Sunday, May 18, 2014

My Favorite Things - #DBlogWeek Day 7

DBlogWeek200x200We are down to the last day of another Diabetes Blog Week.  This truly is the most fun week of my year and I’m always a little bit sad when it draws to a close.  But what better way to sum it all up than to look back over the week and share our favorite parts.  Which is exactly what today’s topic, My Favorite Things, is all about.

As we wrap up another Diabetes Blog Week, let’s share a few of our favorite things. This can be anything from a #DBlogWeek post you loved, a fantastic new-to-you blog you found, a picture someone included in a post that spoke to you, or comment that made you smile. Anything you liked is worth sharing!

  • I’ve happily discovered a ton of diabetes blogs that are new to me and I can’t wait to get to know you all better.  But the one that really stands out in my mind is April’s blog mygirlblogs.  Her daughter was diagnosed less than a month ago and yes, it’s always hard to hear that someone else has joined our ranks.  But I am endlessly impressed that April is already connecting and blogging and sharing their journey.  I hope we can all make this road a little easier for her and her family.
  • As for  my favorite post - well I love each and every post that was shared this week.  But one that really stands out in my mind is the Mantras and More entry from Ilana at Diaturgy.  It’s a mantra and a beautiful story all rolled into one.
  • My favorite picture was shared by Laddie at Test Guess and Go for Saturday Snapshots.  It’s like a snapshot meets Diabetes Art Day meets poetry, with a dash of Andy Warhol thrown in.
  • I appreciate everyone who took the time to read my posts this week and to leave me a comment.  You guys are the best.  But I have to send a special THANK YOU out to Katy of Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes for leaving the sweetest comments every single day.  You rock, Katy.

There is honestly so much more I could share today, because about every part of this week has been my favorite.  But, if you are like me, there are a lot more posts on this week’s link lists that are waiting to be read - so let’s get to it  and discover a few more favorites!!

Diabetes Blog Week
Looking for more favorites from this week?  Check out the My Favorite Things - Sunday 5/18 Link List.

What is Diabetes Blog Week? Click here for an explanation.  You can also check out a list of participants over here.


  1. Thanks for the mention, Karen. You must be exhausted after being the organizer, writing your own submissions, then reading and commenting on so many posts. With the Hope Conference coming Tuesday, you don't even get to rest! Thank you for everything that you do:-)

  2. So hard to narrow down any concrete thought on what's the best part, but all I know is it's all great -- and more than anything, the thought that comes to mind for today is THANK YOU. And that goes to you specifically for another awesome D-Blog Week. Had so much fun reading and exploring, and especially connecting with new D-peeps but re-connecting with some not-so-new DOC'ers. I feel so blessed to be a part of this kind of community where so many voices are being shared, and new ones are always joining the conversation.

  3. I've been so rushed with things this week, I haven't had a chance to thank you, Karen, for hosting this once again. And seeing your comments scattered around, you've really been making your rounds through the posts too; well done!

    You've got some great links in this post that I hadn't seen before, so thanks for those!

  4. Aw, now I am going to go back and read what delightful things I said to you.

    Thank you for a lovely Blog Week, Karen. The link lists are a TREASURE, perfect for this week's special late nights and many more in the future. What a gift.

  5. Oh my, Karen, what a lovely compliment! I am blushing, and am so happy you liked my story. Thank you so much for organizing this week; now you've made my week twice over! You 've done so much for our community.


  6. Thank you for letting me be a part of an amazing d week!

  7. Thank you for organizing and commenting and writing your own blog posts. You are an inspiration.

  8. Karen, I write this comment I am drinking in utter appreciation of your wonderful organization of Diabetes Blog Week! Cheers! Thanks for leaving notes on my posts. With the organizing, writing your own posts, reading other blogs and commenting on them, I hope you had some sleep last week.

  9. Hi Karen, thanks so much for mentioning my blog. This week was a wonderful experience for me and I am grateful for being part of it. Thank you so much!


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