Today is the last day of the second annual Diabetes Blog Week. I’ve had such a great time writing and reading posts the past seven days that I’m really sad to see the week come to an end.
The directions for today’s post are to share what we’ve learned from other blogs and the experience of coming together online. As I’ve stared at my computer, trying to think of how to put what I’ve learned into words, I’ve realized it isn’t easy to sum up. I’ve gained so much from the diabetes online community this past year. More than anything, the community has helped me feel less alone with this disease. I’ve found so many wonderful people who are willing to offer support and share frustrations, victories and laughs. I’ve learned that people with and affected by diabetes are amazingly strong and resilient. And I’ve learned that while we all have different stories and situations, we can all learn from each other.
D-Blog Week is a great way to unite and rally d-bloggers. More than a hundred people not only wrote a post every day, sharing their darkest moments to their funniest bloopers, but also took the time to read and comment on other blogs. It’s this kind of support that makes the community so special.
I want to send a huge thank you to Karen for organizing another great D-Blog Week. I’m already looking forward to next year!