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FAQ: Blog Rounds 3.0 Physician Creatives

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Three things about the previous editions (1.0/2.0) of Blog Rounds:

  1. It was fun!
  2. I met interesting, creative people there. Take a look at this bloggers list!!
  3. The no holds barred, long form blogging is sooo cool!

I still have the archive list of the weekly blog rounds, but some of the links are not active anymore. 🙁
But, just this month, TBR alumni wanted to resurrect the weekly blog rounds.  Looks like I’m not the only one who missed the weekly blog challenge.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Blog Rounds 3.0- Physician Creatives ?

This is a weekly * online, grand rounds of blogs authored by Filipino* physicians. There was 2.0 and 3.0 version of TBR in the past, basically with the same format of weekly blogging rounds.

What topic(s) does Blog Rounds 3.0- Physician Creatives write about?

Physician bloggers write weekly about a healthcare related , creative aspect (content) of being a physician. This is usually based on a theme decided by the designated host each week*

Who may join the blog rounds? 

If you are a Filipino* physician and have a blog * you may join the weekly rounds and be a host* blogger too.

What do I need to do to join the blog rounds?

First, write an introductory post on your blog indicating why you’re interested in joining.
Second, join this Facebook group and place your web and introductory post link there.
Third, choose your hosting schedule in the scheduling calendar here*. The rest of the guides are given as we grow in this fun writing activity.

Who are the “host blogger” and what does he/she do?

Host blogger is a designated weekly “moderator” of the online blog rounds. He/she has the privilege of choosing the topic for that week.
Host bloggers are listed on schedule announced each week via the group page.
Once the topic is chosen, the host blogger post the “call for articles/blog post” on her blog (and the link on the group page) by Sunday evening (11:59 PM) Manila Time.  T
he host gathers / reads/distills/synthesizes all the participating posts by friday evening at 11:59PM same week.
He or she then writes the grand rounds synthesis in a blog and post it before Sunday morning.
The host blogger has the sole authority and responsibility of choosing the topic, announcing it, receiving the post contributions, distilling it, and posting his/her synopsis of each post as he/she deemed fit for his/her topic of choice.

Who are the “participant bloggers” and what does he/she do?

Participating bloggers writes about the topic for the week, post it in his/her blog and the link to host bloggers call for articles comment portion*
He/she takes note of the deadlines- both for the call and submission.
Writes one blog post entry per rounds.
Recent posts between 500 and 1000 words are preferred
Posts are to be written for a general audience and may be medical or non medical, depending on the category or topic chosen by the host blogger.
Participating bloggers are encouraged to comment on each others blog posts.

Key points:
Keep your topics and post interesting for everyone.
Be consistent. Participate each week. Comment. Share posts.

If you got questions, or if you want to host TBR, comment below! TBR 3.0 is continually looking for hosts blogger!

Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar co-founded #HealthXPh. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is Chief of Clinics at General Santos Medical Center and Medical Specialist II Orthopedics at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. Dr. Aguilar is a healthcare social media evangelist and writes his medical musings at The Cast & Curious (

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