You have retired from full time work, now what?
As older folks we may be retired but we are certainly not ready to go on the scrap heap. Most of us have lived very productive lives and achieved a level of success in different areas of expertise.
We have spent a lifetime in the workforce, honing our skills and developing our knowledge base. Alongside that role we raised our families and seen them grow to be young adults and start families of their own. Along the way we learned a lot about parenting and all the associated skills. Discipline, mentoring, nurturing, health, education, human behaviour, culinary arts and nutrition, relationships, budgeting and financial management were all in the long list of skills we have acquired over those years .
During that time we have also enjoyed many holidays and visited many different and interesting places equipping us with many more stories and things to write about.
Then there are grand children to take an interest in and write about and for some there will be great grand children. This is an exciting time of life. A time when we have time to recollect and reflect on all those years and experiences and we can begin to share them.
Once the family have left home there is much more time available to pursue other interests such as taking up a hobby or joining a club or travelling to more exotic and distant places. Life will bring new adventures and new challenges but with your own blog site you can keep these alive and share them with the world.
Your blog will become like a word picture of your life and you can use it to pass on all the wonderful things you have learned over the past 50 years.
It will be a record for your children and grand children but it will also make for interesting reading for many other people. You may help some younger parents to avoid some of the mistakes you made or help them to build on your successes.
Here is a guide to get you started.: Let me suggest you sit down and make a list of all the things you could write about, build a list of topics and subtopics then start writing. You will be so surprised at how much there is for you to write about.
- My Early education
- Growing through the teenage years without mobile phones
- Choosing a career path
- Your first car
- University learning and challenges
- Falling in love for the first time.
- Your first heartbreak
- Getting your first real job
- Buying your first home
- Marrying the love of your life.
- The first baby then the other babies.
- Family holidays
- Losing your job, finding another one.
- Working your way up the ladder
- Some negative or challenging experiences and how you dealt with them
- Planning your retirement
- Milestones throughout your life
You have so achieved and experienced so much over a lifetime so why not commit yourself to giving a little time to writing about a different aspect of it each week to build a readable and interesting blog that will have people looking forward to the next episode.
Writing a blog will also give you opportunity to earn some extra money to fund all the things you have on that bucket list for your retirement years.
You are not sure how to start?
Well it is really easy and you can start for free. Thats right absolutely free. I have just the right place for you to begin building your very own personal website or blog.
Your story is different to everyone elses so that makes you unique and your blog will be unique too, having its own flavor and appeal.
You don’t have to be an academic or university graduate to write a blog because you will find when you join with thousands of other people developing web pages and blogs you will have all the back up and instruction you could possibly need and there is another wonderful perk, you don’t even have to be able to spell correctly or get the grammar exactly right as there is a tool to check over all you write for both spelling and grammar.
You can have a go here by joining with me and go through the Getting Started Lessons. Then just set aside a little time to work through your list of things to write about and get rolling. . Its fun and exciting and you will soon find yourself enjoying the reminescing and collating years of wonderful stories to share.
Just click on the link here! Then you can create your own blog website free.
Now you have decided to start your very own blog you will need some extra toolsto assist you to make it stand out and be more appealing. This is where I will leave you with some extra ideas and websites that will be a great help to you.
1. Jaaxy key words See Keywords
2, Canva graphics Getting creative
3.Pexels free images Free images
There are many more tools and tips available but you will get to know them all as you work your way through the lessons provided in Wealthy Affiliate.
These lessons are the very best available on the net. There seems to be no limit to what you can learn as new material is being added all the time.
I have also left a list of 10 tips for successful blogging on another webpage You can take a look here
Thats probably enough information for you to get started. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions and I will try and answer them. If I cannot we will make sure somebody within WA will.
Don’t forget it is free to start, you can always give it a go and see if it will work for you.
Here is the link again, enjoy your new journey into blogging. Create your blog website free today.
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