Back in the day, I used to be real good at winning things: an ugly bike helmet, a jar full of vintage buttons, concert tickets, a year’s supply of natural energy drinks – you name it, I could win it. But as the years progressed, my winning streak fizzled. Until yesterday.
When I got up yesterday morning and checked my email, there was a notification of a link to my blog from another. I clicked on the link to see what it was all about, and was brought over to Sara’s blog at Moments of Wonderful, which had posted a list of the Best ‘Betes Blogs of the last month. And guess who was number 2 on the list? Me! For Best Vlog!!!
I WIN! I WIN! I WIN!
For those of you who didn’t check it out when I first posted it, here’s a refresher. It’s just two minutes and so worth it – if only to see the wonky eyed me!
So every month the Best ‘Betes Blog website accepts nominations in several different categories from the diabetes online community (no self nominations allowed) which are then judged and the winners posted on the first of every month. Honestly, I had no idea this existed. Despite having diabetes for 25 years, and a blog about diabetes for 2.5 years, I’m still quite new to the DOC. But my goodness, what an awesome idea.
Not only did it enlighten me to some other blogs out there that I hadn’t yet been introduced to, it was also a bit of affirmation for me as a blogger. Because here’s the thing, even though my daily stats boast some pretty decent numbers, I don’t get the oodles of comments that other blogs do, and I have sometimes wondered whether or not my words were getting to a true audience.
Seems someone thought my story worthy enough to be a best. And that, my friends, is a pretty awesome prize!
And now, because I don’t have a proper photo for this post, I shall randomly insert a pic of me wearing my new earrings, which I got for my birthday, but only just wore for the first time today. Unfortunately we got the side sporting my elf ear, but that’s a whole other story in itself… another teenaged piercing gone awry 😉
Dear Ol’ Wonky Eye,
For making the Best of the ‘Betes Blogs!!
sweet! it’s brag worthy!
congrats : )
Can I just say – I NEVER knew you had diabetes when we were at camp together.not.once. And now, I find myself with a 28-year old newly diagnosed (1 year ago) Type 1 diabetic boyfriend and watching that video brought some tears to my eyes. Even though I’m not the one with the diagnosis, I have been with him every step of the way and at some points during that video, I felt like I could perfectly relate. I can’t wait to virtually meet your baby and I hope we cross paths in person sometime again REALLY soon.
Allie! Wow! First off I had no idea you didn’t know about my diabetes… I must have been real good at hiding it given that we were living in the same cabin for a month 😀 And second, I’m sorry to hear about your boyfriend, but I hope he knows that, while it is a HUGE adjustment, life doesn’t have to end because of it. And third, Boston does sound super appealing 😀