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.
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