuggets.com/
"Terri" Dennis the Pop Art Diva http://www.popartdiva.blogspot.com/

OTHER GREAT BABY BOOMER BLOGGERS THAT HAVE CROSSED MY PATH:

Rosalind Gardner – Net Profits Today http://www.netprofitstoday.com/blog/
Kathleen Gage – Street Smarts Marketing http://www.kathleengage.blogspot.com/
Allison Bottke http://www.boomerbabesrock.com/
Lorraine Cohen – Powerfull Living – http://www.powerfull-living.biz/blog/
Suzanne Mulvehill – Employee to Entrepreneur http://www.employeetoentrepreneur.blogspot.com/
Georgia Richardson – All Things Royal - http://allthingsjawjaw.blogspot.com/
Tricia Goyer It’s a Real life http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/
Angela Hunt – A life in pages http://alifeinpages.blogspot.com/
Kerry Wyatt Kent http://www.ivpress.com/keriwyattkent/
Nan Russel – Winning at Work - http://www.nanrussell.com/blog/
Jane Carroll – Bertha-size Your Life - http://berthasblogging.berthasize.com/
Debbie Bermont – Outrageous Business Growth - http://www.outrageousbusinessgrowth.com/blog/
Fawn Germer – Hard Won Wisdom - http://www.hardwonwisdom.com/blog.htm
Penney Peirce – Intuition Now http://www.intuitnow.blogspot.com/
Donna Henes – The Queen of Myself - http://www.myspace.com/queenmamadonna
Ruth Pennebaker The Fabulous Geezersisters http://geezersisters.wordpress.com/
Brenda Hiatt – Scuba Diva http://scubadiva.wordpress.com/2008/01/19/lets-talk-diving/
Anita V. Robeson – Ask Anita http://askanita.wordpress.com/who-is-anita/
Vonda Skelton - http://vondaskelton.com/Blog.htm
Lorrie Morgan Ferrero Red Hot Copy http://www.redhotblogging.com/
Annie Moscow http://imstartingover.wordpress.com/about/
Tish Travels with Tish http://travelswithtish.com/
Marty Davis – Chicaboomer http://www.chickaboomer.blogspot.com/
Ranae Brumbaugh - Morning Coffee - http://www.renaebrumbaugh.com/
Joanie Winberg Happy Wednesday http://www.happywednesday.com/wordpress/
Connie Pombo Living Life Passionately http://www.livinglifepassionately.blogspot.com/
Grandma Betty - http://grandmabetty.com/index.php
Dr Dorree lynn’s Fifty and Furthermore http://www.fiftyandfurthermore.com/web/module/blog/interior.asp
Marilynn Mobley Baby Boomer Insights
Donna Shepard - http://www.donnashepherd.com/
Cathy Taylor – Everything Menopause - http://www.everythingmenopause.com/menopauseblog.htm
Lynn Tolson – Beyond the Tears - http://beyondthetears.com/bttblog/
Karen Hamilton - The Best Kept Secret http://blog.thebestkeptsecret.ca/
Prill Boyle – Defining Gravity Now - http://defyinggravitynow.blogspot.com/
Natalie Caine – Empty Nest Support http://emptynestsupport.com/blog/
Cathy Hamilton Bommer Girl - http://www.boomergirl.com/about/
Pat Detmer – Laughing All the Way - http://journals.aol.co.uk/patdet/LaughingAllTheWay/
Polly Lyman – Polly Vous Francais? http://www.pollyvousfrancais.blogspot.com/
Barbara Stabiner – Clairvoyant http://www.barbarastabiner.blogspot.com/
Sharilee Guest - The Leadership Revolution Blog
Dale Filhaber – Dataman Group http://datamanmailinglists.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Townes - Becoming a Woman on Purpose http://spiritwomen.blogspot.com/
Denise M. Howell - Bag and Baggage http://bgbg.blogspot.com/cv.html
Robyn And3rson - Bitchypoo - http://www.bitchypoo.com/3751/2-1-08
Judith Meskill - Soc Media Rocks http://www.meskill.net/wordpress/
Willa Cline - Willa’s Journal http://www.willa.com/weblog/
Teresa Kanago - I See Invisible People http://www.dailytroll.com/
Sherry Chandler http://sherrychandler.com/
Tish Grier - Love and Hope and S*x and Dreams http://lovehopesexdreams.blogspot.com/
Joanne Jacobs http://joannejacobs.com/
Rebecca Blood – Rebecca’s Pocket http://www.rebeccablood.net/
Debbie Barth – Talk Fusion Today http://www.quikonnex.com/channel/page/debbiebarth-TalkFusionToday
Deborah Boland and JoJami Tyler of Café Glam http://www.cafeglam.com/2007/03/are_you_groomin.html
Carol Scibelli Grandma Boomers http://grandma-boomers.blogspot.com/
Paula Gaon Beautiful and Fun things - http://bft.blogspot.com/
Tabor’s One Day at a Time http://tabordays.blogspot.com/
Zen Yenta’s World http://zenyenta.blogspot.com/

Be sure and stop by their blogs and read what these women are writing about. Tell them Heidi sent you!

Heidi Richards Mooney, Founder & CEO

We are now accepting Listings for the Who's Who Among Women in eCommerce for 2008.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow Heidi! Thank you for listing me in your blog! This is a great list of women to follow on the net.

Blessings,

Betty Lynch
http://www.mycountrykitchen.wordpress.com

beautifulwomenproject said...

I have had the privilege of meeting, interviewing, photographing and writing the biographies of some amazing baby boomers for The Beautiful Women Project. These women are active in their careers, families and communities. I bet some are much better bloggers than I am at thirty seven! With a shared interest in women as strong, active and beautiful at any stage or age, please check out the Beautiful Women Project where we believe that it is the sum of a woman's life experiences that make her beautiful.

Renae said...

Wow, thanks, Heidi, for including me on this list! What an honor!

Blessings to you!

Renae at Morning Coffee
www.renaebrumbaugh.com

Anita V. Robeson said...

Hello Heidi,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for listing me on your site. I've added yours to my blogroll as well and look forward to checking out all the baby boomer bloggers you've recommended. Cheers!

Ora said...

Hello Precious Heidi . . .

Sweet greetings to Beautiful You! ~ Just a note to say thank you so much for including me in your list of Baby Boomer Women Bloggers. What a surprise, and what an honor! What an honor, indeed! ~ Again, thank you so sincerely!

Blessings & Much Love,
Ora ~

* * * *
Rev. Ora Stearns Smith
www.OraIntl.org
Be Fluent in Love!

Kathie M. Thomas said...

Great list Heidi - Google Alert told me about it. Thanks for including me.

BeverlyM said...

This is an incredible list. I've visited quite a few blogs you have mentioned. But you even have some I didn't know about.

I have to say my www.talk2bev.blogspot.com isn't my most popular but I do appreciate you listing it.

Mary Eileen Williams said...

I am honored and grateful to be among your list of talented boomer bloggers.
Ours is a generation that has been blessed in many ways. One of our most outstanding characteristics is that we are always up for something new. Boomer women, especially, have broken through some pretty amazing barriers and we continue to take on challenges. Now, blogging is our latest way of reaching out and connecting with our fellow sisters.
So, Heidi, thank you so much for helping us do exactly that!

Brenda said...

What fun to find myself on this list, especially since I've only just started blogging! I'm going to check out some of the others and add this blog to my blogroll as well.
--Brenda, ScubaDiva :)
http://scubadiva.wordpress.com

Pop Art Diva! said...

What a great list! I've just opened 6 new tabs from your links to check out these women and their blogs!!!

And thanks so much for listing me with such a great group of women.

Terri Terri, aka PopArtDiva, The Martini Diva, The DIVA of TINY FOODS ,The Normal Challenged Artist, The DIVA of DIVAVILLE

Anonymous said...

Heidi,

Thank you so much for the listing! Knowledge is power, so the more resources the better.

Keep up the great work you are doing.

Pam Archer,
http://www.idoweddings.wordpress.com
http://www.homespunhighlights.wordpress.com
http://www.archerfitpress.wordpress.com

Heidi Caswell said...

Thanks Heidi!
Great list, some I know and others to get to know. Cool! You've added your podcast to your blog. 2008 is going to be great!

Mispoetic said...

G'day Heidi,

A BIG thank you for including me to this incredible list of women on the www!

Cheers and love,

Debbie Stevens
http://www.deliberatelydebbie.com

Polly said...

Merci, Heidi!

What a great list - and I'm honored that you included "Polly-Vous Francais".

Now if I could get life in Paris to just slow down a bit so I'll have time to check out all these enticing blogs.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you...

All the best, Polly

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Hey Heidi,

Thanks for including me in this list of rockin women! Also, just a reminder to these fabulous women: visit the W List wiki http://wmagicallist.wikispaces.com and include your blog. Keep rockin the world, ladies!

Carolyn, The Wild Wiki Woman!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Heidi - What an honor to be part of your list! And what a great list! I look forward to reading what the other bloggers are saying!
Annie Moscow
http://www.imstartingover.wordpress.com

Debra Shiveley Welch said...

Wow, Heidi! Whatcha been up to? LOL Fantastic list!

ruthpennebaker said...

Heidi -- Thanks so much for including my sister and me, a/k/a the Fabulous Geezersisters, on your list. It's a real boost for us.
-- Ruth
http://geezersisters.wordpress.com/

Vonda said...

Hi Heidi! Thanks for including me in your Boomer Blog List! My blog is about writing--for new and experienced writers. I hope your writing friends will join me!

Blessings on the work of your hands and your heart, my new boomer friend!
Vonda Skelton
www.VondaSkelton.com

December said...

Thank you for the wonderful list. I am an avid blog reader of various topics. I'll check out links that interest me.

Would you like to know about the Young Entrepreneur Society from the www.YoungEntrepreneurSociety.com? An interesting site filled with business info.

Claudia L. Meydrech, CN said...

Adding my compliments on such a great list, I look forward to getting my new New Jersey Baby Boomer blog going as soon as I decide whether or not to tackle the mysteries of Wordpress! Thanks for including Happy Nutritionist's Nuggets. Wonderful blog, Heidi!!

Claudia
HerBulletin
Happy Healthy Children
eBook & Book Reviews and News
Work At Home Grandmoms
Memories and Nostalgia
Married to Politics

Denise said...

Thanks! But I was born in '65...

Virtual Woman's Day said...

Seems like we have a couple of women who don't quite fit the Baby Boomer Category ... So much for research and referrals!

It just gave me the push I need to create a post called "The Unsung Heroines - Gen X Women Bloggers to Watch in 2008" - Look out Baby Boomers!

Anywone who is born between 1964 and 1975, and has had a blog for at least a year, send me your info (heidi (at) wecai.org) and I will review your blog for possible inclusion!

Thanks,

Heidi

Pop Art Diva! said...

Here it is 3 days later and I'm still checking out great blogs from your list!
So many gifted people with so much to say!

Terri, aka PopArtDiva, The Martini Diva, The DIVA of TINY FOODS ,The Normal Challenged Artist, The DIVA of DIVAVILLE, PopArtDiva - Life is Like Art

PearlyWrites, LLC said...

Thank you so much for this list! I love to find new blogs to read and def. will start stopping by some of these. :) Lisa