Life in the Fast Lane is proud (if a little surprised) to celebrate it’s second blogiversary this week!
Life in the Fast Lane started as a collection of random medical thoughts back on September 8th 2008 when I converted from a standard WordPress blog to join the Medbrains group of bloggers including Dr Chris Nickson (@precordialthump) writing Aequanimitas…but how things have changed.
The original ethos still remains the same – to present clinical medical education, evidence based medicine, discussion, satire and comment in an easy to digest format, whilst building a backend to the blog which would be a repository for eLearning. The model is based on the amazing work by @DrVes at Clinical Cases Blog
On the first Life in the Fast Lane blogiversary we were forced to move domains with the demise of the medbrains blogging group and one blogger became two as Chris and I took over the lifeinthefastlane.com domain.
This last year has seen even more changes.
- We finally got a new logo
- This year we have passed some significant blogging milestones including 1,000 published posts and 1,000,000 visitors and 1,000,000 words published
- LITFL is now archived by the National Library of Australia and Pandora
- Following 6 months of blogging darkness, we were finally re-instated by Google to it’s search results, though we are still not classified as a blog
- We had the honor of being voted Medgadget Clinical Blog of the Year for 2009 following our award for Best New Medical Blog of 2008
- We even had a guest post on KevinMD.com!
- New authors and guest authors were introduced to the blogging world including Peter Allely, Paul Young, Kane Guthrie, James Winton, Tharsa Thillainadesan, Sean Rothwell, Oliver Flower and Commander Harrison Biscuit III
This year we have many things planned…the back-end is being re-designed to make it easier to use for medical education and as a repository for blog posts
- ECG library – being overhauled with 500 new high quality ECG’s and Q/A clinical cases as we welcome ECG enthusiast Ed Burns to the LITFL team.
- The inaugural Utopian College of Emergency for Medicine (UCEM) conference in Molvania in February 2011
- New Education section incorporating Assessment (history, examination, investigation) and management sections