Monday, May 19, 2014

It’s A Wrap - 5th Annual #DBlogWeek

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So another Diabetes Blog Week has come and gone, and the day after always greets me with joy from the fantastic week mixed with a bit of sadness that it’s all over already.  But it is, it went by really fast (at least for me it did) and it’s time to wrap up a few loose ends now that we’ve made it across the finish line!

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First of all, thank you so much to everyone who signed up this year.  We officially capped off at 211 names on the participant list this year and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am for all of the DOC enthusiasm and support.  I’m working hard to read all of the posts on the daily link lists.  Some days I read most of them, some days I only read a few, but I will be going through each list over the next few weeks to read all of the posts I haven’t yet gotten too.

Speaking of the link lists, they will remain open for a couple more weeks.  If you’ve written a post and forgotten to add it to the list, go ahead and do that now.  Or, if you missed a day of blogging but want to tackle the topic now, feel free to add your link once your post is up.  On June 1st the Link Lists will close, meaning no new entries may be added.  But the lists will remain online (hopefully FOREVER) for future reference.

I want to send special thanks out again to Mike Lawson for the fantastic DBlogWeek graphics, and to Lauren’s Hope for the FB graphics and all of the support last week.  Thanks to all who shared blog posts and tweets spreading the word.  Thank you to everyone who sent in topic suggestions for this year - I thought this was our best year ever and that’s because of you.  Thanks also to everyone who has sent a note, tweet, comment or post telling me how much you enjoyed the week - I love hearing that more than you know!

So what is next?  Well, don’t forget to attend the Diabetes Hope Conference tomorrow (it’s free and virtual) for another great chance to connect with the on-line community.  If you’re wishing for another blog prompt, remember to check out the DSMA Blog Carnival every month for a new topic.  This month we’re teaming up with Diabetes Mine to get your input on open D-data & device interoperability.  And next May, if everyone isn’t tired of #DBlogWeek, we’ll do it all again for a sixth year!

5 comments:

  1. I registered for the conference just now. Thank you for the reminder!

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  2. Karen, I just want to thank you for your amazing work and the DBlogWeek. I enjoyed a lot being part of it and be able to know new blogs and new feelings about diabetes.

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  3. Karen, thanks for the great blog week!! I had fun posting but I'm on the participants' list but I'm trying to add myself to the daily link list but I've been unsuccessful. Any hints??

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    1. Hi Sandy, Hmmm, I'm not sure why you aren't able to add your posts to the link lists. But I will go to your blog right now, get the post urls, and add them for you. :)

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  4. Thank you Karen! It was fun to participate this year and 'meet' new people!

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