Posted by on Sunday 15 May 2011

DBlog Week Day 7 : Looking back

Topic: What have we learned this week?

I guess most of the posts today will share a common theme - a celebration of the online community of diabetics, or to give it it's full title the Awesome DOC

I've discovered a lots of new blogs this week that I will enjoy revisiting. I've been very encouraged by the lovely comments and kind words that people have added to our posts. 

What will stick in my mind most of all I suppose, is the great DBlog Week Blogger Meltdown of 2011. You can learn a lot about an organisation or group by watching what happens when things don't go so smoothly. When Blogger went down during Thursday and Friday it was fantastic to see bloggers on another popular blogging platform offering a helping hand, and others offering sympathy and support. 

In a way this is an illustration of the best in our community - people bound together by a common thread freely offering support and practical help to others. Not just to those exactly like themselves, but across divides of type, approach and level of experience. Not because they would get something out of it - but just to offer a helping hand to someone who needed it.

Who wouldn't want to be part of that?


  1. Was a great week! What a nice post. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Yup - the DOC takes care of its own. It's great!

  3. great job, mike! i loved reading your posts everyday! you really need to blog more often, dude! :)

  4. Support is what it's all about. Once we realize that we need and benefit from support, the better off we are!