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Your Favorite Posts: November 2013

Diabetes Awareness Month 2013 was the most popular month in the six year history of Arden's Day, surpassing April 2013 (The month my first book was released). 

After Arden's Day first appeared online in 2007, it took one year to reach 1,000 views and I was so amazed that I grabbed a screen capture to mark the occasion - a lot has changed since then.

The top five blog posts from November 2013 (ranked by views)

The Air Left The Room

When Things Go Wrong, They Go Wrong

The Blood WOn't Come Out: Day of Diabetes Deeper Look

Lace Up 4 Diabetes Shoe Laces GiveAway




Most months, the popular posts on the site differ from what is popular on the Facebook page. This month however they were very similar, with the exception of this post (I think it was the picture that people loved)- After School low, meet Ben and Jerrys.

...and my announcement that I'll be reviewing the Prep Pad made many of you very happy (I'm excited too!).


The most popular topics on Twitter had to do with the Novo Nordisk shoe laces giveaway and my 'Day of Diabetes' tweets.


Thank you all so very much for your continued support and for fervently reading the site. The guy who took that screen capture of the thousandth page hit... he would have fallen off his chair if he saw how many of you read Arden's Day in November of 2013. Seriously, I'm staggered, thank you!

Arden's Day is on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and Google+. I follow back and love hearing from all of you through these various social media channels. Stop bye and say hello. I'm @ArdensDay or ArdensDay in all places.

Now for a shameless plug: My parenting book, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Dad' is available everywhere that books are sold and would make a perfect holiday gift for the readers in your life.



Your Favorites: June 2013


June was heavy with softball related posts, A1c talk and more book stuff than I imagined would still be going on. The book stuff is still happening because of the overwhelming support that you all showed when my initial Yahoo based interview with Katie Couric was posted a few weeks ago. That post was so popular and well shared on Yahoo that they just ran it again on their front page yesterday, this time with a 'Yahoo Favorite' tag attached! So amazingly touching and cool... That video led to me being invited on to Katie's television show, which led to me being asked to write a blog for her website, which led to... oh wait, I'm not allowed to talk about that just yet.

On to the a recap of your favorite blog posts for June 2013. 


On Arden's Day

Holy @#%&*$% A1C - Also the most commented on post of June

DexCom G4 Platinum: Second Look - from December 2012

Pictures from my Katie Couric Interview

Mail Order Medication Exceptions: Did you know?

Number Thirty Seven


Meanwhile on Facebook

Pictures from my Katie Couric Interview was far and away the most seen and commented on post

Holy @#%&*$% A1C

Forget me, come see Arden tonight

Then there were literally a dozen posts that all had similar numbers


On Instagram you seemed to like seeing me in Katie Courics make up chair the best...


I'll see you in July!




Your Favorites: May 2013


The most popular blog posts from May 2013:

Tears of Insulin

OmniPod Rash (from November of 2011)

Arden's Hands are Growing


The FaceBook posts with the most likes:

Pictures from my Katie Couric Interview

This photo of Arden...

The announcement that my book won the Gold Mom's Choice Award


May of 2013 was the second most popular month in the history of Arden's Day! So much has been going on both recently and over the past year. Yesterday, I did my last bit of book promotion for a few weeks when I sat down with Katie Couric to film a segment for her Yahoo/ABC program, 'Katie's Take'. The segment is scheduled to go live the week of June 10th, just in time for Father's Day. I can't wait to see how they edit what I said. 

I'll be doing a book signing that same week on June 13th in Pennsylvania and then we leave for a little family getaway a few days later. When I return, I'm going to start thinking about how to best celebrate Arden's Day's sixth birthday. My little blog has been going since August 16, 2007 when I posted for the first time at 3 am and I want to throw it a party... I'm just not sure yet how to do that. 

Enjoy your summer!


Your Favorites: April 2013


Your Favorite Arden's Day Content from April 2013 was...


On the blog

On Sale Now: My first book, 'Life is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'

DexCom G4 Platinum: Second Look

Pooh. Gilly. Bear.

OmniPod Rash?

Many other posts received similar attention to this month's top four - thank you for reading!



This picture received the most 'likes' during April on the Arden's Day FaceBook page


This post was seen on more timelines then any other...

"Thank you to every member of the DOC for supporting my book... I know that there are far more then just the names you see here. #HeartWarming

Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal arrives in stores today."



The tweet that you retweeted the most was something that started out as a way to amuse myself but a lot of you got behind it - which I really love and appreciate!

C’mon @Oprah just look… You’ll love it.  Can I get some RTs from readers!

It was accompanied by this image


I've only been doing these end of month favorite post for three months, however...

Arden's Day has experienced growth in both page clicks and unique users every month for the last eight consecutive months! I'm touched, humbled, and happy that you are enjoying the site.

I've said this before but it bears repeating, thank you for the incredible support that you have shown both by reading my blog and buying my book. I genuinely don't know how to properly say thank you... 

On to May!


Your Favorites: March 2013


The most popular blog posts from March 2013 are:


Our Community

Pooh. Gilly. Bear.  - (Originally posted 12/12)

The Not So Great but VERY Powerful Bolus

New OmniPod Wherefor Art Thou


Meanwhile over on FaceBook

This image received the most 'Likes'


I'm posting the March 'Your Favorites' just a bit before the end of the month because next week is going to be overrun with book talk and I don't want this post to get lost in the confusion.

My first book, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal: Confessions of the Stay-At-Home Dad' will be officially released next week on April 2nd. You can get it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle and NOOK today, but iBooks and in-store purchases won't go live until this Tuesday (April 2nd).

I hope you understand that my level of excitement about the release will likely border on childishly high. I promise that excitement will only overtake Arden's Day next week. Then it's back to it.

After the smoke clears... I'm working up the nerve to write in detail about Arden's first seizure, we'll be talking about the new OmniPod and much more. Until then, I hope you can give me a pass - because I am going to be out of my mind excited next week... I'll be posting reviews, links, reader pictures, personal thoughts on seeing my first book published and lots of other book centric blogs. I hope that you enjoy the ride because without you... I'm not taking it.

My heartfelt best,