Blogger gets undeserved nomination

and has no idea what to do with it. Best Medical Blogs
Really, I have no business being listed in this group, and that’s not false modesty, it’s reality.

I enjoy doing this, and from time to time I write something that’s way above my IQ, and it surprises me, too. But, I’m not one of the top 5 medbloggers; top 50, maybe, someday.

And to clear up the Forbes bio, I’m a former Navy doc, proud to have spent my fleet time with the USMC Infantry (grunts). I haven’t been on AD since 1998, and I’m theoretically still an Individual Ready Reservist or somesuch, but they ignore me and I ignore them.

And, to be honest, I’ve never read In the Pipeline or Living code, though I’m sure they’re worthy, and my vote would go to Medpundit, though Docnotes is also quite good, though not on my daily reading list.

So, thanks, and what the heck do I do with all the disappointed hits, who think this is a Top 5 medblog? My answer is: visit the links in my sidebar, and see how it’s really done.


  1. Hey, Congratulations!
    Although Herper sent me an e-mail with some questions, I was not even mentioned. Of course, this could have something to do with the fact that I am still only a med student.
    It’s well-deserved, IMHO. You have an excellent blog here, whether you believe it or not.

    Congrats, again.
    Remember; “non corborundem illigitmi est.”

    Respectfully Submitted,

  2. It’s good that you are getting the recognition you deserve. Congratulations, and keep up the good work!

  3. Don’t sell yourself short, Allen – you got my vote!

  4. Congrats, Allen! :-)

  5. Many congratulations! That’s great.

  6. I, too, think you are selling yourself short. Your blog is easy to read, even for a layman. You don?t blog everyday if you?ve nothing to say ? a significant point in your favor, I assure you. Finally, your comments are interesting.

    If you still feel the need to remain modest, relax; we?re talking tens of people here! It?s not like these numbers rival the California recall threshold.

    There, doesn?t that make you feel more humble?????

  7. I think that you deserve it too…it really is a great little site, and always a blast to read, from the “above your level” things you say you are surprised that you write, to the recognition you give to the ER clerks…even if it is coming from a scribe! You definitly deserve the congrats, because we all enjoy reading your website!