Five years ago today, we launched this blog with the intent of reaching audiences with information on how to use new media. In 2009, we extended our content to include Federal policies and resources. Today our blog continues to address these topics and more.
While we have seen many new online communication platforms emerge over the past five years, we feel that blogs, Facebook, and YouTube. Over the last five years, the HIV.gov blog has:
- Published more than 942 posts
- Surpassed 1 million page views
- Sparked new discussions, with 1,696 comments from readers
Success is also about engaging our readers. We looked back through some of our blog posts with the most comments and here’s what some of you had to say:
“Blogs, social networks, text messaging, forums and groups are a fantastic means of education people about HIV AIDS and other health related issues. People can not only support each other but offer advice as to what worked for them and thus educate the public at large.”-From A Wake-up Call for All of Us: How Can New Media Help? (2008)“I’m from Puerto Rico, and we are part of 12 cities. This represents a great opportunity to all the stakeholders to do something regarding this , not just in our city, but throughout all the Nation. “Unity make us stronger in any setting”- From The 12 Cities Project (2011)On this 5-year anniversary we want to THANK YOU for your readership and engagement. We also want to know, what is it that makes you continue visiting this blog? In addition, how can we improve our blog? We look forward to hearing from you!
“As someone who is living with , this push to write about it in blogs inspired me to create my own blog. Although my blog will be more than just about it will be a part of it. I am looking forward to reading and finding everyones blogs posts. Is there a best practice on finding the blog posts?”- From The Power of Blogs: Bloggers Unite on World AIDS Day (2008)