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 😉