You’re All Awesome

Here’s the thing. I really hate — okay, that’s a bit strong — I really don’t like posts that fish for blogger recommendations because invariably it becomes a bit like a popularity contest of who is most loved. And even though I was mentioned by a couple awesome bloggers, it’s always leaves a bitter taste in my mouth because I see a lot of repeated names and I can’t help but think about all the other bloggers who weren’t sparkly and bright enough to get mentioned as an “awesome new find.”

So in order to not be completely hypocritical, I’m not going to answer the question.

Instead, I’m going to say a big thank you to everyone who read my blog this week (whether you commented or not) because creating those connections (whether I know about them or not) is what diabetes blogging is all about to me. I’m here, whether I know you personally or not.

Although I do happen to really like getting to know new bloggers and I had a blast subscribing to everyone who participated in D-Blog Week. I may not have commented on every post (although I tried to comment on at least one post per blogger!), but I plan on continuing to read and try to catch up over the next week or two. If you looked at my RSS feed reader right now, you’d probably think I subscribed to the entire blogosphere… and you might be right!

When I first started blogging ten years ago, there were about eight diabetes blogs. And I think half of us are still blogging (me, Kerri, Scott Johnson and Amy). Over the years, I have seen dozens — nay, hundreds! — of diabetes blogs come and go, so it can be really tricky to keep up with who is new. That’s why I love D-Blog Week so much because it gives me a chance to catch up with the latest and greatest of the D-bloggers who are currently plugging away at not only managing their diabetes, but spending the time to share about it too.

Anyway, my point is that if you read my blog but you’ve never heard from me on your blog, please leave me a comment introducing yourself! I would love to add you to my feed reader but there’s a chance I just haven’t stumbled upon you yet. I find most of my D-blogs through comments, both here and on other blogs, and I know a lot of other bloggers are the same way. So that’s my advice for continuing to grow your blog after D-Blog Week! Hope to see you around!

 

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4 Responses to You’re All Awesome

  1. rickphilips says:

    Allison, I would love to have you stumble into http://www.RADiabetes.com , where we take a radical view of chronic disease management. It is true at RAD we are more Diabetes than RA centric, but hey every once in a while I get a good RA blog going. At any rate, I / we woudl love to have stop over and say hey or just stop over.

  2. StephenS says:

    Not trolling for a read here… I just want to say that I like your thinking.

  3. Frank says:

    Hi Allison – thanks for the follow on Twitter. Frank, 23 from Australia, Type 1 since I was 17. Fairly new to the blogosphere. I feel like I read hundreds of blog posts last week and I cannot believe I didn’t come across your blog at least once. I like your thinking, and like you, I think I made quite a few good connections last week by reading and commenting on blog posts – hoping I can keep it up going forward!

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