A few years back my daughter asked me to write down my adventures going around the world. It was a ten-year trip and I started a blog. She also asked me about my childhood, more blogging. It made me realise that Older Citizens such as myself have a contribution to make repositing an era long gone by. We also have had our adventures that should not be lost.
I did some research and several things became apparent. It has been shown that digital literacy can slow down the onset of dementia and those with Alzheimer’s are actively encouraged to revisit their memories. What better way to increase digital literacy and improve memory than with a blog. We would be able to revisit values often missing in this 21st-century world. I fondly remember as a young boy in my grandmother’s kitchen, the milkman let himself in, put the milk in the fridge and took payment from my grandmother’s purse. Trust and honesty somewhat lacking now.
Starting a blog with say WordPress.com is free forever and can be taught in an hour’s lesson. Once WordPress.com is mastered the person may wish to have their own dot com and this will cost €35 per year. Not a lot.
Oh, and there isTullamore Men’s Shed opened opposite me which is great fun. It’s opposite my front door and I look after the meeting room/computer room. I designed the site so have a look. There is a communal area and a woodworking shop. Here is a bench and a chair we built.
So doing well. I have to exercise more so on Monday going back to the gym and start swimming again.
I am typing this in the second life browser How Supa
[20:44] dudestarship2: gotta pee
[20:44] Wynter: sillly man
[20:44] Wynter: i will alert the media
[20:50] dudestarship2: You will never guess what I am doing
[20:50] Wynter: noooooo
[20:51] Wynter: what ?
[20:51] dudestarship2: i’m updating the blog in the sl viewer
[20:51] Wynter: wow
[20:51] xxWildWynterxx Resident is typing…
20:53] ĐŲĐĘ: ▶ ♛ ︻╦̵̵͇̿̿̿̿╤── – – – КΏΏl TυȠ℮ ♛ ◀
[20:55] SongBird Lyric: DJ THUNDER & HIS LOVELY HOSTESS SHER!!!
[20:55] just megs: Oh Miss fIery…
[20:55] SongBird Lyric: ㋡ şɱℹlëş ㋡
[20:55] SongBird Lyric: come on in Megs!!
[20:55] Thundergas Menges: hey miss sher, how you doing?
[20:55] Showershoes Charlie: always welcome Blonde !
[20:56] SongBird Lyric: nice outfit Blonde!!
[20:56] SongBird Lyric: heehee
[20:56] ღλɴĢει ɖરελɱȘღ is Online
[20:56] just megs: So’ enuf
[20:56] SongBird Lyric: ♪♪♪♪♪Play The Bluesssssss♪♪♪♪♪
[20:56] Blonde Starsmith: ㋡ how nice of you to notice.. my aamzing DESIGNER OF WHAT I WEAR 🙂
[20:56] Smurfie Sands – Dixon: ::::::: I ❤ THIS T U N E ! ! ! ::::::: HOoOoOUlalalala 🙂
[20:56] Thundergas Menges: hi there blondie blonde
[20:56] Blonde Starsmith: SONGBIRD rocks as a designer
[20:56] SongBird Lyric: awwwwwww
The above is a picture of my screen On the center right I have the blog edit on the left the chat box. I can write the blog without leaving the sl viewer.
Great Fun I can copy ans paste text from sl into blog instantly pretty cool huh