Susan Walker, Guest Post – ‘Why I became a blogger’ — How to be eighty

Following on from a comment I left on Maureen Helen’s post, I felt honoured to be asked to guest write an article about why I became a blogger.

Grateful thanks to Maureen for her introduction, her kind words and for allowing me to re-blog this article.


Susan Walker, my dear friend from Yorkshire, UK, and I discovered each other almost two years ago. Looking for an online community of older women, the week I turned 80 I googled ‘grandmother bloggers’. There I found Susan’s delightful blog, … Continue reading → The post Susan Walker, Guest Post – ‘Why I became a…

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12 thoughts on “Susan Walker, Guest Post – ‘Why I became a blogger’ — How to be eighty

  1. Murphy's Law

    Sue, I left a comment after reading your really interesting guest post on Maureen Helen’s blog, but it immediately disappeared!! 😳

    You’ve had your share of rough times, but you had the grit to get past them and move on. It’s the good fortune for all of us who follow you that you revisited the suggestion to create a blog. And it’s my good fortune to have found you. When you are in my inbox, so to speak, it always makes me smile because I know I’m in for a treat. You never disappoint.

    I’ll be 80 in a couple of days (good grief! 😳) so I’m going to check out Helen Maureen’s blog to get her take on being 80. She sounds like fun… you!

    Congratulations on being a guest blogger. I imagine that’s quite a compliment in the blogging community.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Ginger. thank you so much for your absolutely lovely comments.

      Your original comment is indeed on Maureen’s blog. Not sure why the comments do that on her blog but they are actually there. 🙂


    1. Very odd Peter. And I found couldn’t comment when using my phone. I blame Apple for that!

      I have never re-blogged via Sharing on the Reader. You have to add your re-blog comment on the post itself and then write it on the person’s comment section, but at least it got it done.
      Thanks Peter. I assume that’s what you meant, the re-blogging episode!

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  2. How wonderful, Sue!!! 🙂
    I went by Maureen’s blog and read your guest-posting and left a comment!
    The comment didn’t appear, but maybe she has to accept/allow the comment since it’s my first time to comment on her WP site. 🙂

    I’m so VERY glad you became a WP blogger! And so glad I met you here! I’ve always felt blogging is good “therapy”, especially when we go through really tough and hard times. We can share our thoughts, feelings, stories, etc., and it helps. We find others who can relate and who care. 🙂

    You have been through the toughest of times, and yet you shine with joy and compassion and wisdom! Thank you for shining here on WP! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. Carolyn, thank you so much for your wonderful and kind comments.

      I agree, blogging is our therapy. The moment our fingers touch the keyboard our therapy begins.

      I’m not sure what the problem is with Maureen’s site. I had difficulty with it yesterday when I attempted to leave a comment for someone when using my phone. I had no issues later when I used my computer. I have a feeling her site may be self hosted and there lies the problem. I sometimes have problems with other sites that are self hosted.

      I’m glad I finally became a ‘blogger’ and I’m delighted that you and I became friends.

      Thank you Carolyn. 🙂💐


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