OK, the analysis of the Older Bloggers Survey is done and dusted. My two hypotheses have been confirmed. But what shall we do with this information? Ideas, strategies.
The Older Bloggers Survey covered a lot of factors, but inevitably excluded others. So we asked one final question, and found that many participants saved their most important comments for last. Q. 22. Do you have any further comments about your experience as a blogger? We're interested in anything you'd like to share on this topic. … Continue reading 12. Final comments of the older bloggers: new, overlooked, and underlined thoughts
Our survey asked older bloggers whether their blogs reflected one of three theories of ageing, how important their blog was in their lives, and how they measured their blog's success. To generalise and paraphrase, they replied "Bad question!" to the first, "Moderately important" to the second, and "I measure the success of my blog by … Continue reading 11. How does blogging fit into your way of ageing, your life, and your concept of success?
Blog technology is a remarkable tool that is used in hundreds of different ways. It's old by internet standards but brand new and unprecedented in the history of publishing. With a single, simple process, anybody of any age in any place, with unknown qualifications and few skills can: publish personally and independently publish instantly in … Continue reading 10. Your blog: what type of publication or storage does it most resemble?
Most older bloggers feel satisfaction, happiness, confidence, a sense of purpose and being "not alone". Blog bonus: mental stimulation & challenges to achieve.