30 December 2010

Five Years. Huh.

In all the recent hubbub around here I seem to have forgotten my fifth blogiversary. Five years. Wow. That's like seventy in blog-years. I'm not super sentimental about milestones like that, but it's not trivial either.

I've long wondered why I continue to blog, what I'm going to "do" with it. I still don't have an answer. My enthusiasm for blogging has waxed and waned over the years. I've seen many great bloggers come and go, including, regrettably, Dr Rob, at least for the moment. For a while, the pressure of having to keep creating content, to get something out there made blogging a chore. Not so much any more. Sven notwithstanding the recent life issues I have found a place of peace with it: I'll write when I have something to say and when I have the time and energy to say it. When not, then I don't force it. That seems to be a good balance for me, and as I don't seem to be in danger of running out of opinions any time soon, it looks like I'll keep putting stuff out there. Whether that's a good thing is for you to judge.

Anyway, it's been a good run so far, and lots of fun. Thanks for dropping by to read, thanks for your support, and wishing all of you a happy new year.


  1. Yours was the first medical blog I ever read - it was responsible in part for my decision to start shadowing physicians and look into medicine more seriously.

    I'm now an M1. My thoughts are with your family, and best wishes for the new year.

  2. Happr Birthday!


  3. You continue to be awesome. Thank you for the insights and the puzzles -- "what was wrong with this patient?" -- and the stories.

  4. You really are an accomplished story teller, and I am sure the frequent blogging has helped you develop that. That has got to be fun. And the occasional props from the NYT can't be bad either.

  5. Congratulations, and many warm wishes for a vastly improved 2011.

    All Best,

    (Word verification was "subcultr"--ha!)

  6. I always enjoy your blog!
    Best wishes to you and your family!

  7. Congrats! Happy you are still around.

  8. I hope you find happiness in blogging-- as I get much happiness out of reading your posts. Take time for your family, and we will still be here when you feel like writing.

  9. Congratulations on your blogiversary.
    Keep up the great work.
    Vive l'emergencie

  10. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out

  11. Thank you for writing - your entries are both entertaining and informative. Mom was a surgical nurse, and always brought home stories; your stories remind me of her.


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