Earlier this week, I was laboring away on an upcoming video and I realized that I had published by 100th blog post, and hadn’t even realized it. I started blogging in March of 2012 after becoming more and more excited about the potential to use the internet to share great information about sleep with families and pediatricians. The field of sleep medicine is a relatively new one; the fact that there are so many interesting problems left to solve is one of the things which drew me to the study of sleep in the first place. I feel the same way about writing online– like I’m lucky to be in on the ground floor. Not that I’m on the bleeding edge, but that this democratic medium lets me into your home late at night when you are up trying to figure out how you can help your child (and yourself) get a good night of sleep.
There are a lot of people that I can thank for the existence of this blog:
- My wife Jeanna Lucci-Canapari, who is a terrific writer who proof reads almost everything I write. If the stuff I have written seems well put together, she gets the credit; if the syntax is weird or the sentences seem to run on and on, I likely didn’t have her read it.
- My two boys, who are fortunately great sleepers and make me look good, although I suspect that I can take little credit.
- Howard Luks, MD who let me borrow his disclaimer when I was starting out and freaked out by liability.
- Wendy Sue Swanson, MD who let me write a few guests posts right when I was starting out and who has provided valuable guidance.
- Natasha Burgert, MD who has let me bounce ideas off her whenever I pleased via the wonderful medium of Twitter.
- Everyone who has read, shared, retweeted, asked a question, or shared his or her email– in short, YOU.
I have some exciting stuff planned in the next year and I hope that you will keep reading and asking questions. I really enjoy writing these articles and I hope you find them useful.
Here’s to the next 103 posts…