I am pleasantly surprised that my blog receives 30 – 60 unique visitors a day. I have to admit that I have become a bit addicted at looking at the logs to see what I can learn about the visitors and how they arrived here.
I had to laugh out loud when I saw one person arrived here by searching “i hate meditech” on MSN’s search engine. I can only wonder what caused such an action. BTW, I am ranked 6th on that search even though that exact phrase (or any such connotation) does not appear on my blog.
Speaking of MEDITECH, they are frequent visitors here. I am sure my account exec is keeping an eye on me (Hi Priscilla). But, it appears other MEDITECHers are visiting too. Maybe even Howard Messing, who I have never met.
Some of my other vendors that have stopped by include Valco, McKesson, Quadramed, and Wellogic.
I have also received some visits from organizations that may have been less than thrilled with the attention that I gave them. Even though the Leapfrog Group and Avaya have been here, they did not respond to my posts.
I also get emails from people that discovered me through my blog and want to sell me something. I am slightly more open to listening to somebody that took the time to learn about me, than someone mis-pronouncing my last name off of a call list. Still, that isn’t very interested.
But, it appears that most visitors are like-minded healthcare IT professionals looking for an exchange of ideas and some fresh thinking on tricky topics. A few visitors are from my own organization. Some visitors are with competing organizations (Aurora, not ThedaCare yet). But most from hospitals and health systems in other parts of the country and the world.
Traffic really began to become noticeable when I became a part of the healthcare IT blogoshpere. Other, more established sites linked to me and referenced my posts. I appreciate the attention they have brought my posts. If you want to be exposed to other healthcare IT bloggers the best starting point is Shahid Shah’s HITSphere.