The great artist Andy Warhol once said, “In the future everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes.” Yesterday, I had my 15 minutes of fame. Yes, it was a great day. The HuffPo50 website on The Huffington Post recognized my blog as one of “7 Favorites for Post 50 Women.” Not only did they say that they liked my blog, but they featured the photo of me and my daughter A and son D as the lead image for the story.
“With so many millions of blogs floating about, it’s become increasingly difficult to separate the good from the mediocre, especially when it comes to the ballooning number of blogs designed for those in the fastest-growing segment of the population — midlifers,” wrote HuffPo50 writer Shelley Emling.
“And so we’ve tried to make it easier for you by scouring the web for a look at blogs representing an intriguing kaleidoscope of opinions and then listing a few we consider to be among the best of the bunch,” added Shelley.
OMG! OMG! Wow-o-wow! Wow-o-wow! I jumped up and down. I screamed. I shouted. I felt like I had won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Grammy. (Note that the 2013 awards season is coming up soon and I am an awards show junkie.) I was so excited and humbled by the accolades from my family and friends and Facebook fans. Applause and thanks go to all of you, my dear readers, who have supported me and my blog for the past five-plus years to reach this tipping point.
Congrats also to my fellow honorees. I can’t wait to check out your blogs:
- The Fifty Factor by Joanna Jenkins
- The Fabulous Geezer Sisters by Ruth Pennebaker
- Peaches & Coconuts by Deborah
- The MidLife Second Wife by Marci Rich (Congrats Marci! I met Marci at the 2012 BlogHer Conference last summer.)
- Naked At Our Age: Better Than I Ever Expected by Joan Price (Really Joan? Ooh, ooh, ooh, definitely want to read Joan’s blog and her books too. Joan is an advocate for ageless sexuality and fitness.)
- How To Become A Cat Lady Without The Cats by Paula Wooters
Boomer girls rock! Boomer girls are hip and cool! Boomer girls are great blog writers with lots of wisdom to share.
There is no awards ceremony, so no need to buy a new dress. But I did go out and treat myself to a set of Laura Mercier lipglosses and am ready for any celebrity photos in the future. My boyfriend L thinks that Richard Gere is too old to play him when they turn my future book about my life after 50 into a movie. What do you think? Which sexy boomer guy (with gray hair) should play my beau on the big screen?