Monday, May 14, 2012
Diabetes Blog Week, Day 1: Find a Friend
Happy D-Blog Week to all of my friends in the Diabetes Online Community! I am constantly astonished at how many names and faces have popped up since I started blogging back in 2006. I certain have been at this for a long time. It's such an honor to know that I am in great company, and that I can count some truly awesome bloggers among my personal friends! Seriously, I have been chatting with George and Kerri and Scott J and Allison and Amy and Kelly and many others for years now, and while I do feel a twinge of jealousy when other people are getting invited to d-blogger summits or events, it just inspires me to work harder at blogging.
It's funny, I often feel like I have a similar position in the poetry slam community. I'm the poets' poet. The bloggers' blogger. I know lots of people whom I adore, and vice versa, and yet I still feel like this relative outsider at times. I'm not complaining. I just feel like I'm some best-kept secret that never makes it onto another list. Can I nominate myself on Find a Friend Day?
I am realizing that sounds a smidge emo and self-indulgent. I've been focusing on myself a lot lately. Introspective. Anyway.
One blogger you need to check out is Nicole Purcell. She used to write at her own blog, now she blogs for D-Life's Blogabetes, and George already had some awesome things to say about her today. She is at the top of my "I am totally going to meet this person one day" list. She has tattoos and is into all kinds of badass music.
Have you visited Scott E of Rolling in the D? Definitely my favorite blog name I've found this year, great content, and he was recognized in the Best of the 'Betes blogs in March. I'm described on his blogroll as having writing which is "humorously quirky", and that also won him some points. Also, raise your hand if you now have Adele singing in your head because of his blog title. Thought so.
Jess became a blog pal of mine recently via Twitter. I feel like we are kindred souls at times, struggling with the same things, trying to get over some emotional hurdles, some things that are challenging us mentally, plus diabetes, plus everyday regular life. If you aren't reading Me and D, you should check it out! (Hilariously, work internet has decided her site is NSFW today. Kind of like the day Texting My Pancreas got blocked but came back up the next day. You guys are some naughty diabetics.)
There's some awesome online friends for you to make. And if you haven't told someone about Dorkabetic yet, why not do it today? [end shameless self-promotion] See you tomorrow for D-Blog Week, Day 2!