February 17, 2006, 1:15 am

Twenty Thousand Reads Under the “E”

Sometime during this evening, while I was working, the site counter for Emergiblog hit over 20,000.

I am floored.

I’d like to thank the following:

  • My mom for her 500 hits.
  • For all the Grand Rounds hosts who included Emergiblog in their posts, and to those who may not have included Emergiblog, but gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the best and to expand my horizons.
  • Those who were searching for a 1976 Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater’s Haircut and thought they could find it here for their 500 hits.
  • To Bora at Circadiana for my very first link.
  • To everyone who reads Emergiblog, thank you so much for taking the time to read. Most of you are bloggers, you know what it is like to have someone appreciate your work. I am humbled by the number of readers who consider Emergiblog a place to laugh, cry, commiserate and learn.
  • And to those bloggers who I have found and linked to – I look forward to reading you every day. The list is getting long! Monday may have to be doctor’s day, Tuesday, nurses day, etc! LOL! I have just begun to link!

And finally, this blog was recently visited by someone who I consider one of the best writers of any genre in the business. Blogs, books, novels, podcasts, op-ed pieces, columns. You name it, they’ve done it.

I’ll go as far as to say it wasn’t Glenn Reynolds, but other than that I shall keep it anonymous.

To me it was like being a lowly law clerk having your brief read by the Supreme Court!

You know who you are….your visit was the highlight of my blogging “career”. Thanks .

If this were the Acadamy Awards, the orchestra would have started playing now to tell me to shut up.

So I will…..except…..

And thanks again to everyone – I look forward to more fun and posting in 2006!


  • Moof

    February 17, 2006 at 5:08 am

    Kim, you have a very interesting blog! I’m glad I found it. I’m not at all surprised that you have a lot of hits! 🙂

  • may

    February 17, 2006 at 8:27 am

    you are most welcome!
    a big shout out to your mom 🙂
    and also, thanks for the link …

  • Mama Mia

    February 17, 2006 at 9:50 am

    Congratulations, Kim. That is quite a milestone. However, based on the quality of your writing, I am not the least surprised that you have that many people reading!

  • TC

    February 17, 2006 at 4:37 pm

    I love your blog, I tell every ER nurse I know about it!

  • kenju

    February 17, 2006 at 8:45 pm

    I am no surprised either, Kim. Keep up the good work and congrats on the first 20K.

  • mary

    February 18, 2006 at 4:46 am

    I’m dying to know what author visited you…but whoever it was, I’m glad you came to their attention. You deserve it, this is a consistently interesting, well-written blog. Kudos!

  • Dr. Deborah Serani

    February 18, 2006 at 6:38 am

    You made me LOL with the shout out to your mom.

    Continued success. This is a great blog.


  • Difficult Patient

    February 18, 2006 at 9:06 am

    To echo everyone else . . .you do have a great blog, and I love both your sense of humor and your compassion! Here’s to the next 20,000 . . . ;o)

    Oh, and thanks to your links, I have found other great blogs.

  • Jodi

    February 18, 2006 at 11:56 am

    Congrats Kim!

  • marcus

    February 18, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    You speak to life and work with enthusiasm and honesty. That resonates with people. I love your Norman Rockwell style pictures.

  • PaedsRN

    February 18, 2006 at 4:12 pm

    I know your dirty little secret!

    You pepper the blog with references to Dorothy Hamill and American Idol!!! LOL

    Very sneaky search engine placement, indeed 😉 Nice going on the 20k mate.

  • punchberry

    February 19, 2006 at 5:10 am

    Congratulations Kim! You write a great blog and deserve all of the attention, even without including photos of the haircut!!!

  • tk

    February 19, 2006 at 8:04 am

    Kim, your blog is THE BEST. I’m a former ER nurse now an NP in family practice. I can so relate to what you write about.

  • Ada

    February 20, 2006 at 12:12 am

    Congrats on hitting the 20 000 mark 🙂

    I don’t know if you ever view your blog (or if it’s just me), but the info and links sidebar isn’t far enough to the right in my browser. You might want to check your layout.

    Anyway, you have a very enjoyable blog! I especially like the pictures with each post. Keep up the great blogging and may the hits keep on coming!

  • missbhavens

    February 20, 2006 at 5:22 am

    When I finished nursing school three years ago the first thing out of my mouth was “what do you MEAN there’s no HATS??!!!”

    I thought it would be terrific if my pals and I wore nurse caps to graduation. I found mine on ebay (it’s snowy white and starched as all get out and has a thin navy velvet stripe and white bobby pins) then everyone else forgot.

    I frequently contemplate wearing it to work with my (plain ceil blue) scrubs.

    Hats ROCK!

  • Anonymous

    March 1, 2006 at 11:01 am

    You bring a unique perspective, sublime presentation, and copious quantities of ‘joy of life’ to your work. Thank you.
    djsloan / houston
    ce2k_inc on yahoo’s dot com

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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