BlogHer '09 - PatientBloggers.
Hey guys - I've been wanting to share this news for weeks now but just received the "green light." I'll be at BlogHer '09 this summer in Chicago as part of the PatientBlogger panel! (I'm grinning so big right now that my face actually hurts.)
Along with two other panelists (who are announcing their good news tonight or tomorrow, so I won't steal their thunder), I'll be representing the diabetes blogosphere PROUDLY, talking about the power of PatientBlogging. Here's the panel description:
Identity/Passions: PatientBloggers - You Are Not Your Disease, You Just Blog About It Every Day:Chronic or acute disease can change your life overnight…and make you feel as though you’ve lost control of your own body. PatientBloggers find support, information and resources, and regain a sense of control via their blogging. But are there also down sides? Privacy concerns abound. Being identified as just a person with a disease can feel confining. And what if you’re cured or in remission? Where does your blogging (and more importantly: That close-knit, supportive community you've developed) go from there?