Brushing out the Blogwebs
Although I have known since my post that this blog has potential, it has taken me quite some time to find a focus in my own mind.
Recently, I realized that it was a reflection of my own struggle to find my groove professionally.
What a long, long, LONG road it has been.
So, as I finally find myself off of flight nurse orientation, my mind has time to dwell on the creative.
As I work on a major upgrade (wish me luck!) and redesign of my site, I thought it would be good to go in search of new nurse blogs to add to the blogroll and my RSS reader. Although I love my RSS reader (shameless plug for NetNewsWire) I don’t usually take the time to go to other bloggers’ sites and look at their blogrolls.
All I can say is wow. Here are just a few of the gems I added to my reading list:
PixelRN is written by a MICU nurse named Beth. Her blog is part of nursingvoices, a cool endeavor by the folks at nursingjobs.org which captures some of the best nurse blog entries on the web.
Diary of a Trauma Nurse is written by Cory, an ER Nurse from the middle part of the country. Her stories capture the essence of emergency nursing.
Trauma Queen is written by Kal who, “…trundles around Edinburgh, Scotland flashing blue lights and making ‘Mee-maw’ noises while swearing at taxi drivers. He also, on occasion, practices a little emergency medicine, though most of the time he’s a glorified taxi driver.”
And last but by no means least…
ER RN is written by Julie who is, obviously, an ER nurse. She had me with the first post I read when she admitted to being addicted to porn—“Emergency Nurse Porn.”
You know? Maybe someday, through all of this writing, we will be able to shed some of the stereotypes that nurses carry.
EDIT: Just realized I didn’t have Dawn’s site White Scrubs on the blogroll either. Geesh have I been neglecting things! Sorry Dawn!!!
Am I missing anyone else? Let me know and I will put you up…