I love my original blog www.momof2t1s.blogspot.com. It was easy to use, helped me connect with countless priceless people via Health Activist’s Writers Month Challenge, and it was free.
Couple things have come up in the last month that got me thinking I should consider changing my blog.
- I didn’t think very hard about the name of my blog when I created it. It just made sense – I am a mom of 2 Type 1 diabetics. However, I really never refer to my kids as diabetics. I say they HAVE diabetes.
- Sharing my blog address with people verbally was very difficult. “Mom of ‘the number 2’ ‘the letter t’ ‘the number 1’ ‘the letter s'” It was ridiculous.
- Lastly – if you have read or followed my momof2t1s in the last month you will know that my middle kiddo (Middles) gave us a big scare when he had numbers in the 200’s (he does not have diabetes). I pray daily that the Endo is wrong and Middles will not eventually develop diabetes but I also didn’t want to continue to add content to momof2t1s when it could have to change to momof3t1s (still leaving me with the two problems listed above)
Thus a new blog was born. I decided this time around I wanted my own URL. Honestly I don’t know why I felt so strongly about having my own URL – maybe I just wanted to buy something since I have been a bit down lately (due to the upcoming move to SF CA). Either way I bought a URL. I actually bought 4 URLs – I only own 2 currently – long story for another post.
This lovely URL Name was suggested by the DOC’s very own Melissa Lee www.sweetlyvoiced.com. She shared the idea with me after I asked for help on a social network in coming up with a Blog name. Stick With It Sugar is a tag line I created during the Health Activist’s Writers Month Challenge – well technical I wrote it earlier in a tweet to a DOC member having a bad day. It was a wonderful idea and I will be forever thankful to Melissa for suggesting it.
I am not tech savvy in the tiniest bit. The site is still under construction and due lack of understanding of all things technology it may be a bit before it is fully functional. I am still trying to import my posts form momof2t1s as well as my blogroll. Currently I chose a free wordpress template to get started. My URL is hosted on Blue Host (love their technical support BTW – highly recommend them).
Life has settled down a bit for me as we are in limbo between closing on our home in TX and our home in CA. My house is spotless so I find myself bored often but also suffering form writers block (likely another reason I purchased a URL – trying to motivate myself).
Middles is not showing an additional Diabetes symptoms (of course we are still on the no fast acting carbs restriction). He will start a clinical trial with TrialNet when we get to SF CA. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts.