Legacy planning involves leaving behind things that will last long after you are gone. Aside from financial resources perhaps the best thing that you can offer your loved ones is your wisdom gained through personal experiences. Now that we live in the age of the Internet a unique opportunity to do this exists.
By tapping into resources that are provided by sites like WordPress.org you can create your own blog for free. Many people are not aware of just how easy it is to have your own identity on the Internet, but it is really just a matter of following some very simple instructions.
If you are of the mind you could actually secure your own name as the domain name for your blog. This can be a good idea on a couple of different levels. For one, anyone who was ever curious about you could find your writings by simply putting your name into a search engine (assuming it is not extraordinarily common).
Another benefit that you gain by purchasing your own name as a domain is the simple fact that no one else could buy it and use it inappropriately.
When you are planning your estate you can leave behind tangible items and monetary assets. But if you take the time to record your thoughts and insights on your blog your family members will be able to draw from that legacy of wisdom for generations to come.
This is also a good way to spend some of your spare time during your retirement years for your own enjoyment. Many people have always thought that it would be rewarding to write a book. If you were to work on a blog over a period of time you would achieve something similar and there would be no question about whether or not your work would be published.