Blogging Over the Age of 50

blogging-over-age-50

Let’s face it.  None of us getting any younger.  As a blogger who is almost 50 I must say that ever since I left the corporate world 3 years ago to do this full time, I have been having the time of my life in this industry! Because of my blog, I have received all expense paid trips, partied into the night and gone backstage with Snoop Dogg and Nelly.  I have been featured on several websites.  I’ve interviewed celebrities from Steve Harvey to Gabby Douglas to Anthony Hamilton and Rhymefest.  I have written for major publications.  I’ve met celebs and many amazing people from all over the world.  I have been behind the scenes of every major hair show and worked with many major brands.  I’ve been able to create multiple streams of income and make a few dollars in the process.  It has been a real ride and all of this happened in my late forties!  As I get older, I realize I must prepare!

Most of my colleagues are millennials and even though I am actively seeking out networking groups for women my own age the fact remains that blogging and everything dealing with social media is a young persons game.

Bloggers over 51 only account for 7.1% of all posts. ~ReadWrite.com

As a player in this game I sometimes find that I am getting edged out of opportunities because brands are only looking for millennials or people under 40.  What does this mean for me?  It means that I can’t even apply for some opportunities because I am over 40.  It also means getting offered campaigns that have to do with only certain aspects of aging and that’s incontinence and a dry vagina!  No late nights drinking on the beach, no mosh pit, no fast cars… only adult diapers and lubricants.  So as a person who will be 50 soon and who plans to continue blogging it means changing the way I do business.

bloggers-over-50

Although I have successfully been able to maintain my position and status in Atlanta’s Black Blogger community regardless of my age, I am always aware that I am older than not all but most.  I realize that the older I get there will be fewer bloggers in my age category.  I have not let any of this hold me back or get me down.  I have always used my blog as a platform to share my voice and the voices of others and will continue to do so.  I will maintain my steady income streams by using my expertise to train up and coming bloggers as well as help the under served in the 50+ age range.  I will work hard to stay up to date on new apps and platforms.  I will continue to join webinars and attend conferences to stay informed.  I will attend events to stay on the scene and I will go to brands directly instead of depending on blogging networks to include me.  I will KEEP making opportunities for myself where there are none!

The bottom line is that I want to keep doing what I am doing. I have a lot of dreams left to fulfill and I will never let my age stop me from continuing to pursue whatever my mind dreams up! (and believe me its ever changing)

Has your age ever prevented you from doing what you want to do?

Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!

Comments

comments