130,000 Visits Later – Post 150

Posted on December 19, 2006 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I’m completely blown away by how well this EMR and HIPAA blog has done. As Christmas approaches I started thinking about last Christmas when I first decided that I would start a blog and write a few of my thoughts about EMR and HIPAA. Little did I know that blogging in general would become such a passion for me. I know I’ve been a little bit of a slacker lately on posting to this blog. I guess I’ve lost a little steam for EMR. I do it all day at work and so I think I find it fun to post about other things on my other blogs. Plus, I’ve been working on a few pet projects like Spoil My Spouse and Robin Hood Fund. They are both fun projects for me. I guess that’s the challenge of being a technology person is that I can see how it applies to almost every aspect of life and so I like to work on a variety of projects.

Well, life has been good to me on this EMR and HIPAA blog. In the past year I’ve had over 130,000 Visits to my blog. The number of Google searches that are sent to this blog each day absolutely astounds me. It’s fantastic that my little self can have make an impact on people’s lives around the world. I just hope that it’s a good impact.

This makes my 150th post. Sadly there have only been 160 comments on those posts. I would love to have more interaction and response from people, but I understand what it’s like to read something and not post. Although, I’ve mostly overcome that habit myself. I almost always have something to say. Ask my wife.

Over the next year, I look forward to a renewed commitment to making this blog that much better. I’m not sure I’ll ever reach the heights I was posting at previously, but I will do better. I will mention one possible chink in this new commitment. My wife is 9 months pregnant and due with our second child (a girl) on January 17th. That should be an exciting time. I can’t wait until my little princess arrives.