Monday, May 14, 2012
Find A Friend (#dblog week)
This week I am participating in Diabetes Blog Week, aka D-Blog week. I will be joining tons of other diabetes bloggers this week, blogging about... well diabetes, of course!
Today's D-Blog Week prompt: It seems the most popular thing about Diabetes Blog Week is that it helps us find blogs we weren’t reading yet and connect with some new blog friends. With that in mind, let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by making some new connections. Think about the d-blogs you read that you think we may not know about and introduce us to one that you love!! Let’s all find a new friend today!
Well, as I'm sure others have said, there are just so many awesome diabetes blogs out there. Some are well known, while others may not be. When I started my diabetes blog, I found several Type 1 blogs written by PWDs and parents of CWDs. However, it was hard to find blogs written by PWDs with Type 2. Luckily this didn't discourage me from writing a blog. On the contrary! It actually encouraged me. If I was looking for other Type 2s, maybe there were others with the same pursuit. By writing my own blog, I was actually hoping to connect with other Type 2s.
One blog I have found is Kate's Sweet Success. Now I have to admit that I don't read her blog as often as I'd like, but I do find it comforting read from the blog of another person with similar issues. She doesn't fall into society's stereotype of what a Type 2 should look like. To me, Kate looks young and physically fit. Yes, I realize that I don't know her all that well, but just her profile picture is comforting to me - knowing that someone else out there gets it.
I'm looking forward to reading some of the blogs participating in D-Blog week. I know I'll discover many more treasures like Kate!