I don’t like writing a diabetes blog anymore. I’ve said it a handful of other times on my blog that I get really tired of writing about diabetes all the time.
But I think the truth of the matter is that I’m sick of writing about diabetes period. I enjoy reading some other diabetes blogs, though not as much as I used to. It isn’t because I don’t like the bloggers (ya’ll are awesome) or I think they’re boring. I’m just not in a phase of my life where I feel like spending an large portion of my time focused on writing about diabetes.
I could see myself occasionally writing a post about diabetes, if I had a doctor’s appointment or met with other diabetes bloggers at an event. I’ll definitely keep everyone posted on my training for the Ride, because that’s important (and expensive, please donate!).
My fear (an irrational fear, but a fear nonetheless) is that if I start writing about other things, I’m going to lose half my audience. And honestly, I write a blog for people. If I didn’t care what people think, I would keep a journal. But a blog is, I believe, inherently interactive. So if there’s no one here to interact with, what’s the bloody point?
I’ve tried throwing in different kinds of posts, here and there. Not a ton, but a few. I have my Twitter Thursday posts, and I wrote about Three Cups of Tea and getting hacked. None of these have anything to do with diabetes. I think they were pretty good posts.
This weekend I’m meeting a group of girls for lunch in the town I live in. New girls. Possible new friends. I have a whole post about friendship that’s been brewing, so I might write about that. Sunday is Easter and marks my successful completion of Lent. I have gone a full 46 days without eating a bite of chocolate, thanks to granola bars and caramel frappuccinos. Erik and I are going to Max Brenner’s. I may walk around the island of Manhattan a couple of times before we go… :-)
I suppose the point of the post is to say that this new trend of non-diabetes posts will be continuing. If you’re cool with that, please stick around. If you’re only hear to listen to me talk about my blood sugars and wearing a pump and CGM, you might be disappointed. But hopefully this blog will start to look like a blog about Allison, who happens to have diabetes, rather than a blog about diabetes, which happens to be written by Allison.