Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Blog-o-Remiss-a-Versary Time!

(Snowflake cupcake @ abakedcreation)

Here's what I'm still in a state of disbelief about

  • I've been blogging here for 1 year today
  • People actually read what I write (I think)
  • People share with others what I write here (thanks AEA) and on Twitter
  • I've been able to know many wonderful people around the world because of this blog
  • I've been in remission from Löfgren’s syndrome* for 8 years this month

Here's what I'll do my best to continue until the next blog-o-remiss-a-versary

  • Share coverage of conferences, classes & events I'm at that are helpful to know about
  • Strongly advocate for the credibility of appropriate social media channels for outreach, education, feedback & evaluation
  • Not reinvent the wheel by 100% rehashing what others have already said well
  • Respect and value your time and perspectives
  • Welcome more guest blog entries (I'm looking at another Eagle, you know who you are!)
  • Share my abiding love & learning of health informatics (and bacon)
  • Fridays are meant for Foolery
  • Stay healthy
Are you with me still?

Thank you. I sincerely and humbly appreciate it.

*Löfgren’s syndrome - an acute form of sarcoidosis. I was diagnosed as stage II in 1999 but symptomatic by the summer of 1998 before it simmered down only to later appear severely with every Löfgren’s symptom at the same time. The snowflake is a symbol for sarcoid, each case is unique and I had it long before House made its obscurity trendy. The reality is sarcoid sucks. Despite extensive research they still don't really know what causes it, but it's likely I have the HLA-DRB1*03 allele and that combined with a trigger (possibly evergreens) led to a really scary few years. I never take health or the ability to breathe deep lungfulls of air for granted anymore.