“Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.”
What is more interesting than fiction? Easy answer: the non-fiction story of a human’s life! Perhaps you’re as interested as I am in finding out the chapters of someone’s life story, how different life used to be when they were younger, how they’ve adapted to the changes, wars, advances in technology – but, then, how similar the human condition can remain.
Or, are you or your parents looking for a way to leave your mark on the world or a place to write down your stories, thoughts and feelings where your children and relatives can come to learn a little more about you and the life you’ve led?
Legacy blogging is becoming a fantastic tool for the increasingly internet-savvy Senior or Baby Boomer to share their stories of present and past. Legacy blogging is way to document a life, a history, a past full of dreams fulfilled and forgotten, stories of love and friendship, hardships and joys. How irresistible!
On the down side, legacy blogs on free sites such as WordPress, Blogger, or Typepad can be removed if left inactive. If you’re concerned about all the blog content being lost forever into the internet black hole, you may wish to consider the services that convert blogs into books – a permanent memoir and great reading! These blog to book services can be found at places like Blurb or Blog2Print.
At Premier Homecare Services, our Caregivers can assist in a wide range of services in the comfort of wherever home is, and if helping to start a blog and learning how to make an online legacy is important. Contact your local office to speak with a Care Coordinator.
If you’re a legacy blogger, please leave your thoughts and comments! We’d love to hear why you started blogging. Don’t forget to share a link to your blog!
Sneak a peek at some of these Legacy Blogs or find a whole list at The Ageless Project:
- Me and the Cat – Born in the USA 1930, Lorraine shares a look back through her life with photos, stories, and tree-hugging experiences.
- Age of Rieson – An Octogenarian scientist, Marie got her PhD at the age of 46, lived in Toronto for part of her life.
- Blogging in Paris – A former English teacher living in Paris, breast cancer survivor, avid walker and photographer.
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Preserving memories: Genealogy, Family Trees & Journals – PHS blog post
Changing the Shape of Aging While Living it Up for Senior’s Month – PHS blog post