A joyous occasion!
So…why are half the women ticked off?
(Did they realize their cap looks like used gauze?)
And the one getting capped? There is one of those in every class.
Change of Shift is up at first-time-host NursesNetwork.com! Katie did a great job of putting the edition together, many thanks to all who submitted (and those who are surprised to find that a little birdie submitted for you!).
The next edition is at Digital Doorway with Keith. Submissions can be sent to “nursekeith at gmail dot com”.
Emergiblog has been on a pseudo-hiatus.
It wasn’t intentional. I was having a mid-blog crisis.
All of a sudden, I seemed to have lost my “voice”.
It wasn’t blog burnout.
The ideas were there.
So…why did it feel like I needed four gallons of BlogLytely to get a single post initiated?
The crisis stems from what I want Emergiblog to be. Or what I think it should be. Or what I think it is supposed to be.
I feel like I’m “supposed” to write about serious nursing topics; perhaps that came from being exposed to so many new nursing experiences in my BSN program. Maybe it came from thinking Emergiblog would be seen as a type of serious professional writing by grad schools.
(Trust me, it wasn’t.)
Every post felt like it should to be in APA format, with research and references.
Then I graduated with my BSN.
Imagine me as Wile E. Coyote over there and the Road Runner as graduate school.
Not getting accepted was my “gravity lesson”.
It made me question every thing about myself. My career, my goals, my ability to write…especially my ability to write. The one asset I thought I had wasn’t good enough to get me where I wanted to go.
It spilled over into the blog. I started to over-think everything I wanted to post. Was it good, was it bad, was it appropriate, was it silly, was it stupid, was it….perfect?
Well, it’s all that and more!!!!!! (Except for the “perfect” part…)
It’s just taken me a little while to figure that out, and I think I’ve gotten my “voice” back.
But it makes me wonder…
Many of us have been blogging for 3, 4 or 5 years.
Have you had a “mid-blog crisis”? Have you lost your “voice”?
How did you get it back?
All I know is thinking I was blog toast had me pretty anxious.
Blogging is a huge part of my life.
I’m not ready to go gentle into that good last post.
Not for a long, long time.