Happy D-Blog Anniversary To Me!

by Leighann on January 1, 2011

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One year ago today I officially launched D-Mom Blog.

If you look at my archives you will see that my writing extends back further. Back to a couple of months after my daughter’s diagnosis in 2008. I began documenting our story on the “mommy blog” I was writing at the time. And though many of my friends and readers appreciated the information, I felt that devoting a blog entirely to raising a child with diabetes would be a better resource for myself and for others.

What have I offered this past year?

I’ve written posts sharing our story.

I’ve introduced you to D-Moms and D-Dads.

I’ve D-Mom Tested products.

I’ve gone on and on about the fact that I’m a Mac and diabetes is a PC.

I’ve offered up recipes and talk of food.

I’ve told you about books.

I’ve shared photos.

I’ve realized that there is more to life than diabetes.

And I’ve gotten to know some awesome people in the DOC through Facebook, Twitter, and D-Mom and D-Dad Connection.

I have a few things up my sleeve for 2011. In fact, I’m looking for guest contributors (come on, you know you have something to say) and have some opportunities for companies this year. (Use the contact form if you would like additional information.)

Thank you for coming to D-Mom Blog in 2010 and I look forward to sharing the next year with you!


{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Reyna January 1, 2011 at 7:05 am

Happy Blog-aversary Leighann!


2 Leighann January 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I seriously have to meet up with you next time I’m in VT!


3 Penny January 1, 2011 at 8:34 am

Happy blog anniversary! Thanks for all the support and info you give all year!


4 Leighann January 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm

And thank you Penny for sharing your family’s story as well. We are all in this together and learning from each other.


5 Allison Blass January 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

Happy blogaversary! I’m so happy you’re part of the DOC!


6 Leighann January 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Thank YOU Allison. You are one of the first members of the DOC I met IRL back at BlogHer ’09 (as well as Kerri and Lee Ann). You are such a resource to all of us D-Moms and inspiration that our little girls can grow up to be so wonderful (despite diabetes) just like you.


7 Alissa Conn January 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Way to go! You have done a wonderful job, you should be proud!


8 Leighann January 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Thank you, Alissa!


9 Michelle C. January 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Congrats on your Blog-aversary Leighann!!! Looking forward to meeting you in “real-life” in the coming year, hopefully at one of our JDSci meetings. I always look forward to reading your Blog…thanks for sharing!


10 Leighann January 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm


Yes, I hope to meet you at one of the upcoming meetings as well!

Thank you for reading.


11 Renata January 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Can’t beleive you have only been doing this a year. I thought for sure you had been writing much longer!! Can’t wait to see what 2011 holds for you and your family.


12 Leighann January 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Well, yes and no.

I’ve been blogging since 2006. I guess I am a seasoned blogger with so much experience under my belt.

I did start writing about diabetes on my other blog occasionally, beginning a few months after Q’s diagnosis in 2008. But it wasn’t until a year ago today that I launched this blog devoted to diabetes. (And I did pull over all of my diabetes-related posts, so the archives do stretch back further.)

So glad to have “met” you this year!


13 Scott S January 2, 2011 at 11:50 am

Happy Anniversary; we’re glad to have you as a member of the Diabetes O.C., even if we’d all like the reason for being a member not to exist.


14 Leighann January 3, 2011 at 3:12 am

I know! I have met some amazing people over the past two+ years since Q’s diagnosis and have gained so much support and knowledge. But yeah, it’s a club I wish we didn’t have to join!


15 alexis of justices misbehaving pancreas January 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Happy Blogaversary!! And such an awesome one it is!


16 AmyK January 3, 2011 at 11:25 am

Happy D-Blog Anniversary! I love your blog for so many reasons… The “green crayon drawing” is still one of my favorites! Thanks for educating and inspiring me!


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