Ladies viagra Okay, ladies viagra I just had to put up this photo of the Fisher Price medical team.
Ladies viagra After all, ladies viagra everyone who should be meeting in Las Vegas this October is represented here!
Ladies viagra And no, ladies viagra I don’t mean little wooden round-headed people with plastic hair.
Ladies viagra I’m talkin’ ’bout YOU!
Ladies viagra (Hey – it looks like someone put tape over the nurse’s mouth. No comments from the peanut gallery; it’s a mask! I think.)
Ladies viagra Ever since the announcement that the medical bloggers would be part of BlogWorld/New Media Expo 09, ladies viagra I’ve gotten two or three emails my mailbox has been flooded with questions.
Ladies viagra Who should go? Why should they go? What are we talking about when we get there? Who is putting it together? Who is speaking? Who is listening?
Ladies viagra You’ve got questions? I have answers. Let’s start from the top:
Ladies viagra 1. Who should attend the BlogWorld/New Media Expo 09 Medblogger Conference? Am I a medical blogger?
Ladies viagra If you are a blogger and you blog about health care in any way, ladies viagra you are part of the medblogging community. Ladies viagra That includes, ladies viagra but is not limited to, ladies viagra nurses, ladies viagra physicians, ladies viagra patients, ladies viagra paramedics/EMTs, ladies viagra respiratory therapists, ladies viagra physical therapists, ladies viagra hospital chaplains, ladies viagra physican assistants, ladies viagra hospital care administrators (incl. Ladies viagra risk management and quality assurance), ladies viagra medical support staff, ladies viagra educators and technicans. Every one of these groups has a vibrant active, ladies viagra sub-community of bloggers, ladies viagra but we all fall under the “Medical Blogger” category.
Ladies viagra 2. What are we talking about when we get there?
Ladies viagra The medblogging community voted for their favorite topics earlier this year via a poll on Emergiblog and Nurse Ratched’s Place. Ladies viagra Six of the topics received over half the vote. We are allowed four session at BW/NWE and these are topics that will be presented (working titles):
1) The State of the Health Blogosphere: We’ve Come A Long Way, ladies viagra Baby
2) Staying On The Good Side of HIPAA: Safe & Ethical Blogging Practices
3) Blogging For Change: How To Influence Healthcare Through Blogging
4) The Value Of Blogs To Hospitals, ladies viagra News Organizations, ladies viagra and Industry
Ladies viagra 3. Who’s running the show?
Ladies viagra The group working to put this show on the road includes yours truly and Dr. Ladies viagra Val from Better Health. Val is spearheading the job of putting the panels together and I am doing what I do best, ladies viagra throwing in my opinion. Behind the scenes and providing sponsorship allowing the conference to actually happen is Johnson & Johnson (thanks Rob and Marc, ladies viagra always available 24/7), ladies viagra joined by the folks at MedPage Today who wanted to get in on the fun!
Ladies viagra Of course, ladies viagra Rick Calvert, ladies viagra CEO of BlogWorld/New Media Expo get a major “thumbs-up” for offering us a space and a place in this year’s Expo!
Ladies viagra 4. Ladies viagra So, ladies viagra what’s in it for me?
Ladies viagra To this, ladies viagra I have a one word answer: NETWORKING! You have a chance to meet the movers-and-shakers of the medical blogosphere, ladies viagra learn from their successes and even more from their mistakes, ladies viagra to put faces with the names we see every day, ladies viagra to meet and discuss everything from posting to advertising to blog stats, ladies viagra to get a perspective on how your blog contributes to and affects the blogosphere in person, ladies viagra learn how to make a difference and how you are already making a difference, ladies viagra to par-tay if you are so inclined (I believe I owe drinks to a few folks).
Ladies viagra And you never know where that one business card will lead…
Ladies viagra Business cards? Absolutely. If you don’t have them, ladies viagra get them. You can get a bazillion for almost nothing through VistaPrint. All it has to have is your name and your blog URL (and your email if you want to include it). Those cards are your stock-in-trade at these conferences. Ladies viagra Trust me, ladies viagra if you don’t have them you will be writing the information down at least 100 times a day.
Ladies viagra At the very least you will come away stoked with so much enthusiasm you’ll have enough material to blog for six months straight. Ladies viagra At the most, ladies viagra you will have opportunities open up for you that you never imagined. I’ll give you a personal perspective. Last year I attended BlogHer as a newbie, ladies viagra this year I’m speaking on a panel. Last year I attended BlogWorldExpo with the hint of an idea, ladies viagra this year we have a full blog track just for medbloggers.
Ladies viagra If you want to make it happen, ladies viagra if you want that “next-level” for your blog, ladies viagra you need to be there. You are the face of your blog. Ladies viagra We know what you stand for, ladies viagra now let us see who you are!
And it doesn’t stop with just our medblogging track.
The main BlogWorld/New Media Conference is teeming with information you can use no matter what your blog topic. Ladies viagra How to stay focused, ladies viagra how to monetize your blog, ladies viagra how to increase your influence in the blogosphere – it’s all covered. Last year we heard the head of Technorati give a fantastic state-of-the-blogosphere speech.
Think the blogosphere is huge? We’ve barely started.
As for me? My goal is to meet my blog father, ladies viagra Hugh Hewitt.
I’m the blogdaughter he didn’t know he had.
Any other questions? Send them to me and I’ll answer them as they come in.
If you are still wondering if you should make the trek to Las Vegas…
It is so worth it!