Turned Fifty and this is my first blog…

So I’m starting to blog. ย Maybe I thought I’d give myself another challenge, not sure why really, but I just thought I’d give it a go. ย It’s all very new to me and I realise there’s a lot to ‘tweek’ and certainly a lot to learn aboutย blogging, (especially using WordPress) ย so please bare with me and if you have any helpful hints about using WordPress and blogging etc then please let me know.

So what is my blog about? Basically my blog is about the stuff I do because along with my partner, Jon we mainly love to travel, walk, surf, snowboard & mountain bike. ย We have a Camper van and a canal boat which we love and we’ve been merrilyย doing what we love to do for years, but the thing is, I’ve turned 50 years old and what made me want to blog about these things is that I was told, not so long ago, “you can’t snowboard or do that stuff you do because your 50 years old now, you need to slow down”. ย What???! I don’t think so! Why? Really?! The fact is – I don’t feel like slowing down. ย Yes, I have many little aches and twinges in my body, I certainly don’t have the 20 year old body I used to have, but as long as my mind is active, and my body can keep up then I’ll keep going. So you turn 50, so what? To be honest I’ve never felt better or happier than I do right now and also the people who make comments like that make me more determined to keep going and to maybe add more challenges and learn new things along the way, (I won’t jump out of a plane though!) ย  So here it is, my blog – like I said earlier though, definitely a new challenge for me ย learning about widgets, Tags, categories, links etc – learning to snowboard in my 40’s was a doddle compared to this.

By the way – We’re so lucky as we’re going to Whistler, Canada snowboarding in February so my second blog will be about that so hope you want to hear about it…

12 thoughts on “Turned Fifty and this is my first blog…

  1. Goodness me, I’ve been blogging for more than three years now on WordPress, and still have no idea what I’m doing – I’m actually trying to work out what a widget is, then I might know how to use one. I’m a total techno nin-com-poop. Recently I was mentioned in a bloggers challenge, I think the same one you were mentioned in. I think I supposed to thank the person who mentioned me, and answer ten questions. I didn’t respond, not because I didn’t want to, but I didn’t know how. I am as dumb as dumb when it comes to this stuff (I’m 60 something,) so if you have any hints, please pass them on. Can’t promise I’ll understand as often techno talk has me only hearing ‘white noise’.

    1. Haha don’t worry, please don’t think you have to do this, but it isn’t as difficult as you think. If you have a look at mine & even copy the format if you like. That’s what I did I looked at Amanda’s, (who nominated me) & just did as she did obviously just answering the questions she asked then nominating bloggers I liked & then asking my own. ๐Ÿ˜Š give me a shout if you get stuck, but as I said you really don’t have to respond ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  2. I’m very new here and most of the stuff for me has been trial and error… the widget versatile… i dont have a technical explanation for it but there are plenty of them that you can add to your…wait this post was made in April Id think by now you’ve figured it out…๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š you just save me from sounding like a dud…!๐Ÿ˜‚

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