I did an analysis the most popular topics on Boomer Places and here is what I found.
Jobs for Baby Boomers is probably the most visited. Boomer jobs and employment kind of makes sense since “they” claim we Boomer will continue to work into our retirement years. Some will work because they need to and some because they want to. Here’s hoping at least you can find something you like to do and have a passion for and only work when you want to.
Next in a strong third position is the popular topics of senior discounts like our perks at age 55 page and the grocery stores senior discounts too. Once again that makes sense with the economy the way it is and transitioning in to a more fixed income we boomers need to make our spending go a long ways. If you are just entering the age 55 zone you need to start asking for senior discounts everywhere you go. You will save some money and it’s just an age so there is no reason to be embarrassed.
Always of interest to boomers are Boomer retirement communities and where to live in retirement and we have plenty of info in that department. Boomer entertainment including movies and fun things to do round out the field. Dropping down the list was boomer stories; maybe we are just not ready for that yet. Boomer inspiration used to be a big part of this site but since Working Boomer retired we have been a bit lacking in that department. There certainly are a lot of Boomer Blogs that do a wonderful job with the inspirational postings.
Have you considered doing some writing?
Baby Boomers are doing more writing these days. Writing is good for the soul. Remember as a kid how exciting it was to start a diary. It can be just as exciting to start writing later in life, in fact I have noticed blogging is a favorite boomer activity. Many people blog to speak from their heart and to get things off their chest. It’s something therapeutic about setting down at the computer and letting your thoughts flow out into words. Writing helps to organize your thoughts and you feel like you are building something.
Some boomers use writing to focus on their lives and experiences and to find their purpose. WorkingBoomer developed the Boomer Story to do exactly that.
Web businesses are turning out to be a favorite of Boomers to earn some income while working from home and doing something they are passionate about for a change. While web design and SEO are important, content is king. Writing some or most of your content is a huge plus and is rewarding both emotionally and financially. You can build a web site with your content and it will be seen and enjoyed by many for a long time.
You discover with a little research, you can write about almost any subject. Writing often about a particular subject makes you a mini expert which can develop into the expert on the subject. When you write about a subject, you find yourself reading about the subject. You learn and then you share through your own writing. Writing is a way of giving back.
Some people may be natural at writing but anyone can develop their writing skills. Just start writing, reviewing and rewriting and that is a start. Writing about something you are passionate about helps. There are plenty of resources to help you with your writing. Some books about writing are a big help. I have acquired two of these books and will get more. Reading the writing of others helps too. You will know good writing when you read it. There are web forums and on-line courses about writing.
I am just starting to write more and eagerly look forward to reading, writing, and sharing.