Since I’ve been writing my blog on retirement, women’s issues, and the environment, I’ve often searched the web for other, similar blogs by women.
I wanted to learn from those more experienced than I was, and discover perspectives different from my own.
Most, but not all, of these blogs by women are about retirement and its challenges. But one is written by a younger woman and chronicles the challenges she faces as a working woman with a family in the UK.
Here are the blogs I’d like to share with you today. They are by no means ALL the blogs I read, but they are some of my favorites. I hope you’ll try them!
Ronni Bennett began writing her blog in 2004. Her blog includes her well-documented writings and rants on many topics, plus the writings of several regular contributors about music and current events. The website has many valuable resources, including a long list of blogs by retirees called “Where Elders Blog.” That list is where I found some of the blogs that I enjoy reading.
Diane Dahli has written some wonderful dialogue-type blogs recently, where she presents conversations about important issues. She is based in Canada and her insights are full of good advice and points to ponder. Her most recent posts were about ageism, root cellars, and dancing the tango! A varied set of subjects, for sure.
Barbara Bomberger writes about the challenges and joys of living on a budget. Her blog tells how she navigates the current economic situation as a recent widow. You will enjoy her sense of humor. Her latest blog post about weight loss in middle age is inspiring!
Alyce Gambrell’s blog is aimed at helping recent retirees or those who are thinking of retirement. She offers ideas for acquiring more education, repackaging your skills, locating job opportunities, etc., for those of us who are 50+. Should you retire or relaunch?
Jeanette Lewis writes from Canada about what she has learned and what she is going through as she navigates retirement. Her most recent post talks about decluttering her life and her home, and the difficulties and fatigue that the process brings on.
Sydney Lagier writes about her experiences as a retiree. They include traveling, taking classes, stages of retirement, getting along with men including her husband, and self-assessment. Right now, she’s writing a series about what she’s learned and how she’s changed since she retired 8 years ago.
Janis has been writing her blog, www.retirementallychallenged.com , for many years. She too writes about traveling, personal thoughts, getting along with husband and other relatives, friendships, national parks, and many other topics. You’ll enjoy her ideas.
This blog is written by a younger woman, Phoenicia, living in the UK. She blogs about the challenges of daily life, including working and caring for a family at the same time. She writes brief posts about contemporary issues, and asks readers a question about their perspectives on the issues. Her goal is to create dialogue with her readers. Her recent topics include forgiving yourself, integrity, humble pie, and Valentine’s Day observances.
Enjoy these 8 blogs by women
You’ll find varied points of view, good humor, good questions, and lots of solutions of problems as you read these blogs. Hope you enjoy them!
Let me know which are your favorites!