Radsresident 3rd Year Birthday Celebration!
Hard to believe it. It’s already been three years since the invention of this grand ole’ experiment, and it keeps on chugging! Lot’s of new content to help out the radiology resident and still, lot’s more to come. As an annual tradition of the birthday celebration, I have talked about what’s been happening with the blog. And, this year’s no different. So, let’s review the stats for the past three years, talk about what’s happening right now, and delve a bit more into our future. All three are very exciting (at least for me!)
How Much We’ve Grown!
For a relatively “small total potential audience” of radiology residents and associated staff and faculty, I am proud to say that this blog has done very well. Based on google analytics in the initial year from September 24, 2016, to September 23, 2017, we initially had around 35,000 total visitors. And, as of this year from September 24, 2018- September 23, 2019, we now have approximately 121,000 total visitors. That’s almost 300% growth over the past three years. And, if you look back and compare the previous year to this year, we have still grown by approximately 45%. Pretty impressive.
Even more exciting, from the humble beginnings of just a few posts, you now can peruse through 289 posts (including this one) and another 25 pages. And, you can download a helpful free ebook called The New Attending Physician Guidebook: How To Search For The Right Job And What To Do Once You Start if you sign up to the website. You can also purchase our signature book on Amazon called Radsresident: A Guidebook For Radiology Applicant And Radiology Resident. And, that does not include the precall quizzes that you can take to see if you are yet ready to take overnight call. Also, take a look at some of our more popular articles in the list below!
Most Popular Posts
Past Year (Top Ten In Order)
All Time Most Popular (Top Ten In Order)
What’s Changed Recently!
Some of you may have noticed that I have started to write articles with a little bit more of an educational bent. It seems that there is a significant demand for these sorts of posts. So, I have happily obliged and written more on these topics. Additionally this year, I had upgraded the website’s speed because it was running too slow for my liking. No more!
Then, of course, you have probably seen a few surveys. I kind of like them. Moreover, it turns out you like being interactive too. So, I expect to continue with a few more of those throughout the year. And, you may have noticed more ask the residency director posts. That’s simply because my audience asks such great questions. I couldn’t help but post these letters with my accompanying answers. Thank you for your incredible insights!
Lastly, some of you may have noticed an easy to use registration page and popups that allow you to sign up for the weekly newsletter. No more errors! Registration for the newsletter/website has almost doubled since I instituted the improvement.
In addition to continuing to write articles that I hope you find useful, I am still working on my first real video project. It’s going to be a series called Reading More Quickly, Accurately, And Getting More Sleep. I am creating exclusive videos to go through each of the imaging modalities with specific anatomic regions. In the first video, you will get a lecture on head CT and possibly CT facial bones (remains to be determined). Eventually, I would like to create many more.
When you have completed each video, you will have the search patterns of a seasoned attending in that particular area. We will make sure that you don’t miss critical findings and can get through a night of call with less time spent on each case. (And get more sleep!). I will certainly let you know when the first part of the series is available. It’s taking a lot of work and time, but I want to make sure it is of high quality!
Would Love To Hear From You!
Finally, once again, I always welcome comments, criticism, and emails from anyone in my insightful audience. I appreciate guest posts and ask the residency director questions. Also, I would be happy to guest lecture at your institution. If any of these situations apply to you, shoot me an email through the Ask The Residency Director part of the site. Once again, thank you for another great year at Radsresident.com!