I have a great guest post lined up for today that's going live in a few minutes, but it just dawned on me that May 4, 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of Six Until Me. Five years ago today, I started this mess of a blog and found all of you guys - and my goodness, how badly I needed you guys! I thought I was the only diabetic on the planet who was LIVING with diabetes. Everything I found online pointed towards reasons why I would die as a result of diabetes. Back in 2005, Google was a depressing place for chronic illness patients.
But now. :) Now we have hundreds - literally, hundreds! - of diabetes blogs and diabetes-dedicated websites to fill the niche, and new bloggers add their voices to the chorus every month. A big part of what I get from the diabetes blogosphere is that sense of community, that every one of us lives a very different, unique life with diabetes, but we're all in this together.
And we aren't just sharing our diabetes lives, but we're tapping into the other aspects of our lives. For me, just in the last five years alone, I've gone from a twenty something just starting out in a new relationship to a married thirty something with a little baby girl. And there was a LOT in between that diabetes wasn't the focus of, but was more of the background.
So cheers to you, all you diabetes bloggers and Twitterers and lurkers ... thanks for tolerating my goofy arse for five years!!