Just for Laughs

9 Oct

Ok. This may be the shortest ever blog I do…..

I was very fortunate to attend the European Diabetes Bloggers Summit this year. I met some amazing people, and frowned at each and every one of the in turn.

On the last day I was asked “Grumpy. Why do you blog?”

My immediate flippant off the cuff, going for the cheap laugh as always was “for attention”.

But since then I’ve been thinking about it a lot. Why do I blog? Why do I spend so much time as “The Grumpy Pumper”?

Simply, because whilst having Diabetes is shit, frustrating, annoying and every single expletive you can think of. I will never let it overtake me. Sure, it catches up at times, looks like it will get ahead of me, but I will always beat it back. And I will take the piss out of it to help give myself the boost I need to get ahead again.

So if whilst doing that via my blog, Twitter or Face book accounts Someone else gets as laugh, and that helps them gain some clear ground on their Diabetes. Then it was worth it. That’s why I blog.

With that in mind please take a look at my first video blog. As you will see, I’m not media trained. Let’s face it. I’m barely house trained.



4 Responses to “Just for Laughs”

  1. Alisha Wolf October 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Nice Grumpy! I love your reasons for blogging!

  2. Justyna Wozniak October 22, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    I agree with you 100% – I think we all need an outlet and blogs are a great way to do that – there will be times when we will have an angry vent, then other times we’ll be silly and make fun of our D – whatever keeps us going – it’s all good 🙂 And I loved the video w/ the suspenseful soundtrack 😉

  3. Mario November 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Keep the videos up! I have a quick question for you on your experience with D, but can’t find any contact info on your site. Please email me when you can. Thanks!

    My email is http://www.the-grumpy-pumper.com

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