Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I guess I’ve been a bit busier than usual recently.
Also, quite frankly, I just haven’t had much inspiration.
I did do a brief addition to the disease index with an article on Erectile Dysfunction, but otherwise, drsamonline.com has been a pretty quiet place the past week or two.
I had hoped by now to have more articles in both the disease and medication indexes, but I think perhaps I’ve been a bit too ambitious here. Writing these articles is pretty labor and time consuming and there really is a virtually unending number of diseases and medications to cover.
All of this has caused me to do some thinking about the direction of this website.
One thing I find myself doing a lot of is answering people’s questions. This occurs in my clinic, on the internet, and just in my general life itself. People ask my advice and opinions on all sorts of things, not just their health care. In large part, this dynamic was some of my motivation for starting this website.
One of my main goals was to cut down my work over time. Rather than verbally answer the same questions over and over, I figured I could just create a website where I could put that information and then refer people there to find their answers.
In reality however, I find that this has increased my work. Now I am writing articles and still having people ask me the same questions. I also find myself receiving emails at my firstname.lastname@example.org address from folks seeking my advice.
Until now, I’ve typically just been engaging in private correspondence with these folks by replying to their emails.
It dawned upon me however that some of these questions and queries for advice I receive might benefit others who read this blog so I thought I’d create a new blog category and occasionally post these questions and my responses to them as actual blog posts. I’ll call this category “Ask Dr. Sam”.
The beauty of this concept I think is that with the ability to leave comments on blog posts, other readers can also chime in with their input and advice.
The other thing that dawned upon me is the idea that perhaps other folks might like to try their hand at writing some articles for the disease and medication indexes.
I’ve already got some examples of the sort of format I’d like these articles to take. The goal with them is to put information in simple easy to understand words so that the average person can educate themselves a bit.
So what do you folks think?
Any of you interested in trying your hand at writing some articles?
Any of you interested in getting my thoughts on some particular subject?
If so, just shoot me an email at email@example.com.
If you submit an article or a question, I’ll take a look at it and if it seems like something appropriate for this website, I’ll publish it for you.
For the articles, if you wish to remain anonymous, then let me know. If however, you wish to receive credit for your work, I’ll be glad to put your name on it.
Anyway, I look forward to hearing from folks and seeing how this pans out.
Until then, cheers!