welcome to the organic green doctor blog

i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


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when i was in practice i never was on facebook
but when i retired
i realized it was a good way to stay in contact
with former patients and friends
not having to worry about medicolegal issues anymore

it was nice to keep up with a lot of the families i had
cared for over the years
some for up to 20 years or so

i also had started writing this blog earlier in the year
before i had to retire
once i retired i used facebook as a way to promote my blog
setting up a facebook blog page
so folks could follow me on facebook and or follow my
facebook blog page

it boosted my readership of my blog so that today
over half of the readers of my blog are someway
connected via facebook

the other half gets my blog via email feeds direct emails
tweeter or other feeds or just by going to it directly

so facebook is 50% of my readership

i can see the effect facebook can have on a topic
if i write on a topic that stimulates facebook interest
via sharing of the blog liking it etc
you can see the effect it has on that days readership

facebook sent me a coupon for $10 to use on facebook
they for $10 send it to folks not on my friends list
or not linked to my facebook blog page
it went out to several thousand folks
i could see the effect it had on my readership that day

those unsuspecting folks
got my blog on their feeds
they clicked on it
i got a reader for the day

i never did it again
it sort of felt creepy to do that

after reading all this facebook stuff thats going on
i thought
mine just went out to a few thousand
theirs went out to millions
even stealing all that information on each individual persons data

i thought to myself
thats creepy

another time
i was using a counter on my blog that would tell me when
folks looked at my blog
to get a real time look at how well it was doing
the problem was that it gave me feedback on all those folks
like who they were and where in what city they lived
it also felt creepy
even though it was a free service
i discontinued using it
since it just didnt feel right

i decided to let my blog grow on its on
without the use of these data and internet tools
relying mostly on word of mouth and sharing to make
it grow

i feel better about it

the organicgreen doctor

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