I wrote a post, way back in January 2009, showing off the beauty of Twitter, and the Diabetes Community. It’s funny to look back and see that even in my social media infancy, I knew that all of this stuff had a greater purpose. I was no where near mature enough to quantify or qualify what this purpose was, but I knew there was more out there.
Four years later, I don’t have all the answers, but I still think I’m on the right path.
“Ultimately, I do appreciate the connections that Twitter (yes, Twitter) has helped me make in the short time that @iam_spartacus has existed. It has opened up a world of opportunity for me to embrace, discuss and at times enjoy the fact that I’m diabetic. I wont go so far as to say that I’m in a better place now than I was 6 months ago, but I certainly feel like I’m on a path to something good, something better. And I’m glad I found some people to share it with.” (Me, January 2009)
That’s what this is all about: finding those connections and finding a way to grow because of them. Everyone has their own approach to social media. Everyone is looking for something different in their blogging experience. But the fact that those rewards, however you define them, are within our grasp by merely following someone on Twitter or commenting on a blog post means the world to me. And I know it’s meant a lot to you, too.
Thanks for being part of my adventure. Even if you don’t know it, you’ve made a big difference in how I deal with my diabetes.
// Reminder, today is the day I’m encouraging everyone to comment on every post they read. The best part of the diabetes community is finding someone to share your story with. Hopefully all of these comments will do just that.
I hope this works.