According to Merriam-Webster, a blog is “a regular feature appearing as part of an online publication that typically relates to a particular topic and consists of articles and personal commentary by one or more authors.”
So, here we are and here is where we plan to be on a weekly basis.
The articles will be of interest to Seniors, written by Seniors. There will be three regular contributors, and one guest contributor every fourth week.
No topic is off the table for our intrepid bloggers. We sincerely hope that you will laugh, think, agree, or seriously disagree with the opinions of our writers. As one of them said recently, “if some people don’t disagree about some positions, then we won’t be doing our job”.
Why are we doing this? Glad you asked.
First, we all have strong opinions on some topics. Some might even call us opinionated. Whatever.
Second, we have a strong commitment to Seniors, their issues, and their psychological well being. After all, this is our age cohort.
Third, we want to create a forum where Seniors can express their views on various topics of the day. We invite you to respond to any article you read – like, dislike, curious, confused-anything except silence. That would make us shrivel up!
Who can read the blog?
Initially, the plan is to make this blog available to the membership of Confederation Park, and then, if it appears to be of interest to our membership, expand it to any other Senior who belongs to a Seniors’ group; and then finally open it up to any Senior living in the city.
We are certainly not going to submit any potential reader to an integrity test. If you want to be an admiring reader, then you’re welcome – over or under 55. We’d even invite you to send any blog you find particularly interesting, amusing, thoughtful, or provocative to those on your email list.
When can we expect to see our first blog?
We know you are almost vibrating with anticipation, and we plan our first edition for Friday, Feb. 12.