Thursday, April 22, 2010

Shout Out to The Lurkers~

Dear Lurkers:
I just wanted to take a moments and say "Hey" and thanks for stopping over.
I know your time is valuable and I appreciate the fact that you read what I write.
My sitecounter tells me that you hale from exotic locals such as Malmo Sweden, Perth Australia, Boone North Carolina, Glendale California and a million places in between.
I wish I knew all your names and stories. I think about what you look like and what you think and wonder what your diabetes connection is.
Whoever you are and where ever you come from, I appreciate you very much.
If you ever want to take a moment to introduce yourself. I'm all for it.
But if you want to remain anonymous, I respect and accept your right to do so.
I feel your presence, I understand your need for privacy, and I'm so happy your here!
Thank-you for your friendship and for taking a moment out of your hectic day to stop by Diabetesaliciousness - it means the world too me!
Much love,many thanks, and lots of laughter!
Kelly Kunik


Unknown said...

Hi. Just de-lurking to introduce myself. My name is scott. :-)

Shannon said...

I'm not a lurker (I make no secret of how much I think you rock!).

I want to say hej to the person from Malmo! I've actually been there - I worked in Helsingborg.

I need to do a lurker post of my own. Thanks for the idea Kelly!

Rachel said...


Love, Rachel

Cara said...

I am still deciding on if I want to put a stat counter on my blog or not. Part of me is afraid I'd be disappointed, either by the lack of visits, or the lack of comments.... Which is why I've not added one yet.
I like your lurker post though. It's a great idea. :)

Unknown said...

Guilty lurker here - Kim
Mom of 2 CWD, 12 yr old boy and 6 yr old girl. Thanks for the rockin posts and letting us inside your world!!

Siobhan said...

i'm from the ever so glamorous Gloucester, England!

my blog is starting to pick itself up off the ground (i hope). more readers are always welcome!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout out. :-)

SarahK said...

Hi. I'm Sarah. Of course, you know that already. :-)

Mellena said...

I am a lurker. Thanks for recognizing us and thanks for the blog. It really helps me understand what my sons life might be like someday.


Beth said...

I'm one of your lurkers from Charlotte, NC. I'm Beth, a 25-year-old, married, type 1 (since 1996) pumper. :)

Shamae (Ghost written by Loren her hubby) said...

Another lurker here. Hows it going? I'm a 26 year old mom to 2 little girls. My 6 year old daughter Sydney was dx 2 years ago w/ T1. I love your insights as a PWD because as a parent, it's hard to know what she is feeling and going through. Your insight is very valuable to me. Thanks again.

Unknown said...

Lurker here. I'm a 27 year old PW(T1)D and I enjoy your blog. D since 1990. Keep up the great posts!

Anonymous said...

Another lurker here. I'm a 29 year old PWD. T1 since age 5. Thank you for your blog. :-)


Anonymous said...

I'm reading from a material world.


Annie said...

Lurker. I am from CT---T1 since 2006---diagnosed at age 43---pumper. I LOVE your blog. It helps me feel connected---I don't know anyone else who has T1. You have a great perspective and you make me laugh!

Hallie Addington said...

You make me laugh!
I've been lurking - I admit it!
I'm a frazzled mom to a 4 year old little girl that was dx'd almost a year ago (4/27/09). My blog is BitterSweet. It helps me deal with D to blog it out. And it REALLY helps me deal with D to read others dealing with it, too. I love hearing about thriving adults with T1. You give me hope that my little girl will have a long, healthy life! Thanks! Keep rockin'! - and I may have to steal the lurker post, too. I always wonder about those folks...!

Anonymous said...

Hi :) I'm Brenda from Colorado! You introduced yourself to me on my blog when I first started it, and were one of the first people to comment :)

I love your blog, and I can never remember if I commented on a post or just thought to myself my response to it.

Tracy S said...

Guilt too. Lurker from Ontario, Canada. Our daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 a year ago, she's 5yr. old. Reading blogs like yours gives me great hope for a bright future for her. Thank you for all your insight!

k2 said...

Your silly~

You rock as well sister!


Do it! You learn something new everyday!

It's AWESOME to meet you!

Hello there and great blog!

Your welcome!

Yes indeed I do!

Thank you for reading and for introducing yourself-it's great to meet you! Your son will and does have a great life!

Fantastical 2 meet you! I have family in Charlotte ;)

Hey girl! Thanks for your kinds words and sharing you and Sydney;s Dstory!

Thanks for introducing yourself - I'm honored to meet you!

Thanks for sharing and thanks for your kind words!

We are living in a material world and I am a material girl ;)

I'm so pumped to meet you! You are absolutely connected my friend - never forget that!
Thanks for the kind words ;)

Welcome and I'm glad I make you laugh!
"DBloging it out" is a great thing and way you look at it!
Your little girl willl grow up to do wonderful things- D won't stop her!

I know you - Hey Girl!
Sometimes you comment, sometimes not. But knowing you visit is all that matters!

Tracy S-
Welcome my Canadian friend!
I'm glad to meet you and thanks for the kind words.
Your daughter is (and has) a great life!
D presents challenges for sure, but it also gives us great gifts!


Nicole said...

I will admit...TOTAL Lurker! My name is Nicole and I live in Rancho Cucamonga, CA...not too far from Glendale! I have an eight year son with Type 1...dx 12/08. I found your blog through Kerri's about 6 months ago or so and I have to say with much sincerity that you both give me great hope. I look to you both and know that someday my son will be a strong and healthy PWD just like you guys! Thank you for your willingness to share... <3

chris bishop said...

Hey K2 -
Jumping off my ocasional lurker box to chime in. It's me, Chris, we've met, we've shared, we've laughed and we've cried.

Thanks for being there for all of us, lurkers or not.

Jennifer said...

Lurker here.

I am Jennifer, mother of 2. My oldest daughter was diagnosed at age 5 with T1 in August 2008. She is on her way to 7!

Jillian said...

Hey! I guess I'm classified as a semi-lurker. I wish I could be as active as I once was with D-OC, but know that I still read every post :)

Unknown said...

Hello. Former D-Lurker here. Reformed for nearly a year now. Lurked for years, between 2006 to mid 2009, before turning my Corner Booth into the D-Corner Booth. Since then, I've become a Ninja. A Pirate. (ARG). Total D-Advocate. Better controlled Type 1, all around, and really a true fan of this ever-growing D-O-C. Ahoy! ARRGG!

k2 said...

Thanks for introducing yourself- it's great to "meet" you! I'm so glad that you found to me via Kerri's blog.
Hope does indeed float & your son is going to do wonderful things with his life!
On a side note, it just so happens that Cucamonga happens 2b one of my very favorite words ever!
Have been saying it since I was a kid, but had no idea it was an actual place!

Thanks for the comment my freind. Yes, we've met, we've shared, we laughed, and we've cried. We are better than CATS!

Thanks for introducing yourself & it's great to "meet" you! I have no doubt your daughter is an exceptional piece of work in every sense of the term!

Thanks for commenting- I've missed you!
Glad to know your reading and whenever you want to get back in the swing of things- we are waiting with fingers crossed!

AHOY & ARRRGGGGG my Dbuddy in crime!

kelly k

Jamie Naessens said...

I'm not even sure if my stat shows up. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate blog. I visit just about every day, and look forward to your thoughts of the day

(mostly lurking via Google reader in Bradford, Ontario)

Jamie said...

Hey K2! I am totally guilty of lurking :) I never know what to say!

Quick intro - my name is Jamie and I've had T1 for 20+ years... my D will be able to drink this upcoming July 11 (lol)! I found your blog through, I think, Kerri's - she was my first real DOC blog and all of the ones I have found, including yours, have helped me become inspired to take control & responsibility of my D!

Thank you for all that you do!!!

~Jamie K

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Kell. Em

Lindsay R said...

Hey there! I'm trying to de-lurk again! I'm Lindsay, a type 1 who just passed the 7 year mark with the big D. I'm on a MM paradigm and am looking into a CGM b/c my hubby and I hope to start a family soon. I love your blog ~ found you from sixuntilme and all the other Tweeps! Keep up the great work! :)

Anonymous said...

Well, hello! I'm Jacquie and I live in Florida. Type 1 for 19 years. :)

k2 said...

Jaimie N-

Hey - You absolutely do show up! Thanks stepping up for introducing yourself!

Wish I could buy your D a drink to celebrate turning the big 21! Thanks for coming out of the lurking shadows and commenting!

Thxs & u2!

HI and nice to "meet" you!
Thanks for delurking and making your presence known- I really appreciate!

Well HELLO 2 you 2!
It's very nice to "meet" you and hope to read all about you!

Kelly K

beckymat said...

Yes, another lurker here, all the way from Arkansas. Becky--33 yo, t2 since 6-09 (gestational in 04 & 06). Been reading you since my buddy Becca over at singlewhitediabetic turned me on to your blog. Keeo up the GREAT work!