Friday, November 27, 2009
Medical blogging as a non-clinical career
Medical blogging can be a great non-clinical career. For that matter, even non-medical blogs can bring in quite a bit of revenue if you're a good writer and you know how to market your content. For instance, perhaps you have a passion for golf or sailing. As a physician, you can write about certain topics from a medical perspective. That's how I got into the world of blogging. At one time, it seemed like I had more time for my blogs. I knew that it would be a lot of work to maintain 4 different blogs, but I thought that I could offer a unique service to health care professionals who have an interest in medicine, technology, smartphones, computers, and non-clinical career options. After all, where can you find all that information in a single place? Plus, doctors want insights into gadgets from other doctors if they're planning on using those gadgets in the clinical setting.
If you enjoy writing casually, you may want to start a blog. You can blog anonymously or you can use it to boost the visibility of your company, your clinical services, your medical practice, your consulting offerings, etc. You won't see results immediately, but if you're strategic and tactical, then your blog could end up being a great way to attract visitors to your personal or corporate website.