Stop the presses! AP story about senior bloggers is in Sun-Times too, in addition to USA Today. It’s also in Elgin’s Daily Courier-News, I am told. And in Boston Globe or at least at its site, plus God and Google know where else.
Writer Carla K. Johnson is on to something, I’d say, with her account of senior-citizen denizens of the blogosphere. A fair-use excerpt of what somehow caught my attention, if you don’t mind:
"It's easy to start [a blog] if you can connect dots," said former Jesuit priest and retired newspaperman Jim Bowman, 73, of Oak Park, Ill. Bowman writes four regular blogs: one on happenings in his city, one a catchall for his opinions, one on religion, and one offering feedback on Chicago newspapers [this one].
A recent post from his newspaper blog praised the Chicago Tribune's front page stories on the White Sox World Series games:
"It's been a lovely thing, to see copy so clean and substantive enough to make E.B. White and his mentor William Strunk Jr. stand up in their graves and say Yippee," Bowman wrote.
Bowman once had eight separate blogs, but has let some lapse. The blog topics he doesn't keep up with anymore include ideas for sermons, Chicago history and condominium life.
"Like any other hobby, you've got to make sure it doesn't take over," he said.
I love it.