As Our Parents Age — 2012 in Review by WordPress

WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this As Our Parents Age.  Check it out!

Here’s an excerpt:

This blog had 41,000 views in 2012!

Click here to see the complete report.

Mapping Visitors on My Blog – Cool Daily Chart from WordPress

This chart depicts the visitors to AsOurParentsAge on Thursday, March 15, 2012.  A great feature of WordPress and very cool that I can follow how many of my blog visitors come from various countries on a daily basis.  At some point I’ll post a more dynamic blog visitor map.  WordPress recommendations?

Grandparents, Parents, Grandchildren: Family Blogging?

How would digital literacy and behavior improve if more families saw blogging as a way to communicate, share, and connect with extended family members, as well as teach children, parents, and grandparents the basics about global communication? Would they be thrilled that their younger family members had a big head start developing digital citizenship skills? Would grandparents, motivated by extra connections with their grandchildren, develop new confidence in their technology skills? Would parents be delighted at all of the writing taking place and take pride as they watched children, as well as grandparents, become more savvy digital citizens?

Blogging is safe and easily managed. While we’ve all heard the scary stories, such as people going online and writing mean comments or nasty rumors that go public or even viral — in truth just about all blogging is safe and fun. Blogging enables people to write, revise, write more, and publish for a community of readers.

Imagine, for a moment, if a family with two children, age five and seven, along with a bunch of relatives, starts a blog. Continue reading