World's Oldest Blogger Logs Off for Good

A 108-year-old (yes, you read that correctly) Australian woman, reportedly the world's oldest blogger, has passed away in Woy Woy (which is about 50 miles north of Sydney).

Olive Riley, of Woy Woy about 50 miles north of Sydney, began blogging in February last year, sharing stories from her life during the two world wars, raising three children on her own, and working as a station cook in the outback.

The physically frail but mentally alert Riley won an international audience with her blog, The Life of Riley (, and series of videos posted on YouTube with her talking and singing.

Riley was said to be the world's oldest blogger as she was 12 years older than the previous titleholder, Spain's Maria Amelia. She was born in 1899 and would have turned 109 in October.

As the story says, a number of videos are on YouTube featuring Riley.  Here's one of her singing "Waltzing Mathilda." May she Rest in Peace.

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recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

I really don't get into checking out blogs/vlogs, but this article is interesting and Mathilda should deffinately be considered an inspiration.

Years ago I worked @ a drugstore and had a woman come in that was 101. Besides her age, a few other things amazed me: She had all her own teeth(actually fairly white too), she didn't wear glasses or a hearing aid, she was very sharp/alert and she didn't require a cane or walker to get around(although she did have her daughter with her_she was like 80 something)!!!

Super Dave 6 years ago

Rest in peace, Olive.

^Bad_Boy^ 6 years ago
That should be an interesting Blog to visit..

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