I have had a number of requests to provide a menu or drop down list of articles categorized by the main topic of the article. There continues to be a lot of interest in certain older articles and access to them will become more difficult as more articles are added. To remedy this, I just completed important changes to this site’s organization and this article will provide a guide for those familiar with the previous layout of this blog and new readers wishing a quick overview.
I have provided a new menu of topic categories in the header of this blog page, above. When you click on a category, a list of the topics under that category will appear in the column on the right of the blog page.
For those interested, here is a list of the categories (in italics) along with a brief orientation to their present and planned content. At the end of these, I will include changes I have planned to further tweak this site for optimum ease of use and effectiveness.
Healing tips and prevention strategies
This is one of the main topics that led to my effort to construct this blog. It includes tips and strategies difficult to find anywhere else. All should be useful to those with the problems they address. It feels good to have a way to get these ideas out to others who might benefit.
The healing power of the human mind
So far this includes articles about acupressure, an “energy psychology” method called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and an item about new data suggesting that many illnesses have emotional causes. At least several more are planned.
Spirituality and Metaphysics
This category includes topics with what I believe have incredible healing potential, but which require an openness to accept some very controversial ideas which lie beneath the topics discussed. These topics are not for everyone, hence my placing them in a category all their own.
The cutting edge of science
There is a huge amount of research data available that is viewed as “anomalous” by mainstream science because it does not fit will within current widely accepted scientific assumptions. I am writing a book about these findings that I believe will be both useful and interesting. Discussions about some of these anomalies as well as updates on my book’s progress will be found here.
American healthcare in crisis
This is a category that is not launched yet, but will be soon. While it is entitled “American,” I expect it will be of interest to other nationalities as well, since the problems of healthcare in the US are shared by all modern healthcare systems. I titled it this way since I am only intimately aware of this country’s issues. The articles will be written from my perspective “in the trenches,” so to speak, as one experienced physician who sees the problems vividly on a day to day basis.
The Grief eBook will continues to have a page of its own in the header, for now.
Secrets for Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes will continue to have its own page, also, in the header menu. I left it this way because of what I believe is the tremendous potential of this strategy if it were to become widely utilized.
I continue to find the publication of this blog to be extremely satisfying and a lot of fun. I hope these changes will help you get more out of if with less effort, and will save you time in finding those topics that most interest you.
As always, if you like this blog or certain articles, please share them. And I always look forward to your comments. They will help me be more effective in my efforts here.
You made it perfect! — Thank you.
It is always nice to get feedback that lets you know something is working!
I have noticed something about my blog topics that seems to be unusual. I have the impression from other blogs that new articles receive most of the traffic to the blog, and this drops off rapidly with time. What I have noticed with this blog is that most of the new traffic is going directly to old articles. I’m not sure if this means the posts are being shared and people are coming just for a certain article or if people are coming back to re-read certain articles. Then, again, maybe my impression about what usually is happening on other blogs is mistaken.
I think there is nothing unusual with your blog. The purpose and the type of the blog determine which posts get the most traffic, I think. It could be unusual if only the recent blogs (considering your blog’s specific purpose) receive the most traffic. This is how I see it.
As a user/visitor when I first visit a blog I usually notice to: blog’s name, blog’s description (the purpose), who writes the blog, categories, tags, popular posts and of course comments. Among them “tags” and “popular posts” are the ones that gets more attention from me.
Interestingly tags leads to other blogs on WordPress and I cannot decide whether this is an advantage or disadvantage. It’s a disadvantage if I want to look for the blogs having that specific tag in your blog only and an advantage because it helps bring new visitors to Dr. Chuck’s Chat… 🙂
Your comments are so helpful! I am a fledgling at this and have much to learn. You sharing your habits here is immensely helpful to me. I place tags with the idea that it will let people searching the internet know what an article is about. I think I will add a “popular posts” widget in the right column, based on your comment. It is a bit surprising to me which posts are most popular. As I say, I am learning. What I do know is that I have long felt that I have things to say that I have felt will benefit others, if only I had a way to get my ideas out to those interested. A blog seems to be the ideal way for me and I love the process.
Please, anyone with advice or wishes as to how this blog should run, I am all ears 🙂
This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also know how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses. Youve got a design here thats not too flashy, but makes a statement as big as what youre saying. Great job, indeed.
I love learning through doing…
I have never blogged on WordPress so I have no idea if there is a possibility to add a “counter” to show “page views” or not. You have to see what options or settings are available to you.
Wish you the best!… and lots of love,
I have added a “Top Posts and Pages” list in the right column of the blog. This automatically keeps track of views to posts or pages and lists the 5 top ones. As the number of posts grow, it can easily be expanded to more of the top viewed items, if this would be useful.
Blogs usually grows by the passage of time. I’m sure your blog too will gradually turn into a professional, fascinating blog.
Best of luck!