Why do I blog? I blog because I love communication. Years and years ago I went to college and studied communication and this has been a constant in my career and life since then. Communication is the key to successful relationships.
At college, I remember studying Marshal McLuhan and his model of the global village. In the early eighties this was all a little sci-fi.
“Global village”, was first talked about in Marshal McLuhan’s book The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of the Typographic Man. In this book McLuhan described the internet as it is today when technology basically shrinks the world into a village. This was in the early sixties. During the eighties when I was studying I clearly remember a line in a text-book, which talked about the future of communication. It posited that photographs might be able to be sent over a telephone line!
As a junior public relations officer I remember photographs and press releases being sent by courier to the newspapers or via telex after being typed into a weird typewriter thing that spat out yellow punch tape.
Fast forwarding out of history to the present and my desire to communicate and connect with people still exists. I have worked in the industry for many years communicating on behalf of others, but many of you will know it is far harder to talk – or write – about yourself than someone else.
My blog was born after I turned 50. This was a turning point in my life and I was determined that life’s circumstances would not get me down. I wanted to greet middle age with a wave of confidence.
After careful thought I chose Fabuliciousfifty as the name of my blog and tentatively put up my first post. Ten people read it and I was delighted. I wanted to blog about overcoming life’s curveballs and still being fabulous and to communicate with people who might be in the same boat as me. Over the past 18 months now and have written about all sorts of stuff from balance, to fitness and my walking journey, my struggle with pain and social isolation.
The most important thing for me is the feedback. The little notes and messages that I receive mean that my blog is about communication – two way communication and I wanted to thank everyone who reads my blog for that.
Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards
I am really humbled and honoured that I have been nominated and then voted on by my peers and have been shortlisted in two categories in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards.
If you would like to give me a little vote the link is here.
My blog is www.fabuliciousfifty.com and the links for voting are
But most of all I wanted to thank you for reading and giving me feedback. We truly are living in a global village now.
Thank you for reading and giving me such lovely feedback.