Sunday, June 8, 2008
Today is the 3rd anniversary of the Pallimed blog, and since Drew is on paternity leave I get to write the anniversary post again. (A Rosielle baby appeared around the first anniversary too! #2 by Drew here)
First, on behalf of Drew, Tom and myself, I would like to thank all of the readers without whom we would have probably lost interest in doing this a long time ago. When Drew started Pallimed (as a palliative medicine fellow) he only got one comment in the first two months, and that was from me before I joined up with Pallimed. The first year of posts we had 1 or 2 comments every 25 posts or so, whereas now each post is getting at least 2-3 comments. Drew, Tom and I read every comment and try to reply within 24-36 hours, so keep them coming.
Also our appreciation is deep for readers who share word-of mouth marketing which has helped Pallimed grow from 3 subscribers in March 2006 to almost 1000 subscribers (RSS and Email) today. In addition, I would like to thank all the readers who email us articles and interesting topics to cover. We try to give credit with a hat tip (HT) in the post if we use it. We can't use everything we get, but that does not mean it is not appreciated.
In addition, I would like to thank Drew and Tom for being great co-bloggers. We all do a lot of work behind the scenes to make the content shine and the blog work. They are great guys and hopefully you may meet them in person someday.
And finally a personal thanks to my wife, who understands when I say that I am 'just finishing up a post for Pallimed and I'm coming to bed soon.'
Some items to reflect on the growth of Pallimed since June 8, 2005:
- Tom and I came on board.
- Email and RSS subscription options added.
- Drew has posted over 323 times! (Still he bests me by 2:1!)
- Moved to www.pallimed.org
- Developed an official logo with a new layout and color scheme. (Image to the right: Pallimed circa Sep 2005)
- Branched out with blogs on Case Conferences and Arts & Humanities.
- Hosted Grand Rounds for Medical Blogs.
- Hosted two Pallimed get togethers at AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly.
June 8-14, 2008
This started with our first anniversary so since we are so close to 1000 subscribers (937 as of this post), let us see if we can get to 1000 by the end of June.
And besides what harm is there in yet another National Day/Week/Month celebrating/commemorating/memorializing something/someone/some event.