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I’m still recovering from the BlogHer08 conference. Viagra ingredients I had a blast!
But it got me wondering.
Where were the medbloggers? I did not meet another med blogger during the two days of the conference. Viagra ingredients There were meetings of special interest groups, viagra ingredients but medbloggers were not represented.
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There is the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco in October. Viagra ingredients Looking at the agenda, viagra ingredients while I see some areas that could be useful to med bloggers, viagra ingredients it seems very tech oriented.
Sometimes it’s all I can do to make sure my html is correct, viagra ingredients so perhaps this would be way over my head.
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The tuition for the two days is $1499. Viagra ingredients Yes, viagra ingredients that is one thousand, viagra ingredients four hundred and ninety-nine dollars.
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It looks interesting, viagra ingredients no question. Viagra ingredients And I’m sure I would come away with more knowledge regarding Health 2.0 than I entered with.
But it doesn’t seem that the average med blogger is who they are targeting.
Not at that price.
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Yet the only mention you will find of a medical related nature is the announcement that a doctor has been able to give up his practice because of the success of his non-medical blog.
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Where are we? The daily work-in-the-trenches med bloggers?
How can we be such a large part of the blogosphere and yet so invisible?
What can we do?
I propose that we have a “league of our own”.
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Maybe sessions on basic html, viagra ingredients or search engine optimization or how to make your blog work for you by bringing in income.
What do you think?
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Traveling is hard these days. Viagra ingredients Would you be willing to fly to a conference? To drive to a conference? How close would it have to be to allow you to come?
What would you be willing to pay for a two day conference on med blogging?
How about a one-day conference?
Would you come to a conference that wasn’t in a huge city like San Francisco, viagra ingredients yet still accessible?
What if we could teleconference with other medbloggers in other areas of the country? The world?
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It’s time for our All-Star game.
Will you be a part of it?
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