What better place to start our new Women blogging feature than with Australia’s, and probably the worlds oldest Woman Blogger, 108 year old, Olive Riley.
Olive has been blogging, with the help of her friend Mike at Life of Riley since February 2007. While she might not be typing herself, she is blogging all the same and her “blob” as she calls it, has gained her thousands of fans from all over the world.
Sharing her tales and photos, reminiscing on her life and history, Olive tells stories of living Australian history. They are a valuable gift that technology enables her to share with everyone.
Olive is inspiring other elderly people to turn to blogging to document their lives and the history they have lived for future generations.
One post that I remember very well, and it is one of her first. She tells the story of how she had all her teeth removed in her lunch hour, without any pain relief at all!
I for one hope I can still be blogging at half her age.