Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Web Secret #6 - blogs

What is a blog? BLOG - (an abridgment of the term web log) is a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. If you don’t want to be on the wrong side of the digital divide – learn about blogs

Reading blogs allows you to:
Stay on top of your profession.
Connect to Generation Y and Millenium generation.
Give visibility to your private practice by writing a comment on another person’s blog.
Give visibility to your private practice by linking to a blog from your website.

Need inspiration? Technorati maintains a comprehensive directory of blogs. Visit their Blog Directory and enter any topic that interests you in the search window. I entered Private Practice, and found an excellent blog entry for my physician colleagues considering private practice - Physician salary, nuts and bolts.

Bonus Hint: Consider writing your own blog. Everything you need to set it up quickly and easily is at

Warning: Blogging requires COMMITMENT. If you are not dedicated to updating your blog on at least a weekly basis - DON'T DO IT.

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