Friday, April 11, 2008

Around the Blogroll

flickr: SI Neg. 92-96. Date: 1992...Snake motif pottery. ..Credit: Laurie Minor-Penland (Smithsonian Institution)

A few matters I've been meaning to write about:

(1) I've been looking at pottery on the internet lots lately, and found a great post on Emily Murphy's Pottery Blog listing 63 blogs that she reads. 63! Eventually I need to add a category of pottery blogs to my blogroll, but not today as taxes loom.

(2) Alas, the best women's soccer blog, USA Women's Soccer, is no more. That's good news for the blogger, however, as she's been hired by the new Women's Professional Soccer League and will be maintaining the WPS website.

(3) Don to Earth is back! Still not updating a lot, but I love the world's oldest blogger's take.



I too am pleased to see that Donald Crowdis has resumed writing his entertaining and informative blog. At 94, he is Canada's, but not the world's, oldest blogger.

Olive Riley,aged 108, who lives in an aged care hostel at Woy Woy,50 miles north of Sydney, Australia, is probably the oldest of the world’s 112.8 million bloggers and its oldest YouTuber.

She celebrated her 108th birthday on October 20, 2007. She was born in Broken Hill in 1899, when Sydney was the capital of the British colony of New South Wales, ruled from London by Queen Victoria.Physically frail but mentally alert, Olive raised her three children on her own, survived two world wars , the Great Depression of the 1930s, and worked as a barmaid, an egg sorter, and a station (ranch) cook.

Olive’s blog, The Life of Riley, has a huge Internet following. Prepared by her helper, international film maker Mike Rubbo, and based on his interviews with Olive, it attracts hundreds of enthusiastic comments from many countries, and from bloggers of all ages.

The London (UK) newspaper The Sun recently published a story about Olive:

Ray (Dad) White(94) a Tennessee tomato grower, is America’s oldest blogger. His website is

Best wishes, Eric (in Sydney,Australia).

truth said...

Thanks for the info, Eric!