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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blog Week Thoughts and a New Idea


Diabetes Blog Week has come and gone for this year.  As you noticed, I did much better last year than I did this year.

I made a fundamental mistake this year.  I have to admit that the topics did not do much for me.  What I should have done was sit down and write about them but instead I was lazy and just sat for a few minutes and then gave up.  I have found that if I just sit down and start writing, after a little bit I find a rhythm and I can delete all the stuff I started off writing.  (The part that says, I have nothing to say on this topic and it is dumb etc.)

I think that I was also discouraged because in checking out the other bloggers that were participating, all the ones I checked were either Type 1 or caregivers for Type 1 diabetics.  As I have said before, I think these people have an incredibly tough road and I respect them.  It is just that our situation is very different.  I was hoping to find Type 2's that would inspire me.  I didn't find any.  It could be that I did not check enough of the blogs - there were over 200 signed up. I just double checked the number and I found two blogs that could have applied. One looks like a professional web site with a blog on pre-diabetes (Pre-Nicole) and one from someone who has diabetes and has had lapband surgery. This woman also seems to be very into training diabetes alert dogs.  (and signing people up to train dogs in her method)

It also didn't help that someone, who shall remain nameless, mentioned that the blogs last week were not exactly interesting.  Nice, huh?  I would like to dispute that but I am not sure that I can.  Uninspired might just be uninspired.

So, what can I do to be more inspired this week?  There is something that I am a tad bit excited about.  Okay, that is an understatement but we will let it go.  I don't think that I have mentioned it here before but I write a blog for a podiatrist.  Yes, I am the Foot Blogger Chick.  You can check it out here.  That blog covers different foot issues but we do talk about diabetes often.  In doing some research, we have not found a guide for the diabetic patient or caregiver on foot care.  So we are seriously talking about writing an ebook on the topic.

What do you think?  I would like some feedback on this idea.  The ebook would be a user friendly guide for  diabetics on how diabetes can affect the patient's feet and what diabetics should do  and not do to care for their feet.  Our current thought is that it would be available for download for a small fee ($0.99 - $2.99).   If you have looked at the blog, it is our goal to impart medical information but in such a way that it is understandable and friendly.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks for reading!