Monday, May 14, 2012

D-Blog Week: Find A Friend

Time for the first post of this year's Diabetes Blog Week, the brain-child of my good friend (and pseudo twin!) Karen, who blogs at Bitter-Sweet Diabetes. If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time! Check it out HERE.

Today's topic:

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!

When I started blogging a little over five years ago, I kept up with so many different blogs. Mostly because our community was smaller then. There were less of us and less blogs to read. In the past couple of years the diabetes online community has exploded with new bloggers. People living with Type 1, Type 2, LADA, people who care for people living with diabetes. There are so many I can't even begin to put a number on how many there are.

In the process of this, I've slacked on my blog reading. I still read sometimes, but I stick to a core few most of the time because I think I might go crazy if I tired to read and find everyone.

That being said, a lot of my D-OC interaction has gone off line. I've met some amazing people because of the online community, and in that I met a lovely person that always manages to make me laugh.
While we've only met in person one time, I look forward to getting to meet with her more often in the future.

Tricia and I met at Simonpalooza back in October of 2011. I am sad to say we didn't get much of a chance to chat while I was there because there were so many people there and so much going on. But, with twitter and facebook, we've gotten to know each other better. And while I'm horrible about leaving comments on her posts, I love to read her blog.

In true pumping style, Tricia's blog is entitled Battery Operated Pancreas. She's one that I suggest you check out (if you haven't already). And if you get the chance to meet with her in real-life, DO IT! :) You'll be blessed.

To see more great Diabetes Blog Week posts on this topic, click HERE.


Sara said...

Just added Tricia to my Google Reader. Thanks!

Tricia said...

Awww Cara! Thank you SO very much for the shout out!! As I posted on Twitter, I will post here: YOU ROCK GIRLFRIEND!!! Even though most of our friendship has flourished on-line, I feel like we've known each other a lot longer than 6 months! :)

Karen said...

Perfect choice!! I just love Tricia.