October 28, 2013
Thanks Are Past Due
Perhaps I should have waited until the Thanksgiving holiday, but this topic was on my mind today, so here goes: I am past due in thanking some web sites and bloggers for their support over the last few year to satisfying retirement blog and me.
Senior Correspondent. 88 times (so far) this excellent resource has re-posted my material. Most recently, they included the article about our just concluded RV trip to wine country and the Pacific Ocean. With writers and bloggers from almost every interest imaginable, Senior Correspondent is a place that you should have on your "visit frequently" list. They post consistently interesting and useful material.
Next Avenue, positions itself at the place where grown-ups keep growing. With a wealth of articles on subjects ranging from health and well-being, work and purpose, financial issues, living and learning, and caregiving there is very little you won't find here.
I am a paid contributor of retirement advice to Next Avenue but also find myself contributing to other articles. Just a few days ago, Richard Eisenberg, Senior Editor of two of the major channels of information on the site, asked for permission to link to an older post of mine and to use some information from my latest book in his excellent overview of Time management's importance to a happy retirement. A major media player like Public Broadcasting, is a nice feather in my cap. I am proud to be included on their site.
Alltop, gathers information across a huge range of topics everyday from blogs and web sites. Last summer, Alltop decided to begin carrying posts from Satisfying Retirement. As only one of nine retirement blogs included, and only one of two non-financial blogs, I want to publicly thank Alltop for their support.
Blogger and friend, Barbara Torris, has seen fit to carry a link to my latest book in a prominent place on her blog, Retire in Style, for the last several months. I can track the sale of copies from her endorsement. I do appreciate her giving up some valuable space to me.
I would be missing a key "Thank You" if I didn't include blogging friends and supporters: 10 Steps to Your Happy Place guru Galen Pearl, Tamara Reddy and her stories of her amazingly active Early Retirement Journey, a couple of more Barbaras (Zero to 60 and Beyond plus Living Richly in Retirement), RJ Walters, Suzanne at Life out Loud, Linda at Thoughts from a Bag Lady in Waiting, Syd at Retirement: a Full Time Job, Dave at Retirement - Only The Beginning and Tom at Sightings at 60.
These folks have been a part of my day pretty much since the beginning and have become friends, both real and virtual.
Finally, I have to thank the world's best readers and commenters. You always stimulate, instruct, support, encourage, and occasionally kick me ever so gently in the rear. Without you I won't be here.
So, thank you to all who have made this retirement journey so satisfying.