Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blogging the life - and death - of Riley

How strange that I should have published this post about birth and death in the blogosphere just before the news came out that we have lost our oldest contributor.

Olive Riley started blogging last year at the age of 107.

(I mentioned her here back in Feb 07 when her first post was published.)
She published 70 posts giving a unique insight into the perspective of a woman born in 1899.

On one day in January 2008 the blog had 350,000 visitors.
In the days since she died, her blog has crashed, unable to carry the load.

Olive's voice reached around the globe and her words will live on in this amazing new world she became a part of.

And so goodbye, Olive Riley, and thanks for the memories.

5 comments:

mutleythedog said...

Never heard of her!!

Debi said...

You have now, Mutts.

BarbaraS said...

Wow, to live to be that age. Makes you think twice, Debi. Thanks :)

Sharon J said...

Incredible! What a wonderfully inspiring lady!

Debi said...

Babs - I sometimes find thinking once can be quite a challenge.

Sharon - incredible? Wonderful? Inspiring? Are you looking in the mirror???