Review: The 70-Something Blog

The blog reviewed here is ‘The 70-Something Blog‘ by Judy Kugel who gives us a brief introduction in the About section and also in the first post. Kugel’s blog is a personal take on life as a septuagenerian. In terms of the blog design, there is a cyan background with a central white panel in which the links and articles are featured. The blog can be navigated by means of a ‘recent posts’ link on the left side of the central pane and by ‘previous’ and ‘next’ tabs at the base of the page. Kugel gives us personal insights into her life and in some senses this is quite courageous and generous. A good example of this how the people close to her make a 70th birthday special. I was quite impressed by Kugel’s casual admission to 9 hours of exercise a week which includes the use of an exercise bike and weights.  I found an article on creating videos for grandchildren to be seen in twenty years time creative and at the same time quite poignant. Being 70 gives Kugel a wealth of experience on various matters which are carefully consolidated in posts such as this one on parenting. Kugel has a number of posts in which she gives her views on facebook and her perceptions of a possibly related changing nature in real-world social interactions. After 50 years of doing the laundry, she develops a subtle improvement to the process which is described in this post. This is a refreshingly candid blog giving the reader insights into Kugel’s life as a septuagenerian in which there is a focus on enjoying relationships with friends and family and life itself.

Index: An index of the site can be found here. The page contains links to all of the articles in the blog in chronological order. Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.


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