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My 3,000th Blog Post! A Multi-Decade Project

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3000 blog posts

It’s hard to believe that I have personally written 3,000 blog posts. When I started this project I had dark brown hair and now it’s firmly grey. So this morning, let’s celebrate the Regenexx blog!

I’ve actually been eyeing 3,000 for the last year. When I noticed that the blog was about 2,700 posts, I first thought to myself, “Wow! I’m almost at 3,000!” Then the reality of the math set in when I realized that an additional 300 posts were still at least a year away. However, I’m finally at magic 3,000!

The Beginning

On Sept 24th, 2008, some 12 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Looking back, it was poorly written and all over the place. By early that next year my blogs became more consistently published, but they were still once a week or so. By May of that year, I started to try to blog almost every day. Man, did that change my life in all sorts of ways.

Blogging Daily

My day usually begins between 4:30-5:30 am when I wake up to get the blog out. The first thing I do is sit down in the dark in front of my home computer and get blasted by the light of the computer screen. Everyone else in my house is fast asleep. That’s prime time for me, as I’m fresh, bleary-eyed, and have several hours to myself.

Then comes the big daily decision. What to write about? You may notice that the blog goes in waves of topics and doesn’t have a set editorial calendar. That’s because when you write every day, the topic has to, as my mother often says, “get you goat up”! Meaning, what I write about has to be interesting to me and get me motivated.

How Many Pages is 3,000?

War and Peace has 1,225 pages. The King James Bible has 1,200 pages. The blog is now officially longer than any single volume published book in existence. In the 4,174 days since the blog began, I have done 3,000 posts. So that’s a post every 1.4 days.

So What is The Regenexx Blog Today?

It’s many things: an information portal for the industry, a home for patient education, and my personal catharsis.

Industry Information Portal

The regenerative medicine industry is a mess right now, so the blog has become an information portal where physicians and patients can find out the real deal once the layers of hype are removed. I can’t tell you how many physicians and sales reps stop me at conferences to tell me that they read the blog or thank me for calling out the craziness. Hence, I consider this blog a way to try to get everyone involved in legit orthobiologics on the same page, as real medicine is built on consensus and the best available evidence.

Patient Education

There’s more misinformation out there than real information about regenerative medicine. Hence, patients who are researchers usually eventually find this blog and latch on, as the Regenexx blog tries to take complex topics and distill them down to simple things. For example, the blog has likely stopped thousands of people from getting scam stem cell treatments at chiro offices and thousands more from getting overly aggressive surgeries they didn’t need.

My Personal Catharsis

This last part is critical. Remember, I was one of the guys that started this whole orthopedic regen med space was back in 2005 when the average physician couldn’t tell you what a stem cell was. Since then the space has spun out of control. Hence, when something really irks me, the blog is my way to get it out onto the written page to try to effect change and protect patients.

How Influential is the Blog?

I ran this quick search on one of the Internet SEO sites. This measures how many searches per month there are for each of these terms. There are other ways to look at this such as volume of hits, but having run those as well, they also tend to track about the same as this graph:

Hence, when you look at one information source, the Regenexx blog has a big footprint!

My Helpers

A big “thank you” and hat tip to Rob Kramberg, M.D. who sends me interesting research articles every day. Also to Carol Yates who helps with editing. In addition, thanks to the countless readers who send me inside information that keeps my investigative pieces fueled up. Keep that stuff coming, as it allows this blog to be unique. Nobody else approaches investigative pieces into the stem cell and exosome wild west from a physician’s viewpoint. That angle is unique, as it’s focused on patient impact, which is what physicians do best.

I’d also like to give a big shout out to Regenexx, as the company is celebrating it’s 15-year anniversary this year!

The upshot? When I started the Regenexx blog I was in my mid-forties and now, poof, I’m in my late 50s. How many more blogs do I have in me? Not sure. 5,000 sure sounds like a nice round number! By that time I’ll be firmly in my sixties!

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9 thoughts on “My 3,000th Blog Post! A Multi-Decade Project

  1. Sam

    This blog is certainly RIGHTING (the medicine) through WRITING. I personally not only have gained in-depth medical knowledge form this blog but also have learned how to think/analyse – not to take dis/misinformation for granted, rather to analyse them with critical reasoning to be able to make informed decisions. I am grateful for benefiting from Words of Truth of this bog. As it’s been said: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” indicating the God is the “Words of Truth”. The Author of this blog is Eternal and is assisting/supporting others to regain Authority in their lives by empowering them with Words of Truth. The ripple effect of this blog has been beyond measures. Thank you!!!

  2. Molly Alcott

    Thank you for all of your research and hard work. I look forward to reading your weekly blog. I received stem cell in my right knee 3 years ago from Brian Shiple, DO in Glen Mills, PA. After reading in depth your research and other stem articles, I decided to opt for the procedure at 78 years old. I feel fortunate to be able to still use my knee.

  3. Lee H

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK — TIME FOR SOME MORE STEM CELLS/PRP–Will check out the Regenex guy in Bellevue Wa—enjoy your blogs and appreciate your pioneering efforts !

  4. Andrew Frederick Wilks

    AWESOME to read this! Keep up the good work in combating misinformation and saving people from unnecessary procedures. Love this!

  5. Diane Conkright

    Between the initial guidance of the Regenexx team in Hood River, OR, encouragement from your Dr Williams, excellent treatment from your Cayman team (especially Dr Markle and Dr Pitts) in 2018, I am still able to walk with some confidence! Thank you so very much for your blogs and your astounding team of professionals.
    I am now scheduled to see Dr Lewis here in my city…he has a very personable team and I suspect that he will assist me in my struggle to keep moving! Thanks again for all the information in your blogs …I read every one of them.

  6. Diane Conkright

    I forgot to mention that “my city” is in Spokane, WA and for what it’s worth, I am sneaking up on 3/4 of a century. Thanks for having such a great team!

  7. Rich Hale Sr

    Congratulations on your efforts to keep us up to speed on the latest information and new things being perfected. I have had my knees and shoulder repaired by Dr Abelsheimer in Pittsburgh Pa 3 years ago and I am doing great . 75 years young

    1. Regenexx Team

      Great to hear, Rich Hale Sr!

  8. Brian

    Keep rockin Doc. Great info and I push it out to everyone I know! You are informing and educating , as well as giving hope to many people! Talk soon and sorry I missed you at the clinic last week

    Brian Bradley

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