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A dental blog about blogging? For dentists?

No, seriously. That’s what this is.

If you happen to be reading this you’re actually reading the very first post of a new blog. So I’ll keep it short and sweet.

Blogs are one of the very easiest and best ways to spread ideas. Whether your idea is which candidate to elect, what dish soap to use or why  your dental office is the one to choose, a blog is one of the simplest and most cost effective ways to get your message out.

So, you’re asking, what makes me the expert? Well, I’ve maintained a blog as my only dental practice website for more than three years. I’ve learned a few things since I started…mostly the hard way. My real expertise comes from being an avid blog reader for the better part of a decade. I was reading blogs before I knew what blogs were.

So, what’s a blog? The word blog is short for “web log” is described on Wikipedia as “a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first. Blogs are usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often are themed on a single subject. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.” It’s just a bunch of posts or articles with the latest entry first. That’s it.

So why am I so excited about blogs? You’ll have to stay tuned for that. More to come!

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  1. Hi Al. I think a blog about reasons why dentists should blog is awesome. We try to educate our clients on this all the time. I tried to click thru to your blog that you’ve kept for three years, but the link seems to be broken. Looking forward to learning from you.

    • Thanks Jack! And thanks for the tip on my dead link. That was the money link and it was dead as a doornail. Some blogging guru I am!