Friday, November 17, 2006

Why Women Blog (at every age): Julie70

I "met" Julie70 when I wrote to tell her that I was using her photo on Flickr, Providence--she was using her Mac, to illustrate a post on this blog. After reading her profile, I realized that not only did she have a very active Flickr account, and Daily Motion video account, but she wrote for six blogs (Il y a de la vie apr├Ęs 70 ans, Paris balade, Retro blog: 1944 vers 2004, Journal de Sidonie, Julie, Journal de Jeunesse, Argenteuil ma nouvelle ville, and was over 70! I asked her to tell me a little bit about her experience blogging.

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging through Picasa and Circuit from NYTimes that explained it, with Blogger.

What blogging tool(s) do you use and why? What are its pros and cons?

Blogger is free and I can do many blogs. TypePad permits reverse order, but costs money, or does not give me freedom to change anything. Blogger, the new one (now in beta) will also have categories and a completely object construction. I am waiting to be able to transform all my blogs to it (personal, about rumania, photoblog, about my town, journal).

How has your life changed since you started blogging?

It did change my life a lot, I was retired and alone. I feel a lot less alone and already even met personally some of the bloggers. I did start two years ago, but was before retiring in microcomputer's business for long time, almost the beginning, the Apple II time.

What advice do you have for new women bloggers?

Blogging for women is not different as with men, perhaps they tell more about personal problems, but I did learn a lot about men also, reading their blogs and I have as many women as men between the blogs I read every day.

My advice for every new blogger is to go out and leave comments. Then others will slowly come too, and to write regularly, every day, at least a bit, so people returning with time come regularly to them.

Photo Credit: After: To Fix a Moment of Pure Happiness by Julie70.


Anonymous said...

Great blog, great interviews! One thing here... Blogger is a good platform but Typepad is better. And, you have complete freedom to change your blog - your header, your design, your layout. Not sure why you feel typepad doesn't give you that option. Typepad also comes with built in widgets... no code to learn or remember, just click and you're in business.

I'm loving all the warmth and goodness coming from this blog, and the blogs it's connected to. Keep writing ladies... You rock!

p.s. typepad doesn't make me fill out this form when I leave a comment, either.

Julie Kertesz - me - moi - jk said...

great notes, thank you,

I dud use typepad, you have to pay extra for everything with it, not so with bogger - it will now be the 3rd anniversry of my blogging with it and it gets only better and better but so does the flickr imqge site too - together they are real winners