Monday, July 22, 2013

A Good Idea? Check.

It's D-Blog Check day, so if you read this, be sure to drop something in my comments.  A "check", a smiley, an actual comment--anything will do!

I felt like the check-in was a great decision.  Thanks, Christopher Snider, for considering my comments to bring this day about.  Honestly, I am kind of burned out on my workdays, so I'm glad somebody picked up my suggestion and brought it to fruition.  I wrestled momentarily with the guilt of not making it happen myself, but here it is!  Guilt abated.

Do you ever get that "always a bridesmaid, never a bride" feeling?  When you read about your online dia-buddies being whisked away to conferences and focus groups and roundtables, do you wonder if your voice is being heard beyond the reach of the diabetes blogosphere itself?

I'll be honest.  I wonder these things sometimes; however, this blog is as much for me as it is for anyone who reads it.  I post with the frequency that I am able, even though that frequency may not be as often as I'd like.  I discuss the topics I feel are worth discussing.  I'm grateful for the opportunities I've had outside of my blog, and I'm also confident that when other bloggers get to go to all the bloggy events out there, they have my best interests in mind.  I don't make any money from this.  Sure, a little extra cash wouldn't hurt me personally, but as of now, I've been ad-free since my first blog post in 2006. 

That's right, 2006.  Dorkabetic turns 7 this year.  Many people probably don't even know I've been around that long, but that's okay.  When I started reading diabetes blogs, there wasn't a heck of a lot out there.  Now, it can be difficult to keep up.

I'm glad #dblogcheck is happening.  I hope we all find some readers we didn't even expect to see today.   I think that "community" is the biggest and best aspect of the Diabetes Online Community.  I haven't met a lot of you, but I see you all as friends.  Leave me (and everyone else out there) some love today.