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Five Years.

Cheers to five years!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!!

Comments

Happy blogaversary kerri!!!! I know what you mean when you say it feels like you're the only one out there LIVING with diabetes. I had the same thing pre starting up the first incarnation of TBG - google can be a nasty place!

I shall raise a glass to you later on!

Congrats, Kerri! So happy that you started this blog! It has been and will continue to be a great addition to the online information.
There's nothing else I'd rather read in the morning while I drink my coffee or Diet Mountain Dew to get me going!

OMG! I just realized I missed my 3 year blogaversary last month!!!! Ekk!
I'm so glad you started your blog because without it, I wouldn't have found the OC and I wouldn't have my own blog now. Thanks Kerri!

I just raised my morning can of Diet Pepsi to the monitor to toast your blogaversary. Who knew you had a five year old and an infant?! ;)

CONGRATS & happy blogiversary !
*CLINK*

Kelly K

::raises can of Pepsi One::

So let me get this straight...BSparl..Blogaversary...Mother's Day? That's a quality run :)

It is so great to read about people at all different ages and stages of dealing with diabetes, and dealing in such a positive way. Thanks for starting for your blog.

Happy anniversary and a big "thank you" for writing your blog. As the mother of a T1, who Googled "diabetes" on the night he was admitted to the ICU 12+ years ago and only found articles about blindness and amputation, it has been wonderful to follow your story of living, loving, and having a family. Bless you!

Kerri,

Happy Celebration! And a big thank you. I read your post every day and find it to be a big motivation to improve my life with Diabetes. You Rock! Your Blog rocks! Thank you, Thank you.

Wahooo!!! Happy 5 Years. And here's to 5 more. No wait, make that 50 more!! You can blog for another 50 years, I know it. From baby diapers today to Depends in 50 years. LOL

Happy Blogaversary Kerri! Thank you for all the support you have given, not only to me and G, but to the whole D community. It means the world to me and to G. Thank you.

Thank YOU, Kerri! You've helped me connect to the diabetes world in a way I never have before. You're awesome! Congrats!

Happy Anniversary, Kerri! We joined the blogosphere a few short months after you. It's been crazy exciting to watch it grow, and grow, and grow. :)

Happy happy! And like the others said, thank YOU for being honest, funny, touching and goofy. I look forward to your blog every day!

Just adding to the congrats. Yours was the first blog I ever read (your name-in-peanut butter post!) which I loved so much I've been stalking you ever since :D and now consider you a friend. A funny, often weird, amazing fellow-mommy friend.

*Thank You!*

You have made this life to much more bearable for us... your blog lets me know that everything is going to be ok in the future for my little girl.

Don't ever change... your posts make me laugh and cry... you are wonderful.

Congrats, Kerri! I second Chris (above) "BSparl..Blogaversary...Mother's Day? That's a quality run :)"

Diet Dr. Pepper cheers from Florida! ;)

Happy Blogiversary to a super lady. Thanks so much for all you do for all of us and the connections you help us make with others.

Just piling on the good wishes and congratultions for your 5th Anniversary! You remind me that my 14 year old son has a bright, amazing future. I hope he too will find comfort in this incredible diabetes blogosphere. Thanks for all you do and best wishes for many more!!!

Congrats on your blogaversary! When I first found you in sept 2005 I figured you had been around for EVAH. You were THE first diabetes patient blog I found. Maybe you were the only one. I'm glad, despite diabetes, (in your life and in mine) that we've managed to cross paths. The internet is truly a wondrous place.

Happy Blogversary, Kerri! And thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for everything you've done help start, form, shape, foster, encourage and support the DOC. It would not be the same without you and the community that has formed over the last several years has come to mean so, so, SO much to me and is even (I'm sure) a life-line for some. There is nothing that replace or compare to the wealth of support and kindship I personally glean from this community every day.

You're awesome, girly!
~Layne

Thank you... for everything! 5 years... wow! Good on ya! You rock, girl :)

I LOVE reading the diabetes blogs (yours being one of my faves, of course)...I can't imagine handling this disease without them! THANK YOU!

Congrats!!! It's been nice reading your blog.

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Thanks for letting us all hang around and cyber-peek into your life all this time. :)

Congrats Kerri!! And what an amazing blog you have created!! Thank you for telling your story, it's been really a blessing for me. Thank you so much!!

All the best!

CĂ©lia

Happy blogaversary Kerri! We wouldn't be the same if it weren't for all the hard work you've put in for the last 5 years!

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