What is Diabetes Blog Week? For those of you who haven’t participated before, the idea of Diabetes Blog Week is that bloggers sign up to post about a set topic each day for a week. This way, readers can jump around the D-Blog Community and get a plethora of different perspective on a single topic.
When is Diabetes Blog Week? The fourth annual Diabetes Blog Week will take place next week, from May 13th through May 19th.
Where can I find the Diabetes Blog Week topics? You can find the topics for next week on the Topics and Posts page. They’ve been posted in advance, just in case you want to start drafting your posts this week. Use these topics as a starting point for your post each day and see where it takes you. Write as much or as little as you like. There are no right or wrong answers - just read over the topic and start blogging! I've also included two wild card topics to choose from. If one day’s topic doesn’t inspire you, feel free to post about one of the wild card topics instead!
Who can participate in Diabetes Blog Week? DBlog Week is open to anyone who blogs about diabetes - be it Type 1, Type 2, LADA, or gestational, and it’s also for parents, spouses and caregivers to someone else with diabetes. If you blog about diabetes in any capacity, please join us! If you don’t have a blog but have thought about starting one, now is the perfect time. There are free blogging sites you can use (such as Blogger or Wordpress) and members of sites such as TuDiabetes or Diabetes Daily have a blog built right into their profile!
Can blogs done by groups, organizations and companies join? I like to make Diabetes Blog Week as inclusive as possible, so yes, group blogs and professional blogs are welcome to join. However, the posts should be written by a blogger with a diabetes connection and product plugs / advertising will not be allowed.
What if I can’t write posts for all seven days? Of course, the idea for Diabetes Blog Week is that everyone who signs up to participate will post on all seven days. Although that is the goal, I understand that life sometimes gets in the way, so if you end up falling short of seven posts that’s okay. Diabetes can be stressful enough, so let’s keep DBlog Week fun and stress free!
How do I sign up? Once again, I’ve created a form to submit your information. Fill it out and you will be signed up and added to the Participant's List within 24 hours. There is a space on the form for you to let me know if you have any questions, and you can also email me at any time at DBlogWeek@bittersweetdiabetes.com.
Fill out my online form.Will there be a master list of posts for each day? There sure will! I’ve included daily Link Lists on the Diabetes Blog Week topics page. Be sure to add your blog posts to the corresponding list each day so we’ll have all posts linked in one central location - this makes it easy for people to hop around and read all of the posts.
How about the banner or button? This year the banner and button are so much more beautiful than they were in other years - because this year I had help!! My wonderful friend Sarah of Sarah J. Design took my idea and made it into the wonderful banner and button we'll be using this year! (I highly recommend her if you're looking for graphics.) If you’d like to display the banner or button on your blog you’ll find the HTML Codes below -just to make things a little bit easier.
What if I want to Tweet about Diabetes Blog Week? That would be awesome, you can use the hashtag #DBlogWeek.
I’ve tried to cover everything, but I’m sure I missed something, so please leave any questions in the comments below or email them to me at DBlogWeek@bittersweetdiabetes.com.
Thank you all again for the overwhelming support during the last three Diabetes Blog Weeks, and I’m thrilled to be doing it a fourth time!