Saturday, February 9, 2008
One Year of Blogging
It was about a year ago that I became a blogoholic and started EverythingHealth. I've learned there are three different types of blogs. Anonymous bloggers that can say just about anything and rant and rave in an interesting fashion, companies or commercial blogs and blogs like mine that are transparent (you know who I am) and just want to express a point of view. Because I do a medical blog, I am particularly careful that the facts and information I give are accurate and have the best science behind it. I try to stay non-political (gosh that has been hard!!!) and kind.
I've learned that I get the most visits when another blog links to one of my posts (Thanks Kevinmd, Grand Rounds). I've learned that most people get to my blog via a search engine (Thanks Google and Yahoo). My wish, of course, is that people will be regular visitors and check every day or so and read everything! You can sign up for new posts via alerts. It's easy and safe with no spam.
I have had visitors from as far away as Bangladesh and Dubai. It is so exciting to see overnight visits from Spain, Ireland, Phillipines, Africa, India, England, Australia and China. I imagine someone far away reading an old post on "subdural hematoma" or "Cigarette Additives" or "Masaii Medicine". Still, the most visited post is "Do Doctors Make Too Much Money" and it is fascinating to me that people from all over the world read that one.
Please take a minute to look at the right side. I love my little widgets (see the new one that lets you look at walking routes in your own neighborhood...very cool). Also check out my links to my favorite blogs. Some are medical and some are funny or interesting.
I am grateful for all of the new blogger friends I have made and for the help and tips that experienced bloggers have given to me. It is the best kind of web village you can imagine.
Thank you for visiting and letting me have a reason to indulge in my addiction. Writing this blog makes me smarter and I feel like I have done my tiny part to promote health, knowledge and friendship around the World.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 8:06 AM