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The spirit of Blogging : The oldest blogger I ever knew.

June 22, 2007

Blogging is for everyone isn't it ?. Regardless of age, gender, etnicity , region, blogger are connected each other, blogging is a phenomenon.

A blogger named Donald Crowdis, a 93 years old blogger with his blog named 'Don to Earth'. An inspiring blog, I admitted. There is a spirit of life and a spirit of blogging in there.

His last post was on March 8 2007, which was telling his fellow readers, that he is not dead, but there is a family concerns that preventing him from posting to his blog. There is numbers of his fans is currently waiting his next post. We are waiting for your next post Don.

Did you know ?, the pagerank of Don's blog is 6, and I believe he didn't do anything hard on SEO and a like. This a prove that content is everything, content will attract visitors. In this Don's case, his spirit brought many visitors to his blog.

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Eric Shackle said...

Greetings from Sydney, Australia.

Donald Crowdis (93) is Canada's oldest blogger (and a very good one).

Australia's Olive Riley, aged 107 is the world's oldest blogger. She is probably the world's oldest YouTuber as well. She's the star of a new video In non-technical terms, that means that millions of web surfers can now see and hear this senior citizen with a remarkable memory, as well as read posts from her blog (she calls it her blob).

Olive, who lives in Woy Woy, 80km. (50 miles) north of Sydney, was born in Broken Hill , a tough mining town in Australia's parched red centre, in 1899, when Sydney was the capital of the British colony of New South Wales, ruled from London by an aged Queen Victoria.

Olive's Australia did not exist as a nation until January 1, 1901, when the separate colonies united to form a Federation. Her fascinating life spans three centuries.

Physically frail but mentally alert, Olive raised her three children on her own, survived two world wars , the Great Depression of the 1930s, and worked as a barmaid, an egg sorter, and a station cook in may parts of Australia.

The You Tube item , Olive Riley Returns to Broken Hill , consists of clips taken from her one hour documentary, All About Olive, shown on ABC (Australian) television last year. The film was made by Mike Rubbo who also helps her with the blog

In the video she recalls how she was teased at school because of her surname (Dangerfield) and how, in frustration, landed a blow that laid her tormenter flat. That and other century-old escapades are re-enacted in the clip.

Olive's blog, The Life of Riley, has a huge Internet following. Prepared by Rubbo, and based on his interviews with Olive, it attracts hundreds of enthusiastic comments from many countries, and from bloggers of all ages. It's posted on the Internet at


From Eric Shackle
Author, The World's First Multi-National e-Book
Sydney, Australia.