January 19, 2009, 9:08 pm

Medblogger Meet-Up: Making Progress

Well, I am one happy camper today, let me tell you!

That is The King himself, Richard Petty!

And Petty Enterprises has merged with Gillette/Evernham Motorsports to become….

Richard Petty Motorsports!

The reason I’m so happy? Kasey Kahne is now driving for the team that bears Richard Petty’s name.

It’s hard to explain how totally cool this is to someone who is not into Nascar, but everyone knows the Petty name!

(This great picture was taken for NASCAR Scene by David Griffin)


This photo of my daughter Lillian and our cat Mork was taken in 1981.

I thought catching the smile on both of them was priceless.

I sent the photo into the “I Can Haz Cheezeburger” site with this caption, and it made the regular site!

I nearly fell over.

Between talking to Richard Simmons this week and then having Lillian’s photo show up online, what’s next? Is Ty Pennington going to tell them to “Move that bus!” in front of my house?


The work-behind-the-scenes of our first Medblogger Meet-Up is progressing.

First of all, there were six topics in our medblogger poll that stood out from the others.   After a total of 83 votes, these are the six topics rose to the surface, in order of popularity:

1.  Blogging for Change: Blogging as Vehicle for Change/Activism in Healthcare (55.4%)

2.  Blogger’s Block: Keep the Passion in Your Posting (55.4%)

3.  The Danger Zone: Staying on the Good Side of HIPAA (54.2%)

4.  Let’s See How Far We’ve Come: The State of the Medical/Health Blogosphere (50.6%)

5.  Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics:  Why You Want to Wear the Widget (48.2%)

6.  Blogging for a Living: Leveraging Your Expertise (45.8%)

So sponsors are now coming on board (Johnson and Johnson there from the start!), and the big decision is where we are going to hold the meet-up and how we can keep it affordable for our bloggers (us!).

The exciting thing is, it is no longer an idea and is quickly becoming a reality.

I promise to post more info as things become finalized.

I am stoked!


  • Strong One

    January 20, 2009 at 4:36 am

    That’s awesome on all levels (Richard Petty, your daughter’s pic, and the med blogger event)

    I am really hoping to make it to the Med-Blogger Meet up!

    Keep us posted!

  • Mary

    January 20, 2009 at 4:36 am

    Wow! Kim, that’s exciting! Richard Simmons AND Lol Cats all in one week? Sweet! Also- Those are awesome topics, yay for Johnson and Johnson, and I look forward to maybe attending this year! It sounds awesome!

    And I apologize for not being excited about Richard Petty. I’ve really only ever heard of him, and I don’t like watching Nascar. I prefer cars that blow up to cars that race.

  • Healthcare Today

    January 20, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Medblogger Meet-Up: Making Progress…

    Plans for the medblogger meet-up are actively progressing. Check out the details….

  • DrunkBunny

    January 20, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    You are definitely on a roll – go to HGTV.com and register daily for the dream home – with your good luck you may win!

    I LOVED the “cheese” pic on Icanhazcheeseburger, so awesome that it was submitted by you!

  • Rita - Supporting Safer Healthcare

    January 21, 2009 at 2:57 am

    I vist the “Cheezeburger” site every day – loved the photo of Lillian and Mork even before I knew they were yours.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Jamie Davis, the Podmedic

    January 24, 2009 at 5:17 am


    I’m looking forward to the health blogger meetup. Make sure you keep us in the loop.

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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