French for "Suddenly Sixty", Soudain Soixante is my personal blog as I move through the process of learning, living and loving the many facets of aging and hopefully, aging artfully. If you are on a similar journey...I hope you will enjoy the blog. I think almost everything is better when shared with others, so I invite you to join me here.
You may have a growing awareness of my desire to glean
information about my blog, so that I can improve it, both for my own joy and
experience and also to offer something meaningful to my followers and
readers.I think one of the blogger’s
challenges is the limited or lack of a feedback loop, especially at the
beginning. I don’t need to know who is reading Soudain Soixante.If you sign up to receive Soudain Soixante
via email, you are totally anonymous.I’ve
no idea (unless of course you tell me) who is receiving it that way.Blogger is a Google product and Google does
provide some feedback, such as:
Since the first blog posted on January 1st, there
have been 726 page views.
701 from the United States
13 from Germany
8 from Ecuador
2 from South Korea
1 from Malaysia
1 from Russia
March 28th had the greatest page views for one
day, a whopping 26!
The most read posts thus far:
I.Had.A.Date with 39 views
The Chemistry Conundrum with 23
60 Years Old! What’s Up With That? with 22
And a total of 15 comments across all 16 posts.
I read somewhere that many bloggers stop at about the three-month
mark, in part because they aren’t seeing the readership or benefit they are
seeking.Soudain Soixante is exactly three
months old.I’m not quitting, however I
do want to make improvements.I’m still
trying to find the purpose and my voice.For the blog, I
want to combine my education (developmental psychology and child/family work)
with life experience and today’s world. My goal is to “create community” with
other baby boomer women who are living, loving and learning. I think the
topics that I would love to be thinking and writing about include: kids leaving
home and sometimes coming back (again and again?), kids getting married,
dealing with former spouses, grandchildren, the reality of working longer than
one thought they might, dating at 60+, aging parents, losing parents, Erik
Erikson’s stages of development. I haven’t really gotten to these with
Soudain Soixante yet, however I will!
I hope you will come along with me on this journey . . . thanks for reading!