Monday, June 23, 2008

The Midlife Gals: This Is Not Your Mom's Middle Age!

Whoo hoo! I have to just tell you about my friends, the Midlife Gals!

We bumped into each other by accident in cyberspace several months ago as the three of us middle aged women were trying to figure out the derned blogging/social networking thing. Well, after an email exchange or two and realizing that, as luck would have it, we lived in the same wonderful city of Austin, Texas, I knew I had to meet these two wild ladies!

We met for lunch, bonded and became fast friends. These are two funny, SMART women. They are poster girls for WomenBloom’s mission of highlighting the fact that we are NOT living our Mom’s Middle Age! At least we don’t have to :)

These late 50s gals didn’t know what a blog was a year ago, but they decided they should have one. Did I mention they were smart?? They figured out the blogging thing AND the video thing with a vengeance. They were featured in MORE magazine a few months after getting started, were finalists in SXSW Interactive’s On Network Project Greenlights award, and have got PAYING blogging/video gigs with a large health network site.

This morning, as I sat down bleary-eyed to sip my cup o’ tea and read my newspaper, there they were!!! Featured in the Austin American Statesman’s Masters Of Their Domain section that features cool websites.

HELLOA!!! All this adds up to some pretty groovy press for what midlifers can learn and accomplish. I love it! If these two aren't helping change the perception of middle-age, I don’t know what or who is!

KK and SalGal, keep on keepin’ on, sistahs!

And now, for your viewing amusement....

3 comments:

Rhea said...

I met them quite by accident at the South by Southwest Festival. Very fun.

leezee52 said...

Hi Allison I found your blog through Blog Catalog. It's nice to find a blogger around my age, I'll be turning 56 in August. I'm going to put you on my Blog Roll!

Allison said...

Rhea,

Oh yeah, you should try going out dancing with them :) Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LeeZee52,

Thanks so much! Have you checked out midlifebloggers.com? There's a whole nest of us out there and a lot of them are there! Jane would probably add you to the blogroll there!

I'll return the favor!

Allison