GruntDoc Turns Three today!

and I already blew it out

Today marks the third anniversary of blogging for me.  I started with Blogger, then Blogger pro, both on blogspot.  I toyed with RadioUserland, but wasn’t smart enough for it, then MovableType, and now TypePad.

It’s been more fun than I thought it would be, and has allowed me to join a community of very interesting people.  For that, I can be truly thankful.

I’m also thankful that you folks keep reading; I appreciate you all.


  1. *pretend that I just sang the birthday song*

    Congratulations, Allen!

    *imagine confetti being tossed in the air*

  2. Congratulations!

    You are definately one of my heros!

  3. PlanoTX says:

    Congratulations on #3 … getting older and better :-)

    When you went to TypePad, Allen, I found the “My Yahoo” lost its ability to track your individual articles via RSS. It’s most likely a generic TypePad problem. Just wondering if you’d noticed that or had any other feedback on it. No matter though. I still get to your blog by clicking on a GruntDoc link on the “My Yahoo” page.

    Looking forward to many more birthdays.

  4. GruntDoc says:

    Thanks, y’all!

    Jim, yes, because the RSS feed for the typepad blog is different, and I’m sorry about that (according to my sitemeter, a lot of folks ‘lost’ my RSS). For the record, it’s:

    And works very well.


    Happy Blogaversary!!

  6. Congrats, Allen!!! I’ve only been reading your blog for about half of that time, but I’ve always found it very interesting. Keep up the good work!!

  7. Jim in Texas says:

    is there a primer somewhere that explains all those acronyms? a “Blogging for (really dumb) Dummies”?

  8. PlanoTx says:
  9. PlanoTX says:

    Sorry if the link above is ‘inoperative’ (too long for the space provided).

    You can find it as the “Blogging for Dummies” link in this blog”

  10. Jim in Texas says:


    Thanks for the info.

    Allen, see? TWO people from Plano!! a movement is born.

    I wonder if the name “Alice’s Restaurant Movement” is taken??

  11. Yours is truly a great blog — well worthy of the Best Medical Blog honor. I hope the rewards of blogging keep you motivated to do it for a very a long time.

    Congratulations on the three year anniversary!


  1. symtym says:

    Belated First

    First, best wishes on Kevin, M.D.'s First and GruntDoc's Third. Belated first for symtym, 4.17.04 — took the first jump into blogging. The stages: MovableType 2.665 (discovered the difference between Berkeley DB and MySQL when Berkeley …