Thursday, April 16, 2015
Why Why Why?
I started blogging a few years ago but have been away for about a year. Life certainly gets in the way, doesn’t it? That blog is really just a fun look at life in general. I'd like to get back to it sooner or later (you can check it out if you'd like).
Now I’ve decided to start this blog to concentrate on diabetes.
You may ask, "Why?"
I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic for just about 41 years. I often tell people to remember that I’m only 29 so I must have been diagnosed before I was born! In all these years I was never involved in any sort of online community. But, I caught wind of a conference (actually, an UnConference) for diabetics. I made the decision that I
wanted to had to attend.
I registered and got ready to go. As the time grew closer, I became more and more nervous that all the other attendees were involved in the DOC (Diabetes Online Community). They certainly must already be friends. I was going to be that “outsider” nobody would want to talk to.
That did NOT happen. This UnConference was something I can’t even begin to describe here (but I may try soon in another post). Everyone was friendly and made me feel like they had known me all their lives. I felt so very welcome and part of the "gang."
While at the UnConference, I realized that so many attendees had blogs, were huge diabetes advocates, and step up in many ways to help others and to share their knowledge.
Since I came home, I've been consider that fact that I’ve got lots of experience with this diabetes thingy. I'm filled with knowledge, ideas, and thoughts I'd like to share too. Why not start that by blogging?
Here I am world!
Posted by Liz