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Today is actually Diabetes Social Media Blog Day, aka, #DOCburnout2015 - and it couldn't come at a better time!
The DOC is amazing and at times, a very overwhelming place to call home.
So many people, so many opinions, feelings, thoughts and issues - sometimes, at least for me - sensory overload kicks in.
Diabetes is 24X7 for most of us - we live with it, we write, tweet, Instagram, vine, youtube, periscope and spend an inordinate amount of time, both online and off, discussing diabetes - and there are times when it all becomes too much and my/our energy gets zapped and I feel trapped by the interwebz - see below.
|Too much time online can make me feel trapped and more than a little bonkers.|
Ironically, diabetes has been known to make me feel the same exact, every now and then.
FYI:I took this photo at the Franklin Insititute's Lego Exhibit - it was awesome!
So yes, the month of August has been sparsely populated on diabetesaliciousness.
I’ve participated in #dsma (because #dsma always makes me feel better,) and on Facebook discussions - but I've spent far more time focusing on things offline.
Giving myself permission few a weeks at the end of the summer (or anytime you feel completely burned out via diabetes and or diabetes social media,) is wonderful thing.
Giving myself permission to walk away from the blog and not worry about the content - FTR, I’d rather have quality content instead of quantity, is just want this chick with a busted pancreas needed.
So if you’re feeling overwhelmed and burned out by Diabetes Social Media - that’s OK, you’re not alone. Take a step back, take some time to breathe and enjoy your surroundings.
Take a few beats to regroup and come to the world of Diabetes Social Media with your passion reignited your batteries recharged.
The DOC will always be here for us - no matter how long or short our break from Diabetes Social Media is - And that my friends is a beautiful thing~
Thanks to Diabetes Daily for creating this day and encouraging all of us to share our feelings on #DOCburnout2015!
|Looks like I'm not the only one who took a few steps back and enjoyed the surroundings~|