Monday, May 14, 2012
Diabetes Blog Week: Find A Friend
Hey, everyone, welcome to the beginning of Diabetes Blog Week 2012 here on Diaturgy! Diabetes Blog Week is the brainchild of Karen Graffeo of BitterSweetDiabetes.com; she chooses a blog topic for each day of the week, and participants either follow these prompts or choose one of her Wild Card prompts if they're feeling more inspired by those than by the particular day's offering. This is the third annual DBW, but obviously it's the first one I've participated in, having only recently started this blog.
Today's topic is "Find A Friend" - connecting our readers to other D-bloggers who they may not know of or be reading. Most of the Dblogs I read are way more well-known than I am (I hope this week will help *me* find some new friends!), and I’m thrilled to have even gotten to meet various blogging superstars such as Diabetesaliciousness’ Kelly Kunik, and Six Until Me’s Kerri Sparling. I really enjoy a lot of blogs, but I’m not going to point anyone to the most well-known Dblogs out there. I do have two candidates for blogs you may not be reading, however.
Jamie (@InkStain_D on Twitter) who I have had the privilege to meet a few times at awesome DMeetups (along with her husband, the equally cool Larry @MainDog101), has both a personal blog at Flying Furballs and a weekly blog/Internet roundup at InkStain_D, both well worth your time. She’s as welcoming online as she is in person!
I’m also inspired by the blog of my friend Sarah, who I became closer to after her T1 diagnosis two years ago yesterday, which, as many do, hit completely out of the blue – no family history, mid-twenties onset. She has taken her diagnosis much better than I did (to be fair, I was 12); no denial, just using it as a positive, motivating force to know herself and her body better, and to push it to new (good) limits. Much of her blog has focused on her amazing achievement, running a marathon in Reykjavik to raise money and awareness about diabetes. She already understands that diabetes is a marathon, not a sprint, and blogs at diabetesmarathon.wordpress.com.
I'm excited about this week, and I hope we all find some new friends!