Friday, April 11, 2008

One Year Later...

I write this post one day early because my tomorrow is going to be filled with friends and cakes and bridal showers for my best friend's upcoming wedding.
One year ago tomorrow I posted my first blog post. Inspired by Kerri over at Six Until Me, whom I stumbled across by surfing around on dLife, I ran across this world of people just like me. I knew there were other diabetics in the world. I had, after all, attended diabetes camp for 2 years when I was a child. I even knew a few Type 1's and a couple of Type 2's in my every day life.
But Kerri introduced me to this world of the Diabetes On-line Community. Her Blogroll is what led me to enter this world. I began reading about other diabetics and their lives. I ran across the blogs of parents who's children had diabetes which gave me a whole new perspective on what my parents lived through (and still do) when I was diagnosed with diabetes.
I met new people, though not in real life, like Amylia and Donna and Jillian. I discovered what a sussy was, learned about new pump sites, found the wonderful IIMC's (also known as pump packs), and discovered the generosity of virtual strangers like Bernard.
This community has meant so much to me in so many ways. I feel like I know most of you, even though we have never met. The common thread of diabetes connects us.
I know I don't blog as often as some others do, but I read faithfully. Even when I am not blogging, I am always getting support from your posts.
So thanks to all those in the d-blog world. You have become an important part of my life in the past 365 days, and I hope to continue to see you all here on-line as our lives and trials with diabetes continue.

7 comments:

Colleen said...

Happy One Year Blogging Anniversary! I'm glad I've "met" you.

Donna said...

Happy blog anniversary, Cara. I'm so happy to have "met" you. The diabetes OC is something special. We all have this nasty disease in common & yet we can lift each other up just by reading each's other's blogs. I look forward to reading them everyday. They have blogs blocked on our computers at work so I have to wait until I get home to read them. I guess that's a good thing or I would never get any work done, huh? Anyway, happy blog anniversary!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Hey Cara! Congrats on your anniversary! I am glad that you decided to jump in and share all that you do with us.

Here's to many more!

~Suzanne~ said...

Congrats!!! Yay! What a great accomplishment! You are doing such a fantastic job, and inspiring people all over the world...including me! Keep up that fantastically amazing work! =:~)

dae said...

yay, i'm glad we met too! please feel free to edit your blogroll as i have moved, by the way. (:

Kerri. said...

HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! I'm glad there are voices like yours in this community - your perspectives mean so much.

:)

Araby62 said...

Happy Blog-versary (?!) Glad to 'meet' you too!