I can totally understand now why so many of my favorite med blogs often lack updates. When I was still a premed, I read medblogs fairly often. I must have gone through ten or twenty medical student blogs from start to finish, from when they started posting to when they stopped writing. I was always sad when their adventures ended or they discontinued writing because they had moved on. I didn’t understand why they stopped then, but I can empathize with them now.
For me, there are a still a lot of topics I know I can write about. Subjects that are helpful like studying for the MCAT, how to write a better application, how to prepare for interviews. But after writing about these things for the last two years, I find a lot of these topics boring. Important to a lot of people, but boring to me.
I’ve answered the same questions so many times over that it just becomes a routine. How Do I Prepare for the MCAT. What Interview Strategies should I use. However, despite it being so mundane it’s surprising how fast things change. The application is a continually evolving process and everyday I’m becoming less in tune with what it’s like to apply to medical school.
These days, I’d rather spend my time learning medicine or preparing for clerkship. It’s not like I’m looking down on the people who are still in the application process or undergrad. I just feel like I have to keep moving forward to keep growing. It’s too easy and too comfortable to get stuck in the past.
So after 2 years of blogging, I again find myself asking “Why Do I Blog?” I’ve enjoyed the process so far and definitely learned a lot about myself, but is there a greater purpose? And although I’m not sure what will happen in the future, I’m excited to see what happens as this blog officially enters its third year.