A month ago I was asked by Mike Lawson, “Why Do you blog?” I didn’t answer his question, I kind of shyed away from it. I do remember one thing I said, “I blog because it’s theraputic. If I can share my story with someone else, why not?” Although it sounded like a good answer…I don’t think it was.
I started blogging in May 2008. I was searching on the internet, found dlife. I was amazed at all of the diabetic blogs I read! later on in the week. I was searching for Omnipod bloggers, I ran across TuDiabetes.com. I became a member and I talked to my Scott (husband) about starting my own blog. He thought it was a great ideal. I called my Mom, she helped me come up with names. I thought about using my Dx’d date 6/14/04…naw didn’t like that. I thought about “Life,Diabetes,ME”- I actually enjoyed it but it didn’t fit me. Last but not least. I asked my Mom about Diabeticisme. She liked it but she asked me to take away the “Is” and replace it with “Iz”! She said it would add a little more spice and it fits me more. DiabeticizMe was born.
I had a name, but why did I want to blog?
I started DiabeticizMe for me and for the person who doesn’t know how to come to terms with diabetes, I want them to know you can live with it. I wanted reach out to people with my issues/ non-issues. I wanted to share my life, struggles, cheat days, high bg’s readings, carb counting and so much more. I am glad I did. Blogging has taught me a lot about the Diabetic Online Community. I have met a lot of fun, interesting people–I consider them my family. To sum it all up, blogging has become my therapy, my passion and I love it!
My question to you: Why do you blog about Diabetes?