Diabetes Blog Week Day 7
That was a hard week for me to get to all the posts. I was particularly busy and not around very much. Not to mention "The day Blogger shut down... duh... duh... duh...". That is not to say that I didn't think it was AWESOME GOODNESS! It was just hard finding the time.
So here we are. Today's topic is to summarize what we've learned. I'm going to concentrate on specifically what I've learned this past week as opposed to in general.
One thing that's been on my mind for the past couple days: Do you think there are other blogging communities as huge or as tight as the DOC? Look at what this past week has uncovered. Over 160 bloggers participating in Diabetes Blog Week. Seriously?! That's insane! Good insane of course. There are that many people out there actively joining this week of community. And that's just the ones that participated.
Through Diabetes Blog Week I have "met" a ton of great new DOC'ers who have either commented on my posts or that I've found while looking through other posts. I am always so excited to connect with other like-minded Type1's. Especially because we have so much to learn from each other. There is a gigantic participant list that I go back to from time to time to seek out new friends and type ONE'ers alike.
So really, what have I learned? The DOC is HUGE. There is so much to take away from a community event like this one. We are a pretty tight knit group of supportive and comedic people. I have read so much good stuff this past week and tons more to catch up on for weeks to come. We are all so very similar in many ways. What we deal with is what gives us that common ground.
Major kudos goes to Karen at Bitter-Sweet for orchestrating this madness for the second year in a row. It looks like an annual staple in the DOC for sure and I really got a lot out of this.