About this 50+ Digital blog

First things first

This blog has not been launched yet. It’s not quite ready for the public – mainly because the content backlog, even for 2023, is a bit too long.

It’s a showcase for achievement and other stories

Your achievements — in your own words or your own voice or your own photos or your own drawings.

It’s a continuous record of the 50+ Digital project

We have blog content from as far back as 2005. Most of it is still relevant – but we will need a few more months to get it back online.

Right now (January 2024), most of the visible content in this blog is from a pre-pandemic period (2017-2020) at Whitmore Community Centre.

We have a lot more in the pipeline from 2020 to 2022 — and a huge amount from previous bases and projects in Matthias Road, Kingsland Hub, Piccadilly Community Centre, Open School East, Dalston Curve Garden – and other places from 2005 to 2019. We are aiming to restore the old stuff before end of 2023, but there will still be significant gaps.

But our primary focus is on what we are doing now, especially at Mildmay Community Centre.

Some frequently-asked questions

What is a micro-blog?

  • Usually it means short-form blogging – one or two paragraphs of unformatted text – perhaps with an image.

How can I comment on, or reply to the blog posts?

  • You have to log in first. That means the next thing you should do is join the blog.

How can I join the blog?

  • Look for a button labelled Register.

What can I do when I have joined?

  • You can read all the private blog posts, as well as the public posts.
  • You can comment on recent posts.
  • You can start making blog posts yourself.

What can I put in a blog post here?

  • It can be about anything that you are actually doing in your life, or have done or have seen.
  • Only your lived experience please – this is not a place for mere opinions, politics, preaching or text doodles. You are more interesting than that.

How can I add an image to a blog post?

  • Images should be 768 pixels wide, and not more than 50 Kb size. If you are not sure what that means, please ask a drop-in helper.

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