Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Blogging MileStone

This morning at 7:13 am, Diabetesaliciousness had its 50,000th hit in Two Years of keeping track stats. The person who made that hit was from Ashville, NC!

I know it’s just a number, and others have bigger numbers, and a lot of you could give a crap about stats- because what's really important is the people that you write for, and what inspires you to blog. I agree.

I hesitated to even write this post because I didn't want to sound like a schmuck.

I hope I don't.

But to me it’s more than a number- it represents embracing my passion, my inspiration, finding my voice, and becoming both the teacher and the student in life with diabetes.

I promise not to get all "Grasshopper you have much to learn," just bare with me guys.

In November of 07 I started my blog. I had (and still have) no idea of what I’m doing. But I'm starting to get the hang of things.

More importantly, I know that the Diabetes On-Line Community has changed my life in every positive way possible.

I’ve always had a voice when it came to my diabetes- I’ve never been shy about D, I’ve always tried to help others.

But now I have a wonderful community to speak my voice in and use my voice for.

Living life with diabetes, and teaching others about life with diabetes has become my passion and focus. Some of my none D friends have even called it my obsession.

Diabetesaliciousness, much like my life, is a work in progress.

Back in the Diabetes Dark Ages, there was no such thing as a “Patient Voice” let alone a Patient Blog. People lost hope because they had no one who understood what they were going though (both mentally and physically,) regarding life with diabetes.

Today- that's not the case and I'm so happy and grateful for that!

Thank you for reading, thank-you for being there for all the good and the bad times in my life, and thank you for teaching me something new about life with diabetes and life in general, every single day!

18 comments:

Karen said...

Yay! Congratulations. It's so great to see how big the DOC is getting and how many people rely on it every day for advice, cheerleading, and just to connect with someone who gets it.

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

Woo hoo!

George said...

That is so cool Kelly! I don't where this community would be without you.

Kerri. said...

That's awesome!!!!

Cara said...

You have so many hits because you are so fabulous! :)

Crystal said...

Woot! Congrats!

((hugs))

wv: chilitee
Teehee, that made me giggle, No idea why.

Rachel said...

:):):)

You're awesome and inspiring.

Bennet said...

Thanks.

Love Ya / Mean It

Michael Hoskins said...

Echo. All of the above. You rock and are fabulous part of the D-OC. So, there it is.

Scott said...

Thanks for posting!!

Mike LeBlanc said...

K2, I can only hope that my daughter can have as much passion as you in regards to D ! Seriously, passion makes life so much better !

Katie from SF, CA said...

Congrats. Thanks for sharing your journey. We all need to know we are not alone in this crazy D-life.

Cherise said...

K2-

congrats on hitting 50,000 hits! You are an awesome person, friend and blogger. You make me and a lot of other people smile. I can't wait to read about your 100,000 page hit. Keep smiling, cracking jokes and hug your mom for me for creating such an awesome dtr! Can't wait to meet you IRL:)

Tamara said...

Yipee!!! Congrats!!

Bee said...

Awe, that's so awesome!! Definitely something to be proud of! You have a great voice and do a fantastic job! :)

Charlotte said...

Congrats! =D

Wish I had people reading my blog D:

Karen said...

You could never, ever sound like a schmuck!! You are an inspiration!! Thank you for all that you do!

Scott K. Johnson said...

K2, I love that you are blogging. You add SO MUCH to this wonderful family we have here. It would not be the same without you.

Here's to 5,000,000 hits. Daily. :-)