When you hear the phrase “social media” you probably imagine sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. I know I do. But we can’t forget that blogs are an important part of the social media world.
Unlike static websites which are meant to be a one-way communication, consumed by visitors, blogs are designed to be part of a conversation. Bloggers start the conversation by writing a blog post. But that is just the beginning. Readers can comment on what has been written. Bloggers then reply and thus a conversation starts.
Additionally, bloggers can visit other blogs. They in turn can write comments, or write new blog posts of their own referring back to the original blogger’s post. Soon you no longer have a lonely blog sitting alone in the virtual world. The blog is part of an inter-connected community of readers and bloggers.
Then along comes blog carnivals. A carnival is a blogging party – a collection of bloggers all writing about a similar topic. Each blogger submits their best post to the carnival and the host provides a link to each blog. This allows readers to discover new writers, bloggers to discover new readers and expands the conversation.
I’m pleased to be the host of this week’s Blogging Boomers Carnival #102. Please join the virtual party by visiting these blogs, all written on topics relating to baby boomers.
Concerned about losing your job? Commiserate at The Boomer Chronicles.
Aging Baby Boomers are in the midst of a grandbaby boom, and they’re struggling with a bunch of issues.
Want to look modern, hip but still age appropriate? Then take a lesson in how to “Tweak Your Chic” with The Glam Gals, Deborah and JoJami. Visit Fabulous after 40 to find out more.
It’s the call that every child dreads but none can avoid. Dina reflects on the complexities of mother/daughter relationships and shifting to a new role as a caretaker over at This Marriage Thing.
An exploration of some of the “do it yourself” art created during the Obama campaign and afterward.
Last week, on Bloody Monday, a letter from AIG got Janet Wendy’s attention
at Gen Plus.
Molly Ringwald, who showed us how much angst one could have being a teenager, is now 40 years old. Her reaction, it’s pretty darn cool.
It’s always risky to try and change something major in your life…what if you fail?
Ah, but what if you succeed in ways you could never have imagined when you started!
If the economic downturn has sent your chicks heading back to the nest, Contemporary Retirement has a resource that could help you ensure that your boomerang offspring don’t derail your plans for the future.
Vaboomer.com sees the Chinese New Year of the Ox as a signal for new beginnings.
Whether you are looking for a new job or promoting your business, here are Things You Need to Know Before Adding New Connections On LinkedIn.
I hope you enjoy this week’s Blogging Boomers Carnival.
Andrea J. Stenberg