Saturday, May 16, 2015

#DBlogWeek Day 6 - Favorites and Motivations

Welcome to the Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week!  This is my first year participating as I've just started my DBlog.

Today's Topic:  If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blog post that you have ever written?  Is it diabetes related or just life related?  If you are a new blogger and don't have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog? 

I've blogged for a few years in the non-diabetes world.  It was a 'look at the silliness of life' type blog.  Life got in the way so I haven't posted there in over a year.

Now my DBlog life has begun!  I'd only written two posts before this wonderful Diabetes Blog Week has kicked my butt into high gear.

What motivated me to blog about diabetes?  That's very easy to answer.  In my four decades of diabetes, I've never been part of the DOC.  I wasn't even aware it existed!  Last year I caught wind of a Diabetes UnConference (thanks to Facebook) and decided I needed to go. 

As I met and talked to more and more attendees, I realized that many of them had great blogs (check them out over there on the right side of the page).  I started thinking that maybe it would be fun to share my thoughts, experiences, and memories.  I'm hopeful that maybe someone might find some comfort, some humor, some hints or tips, or even a new idea or two from my words.

And on the selfish side, I feel like I want to keep some sort of record for myself.  This is also my 'journal' about my diabetes.

So here I am, blogging away.

Here are more posts on this topic.


  1. SO glad that you decided to join the D blogoshere!

  2. Welcome to the Blogosphere! Blogging and connecting with the Diabetes Online Community has definitely made me more passionate about diabetes and given me heaps of ideas and inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  3. You're definitely fun to hang out with in real life (Thanks, UnConference!) and fun to now know in the DOC.