November 5, 2011, 12:32 am

Sleepy In LA, Friday at BlogWorld!

It’s late Friday night.

Los Angeles, California.

There’s one thing about Blog World.

They know how to throw a party.

Lots of people can vouch for that.

I’m not one of them.

I didn’t attend the party.

I’m old. I’m in bed.


LOL! How’s THAT for a Jack Webb impression!

The days have been pretty active here at Blog World!

Our HIPAA session was yesterday, that’s me with Jamie Davis (The Nursing Show) and Terri Polick (Nurse Ratched’s Place).

The Social Health track is amazing; the growth is jaw-dropping. There is a maturation of the blogosphere, the emergence of technology that puts health care in your pocket (literally), companies utilizing social media technology to take health care to third world countries…people are more comfortable, new problems and concerns arise, like I said….amazing.

The best part is catching up with old friends in person and missing every single person who isn’t here. And if you are reading this, I mean you! : ) Blog World will happen again next year and it’s worth every single penny, so start planning now. I am!


Every year my “blog father” Hugh Hewitt broadcasts his radio show from the Blog World show floor. This year, my other “blog father” James Lileks was a guest!

Meeting a fellow blogger is like meeting someone you’ve known for a million years, and this was no exception.

I was so excited! How many people get to meet their blogging inspirations?


Meet The Napkin Dad!

If you have never seen the Napkin Dad’s site, you need to treat yourself. (

Marty Coleman used to draw little cartoons on his daughters’ napkins, and a small philosophical quote each day. He’d put them in their lunches. The story of what happens to those napkins will cause you to run for your kleenex, so be ready!

Marty spoke on road blocks to creativity, and boy did I need to be at that session. If I took the energy I’ve been spending complaining about why I can’t create and put it into actually creating, I’d be, well, creating!

And on that note, it’s time to re-energize for tomorrow’s sessions.

Good night, LA!

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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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