Even though there are more women in technology than ever before, the annual CES conference has not caught up. We need to ensure that there is equal representation at this huge tech showcase. And that the ladies who are on the floor are knowledgeable and informed about the products and services they are representing. 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 … [Read more...] about More Women in Technology Doesn’t Mean CES Has Caught Up
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 often see blogs that are mindless ramblings and recounts of the day that are seem to be posted … [Read more...] about Can Nurses Use Blogging and Storytelling to Improve the Nursing Profession?
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! Here is a snippet of their descriptions of some of my favorites from the list: Code Blog Health care professionals are often depicted on television and films yet most of these stories focus on the doctors and patients. Nurses are often … [Read more...] about 25 Outstanding Medical Blogs By Nurses
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. If I had the expertise and experience that Ms. GENEVIEVE M. CLAVREUL, RN, PH.D. has, I would like think that I would have been able to write blog posts that were constructed as beautifully and fair her piece “The Curious Case of Amanda … [Read more...] about Cry Havoc: A Fair and Balanced Account of the Amanda Trujillo Saga
In a world where a simple Google search can reveal your entire life it is important to be aware of how you appear online. 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. … [Read more...] about Protecting Your Reputation Online
As nurses, we put our entire hearts and minds into giving the best care to patients that we can. So how does social media in healthcare hurt or help that? It's both. There are dangers and benefits at the same time. It's basically a teenage monster. Social Media Healthcare Stories: Amanda Trujillo If there is one thing that the Amanda Trujillo story has done, it's proven that nurses combined with social media are a force to be reckoned with. Nurses have heard Amanda’s story and it … [Read more...] about This is Why Social Media In Healthcare is Important & Dangerous At the Same Time
Since writing this post I have started using Skimlinks to affiliate links. I have seen higher revenues and better results overall. If you're anything like me your initial reaction to the term affiliate marketing isn't one of great affection. It's likely one of annoyance or frustration. Or perhaps you're worried that if you become an affiliate marketer you'll lose the value of your words. You'll somehow abandon all integrity. Or maybe all your readers will abandon you. You'll become a … [Read more...] about VigLink: Blogging & Affiliate Marketing the Non-Sleazy Way