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Posted by on Jan 3, 2011

You know, the experts kind of got it wrong about 3 years ago. They said that things like social media were mainly for the young, and that older folks, that being older than 40, would have a hard time competing with them in this new world.

They got it wrong. Not only are people over 40 actually significant impact in social media, but more of us have embraced things such as Twitter and Facebook than was ever expected. And I think that extends to blogging, based on many of the folks who respond on blogs such as mine.

By now you see that badge to the right. I have made the list of Fabulous 50 Top Bloggers for 2010 by Beverly Mahone’s Boomer Diva Nation. I find it a high honor for a couple of reasons.

One, it’s pretty neat getting an honor for blogging at this age. I sometimes feel like the goals I have for myself might be unrealistic because I’m over 50, although on the new end of it. I have to say I’ve embraced my age way better than I thought I would, but one still wonders here and there.

Two, because I’m the only male on the list. After all, it does have the word “diva” in it, which means, in a way, I get to be one of the “girls”, so to speak. This type of thing isn’t new for me, and if you don’t believe me, you can ask my friend Scott. Most of my friends are women, and it’s been that way since I was 16 years old. I used to hang with the ladies in college; it gave me an interesting perspective and gave them someone they knew would keep them safe. In my profession before I started working for myself my offices were mainly me and all women; I think I had 3 men ever working for me.

So I thank Bev for the honor and I congratulate the other ladies on the list. By the way, I forgot to mention at the time, but I made another list based on age back in September on a site called Problogservice, the Social Media 40 Over 40 list. Of course, just being over 40 doesn’t put you on the baby boomer list, but I thought it was a pretty neat honor anyway, and I’m surprised I never mentioned it here before now.

Okay, we’re on a roll now; let’s see how many more lists I can end up on in 2011!

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Congrats on the mention! Must be nice earning a living blogging like you do my friend.

January 3rd, 2011 | 12:00 PM

Well Tony, I can’t quite claim that title yet. But I’m working my way there. 😉

January 3rd, 2011 | 12:55 PM

Good stuff, Mitch.
Congrats for making the list, quite an honor. It’s always nice to be recognized for your efforts, makes it all worth while. 🙂

January 3rd, 2011 | 2:24 PM

Isn’t that the truth, Jimi? We all like recognition of some kind.

January 3rd, 2011 | 5:40 PM

Okay, why am I thinking of a Snickers bar right now. 😉

Congrats! I will back you up on this one. Mitch had lots of girlfriends. I will stop there.

January 3rd, 2011 | 3:24 PM

I don’t know; why are you thinking of a Snickers bad? Man, you just made me want a Snickers bar! lol

And let’s make sure we clarify the “girlfriends” thing; lots of friends and they were girls; dated almost none of them.

January 3rd, 2011 | 5:41 PM

Hey, I was trying to make you look good! Check out the Diva Snickers bar commercial (must be on youTube) for the reference.

January 4th, 2011 | 10:06 AM

Ah, THAT Snickers commercial; great stuff! And trying to make me look good… well, hmmm, reputations are built on stuff like that, aren’t they? lol

January 4th, 2011 | 11:11 AM

Hi Mitch:

Well done Mitch! Congrats!


January 3rd, 2011 | 5:03 PM

Thanks Lisa; it was a nice tribute from Beverly.

January 3rd, 2011 | 5:41 PM
Jessica Sieghart:

Congrats, Mitch! well deserved, I say!

January 3rd, 2011 | 8:43 PM

Thanks Jessica; I appreciate the notice.

January 3rd, 2011 | 9:40 PM

Congratulations Mitch, it doesn’t surprise me at all!

January 3rd, 2011 | 8:32 PM

Thanks Allan; always appreciated. 🙂

January 3rd, 2011 | 9:40 PM

Congratulations Mitch!

And as other says it, life begins at 40! Happy new year!

January 4th, 2011 | 1:28 AM

Thanks Ron. Oprah said life begins at 50; I’m still thinking I wish I was 30. lol

January 4th, 2011 | 9:12 AM

Definitely social media is spread equality through age groups, however young people are spending much more time. Congratulation for position Mitch, I hope to see you in top 10.

January 4th, 2011 | 5:01 AM

Thanks Carl. I think young people are really using social media, but in much different ways than the rest of us.

January 4th, 2011 | 9:12 AM

Congrat Mitch and well deserved. You give a lot to the blogging community and it’s great to be appreciated in this way.

I love going to posts and seeing bloggers affirming others for whatever reason. I like to do it in my posts if at all possible, as you will have seen.

Even better when it’s a surprise for the person mentioned 🙂

Patricia Perth Australia

January 4th, 2011 | 9:33 AM

Thanks Pat, and what a beautiful way you have of saying that sort of thing. 🙂

January 4th, 2011 | 11:10 AM

Some things require patience, persistence, and experience. At the risk of generalizing, I think people who’ve been around a while tend to have those traits in greater abundance. Congratulations, Mitch!

January 4th, 2011 | 12:02 PM

You sure you don’t mean stubbornness, Charles? lol Thanks; I hope to prove worthy of it all.

January 4th, 2011 | 2:28 PM

Great job, Mitch!
Congratulations, you surely deserve the mention and now that you got the ball rolling you shouldn’t stop! Let’s hope this is just the first of many more mentions.

January 4th, 2011 | 12:56 PM

Thanks Alex; I’m shooting for Time Magazine’s top 20. Yeah, that’s SO not happening. lol

January 4th, 2011 | 2:31 PM

By the way Alex, what a great shot of your baby. 🙂

January 4th, 2011 | 2:32 PM


When Boomer Diva Nation was looking for the “best” bloggers, we searched high and low for women AND men. We didn’t want this to just be about female bloggers. We wanted to highlight the best of the best and you are definitely included in that list.

We also relied heavily on our readers to tell us whose blogs they read. I have to admit I had never heard of any of the bloggers who come to your site until I started reading your blog on a regular basis. Now I have more to consider for next year.

Not only are your blogs informative, but they can also be entertaining and they draw traffic—much of the criteria were stipulated to be chosen.

There is one male we inadvertantly left off the list (major oversight on our part) but if he’s still blogging in 2011, he’ll be there for sure and you have a chance to go two-for-two.

Again, our congratulations!

January 4th, 2011 | 5:21 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Thanks Bev, and I’m glad to provide a source for lots of other talented people. Course, there’s a lot of young ‘uns hanging around as well; gotta watch out for them. lol I’m just honored to be on any lists, and this was something very nice indeed.

January 4th, 2011 | 7:05 PM

You congratulate the “other ladies” … you’re serious, huh? I think it’s outstanding that you made the list and I’m glad and proud of you. I congratulate you.

Maybe I missed something, what does the “50” in this title have to do with age? You mentioned older folk would have a hard time competing in the social media world. I’m heading over to see the list now but I’m wondering if you’re saying the group is 50 or older. I don’t think that’s what it means but I’m curious to know why you brought up age (no pun). Forgive me if I missed the point.

Oh yeah, one of your “friends” noticed your pic on my site and sent me a DM letting me know you were friends for a while … and, it is a man (this time). 😀

January 5th, 2011 | 6:48 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Oh yeah? I wonder which of my friends did that. lol

As for the other, yes, we’re all over the age of 50. I had to come to grips with it, but I’m good with it now.

January 5th, 2011 | 7:41 PM

Namaste, wise Elder Mitch.

You deserve to be on most lists. The good ones, that is.
There is always a gem of insight in every post, whether you’re discussing poker, snow or life balance, or balancing poker chips in the snow!

I hope to see you earn more badges!



January 6th, 2011 | 8:02 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

Thanks Mitch. I like that “gem” of insight; that gets me out of trouble when I go radical here and there. 😉

January 6th, 2011 | 9:55 AM

Yeah… well, I’m with Mitch Allen on this one. Though you know me and badges, and me and baby boomer label and stuff….

Nevertheless, congrats, cos y’know, I know you lurve all the attention, lol!

January 6th, 2011 | 8:11 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Well, who doesn’t love a little bit of attention Val. 😉 Thanks!

January 7th, 2011 | 12:03 AM