World's Oldest Blogger Has Died

Posted on July 14, 2008

Olive RileyOlive Riley, the world's oldest blogger, has died at the age of 108. She would have been 109 in October. Her great-grandson told Reuters that Olive loved blogging. She also referred to her blog as a "blob."
Riley had posted more than 70 entries on her blog -- or "her blob" as she jokingly called it -- since February last year. She set up the site with the help of a friend who entered her posts for her.

In her last and 74th post on June 26 she spoke of moving into a nursing home and of her ill health, saying: "I still feel weak and can't shake off that bad cough."

She spoke about singing "a happy song" with a visitor to the home as she did every day and said she had "read a whole swag of email messages and comments from my internet friends today, and I was so pleased to hear from you. Thank you, one and all."
You can read an earlier post we wrote about her here. Thanks for inspiring all of us Olive Riley to continue doing what we love no matter what age we are.

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