We set up the Med Ed Connect blog as a place to connect medical educators, and we've been using it to support our twitter #meded chats. I knew that the discussion on portfolios and competency would be controversial so I decided to try and get others to share their thoughts in advance. It worked. 25 people commented on this post- medical students and doctors in the UK and beyond. If you're curious about how the people using them understand portfolios, then read this!