I've created content since at least 1990 when I started as a Mommy writer for parenting publications before the days of blogs.
Jane of All Trades 2.0
I'm a social media researcher, writer, and poet as well as a metaverse maven. I previously posted here on BlogHer as artpax from 2006 - 2010. I'm a guerilla anthropologist and semiotician who left academia and corporate culture behind in the late 1990s.
In the 90s I decided to add the concept of cohorts within the baby boomer generation to the cultural milleaux. Divide the Boomers in half temporally and the last half of the generation is MUCH bigger than the first half. Late Boomers were getting shafted through miscategorization. I spent about 5 years with elists, newsletters and then websites and blogs getting the real demographic info out there to boomers and advertisers. I was successful. Many people were trying to overlay trademarked labels on our boomer cohort, but as a semiotic anthropologist and futurist I knew that the only thing that would stick was "rebranding" the already well established Boomer name. Late boomer is the term used in the literature.
Similarly I saw the earliest CODEPINK efforts to use contemporary women-based networks and modes of communication and backed their efforts in D.C., in AZ, and on the web as one of a handful of local leaders who redesigned the anti-war movement of the 20th Century into the pro-peace movement of the 21st Century.
Blogger, BlogHer, and BoomHer
The next major effort I whole-heartedly joined in was women's blogging, through signing up with the BlogHer site/network/portal in late 2005 or early 2006. I first attended the conf. in 2007. I realized as did the BlogHer founders and many other aware women of the time that communication and publishing were women's venues by right and the new digital networks would change everything if women had a place to succeed through sharing their stories, dreams and strategies.
I'm now moving from behind the scenes influencer to on the stage shaper. Project one: I'm finishing up a book on surviving medical abuse as a child. My mother had Munchausen Syndrome and exibited through acts on a proxy - me. I Project two: I'm starting a platform that will include a directory of empty nesters on the web. It is called Done Nesting. It is part of a larger venture called BoomHer Net that focused on Boomer and GenX women "of a certain age" and will have membership gateways to specials deals and services, and advertising will be handled through internal channels.
I use Reason Creek as a collection point for all previous and worthy blog posts. Up and running since April of 2012.
Mature Affluent Women Like Me
Multiple aspects of my newly reconfigured online writing and publishing will continue to appeal to women of all ages who have successful completion of some stages of parenting under their bras and/or belts.
I planned to never have children. Then in my thirties I married. With that I became a step-mother, and eventually a mother, and now a grandmother to my step-daughter's twins. My step-daughter is in her late-30s. My daughter is in her early 20s. My grandbabies are near age two.
Life is so exciting it has blessed me with an incredibly diverse set of experiences in my 50 plus years on the planet. I'm still 24 in my head. Sid Vicious and I were born the same week. Think proto-punk or proto-Gen-Xer when you think of me. Do not confuse me with a hippie. I was in grade school when Woodstock happened.
I write in several nonfiction genres: culture theory, feminist action, peace journalism, humor, memoir, and occasional in your face Mom/woman-vertorials (editorial off-letting of steam.)