|My Twitter Profile @TheGenAboveMe|
Their niches run the gambit from family, fitness, food, fashion, finance, health, technology, travel and more.
I have had the opportunity to meet face-to-face a couple dozen of those whom I follow on Twitter. And I am hoping to attend aging conferences in the future where many of my active aging "Tweeple" congregate.
In the meantime, I try to maximize the opportunities of Twitter by reading tweets, replying, using hashtags, and following links to blogs. If you are new to Twitter, check out this glossary of terms.
At the very least, I get a big kick out of some of the usernames aka Twitter handles that gently poke fun of the aging process.
These writers are doing their part to control the images used for people as they age. Instead of being passive, they are actively putting their spin on how midlife and late life are represented in the media. Image creation is one way to fight ageism.
Everyone I follow in Twitter delivers great content. Suggesting them all in one post would be like drinking from a fire hydrant. So making concessions to the limits of the human attention span, I combed through my list of the 2,238 people I follow in order to share this list of 16 handles chosen because make me smile and because they refer to aging.
|Photo of Ernie McLean|
by Joe Penniston
@AgingDangerous and their blog Aging But Dangerous
@BlueHairTech and their blog Blue Hair Technology Group
@FiftyIsNewFifty and their blog Fifty Is the New Fifty
@FitOldDog and his blog Athlete with Stent
@Geropunkjenny and her blog The Gero-Punk Project
@GrandmasBriefs and her blog Grandma's Briefs on Life's Second Act
@Grayhairedhipst and her blog The Gray-haired Hipster
@MiddleSages and their blog MiddleSages: If We Knew Then What We Know Now
@OldGeezerRadio and his blog Old Geezer Radio
@Seniorpreneur and his blog The Seniorpreneur Project
@StylishOleWoman and her blog Stylish Ole Woman
@ZoomerNation and his blog Zoomers: Boomers with Zip
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