Scepticemia Enters FeedSpot’s Top 100 Healthcare Blogs List

This past week I have been snowed in under an absolute avalanche of work (both on the personal and professional fronts), so much so that I have not even had enough time to check and respond to my pending emails. One of these unread mails was waiting with some great news for me. A while back, when I had suddenly experienced an exacerbation of the will to blog, I ended up writing a few posts, changing the look of the blog, moving to self-hosted wordpress, and conduct some housekeeping in general. During that phase, I ended up submitting my blog to directories, hoping that it would bolster the sagging view counts (which, I know, are the result of me not blogging often enough!). One of this was FeedSpot, which had a great list of 100 healthcare blogs. Last week, I received an email, which, not being work-related, lay unread till tonight. Here’s the body of the mail:

So, it seems that I have been lucky enough to be selected for the top 100 healthcare blogs, and trust me when I say this: I seem to be in august company here. With contenders like TedMed and leading the pack, I almost feel like a charlatan being on the list, given how little material I have generated over the past year or so.

After the nomination for the Indiblogger Best Blog award for 2017 in the category of Science>Medicine, I think this is yet another kick in the pants which should give me the fillip I need to get back on the blogging wagon.

Fingers crossed and hoping for the best!

Skeptic Oslerphile. PhD Student in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Past: 1) Public Health Scientist and Program Manager, Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 2) Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases; 3) Senior Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

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