World’s Oldest Blogger

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For those middle age and senior citizen out there, do you think you are too old to blog? Do you think that blogging is just for teenagers or baby boomers?

Check this out… Olive Riley, 108, is believed to have been the world’s oldest blogger. She lives in Australia and began her blog The Life of Riley in February 2007 at the age of 107 and made her final post on 26 June 2008 from a nursing home in Woy Woy, New South Wales, complaining of a cough about two weeks before she died at the age of 108. She was born in 1899, and would have turned 109 on October 20. She had posted over 70 entries, as well as several video posts on YouTube. Her blog was inspired by her experience with documentary filmmaker Michael Rubbo who, in 2005, made a documentary about her titled All About Olive.

She also: “read a whole swag of email messages and comments from my internet friends today, and I was so pleased to hear from you. Thank you, one and all.”

Olive’s musing live on at http://www.allaboutolive.com.au and more recently at http://worldsoldestblogger.blogspot.com. Some of his friends says that…

“She enjoyed the notoriety – it kept her mind fresh.”

“What kept her going was the memories she had, and being able to recall those memories so strongly.”

Reference: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Riley

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5 Responses

  1. budeen says:

    this should inspire us.. it’s never too late to learn. olive proved it.. shame if we thought that we should stop learning new things at our age now

  2. cyza says:

    She not only have a blog, but she also embedded youtube.com videos and also nice pictures. Isn’t that interesting and amazing. Even if she had somebody helping her, it still shows some good desire to learn web 2.0. Brilliant story.

  3. earnword says:

    just wonder, why he really love to blogging. hoho..

  4. cyza says:

    First, it’s a she and she like blogging because it’s probably entertaining to share and read response, feedback, comments from others.

  5. itisrajah says:

    old people got more stories to write about.
    =)

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