Did #DBlogWeek fly by this year, or what? I’m really glad that I had the chance to participate again this year. I like having the chance to do some exploring with the prompts provided by Karen at Bitter-Sweet!
This topic is all about fostering connections that can be made by participating in Diabetes Blog Week. In fact, that can be extended into the Diabetes Online Community. I’m still amazed by the number of people I’ve met strictly through the DOC, and I’ve enjoyed the different opportunities it has presented to me.
In particular, the DOC introduced me to the CWD Friends for Life Conference in Orlando, Florida. I went there in July 2013 and made some great friends over the course of a few days. I also delved deeper into the world of diabetes blogging by taking a look at the other blogs out there. Every single one is awesome, and I give major credit to those of you who maintain blogs regularly! Here’s a short list of some of my favorites:
- Kerri Sparling, Six Until Me – Kerri’s sense of humor made this blog stand out to me in a very positive way. She’s very honest with herself and others regarding her feelings about diabetes, and I find her inspiring.
- Heather Gabel, Unexpected Blues – Heather was one of those great friends I made at the CWD FFL conference, and her blog is just as cool as she is. Her writing style is incredible and utterly relatable.
- Naomi Kingery Ruperto, Live to Love Diabetes by the Diabetic Diva – Naomi’s blog is one that I just discovered during this year’s #DBlogWeek. I got a kick out of her “Diabetic Diva” moniker, and her blog is really well-written.
I could go through the entire #DBlogWeek participant list and say what I like about each one, but who knows how long that would take! Kudos to all of you for the roles you played in this year’s #DBlogWeek. I look forward to reading about your future adventures, and I hope you stop by my blog every now and then to say hi!