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Archive for July 21st, 2006

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He looks a little emaciated, frankly. I never thought I’d say this, but he may look better with those nasty locks.

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Portrait of a Blogger

The The Pew Internet & American Life Project released the results of a survey regarding bloggers on the internet. I found some of the results surprising.

About 50% of bloggers are women, which is much higher than just about any other online activity. 8% of internet users blog, which also breaks the rule of 10s… (1% create content, 10% interact with content like comment.)

It also breaks down why people blog, and what people blog about. I thought this might be interesting to those in the xanga community. πŸ™‚

— Addendum

Why did I start blogging? Those of you who were with me from the beginning (or who read all the way back) know that this blog started as an exclusively medical blog. It’s still isn’t very personal, although now many of my friends read it. Yes yes, I’ve heard your complaints. πŸ™‚

Anyway, I started writing because I wanted to record ideas and thoughts in a “diary” sort of way, but also because I wanted to practice writing for a public audience. I was afriad that as I started my medical residency that I’d slowly degrade into the type of doctor who only made sense talking to other doctors. A major motivation for starting a blog was because I wanted to polish a writing style that reaches out to a wider (aka “normal”) audience.

Why did you start blogging?

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