World’s Oldest Blogger?
I love blogging. A lot. But I’d be surprised to carry the passion with me for the next six-plus decades.
Meet Randall Butisingh, quite possible the world’s oldest blogger at the ripe age of 96. Covering topics ranging from economics to poetry, religion to history, Butisingh writes from the heart.
Butisingh believes that learning is a process, which never ends. A man learns till the end of his/her life.
Heck, the guy learned Arabic at the age of 80 and is now learning to speak Spanish.
What’s your excuse, you lazy bastard?!
With seven children, 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, it’s amazing that the blogger has time for anything.
“I am a learner. I believe that when one stops learning he ceases to live and that it is never too late to learn,” Butisingh says.
Born in 1912, with memories spanning back to 1914, it’s time you showed your elders some respect and paid Mr. Butisingh a visit on the Web.
Andrew G.R. is the owner of Jobacle, a career advice and employment news blog and podcast designed to make work better. Follow him on Twitter.
Greetings from Sydney, Australia.
I read with interest your story about the 96-year-old Guyanan who is one of the world’s oldest bloggers.
Australia’s 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, http://www.allaboutolive.com.au 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: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/real_life/article548314.ece
Best wishes, Eric.
I thought I was old, as I didn’t get started into well into my 30s. Good on you Randall !