Saturday, October 25, 2014

Weekly Whine: Been there, done that

I can't tell you how many times I have gotten an amazing idea for a blog entry. I get really excited about it, because my goal is to entertain you guys, and I'm happy when I get a really good idea.

Then I do a quick search of my blog, and it turns out I already wrote about that topic. Like, three years ago.

I have had this blog now for about five years. I have written about a lot of topics that are important to me. Most of the things that I feel strongly about are things I have already written about. Often more than once.

Obviously, new things are always happening to me and there are situations at work that are frustrating, funny, or interesting. But I am really careful not to write about anything actually happening at my job. I feel that is just asking to be burned. Usually when I say something happened to me yesterday, I mean yesterday six years ago.

So it can be a big challenge to come up with new content for this blog that isn't just same old, same old. I hope the effort is appreciated, whether or not it's entirely successful.


  1. Next topic: ebola. Seems to be the only thing the news channels want to talk about.

  2. I don't see why you couldn't revisit a topic - if it's an amazing idea that gets you excited to write about, go for it.

    I, for one, appreciate your efforts every single day!

  3. You know, they say the mind is the second thing to go.


  4. Not all of your readers have been following your blog from day 1 so any topic that might be a rerun from years ago still seems fresh to us. Besides, we recognize that your blog is truly a labor of love coming from someone without a whole lot of free time on their hands what with being a wife, mother, and working physician. You share with us anything that motivates you to type it out - if it's something that I don't find compelling enough to read, I'll wait until the next installment of the Life & Times of Dr. Fizzy McFizz!

    1. Amen to that! Love your writing, don't mind if some is recycled.

  5. My cousin asked to be quarantined with his other colleagues to make sure they don't infect other people "do no harm".
    We were glad he is such an advocate but his pregnant wife was in a terrible state. -emotionally; seemed on the verge of collapse-

    In the other hand I feel for those who are not happy with being isolated. The stigma, the idea of being locked up and not knowing what to expect, and then the fear of testing positive and having to deal with it alone( something about procstination)

  6. The effort is very much appreciated. I have something like 180 blogs in my blog reader thingy (and I do at least click on all of them and look for interesting posts *sometimes*), but yours is one of only about 5 that I click on and read right away every time it shows a new post.