This last week, our institution hosted the 2nd annual Mobile Computing in Medical Education conference. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Bryan Vartabedian from Baylor, spoke eloquently about the “public physician”, and what literacies the physician of the future may need in order to succeed. Audience members asked about how emergency medicine providers such as Dr. Zubin Damania (AKA ZDoggMD) seem to be ahead of the curve on social media and blogging. Bryan himself later blogged about it here.
In addition, Dr. Aaron Carroll, one of my IUSM pediatric faculty colleagues, blogs often on a variety of health care topics in today’s society. Here is one of his recent blogs.
Reading these helped me reflect about my own blogging and how I could do better. So what is the “secret sauce of success” related to blogging in health care? From the examples above, it seems so simple.
Tip #1: You have to have something to write about.
Tip #1.5: If you can include a reference or a link, it adds some credibility.
Tip #2: You have to keep it short and sweet.
So here’s my attempt to take my own advice.
From #1, today’s blog is about blogging.
From #1.5, see this reference.
From #2, I need to end this blog very soon.
If you have something to say, say it; the fewer words, the better. Thanks for reading.