Retirement Hobbies

Are you looking for a new hobby? 
Harness your creativity and start writing. Leave a legacy for your loved ones, make new friends and earn some money too!

This article will explain why you should consider blogging (writing short articles) as one of your new retirement hobbies, and will recommend HubPages as one of the best online resources to achieve your creative dreams. 

This article will be of interest to anyone who is nearing retirement, or just retired, and who is looking for:
  • Retirement Hobbies for Men
  • Retirement Hobbies for Women
  • Hobbies for Retirees
  • Senior Hobbies
  • Hobbies for Retirement
  • Hobbies for Women at Home
  • Hobbies for Men at Home
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I started blogging fairly recently because I'm getting near to retirement, my kids have grown up and I'm worried about living on a fixed income. I find it really enjoyable, therapeutic and quite addictive. 
I've always had a creative streak and have often thought about writing a book. The trouble is, I don't have the skills, expertise or patience to write a novel. With blogging, you can write short articles about specific topics that interest you, whenever and how often you want.

You can write about your:
  • Passions
  • Travels
  • Books and movies
  • Favourite activities: Hiking,  bird-watching, gardening, playing cards
  • Life Experiences
The Benefits of Writing:
Here are some of the reasons that I think blogging is one of the best retirement hobbies for men and for women:
  • Immortality: Once you've published your first blog, you have achieved immortality! Your articles will be online for all the world to see, even after you've gone! What better legacy to leave your loved ones than advice, stories and experiences from your life!
  • Therapy: Writing is therapeutic - it allows you to put your thoughts into words, share your experiences and seek input on your thoughts and ideas.
  • At Home: Blogging is something you can do from the comfort of your own home, whenever you have some free time. And, because it is web-based, you can do it from any other location with a link to the internet - the library, coffee shop or anywhere else you like!
  • It's Free: That's correct, it won't cost you a dime provided you already have a computer and access to the internet, of course!
  • Community: There is an excellent sense of community in many of the larger blogging sites. Your fellow bloggers will read your work support your efforts and share your interests. 
  • Generate Income: You can even make some pin money from publishing articles online!
Another reason that blogging is one of the best hobbies for retirement is because you don't need to be physically active to contribute. 

Why You Should Consider HubPages 
I have investigated a number of different blogging sites and the one that I recommend to someone new to blogging is Hubpages.

Here are the reasons why I prefer HubPages:
  • Simple to sign-up: Simply go to the Hubpages Sign-up Page to get started.
  • Easy to Use: The web-based tool to create Hubs (their name for your articles) is very easy to use and intuitive.  You can easily add capsules for text, photos, videos and maps.
  • Online Help: There is a very good help facility with guidance for virtually every type of question you might have.
  • Sense of Community: There is a real sense of community as fellow Hubbers welcome you, are extremely supportive and leave positive comments on your work. 
  • Income Opportunity: The HubPages ad program pays you a small amount of money for every person who reads your article. The more people who visit, the more money you'll make!

Blogging is one of the best hobbies for women at home because you can fit it in to your hectic schedule whenever you have some free time. Also, you'll find that HubPages has a very active community of women who blog regularly. 

Check Out Some Examples
Before you sign-up, you should check out what the Hubs look like. Here are some samples that I have produced recently: 

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I hope you agree that they look pretty good. I'm no expert so if I can do it, you can too! Click here to sign up at HubPages today!

I hope that this article has inspired you to take up writing as one of your retirement hobbies - I think you'll be glad you did! 

Happy Blogging!