Meet A Blogger: Victo Dolore

I’ve been doing the Meet A Blogger interviews since early on in the year, and my final question always asks the blogger to show some love and recommend a few other bloggers they’re really into. One of the names that has come up a lot is Victo Dolore, whoย blogs at Behind the White Coat.

As both a family physician and a mom, Victo covers many topics on her blogs. Meet A BloggerWhile many of her posts have a humorous side to them, you’ll often be left thinking. On top of that, stunning pictures always accompany her posts.

What’s your blog about and how did you get started blogging?

I started blogging, actually, as a way to force me to work a novel I had been dragging my feet on for years, Victo Dolore. It is about women, morality, and medicine and was set in Victorian times. My first post there was Prologue. At first it was great therapy, having a creative outlet, since I could not very well work on making jewelry with two toddlers running about the house, but I found that I really needed a way to write about my real life, too. Behind The White Coat was born. Just Why is my first post there.

If you knew your blog was going to self-destruct and you had five minutes to select and save three posts, which ones would you save?

Gah! It took me more than five minutes to answer that question and I think if I delved deeper into the archives I might have a different answer but here goes:

Grave is the first one I would pick. It is fresh and it still makes me angry when I think about it.

Gifted would be number two.

Multiples is number three simply because it was fun to write.

Would you rather…wear someone’s dirty underwear or use their toothbrush?

Dirty underwear, though it does depend on whose and how dirty.

If you could challenge another blogger to a dance off, who would it be and what would be your signature move?

I suck at dancing. But if I had to dance publicly against someone I would pick Desley at Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist. She seems hip, creative, and fun and I think that she would be kind enough not to make me look like a complete fool. My signature move would be “crazy middle aged woman waves her arms frantically in the air while awkwardly hopping up and down with no apparent rhythm.”

As a mom, what is the funniest thing you’ve seen your kids do?

My kids are a never ending source of entertainment. All kids are funny as hell at times. Probably the one thing that still makes me cringe/laugh the most was when my son grabbed a patient’s breast in a pet store and squeezed hard to get her attention. He really, really wanted to tell her that he was getting a pet lizard. Here is the post if you want to read about Adventures at the Pet Store.

Let’s wrap this up by showing the blog love. List at least three other blogs you’re into right now. Please include a link to their site as well as a brief description.

First off, there are dozens of blogs that I love and visit regularly. If I have liked a post of yours, then you are on my list. Since I am charged with only listing three here, I am going to pick blogs your readers may not be familiar with:

John Callaghan of Get Off My Lawn, was one of the first bloggers I ever met on Word Press. He writes about all manner of things. He is not terribly prolific right now which makes me sad. He has a sharp tongue and a quick wit and can always make me laugh. My favorite post, however, is this serious one about his past, One Last Beer.

C. S. Boyack at Entertaining Stories is another one of those that I met early on. I learned a ton from him about blogging and creative writing and about making sourdough.

The Skeptical Cardiologist is another interesting blogger. His series on dentistry was especially fun. Part One and Part Two.

Go check them out!


Thanks so much for participating, Doc ๐Ÿ™‚

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42 thoughts on “Meet A Blogger: Victo Dolore

    • Yes, thanks to both of you! I didn’t know the background to Victo’s blog (or to her blogger name!) — absent projects like yours, Anxious, I probably never would!

      Oh, and if either of you ever wants to make the-โ€œcrazy middle aged woman waves her arms frantically in the air while awkwardly hopping up and down with no apparent rhythm” into your signature dance move — and to LOOK GOOD doing it — I hereby volunteer to be the one dancing next to you, and through comparison grant you the appearance of joyous coordination.

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  1. I enjoy reading Behind The White Coat often. First and foremost I think she is a good doctor. She writes often about motherhood and I think she is doing a great job balancing both. Dr. Victo is humorous at times but she is also informative about medical issues.
    There are stories that are heartbreaking and it made me realize the compassion it takes to be a good doctor.
    I do leave comments and almost always get a response from her. Kudos Doctor, keep up the good writing and I will keep on reading. :o)

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  2. I have been following her for a long time now and her posts are always sensational!! My closest friend is studying medicine as well and I go back to her after reading her posts. Thank you for doing this – gives great insight on the Doc ๐Ÿ™‚

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