Yes, the first as I hope there’ll be many more. It was the best year of my life and Scienceroll played an essential role in that. I started to blog a year ago with this post: My Hungarian scientific blog. In the first months, I wrote about popular medicine, but later I started to focus on two major topics: the relationship between web 2.0 and medicine and personalized genetics.
I feel really lucky to be a part of this process, the digitalization of all sciences. I try to provide useful tips to physicians regarding the tools of medicine 2.0 and I also try to become a reliable resource for personalized genetics.
Of course, I’ve had some great mentors, masters whose help and advice helped me to write 575 posts. I’m thankful to all of them! Among others:
- Ves Dimov, the pioneer of web 2.0 and medicine at Clinical Cases and Images – Blog
- Attila Csordás, the biotech geek blogger at Pimm
- Hsien-Hsien Lei, the queen of genetic blogging at Eye on DNA
- Steven Palter, our favourite medtech blogger at docinthemachine.com
- MC , the king of references at Neurophilosophy
- Steve Murphy, the gene sherpa
- Walter Jessen from Highlight Health
Some facts and milestones on the long road:
- More than 400,000 total views (1103 views a day). More than 350 medical blogs link to Scienceroll.
- Me or my blog have been mentioned in Nature Medicine, Medscape, British Medical Journal Career Focus, British Medical Journal Student, Cell and Medical Journal of Australia.
- I’ve launched two blog carnivals: Gene Genie is dedicated to human genetics and personalized medicine, while Medicine 2.0 is devoted to web 2.0 and medicine.
- I got special mention in Medgadget’s Weblog Awards in January.
- I won the Best Health Blog category in Blogger’s Choice Awards this November.
- Some of my posts have been mentioned by Pharyngula, Blog Around the Clock, Medgadget, Neatorama, Mashable! and Read/Write web.
- I enjoy the support of HONcode, Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics and DNA Network.
- I’ve hosted some editions of Gene Genie, Medicine 2.0, Mendel’s Garden and Grand Rounds.
- I’ve had several behind-the-scenes interviews with famous medical bloggers and others as well.
- I helped promoting the medical education in Second Life. I made a weblog for the Ann Myers Medical Center and I also tried to be useful for Jean-Claude Bradley in organizing the sessions of SciFoo Lives On.
- I made my Medicine 2.0 slideshow public and started to maintain a collection for posts related to medicine 2.0.
- I started a series on personalized genetics and hope to become one of the most reliable and useful resources in this emerging field of medicine. I also tried to convince you to donate because my dream is to have my genome sequenced.
That’s all, folks! I’ve made plenty of friends through my blogging works and I’ve been able to meet incredible scientists from all over the world. Thank you for your strong support and I hope you stay with me for the next year as well! I’m going to be here, that’s for sure…