The Revenge of Long-Form Blogging

As I was flipping channels this holiday weekend (while on call), I ran into Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. I know that I have already lost most of you (I don't blame you), but I cannot help but playing back in my mind "You Were The Chosen One." 

This long form blog post was inspired by another long form blog post by our friend Sean at the My Strong Medicine blog with the post entitled, "When IRL Imitates Social Media." It is an almost 3000 word masterpiece. In today's world, that would be 10 separate blog posts.

Many people have said that long form blogging has gone the way of the dodo bird, which is extinct. Sean's post gives a great summary of Health Care long form blogging in the past few years. This post was inspired by that post. Remember when that happened "back in the day."

I remember Mike was that anonymous doctor-dude who had an amazing intelligent sense of humor (equal parts dry, sarcastic and witty) while maintaining a level of professionalism expected from a physician. He posted great quality content that spanned the world from tech-geek Apple stuff all the way to health care, health care reform, and social responsibility.

When I read this, I was both proud and embarrassed at the same time. I remember the blogger I was then, but then something happened. Something similar to how Sean describes in his essay. My emphasis shifted from quality content to wanting more quality marketing with spreading links to every social media platform I could find. It's a full time job to try to keep up with all the old and new social platforms out there.

You're gonna get sick of me talking about this, but the May 23, 2013 meetup has recharged my long form blogging voice. No one reads these long posts anymore, but I'd like to try to change that.

It's kind of a long form blogging renaissance, even back to basic ideas like, "How Does One Gain An Audience In Blogging?" It would be fun for me to write stuff like that again. I hope that you stay along for the ride. I very much appreciate everyone who checks out my blog and my other social media projects. Stay tuned for more fun!