Twelve Years of Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites: Blogging for Fun, Education, and Community

Bobbi S. Pritt

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Abstract

Blogging is a fun, flexible, and powerful method for delivering educational content, building an international community of practice, and developing the professional reputations of its contributors. Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites is a collaborative weekly case blog delivering content on human parasites for over 12 years. The blog has gained followers and contributors from diverse fields around the world and receives an average of 25,000 page hits each month. This article uses a case-based approach to highlight the features that have contributed to the blog's shared successes so that others can emulate the model for their own specialty practices. The legal, regulatory, ethical, and professional aspects of blogging are also covered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Microbiology Newsletter
Volume42
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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