A thought just occurred to me while looking at one of your blogs. Yup, I like seeing who you guys are and it’s interesting, so I check each new followers blog out, it’s fun haha. So I was just looking through some and saw something that I’ve seen before, but didn’t really think about until recently.
At the top of your blog, it usually says a little bit about you. Sometimes it’s what you like, Harry Potter for example, or Marvel, theater, sports, you mention you’re in certain fandoms, ect. Sometimes it’s like a small bio, like it’s your name, age, gender, where you live. Just, kinda the stuff you are open to share, or what you want people to know when they look at your blog.
What I noticed is that a lot of you put “Type 1 Diabetic” up in the description. I mean, I have that on this blog. It’s actually the first thing in my description, but that’s because this is a blog for that. But I don’t really feel the need to do that on my personal blog. *gasp* yes I have a personal blog haha.
So for you, whether your blog is where you write out your deepest and most personal feelings, or whether it’s where you reblog cat and doctor who gifs, what have you put in your description and why?
There is no right or wrong answer here. I’m literally just curious! There is nothing wrong with telling people, or just identifying yourself as a person by saying “I’m a type 1 diabetic who lives in new jersey”. There is nothing wrong with that. I suspect some people do it because it’s just a huge part of you. It might be because you do blog about it a little bit, or you might blog about it a lot! Another reason could be because you want other type 1 diabetics to know that *hey! I’m just like you!!* and that’s awesome.
On my personal blog I don’t say it in my blog description because (and I’ve talked about this before, I apologize) I’m perfectly fine with people not knowing, and sometimes I just don’t like giving diabetes time in my life. I kind of like holding onto me just being…a human. I mean that’s kinda dumb, seeing as I am a T1D, like duh dude you got the disease there’s no running from that one. But I mean it more in the way as I like to just put it out of my mind whenever I can. Like me, as in who I am, is separate from this. Make any sense? Haha. Also, I have this blog to talk about diabetes whenever I need to. So there’s that too.
If I had to describe myself it’d be nerdy/sporty/passionate human. That’s me. I think I’d leave type 1 diabetic out because I really just don’t identify that with…who I am deep down. It’s weird saying that because obviously it’s a big part of me, but it’s not me as a whole. I think most of the reason I say that is because I’ve only been diabetic for 3 years now, and I am holding onto who I was, who who I think I am without it. Not that 3 years isn’t a long time, and not that I haven’t grown or learned anything from this, I most certainly have. My entire life has changed because of it!! I’m not ashamed to identify as a diabetic, that is so far from the truth if you think that about me. I just like to think that this thing is temporary. I’m temporarily diabetic. Like I am diabetic, but one day I will say I WAS diabetic. I guess…it’s just complicated, haha. I am type 1 diabetic, I’m just not one to come out and say that, or one to include that in my description of myself from one human to another. Again, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! I think I used to have it in my personal blogs description. Honestly, I’m probably thinking way too much about it right now but I’m curious about what you guys think!
So yeah, what about you guys? Do you put it because it’s who you are, or you’ve had it so long it just feels natural, or maybe you put it just because? Or maybe you don’t put it because of what I said, or because of something totally different! What’s the reason you do or don’t put “Type 1” or “Type 2” diabetic in your blog description?