I’m so proud to announce that my blog, Baby Boomer Bliss, has just been selected by panelists as one of the top 75 baby boomer blogs on the worldwide web.
I started this blog three years ago after discovering that younger baby boomers are statistically the unhappiest age group. I planned to write a book to help boomers find joy and inner peace during what can be a challenging time in life and thought this blog would be a good platform. As I pointed out in a previous blog, the irony is, although it’s in the works, I have yet to finish that book.
But I’m still blogging and loving it. As I’ve poured out my heart and shared some empowering lessons during my journey through my life, my blog has come to mean so much more to me.
My blog has given me wonderful creative freedom to express myself and write about my passions. Writing a blog provides a wonderful opportunity to touch the lives of other people in a positive way. Thanks to all of you who have let me know that I have in some small way inspired you or provided useful information. That always makes my day and brings me such joy.
But as anyone who has tried to blog knows, finding an audience is anything but easy. The competition is downright fierce. At times, especially in the beginning, I’ve been discouraged with the numbers. It’s so easy to become obsessed with how many visitors and subscribers you’ve had on any given day. But ever so slowly, people are discovering my little blog and that feels very rewarding.
To be perfectly honest, I still haven’t discovered how to draw in those huge numbers or how to get rich from my blog. But the fact that Feedspot included Baby Boomer Bliss on their comprehensive list of best Baby Boomer blogs gave me much needed inspiration and encouragement.
The blogs that made their list were not only ranked on search rankings and their popularity on social media sites but on the quality of the blogs based on their editorial team and expert review. As with all my writing, I aim for excellence and top quality articles, so I’m most proud of this fact. So I’ll be displaying my award proudly in my sidebar!
Because sometimes you have to toot your own horn in this business so WOO HOO! Taking a minute to pat myself on the back (pat, pat) and do a happy dance (wiggle, jiggle).
If you’d like, you can check out their entire list of top baby boomer blogs by clicking here. I’m familiar and proud to be included with many of these excellent blogs such as Next Avenue (who came in at number one), Baby Boomer Café (who I’ve written a few articles for in the past), Gypsy Nesters (who have left a few comments on my blog – and I love to live vicariously through them as they travel the world), and Grandma’s Brief (I’ve joined a few of her link parties to help publicize boomer blogs).
My blog came in at #57, but being the competitive person I am, I’d love to move up the list! I’m beyond grateful to all 28,000 of you who have visited my blog – especially those who have subscribed or taken time from your busy lives to leave comments. And thanks to all my Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest followers as well.
So stick with me and let’s see what the future brings!
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