This week The 80-Something Blog is thirteen years old. If the blog were our child, it would be a teenager! This is its 1356th post since its birth in 2008 as The 70-Something Blog. My seventieth birthday was a month away then, and I thought that writing about being a septuagenarian would help me process my transition from “almost old” to old.
People often ask me how I decide what to write about. Do I have a list of topics? No. Do I worry that I might run out of ideas? No, at least not yet. Often, I have something on my mind that I want to share with my readers, but not always. All I know is that writing helps me process what’s happening in my life.
To those who have been with me since the beginning, my thanks. To those who might just be joining us, welcome. Next year at this time I will probably be telling you that I have just written my 1460th post. I hope you’ll stay with me.