April 20, 2006, 6:05 pm

The New Emergiblog: From Whence Does It Cometh?

Urine Loss

My goodness, that’s a lot of urine!

Where does it all go?

Do we need to open a Center For Missing and Exploited Urine?

Why haven’t we seen urine on our milk cartons?

That is an awful lot of urine that is escaping.

No laughing, you guys!

You don’t know what it’s like to experience a sudden sneeze and lose precious body fluids in the process.

It’s tramatic, I tell you, tramatic!

Not that I have ever experienced it or anything….

Okay, so now some information on the new “look” of Emergiblog. Although I would love to take credit for how the new site looks, it was put together for me by a professional web designer by the name of Shane Pike, who took all my requests and turned them into what you see before you.

Wha??? You thought I was hiding my secret, professional html skills behind my old blogger template all this time?

In my dreams.

If you look very closely at the very bottom of the site, you will see a link for “Three:Twenty Interactive.” That is Shane’s site.

I “met” Shane when I was asked to be a contributor via syndication to nursingvoices.com and act in an advisory capacity. He is not a nurse and when working on nursing websites, would occasionally need some feedback from actual nurses.

Sounds impressive, but my advice consists of giving my opinion, and I am always willing to do that! And I was “syndicated”, so open to new readers.

Happy camper all around.

Except I hated Blogger. And made a few references to the same on my old site.

Shane, who has also revamped Nursing Jobs.org mentioned that he could give me a new, professional site that would not only increase traffic (which is my main interest) but also be an income generating site.

Now, you know how I hated the look of ads on my last site. Took them down after making about seventy cents as an amazon.com associate and decided to go ad-less.

Well, Shane’s expertise is integrating advertisements into the site so that they do not hit you in the face like a cream pie.

So, here I had the possibility of a new, professional site done to my specifications, that might also perhaps generate some income, with ads that aren’t ugly.

I said “Honey, where have you been all my life?”

No, I didnt’ really say that, but I went for the offer and you see the fruits of it right here.

Now, to answer a few questions that may be popping into your head AND in the interest of full disclosure:

  • emergiblog.com is owned by me. I registered and pay for it through enom.com.
  • I have full editorial control over everything that is or is not put on the site.
    • That includes the advertisements.
    • We are working out the bugs at this time.
      • I guess earlier today an ad for a Snoop Dog poster showed up in the google ads!
      • Now nothing against Snoop Dog, but there are more appropriate places for his ads!
    • I did note that my last post generated an ad for Australian cheese (the ad is now gone).
      • I plan to keep all ads medical/nursing related.
      • Emergiblog will remain 99.9% politics-free, although I do reserve my right to go balistic on Comedy Central, prn!
  • Should I decide at any time that this arrangement is not working for me and I choose to go back “on my own” so to speak, this site goes with me.
  • I am in no way indebted, obliged, connected with any drug companies, medical equipment suppliers, or publishers (not even to Shane!).
    • The comments and opinions contained in Emergiblog remain my own.
    • This remains true even if advertisements for any related company are placed on the blog.

Now, since Shane’s specialty is turning websites into traffic-generating and income-generating sites, his renumeration for all this work and time comes after the blog begins to generate income.

It’s also for a “trial run” at something bigger to be announced at the right time!

So, it’s a win-win for me. I have a new, pemanent site that goes where I go and I might get an actual income from blogging!

Maybe that will make my husband stop griping that I don’t get paid for “that part-time blogging job you do”!


  • Difficult Patient

    April 20, 2006 at 9:19 pm

    Very cool, Kim–I love your new site!

  • John Cowart

    April 21, 2006 at 6:35 am

    Hi Kim,
    Just a not to let you know that the link from your blogger site works fine.
    I have nothing to do with healthcare but I find your site interesting and check it out every couple of days although I seldom comment.
    Your new template looks fine.

  • Dr, Deb

    April 21, 2006 at 6:35 am

    You TOTALLY made me almost pee in my pants!

  • NPs Save Lives

    April 21, 2006 at 6:41 am

    Once again.. I do love your new look. I am doing pretty well lately with Google Adsense…It definitely helps with paying for textbooks!! Also, I have another blog on Blogcharm that I would like you to list underneath my original one if you would??
    Nurse Practitioner News

  • keagirl

    April 21, 2006 at 9:09 am

    Please contact your friendly urologist for that sudden urine loss. Not only do we know where to find that “lost” urine, we can also prevent its loss altogether… 🙂

  • may

    April 21, 2006 at 11:50 am

    if you pee when you cough or laugh, that’s nothing to worry about. that my friends, is called multi-tasking 🙂

  • Margaret

    April 21, 2006 at 11:58 am

    Hey, what’s wrong with Australian cheese? I like cheese!!! 🙂

  • Flea

    April 21, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    I’m a sloppy reader. Did your friend Shane do this for free?


  • Hannah

    April 23, 2006 at 5:04 pm


    I will have to pop back and really enjoy it…studying for a test…and gave myself 10 minutes to surf and found you had moved! I will change the link tomorrow on my blog.

    And may I say? I’m jealous…in a nice way.


  • Barbados Butterfly

    April 24, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    Congratulations on the new site, Kim – it’s fantastic!

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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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