Yes, I know it’s a cliché. Links in the chain and all that. But it really is a good metaphor for what the Blog Coalition is about. We’ve haven’t been around that long, only since April 21st. But because we’re a daily blog, we’ve covered a lot of ground, including awards shows. The Platinum PIAs ran for 10 years in Manhattan in theaters all over the city. The show had involved over time, but there was always one consistent element which was that it recognized people who were making a difference in their communities.
On of my all time favorites is Over 50 USA. I think what I like most about it is it’s name. Make me wonder what other ages we could make sites for. “Over 40 USA,” maybe, but we’re likely to not see is “Over 20 USA.” It is a bit ageist to designate a site based on the age of people in it. Yes I understand all the marketing aspects of it, but it really should be more integrated. Ageism is one of the most misunderstood in terms of prejudice. It’s about making visible the discrimination and stereotyping of people in advanced years. “Advanced.” I like that.
50 and 20
Have you checked out Manhattan Coronavirus yet? If not you should. It’s a daily journal of sorts by a man who is in lockdown in the city, and writes about his experiences as well as other topics. As of this writing he is in Day 81! My understanding is that the man is in quarantine with his wife and their 11 year old daughter. I believe he is over 50. So if you are 20 or so you might want to check it out. Because after all, we are all links in the chain. LOL.