For years I have argued that doctors need webspace to park their ideas. A place that is relatively permanent. A place with an address where ideas can live and people can go. A place to call your own. This should be the home base of your digital map. But in 2020 few doctors maintain sites that are their own. Ideas have taken the shape of Twitter threads — long ... Continue Reading about Doctors Need a Webspace to Call Home
Should You Date Blog Posts?
Should you date blog posts? It’s a question as old as the Internet. Those who don’t date like to see their writing as evergreen. Without a date, you'll hear, a post is as new as the day it was written. When someone stumbles on it they have no idea it was penned 4 years ago. I date my blog posts. In the most traditional way of seeing a blog, my dated entries mark my ... Continue Reading about Should You Date Blog Posts?
Medium as Digital Sharecropping
The networked age has spawned a number of free publishing platforms. First there was Blogger. Then Tumblr and Medium. All offer your ideas an easy on-ramp to the Internet. All represent a form of digital sharecropping. So when the investors decide that it’s time to bring Medium to slaughter, you will be left holding the bag. It’s the Silicon Valley sequence: Win ... Continue Reading about Medium as Digital Sharecropping
Since I Stopped Letting You Comment
I shut comments off here a couple of years ago. Let's explore this... Why did you decide to eliminate comments on 33 charts? I felt that they didn't add much to what I was writing. There were alot of cheerleaders and almost as many trolls. I didn't need either. Do you comment on other blogs? If I'm inspired by something I write a post here. That way the blogger ... Continue Reading about Since I Stopped Letting You Comment
Public or Perish | Should Doctors Blog for Credit?
A recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that the the majority of academic chairs did not believe that blogging enhanced favorability for promotion. If I were handed the survey I would have said, show me the bloggers body of work and I’ll tell you if it enhances favorability of promotion. To think of any form of media or platform of ... Continue Reading about Public or Perish | Should Doctors Blog for Credit?
What Doctors Sell Online
Not long ago I connected a marketing acquaintance at a national meeting. He offered to look at my blog and give me some tips. We sat over coffee and he took me to task for my shortcomings. Where’s your pop up email registration? And what does 33 charts mean? I don’t know what that means. Are you tryin’ to be cute? Where’s your call to action? Where are your ... Continue Reading about What Doctors Sell Online