While totally enjoying my little blog fest today I was smacked in the face with the knowledge that I am an ~ older blogger~. Of course no one was so rude as to mention it but one rather popular blogger made mention that her husband was celebrating a birthday soon and when mentioning how old he would be it hit me full force that had I been a more precocious or unprotected young lady in my late teens I could be the mother to this blogger's husband!.. Her husband was only 4 year older than my oldest child!!!
Don't get me wrong.. I am totally enjoying this ride through my mid 40's but it did give me pause and then a reason to poke around and find that many of today's more influential bloggers are young... really young... like way under 30 sort of young.. and this makes me wonder if them being young bloggers makes me an old blogger ? And does it make any difference?
I can assure you that I am worrying about this way more than I should but not on one of those deep angst filled levels but in a way that has me thinking about where I belong when it comes to things like blogging conferences and such. My days of diapers, night feeds and potty chairs is long passed and now I have teenagers, estrogen therapy and deciding if I should cover my emerging gray or not.
It is my greatest hope that it will be a trade of sorts, they will share their energy and enthusiasm for raising a young family and creating a home which I always find very inspiring and I and other bloggers of "a certain age" can share our long term vision and experience as those who have emerged somewhat on the other side of many experiences with war tales to tell and support to offer.
So tell me.. how do you feel that your age or attitude fits with today's blogging world.. do you feel in stream, fallen to the side or are you paddling for smooth water? Please share......