When you blog about your life, it doesn’t mean you are limited to writing and sharing about your personal life. It covers all aspects of your existence. It is about your passion and what makes life meaningful to you.
Let me give two significant reasons that would encourage you to blog about your life.
Finding meaning and significance through blogging
When I was still working at Central Philippine University, I would bring our 5-yr-old daughter to Kindergarten every 8:00 o’clock in the morning.
Each time we drove through Gate No. 8, I noticed an elderly couple sitting in front of their house gate. They were just sitting there and feeling the warmth of the early morning sun.
I know them. The husband was manager of a big government bank for a long time until his retirement.
Well, I could just imagine, if somebody had taught him how to blog, he surely would have been able to establish an authority blog on banking and finance.
Many professionals, who are nearing retirement age, are asking, “What shall I do when I retire?”
May I suggest that over and above your planned investments and activities, you should blog about your lives. All resources such as blogging tips are found online.
I understand what the senior citizens or the elderly are going through as a pastor and son of an 81-year-old mother.
They are going through finding meaning and significance about their aging lives.
Blogging could provide the meaning and significance that they wanted.
Blog is virtual venue for sharing, learning, and friendship
They need people to listen to their stories about their many lessons in life, career achievements, parental fulfillment, and many more. However, who would listen to an aging expert, when younger professionals have already taken over?
In the Philippines, families are close knit and they don’t want to put their elderly in the hospice or elderly homes, even if they can afford.
Sad thing is, while it’s good they are living with their children with full support in terms of care, food, and medicines, most of the time their children aren’t there for them. They are busy with work and fending for their own family.
Imagine if you are in your retirement and twilight years at 60 to 100 years old, and you have established several blogs about your life?
I’m sure every day would never be a dull-moment because you have the whole World Wide Web reading your blog post of the day and interacting with you.
The web offers limitless opportunities for establishing links, forging friendships, and knowledge sharing. Your powerful access to it is the blog that you have created.
You need not wait for ages to come before you realize the importance of blogging.
Blog about your life now!
PHOTO CREDIT: Jade Mark Jarbadan