Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Pleasure of Your Company Is Requested...

A fellow blogger, Carolyn, recently wondered aloud why so many people visit her blog, yet so few comment.

“…to me visiting a person's blog is like visiting their home. You always acknowledge the person for allowing you into their home and you should thank them for taking the time to host you. If you are really into the social do's and don'ts, you even try to bring a small gift to show your gratitude or appreciation for them hosting you. That's what comments are like to way of saying thanks for taking the time to share your "whatever" with me.”

In response, this self-described “comment ho” got 118 comments! (If you're not familiar with the term, ask the youngest blogger you know - privately ;) )

I will admit I love to lurk blogs, and rarely comment. Since becoming a blogger, though, I've come to understand how commenting makes the world a better place, and I’m starting to do it more often.

So here’s a challenge for you – don’t be shy! We’d love to know if you’ve used the free Patient Loving Care doctor’s memo. How did it go? Did it improve your care? Did anyone on your health care team comment on it? (FYI, our blog is moderated and posts appear after a quick approval period.) If you’re not comfortable publicly commenting, please send us an e-mail.

We’ve also cooked up a great incentive for taking the time to introduce yourself to us. We are in the final stages of producing an extended version of the PLC Doctor’s Memo – it’s an e-book outlining in detail how to research, evaluate and choose a new doctor. If you’d like to be one of the first to have a copy by becoming part of our review team, please let us know. We are looking for folks who will respond to a few survey questions with detailed, constructive answers to make the book as user-friendly and useful as possible before we publicly launch the final product. We’ll be ready to provide more details soon, but please let us know if you’d like to be put on the list for a test-drive!

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