Today's prompt: Find a Friend. 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! (Special thanks to Gina, everybody’s Diabetes BFF, for helping me title this post!)
If you read blogs by people with diabetes, then you probably already know the who's who of the DOC. These guys and gals set the tone years ago for authenticity and advocacy in diabetes writing. I am a johnny-come-lately to this bunch and am happy just to join in the fray.
That being said, it would be impossible to follow every post by everyone who is worth reading. I've met at least 50 of the DOC bloggers and I'd read all of them if I didn't need to, you know, function. Most of us try to catch the posts we see and that's the best we can do.
But I can think of at least two bloggers I never miss if they broadcast that there is a new post - Sarah Mart at smartDpants and Lee Ann Thill of The Butter Compartment.
Maybe it's because they seem like women I'd love to hang out with but haven't had the pleasure.
Maybe it's because they have struggled with D for at least a decade longer than I have and I consider them warrior princesses who know how to rock it old school.
But more likely it's because they are both smart mouthed, intelligent storytellers and I see a bit of myself in them.
Chicas, today I would tip my hat to you. If I ever wore a hat.