I received a pleasant surprise today when Kelly from RN Central emailed me to inform me that Dr. Gwenn Is In has been made their list of 100 best health care policy blogs. This is a great honor and I want to thank RN Central for including me among a list of amazing blogs.
My reason for letting you know about this list, however, is not because I’m on it. While that is a personal thrill, and I do sometimes share those moments with you, what impressed me of this top 100 list is the list isn’t the typical players. This list includes some new names to me, and I suspect to you. That’s fantastic because it means that RN Central really took the time to hunt for blogs that represented what they wanted to represent and didn’t just default to a popularity game.
When it comes to health literacy online, it can be easy to default to the most popular site on line but and get caught up in the name game. RN Central’s list reminded me that there are many new blogs on the web today that deserve our attention and many of those, such as the ones on their list, are outstanding.
So, thank you, RN Central, not just for the honor of your confidence in me and my blog but for opening our eyes to new blogs and a new slice of the health blogsphere we need to pay much more attention to.