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Happy 8th Blogoversary

By Thegenaboveme @TheGenAboveMe

Happy 8th Blogoversary

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Today marks 8 years since I launched this blog, The Generation Above Me.
Happy Blogoversary to TGAM!
I started this blog as a way to record my online research, primarily for my own reference.
This blog's content reflect my interest in managing wellness at midlife while supporting people a generation above me.
Nevertheless, a few people have joined me.
Over the last eight years, The Generation Above Me has garnished over a million views of its 425 posts.  
Bias towards the Humanities
I do have a master's in gerontology, earned from 2010 to 2012. Most of my classmates had undergraduate degrees in nursing or social work. However, I have a bias towards the humanities.
This explains the heavy presence of book reviews, film reviews, and the occasional poem or folktale.
Why this bias towards the humanities? I taught college English for over three decades (composition, rhetoric, literature, linguistics). But I also lean into a the social sciences a bit. I am also interested in psychology, sociology, communications, education, religious studies.
My focus has evolved from being overly concerned about physical frailty in late life to focusing more on the internal growth of spirituality, wisdom, and emotional maturity.
Books about Spirituality and Aging
I still write posts about health, fitness, and caregiving. There are some real challenges (physical, financial, social, emotional) that many older adults experience. However, I have greater awareness in 2020 about the opportunities of aging than I did when I started my blog in 2012.
What's Popular with Blog Readers? 
In the past, I have listed the top 10, 20 or 25 posts. However, these top posts have remained fairly static. This blog gets a lot of traffic from people looking for information about adjusting to bifocals, labeling clothing for residents in nursing homes, and films about Alzheimer's.
Also, a lot of people find this blog while looking for information about spirituality and aging or the  psychology of aging. The most specific search requests land on this page: Robert Peck's Tasks for Older Adults.
If you want to skim through a list of overall top views, you can read this blogoversary post from 2018.

Happy 8th Blogoversary

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A Happy 2020 to you!
May you be blessed with every needful thing. 

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