About Linda Bernstein

Linda Bernstein, a leading advocate for the Baby Boomer Nation, has a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. She has written hundreds of articles for dozens of magazines and newspapers. Linda is known for her wit, close attention to detail and motivational energy. She has been an editor at several magazines, including Sesame Street Parents and Scholastic Parent and Child, and has won several awards for writing and editing. Currently at work on a book for and about Baby Boomers, Linda is also the proud parent of two plain wonderful adult kids.

Linda also teaches social media in the continuing education program at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. She has coached large and small businesses and nonprofit organizations about incorporating social media into their marketing and overall information strategies. A frequent guest blogger for tech, literary, and Baby Boomer sites, Linda wrote the most popular blog on PBS Next Avenue in 2012.

Linda has spoken several times at Social Media Week in New York City and at Internet Week at well. Her 2013 panel at New Media Expo in Las Vegas featured Twitter super-stars Jessica Northey, Amy Vernon, and Britt Michaelin. Among Linda’s favorite topics: the hashtag and Twitter chats.

Linda is also one of the planners for Columbia University School of Journalism’s Social Media Weekend, February 15-17, 2013.

For more information, check out Linda’s LinkedIn page. Connect with her there by sending an invite specifying how you know her and why you want to connect.

You can also find her on Twitter, @Wordwhacker. You can subscribe to her on Facebook, like her Facebook Page, circle her on GooglePlus, or see her Pinterest and Instagram.

So to switch to the personal “I” here, you can hire me to write, edit, manage your social media, and direct projects. I love being on panels and giving keynote addresses. I speak a lot about social media, blogging, and about Baby Boomers. For more information, message me on Facebook or LinkedIn and I’ll get in touch with you.

  • http://boomerontario.blogspot.com Joan Walters

    I absolutely loved your Mother’s Day post. So on point.

    My 20-something son and daughter now just roll their eyes when I send news snippets about grape tomatoes recalled due to salmonella, or a bicyclist across the ocean dead in an accident without a helmet. My son answered his phone one day recently at a Toronto intersection and before I could speak, said: “Mom, I’ve taken my vitamins, I’m eating an apple, I’ve already had two bottles of water, I’ve washed my hands three times today and I’m waiting for the walk sign to say go. Happy?”

    Great blog, thanks.
    Joan Walters, Canada (boomerontario on twitter)

    • Linda Bernstein

      Thank you Joan!

  • http://athletewithstent.com Kevin Morgan

    Hi Linda,

    This will seem to be a bit ‘out of the blue,’ sorry about that, you just seemed to be an interesting person with lots of good ideas.

    As the boomers older brother, I am working on getting the word out on the risks of abdominal aortic aneurysm, due to a personal interest. If you find this interesting, please spread the word. A quick scan can save your life. Take a look at the Facebook support page for horror stories that I missed by the skin of my teeth: http://www.facebook.com/groups/2283898552?ap=1 This site was started by another endurance athlete, Pauline Watson (great lady).

    I hope you don’t mind my dropping this on you, but it is hard to get people to wake up and listen to this message. In the UK they have a national screening program, but not in the USA, as yet. Then again, I probably didn’t make it past your spam blocker!

    Happy Day.

    -k @FitOldDog

  • http://www.joi.org/grandparents Amanda Kaletsky

    We absolutely love your blog and the thought-provoking ideas you provide for boomers! We hope you’ll share this with your readers:

    Are you a grandparent of an interfaith grandchild, and looking for support and answers this holiday season? Check out new resources from The Grandparents Circle, an education and support program for Jewish grandparents whose adult children have intermarried. These tools will help you to share Judaism with your grandchildren throughout the year.

    The Grandparents Circle Discussion Salon
    Host your own Grandparents Circle to discuss techniques offered in the book, Twenty Things for Grandparents of Interfaith Grandchildren to Do (And Not Do) to Nurture Jewish Identity in Their Children. To download a free reading guide to accompany this book, visit http://www.joi.org/grandparents and fill out the form under “Join the Grandparents Circle”, and be sure to leave all of the boxes checked.

    Grandparenting Your Interfaith Grandkids: A Self-Guided Learning Experience
    Explore an introspective reading guide to accompany the book, Twenty Things for Grandparents of Interfaith Grandchildren to Do (And Not Do) to Nurture Jewish Identity in Their Children.

    The Grandparents Circle National Listserve
    Participate in an online discussion forum connecting Jewish grandparents who have grandchildren being raised by their intermarried/interpartnered adult children.

    If you are interested in any of these opportunities or would like more information about how to bring them to your community, please visit the Grandparents Circle website and click Join the Grandparents Circle. From there, you can click on the options that you would like to explore. If you have any questions, please contact Marley Weiner, The Grandparents Circle National Coordinator at MWeiner@JOI.org or 212.760.1440. The Grandparents Circle is a program of the Jewish Outreach Institute.

  • http://www.TheMidLifeGuru.com Caryn/The Mid Life Guru

    Hi Linda.

    I recently came across your blog and have enjoyed reading your perspectives. My blog also caters to the mid-life crowd so we share a lot of common ground.

    Currently, I am working on growing the relevance and readership of my blog. Following some advice I garnered at BlogWorld last fall, I have posted a survey on social media habits. I would be honored if you took just a few minutes to answer the questions on my survey. You can find the survey on my blog: http://www.themidlifeguru.com/2012/03/giveaway-oprahs-featured-pie.html

    Thanks for taking the time to check it out.

    Caryn Payzant

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  • http://www.dayngrzone.com/ Dayngr

    Geez, don’t read my blog, ever, or your head may explode grammar-wise!

    • http://generationbsquared.com/ Linda Bernstein

      lol. I’ll get to yours, and my head won’t explode.

  • Susan C.

    Hi Linda,
    Thanks for your latest column on PBS Next Avenue. Seeing you got an award for that writing already, I guess you’re on a roll!
    It’s amazing to imagine parents healing old wounds with their adult children….I don’t know that my father is capable of that, given his own personality and way with the world, but it was interesting to imagine…
    All best wishes, and thanks for what you do.
    Susan