Happy One Year Birthday To Radsresident.com!
Personally, I think it is very important to celebrate momentous occasions. And for me, this is certainly one of those times! I am proud to announce that my blog- radsresident.com has survived to its one-year-old birthday. And, there are lots of folks that I would like to thank. Of course, I would like to appreciate all the authors, commenters, critiquers, email writers, and posters who have added immeasurably to the quality of this website. And most importantly, I give my heartfelt thanks to all my loyal readers who have encouraged me to keep this blog afloat.
For this post, I would like to share with you some of the statistics for the year and recount some of the sentinel events. And, I am also going to mention some of the future plans for the website.
Statistics For The Past Year
I am a lover of statistics and if you are into statistics, writing a blog is heaven. Some of you may be curious as to who reads the website, the most popular blogs, and more. So, I will give you the lowdown as of the blog’s first birthday. Let’s start at the beginning.
Over the past year from September 24, 2016, through September 23, 2017, I have had over 68,700 page views and 34,800 individual visitors arrive at my site. Out of the 68,700 page views, about 60 percent of the hits are from the United States. The other countries in the top 5 to visit my site are India (10%), Canada (2.7%), Pakistan (1.6%), and the United Kingdom (1.4%). Most countries throughout the world are also represented.
How do folks find my site? Well, 34% find my site through search engines, 31 % land on my site through social media, 30% arrive at my website directly, and 6% are referred from other sources such as Aunt Minnie.
In total, we have published 105 separate posts as of the blog’s birthday, not including all the additional pages that we have written. Of all these posts, I have authored 83 unique posts; 14 posts have been interesting questions posed by viewers/commenters in the Ask The Residency Director category; guest authors have written 8 posts.
Ten Most Popular Posts Written By Me:
- How Not To Incriminate A Fellow Radiologist For His Mistakes
- Radiology Residency And The SOAP Match
- What Clinicians Don’t Want From A Radiologist- The 8 Deadly Sins
- Top Traits Of Great Radiologists (They Might Not Be What You Expect!)
- How To Choose A Radiology Fellowship
- Can You Pass The Real Saint Barnabas Residency Precall Quiz?
- How To Make A Good Impression As A First Year Radiology Resident
- Radiology Private Practice Versus Other Career Pathways- Is It Worth “The Extra Money”?
- How To Combat A Difficult Radiology Job Market
- Radiology Personal Statement Mythbusters- Five Common Misconceptions About Radiologists
Three Most Popular Ask The Residency Director Posts:
- A Common Radiology Applicant USMLE Step 1 Misconception
- How To Complete The ABR Alternate Pathway As A Foreign Physician
- Is It Still Possible To Become An ABR Certified Radiologist Through The Alternate Pathway?
Three Most Popular Guest Author Posts:
- Up To Date Book Reviews For The Core Examination by Danny Nahl, MD
- Teleradiology, A Risky Business? by Haley Dezendorf
- Has Technology Ruined Your Chance Of Employment In Radiology? by John Chung
Whirlwind Birthday Tour Of The Past Year
Blogs Published In Aunt Minnie
- Taking Oral Radiology Cases- A Lost Art?
- Ten Surefire Ways To Destroy Your Radiology Residency Experience (And Your Colleagues’ Too!!!)
- Most Common Stereotypical Generational Radiologist Differences
- Radiology Call- A Rite Of Passage
Blogs Published In Doximity
- Twelve Red Flags At Your First Post Residency Job
- Radiology Jargon That We Would Love To Use But Can’t
Blog Published In PassiveInvestorMD
Plus, we have survived one full website update and I have written a book called Radsresident: A Guidebook For The Radiology Applicant And Radiology Resident, both on Kindle and paperback. And, we have created new features that have been a great success such as Ask The Residency Director and The Case Of The Week. Of course, I am still experimenting and trying to figure out what interests you, the viewer, and what works on the website well so that I can continue to create interest, entertain, and grow the website audience!
Please Continue To Support The Website
Although our website is growing by leaps and bounds from its humble origins, radsresident.com continues to operate at loss. So, if you like this site, please continue to buy books and items through our affiliate Amazon.com in the books and links section.
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The Future Of Radsresident.com
For now, I plan to continue to write lots of blogs that I hope will be useful and of interest to you, the reader. (I have 4 articles already written in advance and have lots of ideas for new articles!) In addition, recently, Doximity has asked to publish some of my new articles on its website. So, I am excited to announce that you can also expect that Doximity will highlight my articles in the Doximity op-ed section!
As we go along, I also hope to continue to get great questions from my readers to use for the Ask The Residency Director section of the blog. And, we will continue to publish interesting articles by guest authors as they come through. Of course, if you have any interest to participate in any of these ways, don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com!
Gradually, I also plan to experiment with what works best on this website. But, would be happy to entertain any further suggestions from you, the audience. Over the next year, you may notice changes to the website every once in a while as I add on concepts to the website that may be interesting or take away others that I find to be redundant or do not work as well. Please, I would love to know what you think! Thanks for celebrating the blog’s first birthday with me, everyone!