This is the second year I have attended CES and things just seemed significantly different this time around. I am not sure if the industry is changing, there are just more people attending CES, or if it’s just that I’m getting old. Perhaps it could be a combination of all these things, but I had a less enjoyable experience at the events of CES this year than I did in the past.
Most people know that blogging is an excellent way to tell stories and share information. It places power with individuals and allows anyone anywhere the ability to have a voice. But even thought it’s a great medium for storytelling, can nurses who blog use their online presence to improve the nursing profession? Can they use their voice to connect with others nurses and make a positive difference?
I am honored to be included on a list for 25 Outstanding Medical Blogs By Nurses created by QuickMed. Many of the nurses on this list are my friends and I admire their work online. A few of them I’ve even had the pleasure to meet in real life!
Passion causes many of us to act quickly and write feverish blog posts either for or against an issue. Logic causes us to question what once seemed like rational and careful decisions and well reasoned blog posts. Integrity forces us to be true to one’s self.
I’ve recently written a few articles about identity theft and keeping you and your children safe online. Doing this has made me more aware that since I am actively involved in social media and have a personal brand, I expose myself to a greater risk of identity theft and other personal attacks online.
I’ve built a personal brand and reputation that are important to me. It’s important that I have some form of reputation management in order to protect what I have built.
Social media is sort of like a confused teenager at this point. Are you going to create a teenage angel or teenage monster?
Just like any juvenile, there are potentials from success and failures. There are potentials for attention seeking behaviors in either the positive or negative light. Depending on the feedback they get, will often determine the type of behavior they express.
Our healthcare social media teenager has the potential to go in one of many directions right now.
There is such huge potential that exist. There is such a great power and vigor that could be molded and manipulated. You see, there’s something amazing and wonderful hidden. It’s waiting to be guided and lead in the right direction to make a positive impact on the world. You can see a slight glimmer of greatness. A glint of hope and excitement.
It’s time that nurses get together and engage in conversations about using technology to improve healthcare care. Whether you are a bedside nurse, nursing student, nurse informaticist, or just have an interest in healthcare IT, this chat is for you! Please join us by searching for the hashtag #ITnurse on twitter, or by using a service like Tweetchat or similar webapp.
While I’m sure I could fill an entire blog with things I learned at Blog World Expo, these are a few gems to get you started.
I want to take a few minutes to talk to you about affiliate marketing and introduce to you a company called Viglink. I want to share this with you because I think it will be helpful to you, your readers, and you deserve to be compensated for your work and words. This is the easiest and least intrusive way I have ever had the pleasure to monetize my blog with.
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