While I thought that Donald Crowdis, a blogger living out of Toronto, aged 92, was the oldest blogger in the world, this isn’t actually so. Rather, perhaps it should be addended that Mr. Crowdis is probably the world’s oldest blogger who continues to type for himself [although he hasn’t written a post in quite a few months due to family issues].
No, I recently discovered that there is an even *more* senior blogger living in Australia by the name of Olive Riley, who probably should be crowned as the world’s oldest blogger. Mrs Riley, who is 108 years old, doesn’t quite write herself, but blogs with the help of a friend, Mike Rubbo. And has been doing so for several months now.
In fact, its an awesome example of “elderblogging”, where she reminisces about things she did in her younger days, coupled with pictures *and* video. One example is of her going to a bar that is actually older than her with Mike, talking about how they enjoyed a plate of oysters, how some local Australian mainstream media types don’t consider her a real blogger because she doesn’t actually type, and fielding a call from Jay Leno to appear on the tonight show.
Blogging doesn’t get any better more honest and fresh than this. I got a kick out of it and I think you might too, so check out Mrs. Riley and ask yourself — does she *look* like she’s 108?
[via: Time Goes By]