Recently I was watching the movie Julie & Julia, the dual stories about the life of Julia Child and of a young woman who decides to cook every recipe in Child’s classic book and blog about the experience.
This woman didn’t just talk about cooking and she didn’t just talk about her successes. She blogged about her struggles, her failures as well as her own life. The background story, the stuff that makes her a person, was what made readers resonate with her, just as much as the cooking.
That’s what the Blogging Boomers Carnival is about; a collection of baby boomers blogging about their passions as well as themselves. Each week, one of us plays host to the rest and posts summaries plus links to the best articles.
It’s a fine line between sharing information and sharing yourself. It’s a line that many people struggle with. Baby boomers in particular have a hard time getting personal online. The Blogging Boomers Carnival members have learned to dance on that line, sharing their collective knowledge and experiences while letting their personalities show through.
If you take a moment to visit each post and maybe leave a comment or two, I know you’ll be richer for the experience. Here goes:
When traveling outside of the U.S., iPhone users can easily incur charges in the thousands of dollars. Barbara Weibel at Hole In The Donut Travels reveals the “secret settings” that ensure you can use your iPhone while traveling internationally without breaking the bank.
Do you ever wonder if you are settling for less than you deserve? The Midlife Crisis Queen knows that feeling! Here’s what she learned from HER midlife crisis.
With the New Year, could there be a new economic optimism emerging? SoBabyBoomer wonders why this optimism might surface when the U.S. stock market just finished its first decade of negative returns since the Great Depression.
January getting you down? Anne at It’s All About Aging has tips for getting though till spring.
Over at Contemporary Retirement, Ann has all the excuse-busting tips you need to get started on slashing your stroke risk by up to 80 percent.
At the Writing Without Periods blog Mary talks about the sense of freedom that comes with cleaning out closets and drawers, and the good feeling that comes with donating those items you no longer want to others who need them.
Janet at Gen Plus heads over to the VerdExchange conference on green energy and innovation in Los Angeles. Great timing in view of President Obaman’s State of the Union address.
The Boomer Chronicles wants to know: if money were no object, what would you do for work?
Contrary to conventional wisdom, LifeTwo.com reports that college educated women are less likely to be divorced.
If you’ve been ever caught dashing into the grocery store in a frumpy track suit and dirty hair, you know how embarrassing it can be, and that’s exactly why The Glam Gals say every woman needs a “going to the grocery store outfit.” Catherine Zeta Jones understands what they mean. Get the whole story at Fabulous after 40.
Vaboomer.com takes a look at 1960s fashion. Remember the Mini-Skirt?
And finally, from The Baby Boomer Entrepreneur, if you’ve been wondering what good Twitter’s list feature is, read The Top 8 Ways to Use Twitter lists.
Andrea J. Stenberg