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Class – Blogging for Seniors

Let’s Hold A Class On Blogging for Seniors

laptops and 2 figures shaking handsHow many times have you been insulted by remarks such as, “Old people (still defined as over 40) can’t/don’t use computers,” or “They’re too old to learn tech stuff,” etc.?

I have been in business meetings in which these kinds of comments were made by people who, in fact, were in their 50’s and should know better as they’re staring at me (a mere 72 years old) … the creator of 4 websites, a chronic user of email and social media, and a teacher of a class on how to start a business.

Everyone knows I’m “old.” I don’t keep that a secret, so it’s very insulting and irritating to listen to these generalizations. Also, I live in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and have met hundreds of women who are IT tech savvy. Some of them hold high level positions in the most sophisticated tech environments, like aerospace, defense, and biotechnology, for example. The insensitive commentators live here, too, so what’s wrong with them that they must stereotype people in this way? I wonder.

teacher helping student at deskOn the other hand, I have met people, who are much younger than I, who believe themselves completely incapable of learning how to use computers. These folks are really intimidated at the prospect of trying; so, I think I should create a class on the simple basics of blogging – whether it be for social media or more advanced articles for website. What do you think of that idea? I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of creating a class on blogging for Seniors; but why should that stop me?

A Class on Blogging For Seniors Could Include the Following:

  • How to turn on and sign on to a computer
  • How to set up some types of social media accounts
  • How to prepare content
  • How to make links to other content and why a person would want to do that
  • Etiquette
  • Do’s and Don’s for safety
  • How to blog on Word Press sites

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Let’s face it: it’s almost 4 a.m., and I am supposed to be asleep, so I’m going to stop here and wait for your feedback to tell me if you are interested. Even if you’re not desirous of taking the class, you are welcome to share you opinion about what else should be included in the topics to be covered. Then, I’ll come back and edit this post to make it better! I’ve got to get to bed and sleep fast, since it’s almost time to get up and start the commute for the day’s meetings. 🙂

Do It The Write Way! Let My Fingers Do Your Talking!