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Reverb 11, Day 29 – Shaking Things Up

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Shaking Things Up – Looking towards 2012, what can you do to shake things up a little next year?

Ha, I think life doesn’t need much help next year; 2012 is going to be plenty exciting! Picking a field, picking an advisor, planning out my fourth year (which at my school is a pure elective year! This means I don’t really have any restrictions other than availability and smart planning in filling my year with whatever rotations I want, so long as I do the right number of weeks), taking both parts of the Step 2 exam, applying for Residency, interviewing for Residency, doing one or two away rotations… Yup, plenty of excitement ahead. And that’s just what’s going on in my life in terms of medical school.

In the midst of that though, I also want to publicize my blog more. There’s a lot of medical blogs out there that are far more popular than I ever dream mine will be (and I admit, with a few of them, I don’t quite get it), but I’m not content with where I am yet. I’d like to at least double my RSS subscribers and my hits to my blog. The main things will be posting more, advertising my posts more (interestingly, I get more hits when I link on facebook than when I link on twitter), and commenting more on other blogs.

I know there are some changes I could make to my posts to draw more readers, like talking more about things like how to get into medical school or how to do well in medical school, but that’s not why I started blogging. I started blogging because I wanted to write more often, and because as a pre-med, I really, really liked reading the blogs of (mostly women) doctors and learning about their lives. Not about how medical school works, but about what it’s like to go through medical school. I wanted to learn about doctors and medical students as people. So I guess the main thing that leaves for me to work on, in terms of content, is to try to be more personal, even though this isn’t an anonymous blog.

So: hi again! I’m Aba. In 2012, I hope you’ll get to know me better. :)

Written by Aba

December 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm

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  1. I agree with you re 2012. Interestingly, I actually changed my blog’s url because I didn’t want my name associated with it- I got worried that I could be identified. But, I do enjoy reading yours and I link to it on my sidebar :)


    December 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    • Sometimes I regret not blogging anonymously, but I decided it’d be an interesting exercise. :) Thank you so much for linking to my blog! It actually does help a lot.


      December 31, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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