My first blog was in April 2007, a time when rheumatology blogging was the domain of one pioneer,Carpus, of Aspirations of a Joint Doc. There may have been some rheum blogger associated with an organization or group blog, but Carpus was the only personal blogger that I ever found. His/Her blog was a mix of rheumatology, politics and Harry Potter. Who could ask for more? I based my own blog on his (I really do think it was a he) and was hoping the community would build to the hundreds, why not thousands. After all, there were already about 500,000 blogs registered at that time. Unfortunately Carpus did not keep up the blogging. His last post talked of getting a job at UUMC. Not sure where that is, but apparently it is not conducive to blogging. Maybe the town didn't have internet yet. Possibly he was prioritizing his research or family, or perhaps he got bored. No idea but too bad. As I said, I styled my own blog after his, a mix of rheumatology with occasional commentary on other interests. I also blogged and still do blog anonymously. That is apparently less cool now and something I may have to reconsider. We'll see.
So Carpus, whoever and wherever you are. We know there are no more Potter books to distract you. Drop the ACR poster plans for a minute and crank up Aspirations once again.