Looking for Reader Advice: More Corona or Not?
I’ve been blogging for more than a decade and have created more than 3,000 posts. In that time I guess I’ve established a brand that has certain core values. The Coronavirus pandemic has been interesting to me personally to cover, as it fits with many of those core principles. However, do my readers think I should keep covering this topic, or move back to only blogging on orthobiologics? Let’s dig in.
The Regenexx Blog
This blog began as a way for me to keep up with the scientific literature that was being published in orthopedics and regenerative medicine. It was a way for me to slow down long enough to be forced to read, digest, and then translate studies into common English. However, through the years, it also turned into a place where people could come to cut through the B.S. and hype in orthopedics and regenerative medicine and figure out the real deal. Hence, we’ve tackled scams, hyped products, and therapies, and in the process, I have sought to educate patients on how to be sharp and astute consumers of healthcare.
When the Coronavirus hit and the world shut down, I was bombarded with questions from friends, family, and patients about the virus. At first, this was way off-topic for me. However, in keeping with the original intent of this blog, by translating hardcore science articles on the virus I was able to dig in and learn what was going on. In addition, what I found wasn’t always in keeping with the media narrative. Busting those myths was also in keeping with the original intent of this blog. I have always taken on the status quo or what is being sold to patients and held it up to a bright light for inspection.
My Corona Fans and Detractors
Many love what they read here about Corona. They love reading if what they’re hearing from the media can be verified scientifically or not. However, some haven’t liked it. They seem upset that I’m questioning the status quo on COVID-19. I also think they have high regard for their media sources and don’t like seeing that information challenged.
The Next Step?
So what’s my next step? Do I decide to keep digging into the science to see if the COVID media narrative can be supported? Do I just return to my usual topics in orthopedics and regenerative medicine? I would like my loyal readers to answer that question for me.
Hence, if you want to see more Corona content, leave a comment below. If you’re done with it or this type of content, let me know that too.
The upshot? I write this blog as a way to educate myself and others. Sometimes it’s also a personal catharsis. However, I also write it so that my loyal readers can resonate with the content. Hence, I’d like your feedback on the Corona topics I’ve been covering!