Blogging is a funny thing. It’s a little like a journal left open on a picnic table…something that should be private and intimate but that I carelessly made available to anyone. I’m terrible at journaling. I’ve never kept one for longer than six weeks, tops. It’s the public nature of the blog keeps me honest. Even though I’ve been light on posting for stretches of time, I’m still here, after what will be two years in just a week. That’s pretty successful for me.
Yet it still surprises me that people actually read this blog, and I’m always tickled pick when I get a new subscriber or receive a comment–for the record, I love your comments, thank you! If I don’t respond in a timely fashion, I apologize. And then there are statistics, which I try to ignore at all costs because I do not want blogging to be about that. But at the end of the year, when analytics informs me that there is a solid population in Singapore, for example, that checks in here daily…come on…Singapore, that’s pretty rad!
So you can imagine how floored I was to have made this list, included among other med student/doctor bloggers that I admire for their clever writing, natural honesty, and fresh take on life and the profession. My goal (maybe post-delivery) is to check out all of blogs listed on Plans side column (not to mention her recommended books). Especially during “maternity leave,” I think I’m really going to love tapping into newly discovered med school experiences.