Monday, March 14, 2011
Goodbye Doctor Anonymous
This will be my last post on this blog. The Doctor Anonymous blog started on June 19, 2006 with the four line post called "Does This Thing Work?" And, now, this being the 1,323rd post, it is time to say goodbye.
When I started this blog, it was as kind of a joke. I really didn't think that anyone would read this stuff. I mean, who would read this stuff? As of this second, there have been 388,465 visitors to the blog and 543,436 page views. There are also over 1000 subscribers to this blog. I am just humbled by those numbers. The success of this blog and the success of me could not have been without all of you out there.
I remember when I received my first comment and I was amazed. Then, I received my first comment from overseas. Then, I started a podcast and I interviewed people from around the world. During one show, there were people from three continents on my show at the same time. I could have never imagined that.
And, the opportunities that have emerged from those beginnings. They just boggle my mind thinking back. Now, it's time to take a risk. To emerge from the shadow of Doctor Anonymous and see if I can really stand on my own as Mike Sevilla, MD - Family Physician and Social Media Enthusiast. Doctor Anonymous was a gimmick, and now it's time to be more transparent.
The new website is called "Family Medicine Rocks." Don't worry, I will still talk about my two passions of medicine and social media. I will still have commentary on these two subjects and interview people who I think are interesting in these two spheres. I'm inspired by people like the diabetes social media community and the EMS social media community, who have also added an advocacy component to their communications.
I really think that Family Medicine is a calling and I think that we as Family Medicine docs can do a better job of letting everyone know how we can help the US healthcare system. I'll talk about it more in a future post, but reading the words of Dr. Jay Lee, Family Doc in California, in his post, "Jay W. Lee: #FMRevolution = Family Medicine Revolution," I think the time is now to really share the Family Medicine story with as many people as possible.
So, I hope you join me over at "Family Medicine Rocks." My podcast will be continuing there as well. I also encourage you to follow me on twitter for the latest updates about me. Thanks again to all of you out there on the internet who have supported me and this blog for (almost) five years. Til we meet again, Au Revoir, Doctor Anonymous...
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Glad you'll still be blogging. You paved the way for a lot of health bloggers. thank you!
You have a very nice blog Doc. I've been following your blog and read each entry you had.
Goodbye doctor anonymous, I will join you at Familymedicinerocks. I was a regular visitor to doctor anonymous.
Superbbb Doctor :)
Doctor, I just discovered your site and now you are leaving hehe. What is your specialty in medicine if you don't mind me asking.
Nice article, thanks for the information.
I loved your post.Thanks for sharing this.
feel nice to read this blog.. thanks a lot for sharing this blog
Thats not good.. I am reading your blogs and now this is your blog.. But anyway you have done really good work here.. You are a really good doctor and good human being.. May god bless you.. I really miss your blogs..
Cliff Merchant MD
Good luck on your continued journey in life!
Oh, dear. I've been so out of it I never even saw this. I'm actually reading it with tears in my eyes.
That will probably sound odd to people if you're still accepting comments and you post this. The post was written six months ago!
Maybe we can blame it on the loss of my Clobazam, and how I'm still having loads of trouble even though I've re-started it. Dr. A, and others, if you don't know about that nightmare, see my blog.
But Dr. A., you know our relationship. You "made" me. Yes? I'm not to sure how many people know that story, but I've told the tale so many times on my blog.
I know many bloggers decide that their blogs can have shelf life and it's time to go. Ironically, I found this by trying to clean up my own blogroll--for how many times now?
I bid you well. I'll forever remember the laughs and jokes we shared over the years. I hope we can keep in touch, and if you don't see this, I still have your email.
Love and hugs,
I'm sure you've seen that one come about. Dr. PA. After we met I was successfully matriculated to an institution with fine reputation. With your references as well I... *grins*
Sad to see you go...but happy to follow you on your next journey!! Best of luck =)
Hoping your 'new' blog is everything you want it to be!
Don't forget Dona Nobis Pacem... :-)
Peace to you and yours x
Blah I just remembered about your blog and now I see you shut down like 8 months ago... boo, best of luck!
Same here Dr A, I just graduated and decided to start blogging again (and by that I mean start writing crap again) and came here to say hi, to see you gone.
I'll pop over to your new site once I stop crying my eyes out and slitting my wrists. Don't look at me like that. Crying is manly okay!
Thanks for many blogs, brilliant thoughts, ideas and superb facts you shared in all your post. I always have a nice time reading your post.
I agree that Family Medicine docs can do a better job of letting everyone know how they can help the US healthcare system.
Long Island Doctors
"Til we meet again, Au Revoir, Doctor Anonymous..."
Ah, I'm looking forward for the post on that blog. And still looking forward for an update on this blog.:)
Aww. Goodbyes always come. Cheers to new beginnings and will continue to follow you at familymed!
Sad to see you go, but exciting to see the new project!
It's exciting to hear you're getting a new site. I'll be sure to follow you there too. It's not too often you find a doctor with a passion for blogging and social media you know. Keep up the great work!
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