State of the Blog at the Beginning of 2022

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Here is the annual blog post detailing the state of the blog as of the beginning of 2022.

Financial Report

Blog Profit = $135 loss!

As you probably realize, I pay for this and make no money from it, which is undoubtedly what has allowed me to keep doing this.

Blog Traffic

As of 12/30/21, we have just over 1,051,000 page views. Here is the blog traffic as measured by page views since I started it in 2015. See a pattern? In 2021, we topped out at over 311,000 views.

I get most referred traffic from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the StudentDoctor.net forum, in that order. The distant 5th is a link to my bog from Reddit, and I haven’t really figured out where the blog is mentioned or linked to on that platform.

Top Posts of 2021

Here are the top 5 posts/pages of 2021, excluding promotion board results or anything which is clearly old news:

  1. New Operational Medical Officer (OMO) Instruction is Out – You Now Apply for Flight, Dive, FMF, and Surface
  2. How to Easily Figure Out the Dollar Value of Staying In vs Getting Out of the Military
  3. Personal Finance for the Military Physician – A 2021 Update
  4. How to Get the FY22 Medical Corps Promotion Lineal List (Even Though You Don’t Really Need It)
  5. What’s New in the FY22 O5 Promotion Board Convening Order?

Top 5 Videos Watched in 2021

  1. FY23 Promotion Boards – What are They Looking At and How Can You Get Ready?
  2. Personal Finance for the Military Physician – A 2021 Update
  3. Throwback Thursday Classic Post – Basic Anatomy of a FITREP
  4. Fitreps in 18 Minutes
  5. Throwback Thursday Classic Post – How to Read Your Performance Summary Report (PSR)

Top 10 Posts/Pages of All Time

  1. Joel Schofer’s Promo Prep
  2. LCDR Fitreps – Language for Writing Your Block 41
  3. Useful Documents
  4. Joel Schofer’s Fitrep Prep
  5. Useful Links
  6. CV, Military Bio, and Letter of Intent Templates
  7. Joel Schofer’s Finance Guide
  8. POM20 Navy Medicine Billet Reduction
  9. About Me
  10. What are AQDs and How Do You Get Them?

4 thoughts on “State of the Blog at the Beginning of 2022

    Larry Dobkin said:
    January 1, 2022 at 09:45

    Audio Digest Dear Dr.Schafer, I am a 67 yo Internist and geriatrician  recuperating from head trauma.Although my ABIM certifications are still enforced,I must retake  the Internal Medicine and Geriatric board exams both within two years.I remember you talking about free Audio Digest.Listening to these would most certainly help my scores.Hopefully I will resume practicing in the ensuing months but until I do,money is in shorter supply.Could you please tell me how to obtain free or very inexpensive Audio Digest?I believe it would help me immensely.Thank you for what you advise. Have a  happy,healthy New Year. Sincerely.Larry Dobk

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    Joseph Michael said:
    January 6, 2022 at 07:04

    Starbucks or Olive Garden? Which gift card would you prefer? Thanks for what you do brother and oh yeah BEAT ARMY!!

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