and about summer reading…blog awards

6 Aug

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.

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9 Responses to “and about summer reading…blog awards”

  1. jenniferward August 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Your blog is fantastic–I’ve never found a blog that I can really read religiously and enjoy like this one, so thanks!! I hope the pregnancy is still going well 🙂

    • annaojesus September 8, 2012 at 7:49 am #

      Jenni! I’m so sorry for the delay, but your comment meant/continues to mean a great deal to me. Thank you!!! I hope pregnancy is still treating YOU well–aren’t you due any day now?? Very excited for you!

  2. dancer484 August 7, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    Congrats! And listed first no less 🙂

    • annaojesus September 8, 2012 at 7:50 am #

      Aww, thank you! I just can’t wait to check out all the other blogs 🙂 xoxo

  3. ahyesplans August 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    I am so glad I found this blog so long ago, I love your writing! I hope you do get to relax and enjoy your maternity leave through reading and blogs 🙂

    • annaojesus September 8, 2012 at 7:53 am #

      I’m so glad for your blog! Really love reading about your experiences in anatomy lab 🙂 Truly, thank you!

  4. Ashley Wilson August 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Anna you are amazing! People who don’t even technically know you think this!

    • annaojesus September 8, 2012 at 7:54 am #

      Thank you! You are amazing 🙂 Seriously, thanks for this 🙂

  5. mjanon June 15, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    I’ve been reading through your archives after discovering your blog a couple of days ago. I’m pregnant in med school (in philly) and I am so grateful for your candor on the topic! Thank you!!

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