When I first began this blog about Type 1 Diabetes, although it had the same title, it was a Blogger blog. I got a good amount of traffic in the beginning, and I felt like what I was writing was helping some people, and creating some great conversation among fellow Type 1 diabetics. And that was my whole intention.
I thought switching to my own domain, and using the WordPress.org blog would give me better ownership of my content, and seem more legit. But something got lost along the way during that transition.
I guess I just lost the momentum I had at the beginning. I started getting a lot of bogus comments from robots in the middle of the night. (Apparently, that’s a common problem for WordPress users) I got less feedback from real people than I did at my previous blog address. I wasn’t sure how to promote my blog and get the readers that had found me the first time around to jump over to this new blog address with me.
I also started to feel like there were only so many posts I could write about insulin and glucometers and my beloved Dexcom. I felt like maybe I had said all I had to say on the topic of diabetes management.
I became frustrated and I decided this blog didn’t really matter to anyone anyway.
Actually, I’ve been re-thinking my pity party.
I’ve had diabetes for most of my adult life. Something like 22 years. And I think I have a pretty good handle on how to keep it under control, most of the time. It’s a lot more complicated than just taking insulin and counting carbs to keep things in balance. It’s recognizing patterns, it’s dealing with hormones, and emotions, and sleep, and workouts, and!, and!, and the list goes on. All of the things I do for my health- my physical, emotion, mental and even spiritual health- ALL OF IT, has at least some effect on my diabetes.
So I feel rejuvenated to begin again with this blog. I realize now that I can broaden the scope. I won’t just be writing about insulin and blood sugars. I hope by posting regularly, I can find consistent readers who are also interested in choosing to live a happy and healthy lifestyle with an auto-immune disease like Type 1 Diabetes. Whether it’s in the comment section, or in sharing posts with friends, or in directly emailing me, I appreciate any and all conversation with you!
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