The world around me has changed so much. Here I am, sitting in front of a computer, drinking my coffee, and talking to the whole universe. I love writing and sharing my thoughts and experiences with others.Who would have thought I'd ever be "blogging, texting, downloading apps, skyping, twittering, facebooking, googling and linking even 15 years ago.
I started blogging in 2012. My son was writing his blog as early as 2009. He quickly found a niche in the hockey world and started making money right away. Me, I just do it for fun. I think it took me five years to get my first check of $100 from my advertisers. The good thing about it was it was in USD, which was a bonus since I am Canadian!
Both of my children have developed their writing skills using computers. They have both gone online to sell their wares. My son sells vintage hockey jerseys on one of his sites. My daughter is a professional photographer in Vancouver but sells her photography on her site www.paulawallisphotography.com worldwide.
Other friends also do very interesting spiritual work and a lot of their contacts have been established online. Check them out at www.judithonley.com and Donna Marie Pritchard
I have friends who write books and sell them through one of the biggest publishing companies online. Rick Antonson's newest book, Walking with Ghosts in Papua New Guinea, can be purchased at www.amazon.ca This is Rick's forth solo book. His first three, "Full Moon over Noah's Arc," "Route 66 Still Kicks" and "To Timbuktu for a Haircut," are also available online.
Another friend, Eric Hamilton, is selling his first book through Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/How-Create-Life-You-Want-ebook
I hope other friends and acquaintances will let me know what they are doing online, so I can add their link to this blog.
Three years ago I attended my 50th high school reunion. Because of the internet, one of my old colleagues built a data base to keep in touch with over 700 grads. There were 200 plus people who showed up for our get together. Many people had their phones with them taking pictures throughout the evening. They texted and tweeted and gathered electronic info from old friends. People came from as far away as Toronto to reconnect on the west coast of Canada.
Blogging is one way of doing something fun in retirement!