Can you believe it?
Three years ago this month Emergiblog was born.
The odd thing about this is that I cannot remember what my life was like before I started blogging.
What did I do with my time?
At what point did this blog become an organic part of my life?
To the point where I can’t imagine life without blogging.
It was scary for a few weeks there.
I ran dry. Honestly could not think of a single thing to post, and when I tried to write it felt forced.
Scared the hell out of me.
Had I really said all that I had to say about nursing, blogging, going back to school, emergency departments, the health care system?
Hardly. Those who know me will tell you that I am never at a loss for words.
Yet, the blog that had become such a huge part of my life was in danger of becoming stagnant.
So I did what anyone else would do in my situation.
I cleaned house.
Not my physical house, my “Emergiblog” house.
I went through my links. Read every single blog. Organized them. Had so many they now have their own page. And when I stopped focusing on producing for awhile and focused on reading what was going on in other blogs, I relaxed.
Why? Because the blogosphere is a community. That community nourishes its members, but you must be involved in it. If all you do is post, day in and day out, and don’t stop to smell roses – in this case read what other bloggers are saying – you lose out on a huge source of inspiration.
That’s what was happening to me.
Blogging is not a passive exercise in navel-gazing. If all you do is write and never engage, then you are basically writing a diary.
I’m a blogger, not a diarist.
So on this, the beginning of Emergiblog’s fourth year, many thanks are due to my fellow medbloggers for continuting to share the stories that keep me inspired…
…to my sponsors/advertisers who continue to support Emergiblog,
…to my husband and family for supporting this endeavor from the beginning and allowing themselves to be the subject of many a health-related post,
And to Shane, for just about everything.
Let’s face it.