As you probably know by now, November is American Diabetes Month®.
On Friday I asked you to pinky-promise me that you would blog about diabetes each and every day of November. The time has come – each and every day starts today!
Maybe you have a blog somewhere that you can turn toward a diabetes focus today. Maybe you blog about diabetes each and every day anyway, so this is no big deal. Maybe you just figured out what that silly sounding word “blog” means, but want to try it anyway.
Whatever your reason, I hope you’ll join me in blogging about diabetes every day of November. Five things you should know as you get started:
- Sometimes I can only think about one thing to say about diabetes, other times I can think of a zillion things to say about diabetes. To help you out with any cases of writer’s block, I went ahead and wrote up a list of diabetes blog topic suggestions. You don’t have to follow them, but if you’re stuck for ideas, feel free to check it out here.
- If you’re new to blogging, you are welcome to create a blog on the American Diabetes Association’s online community, ADA Connect. You can sign up and get started here.
- I will be blogging every day of American Diabetes Month, too – only not every post will show up here. Instead, on the days I don’t post on this blog, I will be posting only where this blog lives on ADA Connect – so check it out!
- Thinking about participating? Let us know! We’d like to build a blogroll for Diabetes Stops HereSM based on the people who participate in this 30 Days of Diabetes Blogging! Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and send us the link to your blog so we can check it out! (See more information about this here)
- To infinity and beyond! Don’t limit yourself to only blogging about diabetes during American Diabetes Month. You and I both know there’s no break from diabetes – it’s a 24/7/365 disease – and even 366 days in a leap year!
So start thinking about what you’ll post about today, post about tomorrow, and what it is about diabetes that you want to share with the world. I’m eager to hear it – let’s all work to bring American Diabetes Month to the blogosphere!