By far, this has been my most popular post. It has >220,000 views on my website. It was also published on KevinMD.com and has >227,000 SHARES there.
This article features memes of Ryan Gosling and Kate Upton. I attribute much of its success to their beautiful faces. It has over 13,000 views and almost 5,000 shares.
I am proud of this piece. I believe in its message and was honored that the Vice President of Improving Birth and creator of the #BreaktheSilence project reached out to me. It has over 8,000 views.
Um, my mom might not be so proud of this one, but with >5,000 views – my comrades in medicine could clearly relate!
I am grateful that my friend, Sherlonya Turner, granted me the privilege of publishing her words – which clearly resonated with many.
This article has had >3,700 views, but only because I mentioned it and linked to it in my most popular article. It is an entertaining little piece – but not exactly “share-worthy.”
I wrote a version of this article the night before I went in for my primary elective c-section in August of 2010. When I started this website I published it here as a ‘background piece’ and shared it occasionally in comment sections.
This took off over a year after I wrote it – not sure how, but I do think it has bits of rarely spoken truth.
I still re-read this piece to remind myself of these important lessons. It has had >2,400 views.
When I announced on Facebook that I was starting this blog, I promised to tell the story of “the tampon and the rocket ship.” And I did. Since publishing this piece, I have encountered a lot of women that WANT to have periods. To each her own! But knowing your options is always a good thing.
This was the first “medical” article I wrote. It was also my first piece published on KevinMD.com. I wrote it out of frustration after a few bad encounters with other physicians. And the truth is, I think I am capable of writing a better version now, but alas there are too many NEW articles to write to devote time to the revision of old ones. It has 2,200 views.
Interestingly absent from this list is, Ode to Nurses. This article did not generate a lot of traffic for my website, but has had >37,000 shares on KevinMD.com (my 2nd most popular article there).
Although the articles above have had the most views, they are not my favorites nor do any of them have the prose of which I am most proud. My five favorites are:
- To All Valorous Women
- The Anti-depressing Truth About Happy Pills (Originally published as “How I Found Out I Have an Elephant’s A**.”)
- Our Church Break-up, Part II: Love Isn’t Blind Anymore (Featuring U2 and Pearl Jam)
- An Often Missed Self-Diagnosis
- I Survived My First Week as a Kindergartener’s Mom
Thank you, for reading! The time you have offered my words is a gift to me.