Sunday’s topic: As we wrap up another Diabetes Blog Week, let’s share a few of our favourite things from the week. This can be anything from a #DBlogWeek post you loved, a fantastic new-to-you blog you found, a picture someone included in a post that spoke to you, or comment left on your blog that made you smile. Anything you liked is worth sharing!
All of the newest things I’ve found and loved have come from #DBlogWeek itself.
I love how some people have starting blogging because of #DBlogWeek and they’ve made such great starts I hope they continue. I’d like to single out Diane for this and her brand new blog: “My 1st ever Blog”. Kate too had only blogged twice before launching into a full week of blogging for #DBlogWeek: katet1d’s Blog.
I love how some others who’d blogged a little before have really gone for it this week. For this I’ll single out Jules who’s had a pretty crap time recently but is always full of fun and laughter and this comes through in her blog, especially the line in Mantras and More: ‘I’ve got the wrong mirror in my house. Mine belongs to a dowdy middle aged chubster, not me!‘. That had me giggling for a while, mainly because I share the same mirror problems 🙂
I’ve found a renewed zest for blogging. The early Circles of Blue articles were hard to write as they dealt with diagnosis, but as hard as they were I felt better by writing them. More recently I’ve just been reporting on events/products and whilst some of these – especially the Accu-chek Insight pump page – have turned out to be my most visited pages writing them didn’t give me much satisfaction. I think it’s fair to say this week has been a revelation for me.
I think I may write the odd poem too. I can’t tell you how nervous I was to release Tuesday’s poem “A Childhood All Gone” but it turned out to be the single-most favourited, retweeted and commented on article I’ve written. I spent all day apologising for making people cry – even though they told me I didn’t need to – and I’ve had people ask to be able to print it out for their clinic – of course you can – for others to read. I was pretty much overwhelmed the whole day. The last person who probably read it was Amy herself; she approved…phew!
Lastly, I’m amazed by Karen Graffeo. Not only has she grown #DBlogWeek to 200 worldwide bloggers, she seems to find time to read as many of the blogs as possible and comment on them, giving praise and encouragement. Here’s a couple she left me.
- Thank you for giving me a glimpse of things my parent’s kept hidden from me. I think all parents of kids with diabetes are amazingly strong and I admire you. on Day 3 – What Gets Me Down.
- I cried pretty much all the way through this. Parts of it reminding me of myself being diagnosed at age 11. But I love the end – how you are all stronger and no longer alone on Day 2 – A Childhood All Gone.