Chipur Named to Psych Central’s Best of the Web 2014

Major Depressive Disorder

Chipur was the recipient of an out-of-nowhere and very pleasant surprise last week. I’d like to share the news with you…

Was taking care of biz last Thursday afternoon and decided to check my email. The subject line – “Congratulations from Psych Central on your blog.” And if that wasn’t enough to set my heart a racin’, it was from Psych Central’s founder and producer John Grohol, PsyD.

I opened the email and this hit my eyes…


I’m writing to inform you that you’ve won the Best of the Web – Blog award from Psych Central, the oldest and largest mental health resource online that’s been reviewing online resources since 1992. We receive over 6 million unique visitors per month from all over the world.

The top ten list in depression was compiled with input from our readers, one of my associate editors, and myself. It reflects the excellence in regular writing of entries related to this mental health concern that we feel is consistent and worthy of people’s time.


Needless to say, it took some time for it all to sink-in. ‘Course, it finally did and I was left with feelings of warmth, appreciation, and satisfaction.

Chipur readers, thank you for your faithful visits, comments, and support. Without the inspiration, motivation, and gratification you provide, Chipur doesn’t happen.

May your hard work also get you where you want to go. I’m thinking you deserve it…


P.S. Be sure to check-in with Psych Central. John and staff do incredibly fine work.

  • Patricia Miller November 16, 2014, 8:56 pm

    Congratulations, Bill. This is wonderful news and certainly well-deserved. You continually work so hard to bring great information to us and do so regularly. That is a terrific commitment to research and rock solid, cutting edge practical help in a topic area where it is hard to sift through and find the wheat among a lot of chaff. Thank you for sharing the good news….both that you received the award, but much more importantly the weekly messages of encouragment and hope that you bring.

    • Chipur November 16, 2014, 9:04 pm

      Awww, well doesn’t that make it worth it?! Thank you, Patricia, for your sweet acknowledgement. But just remember, were it not for loyal readers and contributors like you, there wouldn’t be a Chipur…


  • Candace Plattor November 17, 2014, 12:59 am

    Wowowowow!! This is absolutely fantastic, Bill – and very well-deserved – please bask in it for a long time!!

    • Chipur November 17, 2014, 9:20 am

      Appreciate it, Candace. Thanks for visiting. I dunno’, haven’t “basked” in quite some time. Maybe I can try to figure it out…

      • Candace Plattor November 18, 2014, 1:31 am

        Naaah, just bask!

      • Guest November 18, 2014, 11:15 am

        Yikes, indeed. Forgot how tech savvy you are and I don’t have a camera, thank goodness. Look sharp, dear Bill.

  • npeden November 17, 2014, 8:57 pm

    Well, I hope you get so big and good that you never have to take off your jammies to go to work ever again, unless, of course, ya wanna. Way to go. You have done us all such a service.

    • Chipur November 18, 2014, 9:01 am

      Thank you, Nancy. Doin’ the jammies thing during a Skype session could be dicey, don’t you think?