So, it's Monday and Diabetes Blog Week is officially over. All I can say is . . . . WOW!!! Just WOW!!! Beyond that, I'm having a very hard time putting everything that last week was into words. But I'll try.
We had 142 (Oh My Goodness, 142!!!!!) blogs participating in Diabetes Blog Week. (And I still have hundreds of posts left to read, but I promise I will eventually read each and every one of them!) Participants were a mix of Type 1s, Type 2s and parents with diabetic children. To be honest, I had no idea just how many diabetes bloggers were out there, and I'm lucky to have made so many new blog friends along the way. I'll be leaving the participant list under the header for a while - and later I'll move it over into my sidebar.
In addition to thanking all of the bloggers who made Diabetes Blog Week a success, I'd like to thank those who helped spread the word. Kerri kindly put up my guest post the same day I announced Diabetes Blog Week - I knew there would be more traffic to my blog when she ran my post and we could get the word out faster. Amy put up a blurb in her Weekly Nuggets. Christopher had me on as a guest on the Just Talking podcast. And Riva has written a great post on Diabetes Blog Week for the Huffington Post.
In my opinion, the best thing about Diabetes Blog Week was that it brought us all together. I loved getting email from people telling me how great it was to read all the posts and realize that others have the same issues that they do. We shared our tips, our ideas, our frustrations and triumphs with each other. And hopefully, we helped educate those outside of our diabetes blog community about what it's really like to live with diabetes.
So thank you - to everyone who blogged during the week and shared with us. Thank you to those who read the posts and left comments. It was a great week that never would have happened without your enthusiasm. And I'm thinking maybe in a year, we can all come together again for the Second Annual Diabetes Blog Week? What do you say?