|"Me at the office"|
I recently lost a nights sleep, um last night, because I was posting on a forum and offended some folks by linking my blog into the comments. I was way to eager to engage people to come read my content here. I appreciate that I was corrected however I was sleepless last night worried they would boot me off the forum. I was very happy that they didn't.
It was a terrible night. Today I woke feeling a tad blue. Thinking why do I blog?
I do it for a number of reasons. I am, what I would consider a very new blogger, hence my stupidity and inappropriate linking on the forum site. I have only been doing this "Blog" for a few months.
Why did I start? I was searching one evening for a way to feel supported online, feeling kind of isolated and not supported with my own diabetes and as a parent with 2 type 1 kids. So I googled, and clicked onto a blog called Six Until Me and I read it with total awe. I emailed the author Kerri and she emailed me back.
That was when I realized; maybe I could share some of my experiences with the online community.
I wrote my first post It Started with Me Now There's Three. When I wrote the post it felt good, I mean to put thoughts to screen. I also realized I kind of enjoy writing. But most importantly, I felt like I was contributing and sharing (hopefully) useful information with the diabetic online community.
I value the blogs, posts and discussions I have read, and how it made me feel validated, and not so alone. I was, amazed to hear that others had multiple kids with diabetes, and that people were living healthy lives despite their diabetes.
I have come close to calling it quits a few times, see Mirror Mirror on The Wall? or Ring the Bell Already!
But then I receive a comment or two saying "Thanks for sharing, it was really helpful" I inevitably feel driven and compelled to share my thoughts, experiences, and all things related, and sometimes unrelated to the world of Diabetes.
If I only touch one person, or make someone know they are not alone, if someone reads my post and thinks, "I totally went through that" If I can relate and support and share, then this is my calling. I will do this as long as it feels worth while to others.
If I did it only for myself I would write in a private journal.
Have a great week-end. I want to say thank-you for reading my posts, I want to say thank-you for all your inspiring and thought provoking comments. I also want to thank those who have inspired me!
This is Why I Blog.