Today we have Jeff and Stephanie from 2 Docs With Kids as our Blogger In The Spotlight. They are both doctors and are attempting to juggle two careers and a full family life whilst documenting it on their blog.
Let’s Put 2 Docs With Kids In The Spotlight
Can you tell our readers about yourself?
My name is Jeff and my wife is Stephanie. I am an ER physician, and Stephanie is a pediatrician.
We have been married for seven years.
We have two daughters, ages 4 and 2, and one son, born two weeks ago.
We find ourselves running around, attempting to juggle two careers and a full family life.
How would you describe your blog?
2 Docs With Kids is about who we are, two physician parents.
We share interesting or funny medical stories, medical topics with a slant towards pediatric topics, and being physician parents.
What inspired you to start your blog?
We had been considering starting a blog for some time.
Jeff has always liked to tell stories and share things that he thinks are interesting.
Stephanie had an early interest in journalism and has a passion for helping educate parents.
What topics do you cover on your blog?
We cover things that we think are interesting. Jeff likes to tell stories that he thinks are interesting or funny.
Recently, we have blogged about pink eye, dosing errors in over the counter medications, and the time that Jeff accidentally got a patient’s vomit on his lower lip (it was gross).
How do you want to improve yourself and your blog in the next year?
We want to grow our blog and expand our reach. We are a relatively new blog.
We would like to increase the depth of information for parents and to improve the layout of the blog itself.
How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
We are pretty motivated people. It is fun to share things that we think are interesting.
Seeing growth and more visitors to our blog makes it easy to keep adding content.
What do you find the most frustrating aspect of blogging?
How do we expand our reach? How do we get new readers? These are the things that we think about often.
What is the most positive aspect of blogging?
It brings us joy to hear that our readers tell us they are enjoying our blog or that the laugh about one of Jeff’s stories.
Several readers have contacted us, telling is how helpful the medical information has been when their kids were sick.
How much time do you spend blogging?
Probably 6 hours a week.
Have you always blogged about the same content that you blog about today?
We are only about a month old. No changes so far.
Would you encourage other people to make their own blog?
Absolutely. Why not?
It may not take the world by storm, but it will be fun anyways.
What is the best advice you could give to someone who is just starting their own blog?
Well, we are not that far down this road, but it seems like regular content is important.
Initially, it feels difficult to tell others about what we are doing.
What will our friends and family think?
What will people think of our blog?
How will they respond?
We came to the realisation that there is no shame in trying.
We refuse to feel bashful or afraid of what others may think.
What type of networking do you think is better to enhance your traffic to the blog and to engage with your readers?
Good question. Not sure if we have a great answer. It seems like regular social media activity is vital. Still working on this one.
Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?
It’s a hobby. We are both practising physicians.
A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online? Do you agree?
Haven’t gotten that far yet. Will let you know.