I mentioned in a tweet the other night that I was considering discontinuing the annual Diabetes Blessings Week blog carnival that I’ve hosted for the last few years. I mentioned a lack of participation, the abundance of advocacy efforts throughout November and the rest of the year and, most importantly, my struggles with burnout as the reasons.
I’ve given a lot of thought to the decision and the feedback I’ve received since posting those tweets. And rather than discontinuing the event all together, what I’m going to do is take a break from hosting it this year, and devote this Diabetes Awareness Month to focusing on the issues that I’m dealing with personally.
While it saddens me, I know that this is the best decision at this time. And, after the dust settles a bit, I’ll look toward planning for next year’s event.
My thanks to all of you who have supported Diabetes Blessings Week the last few years. I hope you all understand the need for this break, and I hope you’ll join the fun again next November.
Lots of love, DOC.