I’ve always suggested that doctors should make things. They should write things that people read and record things that people view. I’ve even gone so far as to suggest this as a moral imperative for docs. I’ve talked to a few doctors recently who want to make stuff but who don’t care so much about hosting a Wordpress blog or even going through the motions of ... Continue Reading about Surrogate Platform for Doctors
I don’t say this too often, but drop what you’re doing and grab a copy of Freedom is Blogging in Your Underwear by Hugh McLeod. I Loved this one. In a matter of a couple of hours hours, his pithy collection of wisdom builds a case for cheap, easy, global media and its ability to cultivate personal freedom. From mini-chapters like It’s Never Been Easier to Spot a ... Continue Reading about Book Notes: Freedom is Blogging in Your Underwear
A few years ago when I was shopping Colic Solved I had a conversation with an editor at a prominent NY publishing house. We got talking about parenting titles, the book market and what makes certain books move. When I expressed concern that my book might not meet the promise that the title suggested, she immediately dismissed my concern and told me something that I ... Continue Reading about Blogs, Books and Fantasy
Recently someone asked how often a medical blogger should post. True-to-form there was the suggestion that you post daily. This is a timeless question. But I’d be careful believing that there's a firm answer. What you do with your blog and how often you do it depends upon what you seek to gain from your presence. If you are dependent upon advertising you must ... Continue Reading about How Often Should a Physician Blog?
It seems for many doctors Twitter activity is an outpost connected to some other online place. 48% of physicians on Twitter link to their blog according to Katherine Chretien's recent study published in JAMA. Doctors apparently understand that different types of information flow better in different channels. If you had asked me I would have estimated that this ... Continue Reading about Physicians on Twitter – 48% Link to Their Blog
After last week’s post about Seth Godin and Tom Peters on Blogging, it was suggested in the comments that ‘we should be writing when there’s something to say.’ It got me thinking, how do I know when I have something worth sharing? I don’t. The value of what I write here is dependent on the eye of the reader. Or the value may be for me. Writing can be ... Continue Reading about Writing When There’s Something to Say