Monday, May 20, 2013

Wrapping Up the 4th #DBlogWeek

2013DBlogWeekBigEvery year I’m a bit surprise at how quickly Diabetes Blog Week speeds by, and this year is no exception.  The week has ended and it was a wonderful busy blur of feeling ultra-connected to the DBlog Community and the DOC as a whole.  We had over 200 bloggers signed up again this year, and right now there are 814 DBlogWeek posts linked on the Link Lists.  Wow!

I’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who participated, because without you Diabetes Blog Week would just be me posting a bunch of topics that nobody saw.  Thank you to everyone who posted on all or even some of the prompts.  Thank you to everyone who commented on the posts others put out there and let them know someone was reading and was touched by what was said.  Thank you to everyone who read a post, even if you didn’t comment, because you’ve let us share a little of our lives and a few of our thoughts with you.

As always, there is a little housekeeping to take care of:
  • Every day I blogged and Facebooked the Link List to that day’s topic.  But don’t forget there were two WildCard options and many did use those prompts.  I’d hate for those posts to be overlooked, so I want to make sure you don’t forget the Dream Diabetes Device List and the Diabetes Wild Kingdom List.
  • Speaking of the Link Lists, if you forgot to add your posts you can still do so.  I will keep the lists open for another week or so, at which point they will be locked (closed to any additions) in order to guard against spammers.  If you need to add something after I’ve locked them, please email me and I can easily take care of it for you.
  • If you haven’t yet, please check your listing on the Participants List to be sure I didn’t mess it up.  If I did, please shoot a quick email to my DBlogWeek email and I will fix it.  Also, if you participated but didn’t officially sign up and would like to be added to the Participants List, you can email your name and you blog address and I can add you.
  • The week always seems to fly by and sometimes we get behind on our posts.  No biggie - I had a busy weekend and almost didn’t get my posts up too!  If you missed some days and would like to finish your posts this week (or beyond), that’s great!!  Or if you don’t want to, that’s fine too.  I’m grateful to everyone who participated and for each post that was done.  I haven’t gotten very far on reading and commenting yet, but I will try my best to read each and every post and to leave as many comments as I can.

Looking ahead, will there be a fifth Diabetes Blog Week?  Probably.  I did have a few rough patches with the week this year, but I suppose that is to be expected.  The excitement from all of you far outweighs any tough spots, so if the DOC is up for another go next year, I think I am too.  Thank you all for making Diabetes Blog Week such a success.


  1. Applause! Applause! for another fun week.
    Thank you, Karen.

  2. i loved participating and getting back into the blogosphere!

  3. Thank you so very much for putting this past week together! I greatly enjoyed it and look forward to next year already.

  4. Hello Karen. Thank YOU for putting this all together, and once again, uniting the DOC community. Ig it weren't for you, we wouldn't be writing about our shared experiences from our unique perspectives.

  5. Karen, you did such an absolutely amazing job putting this even together. I would be so disappointed if it didn't continue. As this was my first year participating I can't wait to make it a recurring event. Thank-You!

  6. You know I'm a fan. But let me say this: I'm a fan. But now, being middle aged, I'm beginning to wonder: did I remember to tell you that I'm a fan? Just to be sure: I'm a fan. PS: I'm a fan. :)

  7. Thanks for putting this together:) This was also my first year to participate and I enjoyed it very much. And, like you, I now need to read and comment..and am looking forward to doing so.

  8. Thank you so much for putting it together. It was such a fun week and was great to get involved with the DOC. I can't believe there were over 800 posts and I read them all haha. I loved each and every one of them and I look forward to the next time!

  9. Karen, thank you for all of your hard work. This was a super enjoyable experience for me. And based on how long it's taking me to get around to everything, I'll still be enjoying it for a really long time! :-)


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