Olive Riley Is Blogging at Age 107

Posted on April 3, 2007

The Life of RileyABC Western Queensland has a great story about 107-year-old Olive Riley who is the world's oldest blogger. She lives in Queensland, Australia. Olive Riley's blog is called The Life of Riley. The article says Olive actually calls it a "blob" instead of a blog.

ABC says, "Olive Riley has seen a lot in her 107 years and now she's recounting some of her life experiences in blog, (or 'blob' as she calls it) and it's thought that Olive might be the world's oldest blogger! Among the stories she's shared are memories of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (she was there), and stories of her time on a station near Muttaburra in the 1930s."

Pat Hession, ABC Western Queensland's Morning Program presenter, records Olive's stories and posts them onto her blog for her.

There are other seniors blogging which is sometimes called legacy blogging. A study from 2005 found that 3% of online seniors blog. The percentage is probably higher now. However, most blogging seniors are in their 70s, 80s and 90s -- not anywhere near Olive's 107. Most of us will be lucky to live as long as Olive Riley let alone still be keeping a blog at her age. Olive Riley is a very inspiring blogging centarian.

Update 7-14-08: Olive Riley has died at age 108.