Six years ago on April 10, I decided to start a blog. After trying out several names, I settled on The Boomer Chronicles. I blogged faithfully every weekday for six years. At its height, Boomer Chronicles posts attracted comments from 20 to 30 or more readers. That’s a lot! I was proud of the subjects I covered and the light I shed on a variety of important topics: the Amish, belly fat, baldness, and IRAs. And although I continue to be a baby boomer, I have decided — after much hand-wringing and deliberation — that I am ready to hang up the ‘boomer’ niche and do what I was doing anyway: blog about anything and everything. So, I’m going to close The Boomer Chronicles tomorrow, on the blog’s 6th anniversary.
You, my faithful readers, have suffered through posts about adult diapers, my dog, angst over how to fund retirement, and so much more. I want to thank all of my wonderful readers and friends, including Rob Phelps, August Sanders, and Christopher Hennessy. I also want to thank my Blog Guru, Stephen Labuda of Agency 3, who ably advised me from Day One.
Blogging is a funny thing. You meet other bloggers either virtually or in real life, and you form attachments to them just as you would friends. I want to mention Adam Gaffin, Suldog, Neil Kramer of Citizen of the Month, Hattie’s Web, Millie at My Mom’s Blog, Boston Zest, and so many, many more.
The Boomer Chronicles archives will remain online indefinitely. Just think, you can introduce your grandchildren, and maybe even your great-grandchildren to the once-great Boomer Chronicles.
I will post once more, tomorrow. But don’t despair. I will be launching a new blog soon. It will have no boomer theme. It will just be stuff. The site will be ready soon, and you will be able to find it at rheabecker.com