Age is just a number, in a lot of things. However there are things that people of different ages don’t know much about. Music is one of those things that can bring people together or make them realize they are from different generations.
Not to say a younger person doesn’t who Barry Manilow is, but often they don’t. Manilow also wrote the theme to “American Bandstand” and many of them don’t know what that is either. Then again many folks my age don’t know Iggy Azalea from Jay-Z. We remember when MTV played music videos or at least more than they do know.
There are a lot of culturally hip older folks, I try to stay tuned into the now. It can be challenging because trends in music change quickly. Music is timeless but some music is very generational and specific to the era. Sometimes you want a great story teller like Brad Paisley while other times you just want some more light-hearted fare like Meghan Trainor. Occasionally you gotta have some classics like the Beatles while at times you crave Nirvana.
Whatever you listen to I hope it inspires and informs you more about yourself and the world we live in now. Rock on!
There comes a time when the youth of a society must step up to make a contribution. As some generations age they aren’t able to do the same things they could when they were younger. It’s also important for previous generations to mentor the youth of the day to prepare them to take charge and do good things in the world. The contributions of all generations should be honored and appreciated. There comes a time to pass the torch from one generation to another so the work of community will continue.
I am a Generation X dude in the same blogging community with Generation Y and who knows we might have a Baby Boomer around here. Ain’t Tumblr a great melting pot of people from different eras of history. Its cool to have things in common with people younger and older than me. This place should be for all ages as a place to express ourselves and connect with the world around us.
I am not here to make Tumblr uncool like some did to Facebook.
I got a very nice note from one of my followers who said “it is nice to have an older perspective on my blog” she said not to take it the wrong way. I didn’t, I took it as a compliment.
Tumblr is a site where there are a lot of younger users, that fact is not lost on me. However it can be a place for a mature voice. A place to engage conversation and exchange ideas from different generations. Perhaps in our conversations we can gain further understanding on a wide array of issues.
I chose Tumblr for lots of reasons but the most important is that it has a system of tagging that allows for folks to get their posts to a wide audience. The ability to cross post to other platforms “Facebook, Twitter, Etc” is also helpful in having a rich discussion.
So to all the younger bloggers, thank you for your friendship and willingness to cross generations. To the older bloggers out there remember Tumblr can be for you too. Everyone, keep on blogging.