What do I know about Roche’s upcoming Social Media Summit? The short answer is “not much”.
I’ve seen the invite list. While I don’t remember exactly who was invited in years past, there are certainly some names that will be new to the fray – mine included.
I know I’m flying to Indianapolis on Sunday, July 29 and coming home on Tuesday, July 31. Somewhere in there I have a flight that leaves at 3:36 p.m. and lands at 3:38 p.m. Isn’t time travel awesome?
I also know that, for some reason, people tread carefully when it comes to talking about this stuff.
This perspective obviously comes with a huge helping of naïveté, this being my first corporate sponsored muchado. I have no idea what we’re going to talk about when we get there. I have no idea how much feedback will be solicited on whatever topics we cover. I have no idea how seriously any of my comments will be taken by everyone else attending. I’m honestly skeptical that I’ll have anything of value to add to the discussion.
There was a time when I feel this blog had a greater purpose. Detailing my struggles and successes living with diabetes used to be a daily ritual. Lately the theme of the blog has turned into “here’s something cool I saw or did”, “we’ve got mad plants on our balcony”, or “aren’t these Instagram filters neat?!” But if the diabetes blogging community were a stock market, my value spiked over a year ago.
So what business do I have being invited with a number of diabetes community folks that have a more clear and meaningful impact on the diabetes community? I have no idea.
But, if there’s an assumption that I’m going to become a corporate shill or not share my own genuine feelings here, or here, or here, or here, or here then you must be new here. I don’t talk about politics or religion because that stuff’s personal, you do you and I’ll do me. I don’t talk about work unless it’s specifically relevant to my life with diabetes. Everything else is fair game – come and go as you please.