Back in July, when I first started dabbling with the idea of a blog, I didn't have a good grasp of the enormous potential of this medium. While I am grateful to TypePad for hosting this blog and providing a easy-to-use platform for a beginner like me, it's now time to move up to a format that gives me more flexibility and options. Starting in a few weeks, the new Fertility File site will be self hosted on it's own server!
One of the side effects of the increasing popularity of this site was that patients were finding the blog and then following the links to my private practice website and then coming to me as a patient. While I was glad to have met those patients, especially the ones who are now already pregnant, I've decided to distance the blog from my personal practice in the sense that I don't wish to have the blog perceived as a vehicle to steer traffic to my practice (not that there is anything inherently wrong with that). Still, I've removed the main links to my practice and to my own identity that were originally on this site.
Sure, I realize it wouldn't take a diligent google detective too long to find me, but at least this no longer runs any risk of looking like blatant commercial promotion. This affords me more journalistic freedom to say what's on my mind, without looking like I'm using the blog to drum up business, of which I presently don't have any shortage. The further good news is that I look forward to building up this site and providing more entertaining, useful information. Now those of you who are already my patients or who have already found my practice through other means are still welcome to gain benefit from this blog.
Please take a moment to take this brief survey and help shape the future of this site. Thanks and happy Thanksgiving. I have a lot to give thanks for!