Funny, I don’t remember the Doctor ever having a nurse for his traveling companion…
The cap rocks.
The shoes look like Barbie slippers!
You’ve never seen “Doctor Who”??
It’s only been on TV for forty-seven years!
It’s not a medical show, it’s sci-fi and The Doctor is a Time Lord who time-travels in a police call box (aka the TARDIS) that’s bigger on the inside than the outside…
Seriously, you have to see it.
BBC America. Saturdays. 9 Eastern, 6 Pacific.
The July 9th edition of CoS will be hosted here at Emergiblog with submissions accepted up until July 8th at 11am PDT.
This also marks the beginning of Change of Shift’s fifth year!
And I need your feedback.
What do you like about the CoS format?
What would you change?
To start, I have two areas where I need your opinion:
1. Do we continue to include link lists in CoS editions?
Those who have hosted CoS know that there are a lot of “junk” submissions of link lists that have nothing to do with nursing at all. Everything from “50 Ways to Leave Your Blubber” to “10 Victoria’s Secret Items You Can Wear to Work”. Those go into the SPAM pile.
But…we also get many lists of links may be of interest to nurses, by nurses and from sites that are nursing related. Often, they are related to a business. While never totally comfortable using them (I prefer actual blogs), I’d check them out and if I found the links interesting, I’d include them in the edition.
But when Jacob Molyneux, editor of AJN’s Off the Charts, brought up the issue of whether the inclusion of these lists/posts reduces the value of the independent nurse bloggers and questioned their inclusion in CoS, I began to wonder if their use should be re-evaluated.
So…what say you?
Keep including them (at the host’s discretion) or drop them all together?
2. Submissions – nurse bloggers, where are you?
Okay, let’s be honest here.
Submissions from the individual nurse blogger have declined. Where I used to get at least 12 submissions for an edition, I now get four or five. I know a lot of our blogging colleagues have dropped their posting frequency or are taking a hiatus. Heck, I am just now coming out of a slump myself.
Those of you who have been surprised to find yourself in CoS these last few editions, well let’s just say a little birdie was submitting for you. Okay, it was me. There’s good stuff out there and I want to make sure it ends up in CoS.
Why have the submissions dropped? Is it a lack of publicizing, a lack of being able to find out who is hosting?
A lack of time?
Or, god forbid….
A lack of interest?
What say you?
Should CoS stay as it is, with submissions as they come (or don’t as the case may be)? Or should it become a selection chosen by whomever is hosting that week? In other words, if you are hosting, you find and include posts from nurse bloggers you would like to showcase. Is that better?
Change of Shift has always felt like my “baby” and I want to make sure it is an asset to nursing on the web.
Who better to give feedback than you, my fellow nurse bloggers!
All opinions welcome, and I’ll share the results in a future post.