I’m back!

4 11 2010

Hey everyone in the D-OC! Loooong time no blog.  Last we spoke, I was busy living my IRL, and while that is still the case, it’s time for me to get back into diabetes-land.

I recently got involved with a local usability group and it has inspired me to apply that knowledge to my diabetes.  I plan on putting together a number of videos about my experiences with my various diabetes devices.  Below is the first, introducing my new insulin pump.  I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to being a part of the blogosphere again.

Disclosure:  I am not affiliated with Animas or Dexcom in any way, shape or form. I am simply a user who would like to see some improvements.  All opinions expressed in this blog via text or video are mine and mine alone.


Not just a blogger

21 08 2009

As you are no doubt aware, I have not posted since January.  8 whole months.  But you know what?  I don’t care that much.  Instead of spending my time carefully crafting a post for 5 people to read, I have been actually living my life.

I knit.  I sew.  I bake.  I throw parties.  I go to parties.  I visit with family.  I make new friends.  I see old friends.  I watch TV.  I play new video games.  I play old video games.  I watch movies.  I ride my bike.  I play tennis.  I read.

Oh yeah, and all the diabetes stuff too.  I test.  I eat.  I bolus.  I test.  I basal test.  I treat lows.  I treat highs.  I test.

Sometimes it’s good to get away from the screen.  This blogging stuff?  I don’t really miss it.

P. S.  I’d be lying if I said I was “unplugged” all the time.  You can check out my Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/Amalas

Top post

18 01 2008

I looked through my blog stats (since that seems to be the meme going around now) and the one thing I found of note was that this post was my most popular one. BY FAR. Like, by a ridiculous amount. For the past 30 days, it had over 700 views, while my second-most popular post only had 45. Almost all of my searches are things like “Deadpool”, “Agent X”, and variants thereof.


NaNo round-up

30 11 2007

Well, I managed to post something every single day, with only a minor snag over Thanksgiving. I only had to resort to one meme and one guest post. Not too shabby.

However, in order to post every day here, I had to abandon my craft blog. I hope to get back in to that and post a bunch of the crafts that I’ve made for Christmas presents so far.

Also, due to NaBloPoMo and craziness at work (listening in on a conference call right now!), I had to pretty much abandon my NaNoWriMo novel I had planned. It was going to be a neat superhero type story starring GiR and some of our other friends. Sadly this is all I ended up with. Oh well, there’s always next year.


24 11 2007

Sorry for the lack of updates the past few days. GiR and I were spending a nice technology-free Thanksgiving in Arkansas. I got to visit with his family, eat lots of turkey, and play some fun games. All in all, a much needed break.

I went ahead and did a NaBloPoMo no-no and back-dated the posts I had prepared in advance. I was hoping to be able to hop onto a computer real quick and just hit “post” while on vacation, but it didn’t happen. However, I didn’t think you all would mind.

Also, I would like to give another serious thanks to Lucy. I was able to get through Thanksgiving without nary a high or low. Huzzah!

Small changes

2 10 2007

To any regular readers, you might notice a small change to the blog.  New template!  Hurray!  Hopefully this template will make it easier to go through the archives.  Feel free to browse around and catch up on old posts.

WordPress also recently released the use of tags in their blogs.  As you can see, I have added tags to all my posts.  If you click on a tag, you can browse all blog posts (by me or any other WordPress blog) that have that tag.  The categories work similarly.  However, if you want to only browse posts by me in a certain category, use the links in the right sidebar.

I have also updated my blogroll.  I read many blogs through my feed reader, but I forget to update them here.  Please check out all those other wonderful people in the Diabetes OC.  =)

How-to: Comments

20 09 2007

I’ve been getting a few questions in the comments lately, so I thought I’d clarify my process regarding comments.

  1. Please feel free to comment. I love comments! A blog shouldn’t just be a one-way push of information. Discussion is what makes blogs great.
  2. Currently, comments appear automatically. Originally the comment would have to be approved by me before it appeared, but I thought that was an unnecessary waste of time.
  3. I will only delete obvious spam comments. All others, positive and negative, will stay. WordPress does a good job filtering most spam, so I don’t anticipate it to be a problem.
  4. If you pose a question in your comment, I will respond with a comment of my own. I will not email you, unless I feel it’s really important. That means you should check back to your post often to see if I responded. By answering in a comment, I feel that everyone else gets the benefit of knowing my answer as well.
  5. If you have a question that you don’t want to post publicly, feel free to email me at amalasblog [at] gmail [dot] com

Hope that clears things up. I look forward to hearing from all of you!