DrugMonkey has revived a blog meme that originated with uber science writer Ed Yong. It is basically a request for readers to “de-lurk”. On any blog, the majority of readers never comment, and the people who do comment tend to so over and over again.
Writers are inherently narcissistic. As bloggers we can get an idea of how many people are reading us, but not that much else.
So for the sake of the community, I’d like to ask you all, without revealing any important identifying information, who you are. Just leave a comment, even if you never have before. Don’t worry about the email address requirement. That isn’t visible publicly and you can always use a dummy address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org. Be anonymous or not.
I’d be interested to know many of the same things that DrugMonkey and Ed want to know. Do I know you IRL? Why do you read this blog? Do you have an interest in medicine, writing, journalism, or nothing in particular?
Throw me a bone here.