Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Digital Doorway Nursing Blog Turns 12!

Well folks, it's hard to believe, but this nursing blog turns 12 today! And after all this time, Digital Doorway isn't even a teenager yet! What's up with that? But seriously, 12 years of blogging is significant, and I have none other but you to thank, Dear Reader, for this blog's continual success and global reach.


There's not really much to say other than a resounding expression of gratitude for those of you who read this blog, share its content, and otherwise encourage me to stay on the blogging path. I began this journey back when most of us didn't even know what we were doing, and it's been fun to see how I've grown as a writer over these years.

Back when Digital Doorway first launched, it was done on a lark and nursing wasn't the intended focus. However, as the blog gained traction, I found that when I did indeed write about nursing and healthcare, the response and engagement were exponentially more robust. So, over the years, those earlier personal posts have been culled (but don't worry, I've archived them for other purposes!) and the site's nursing-centric focus has thus solidified.

I maintain this blog in a state of freedom from ads, sponsored posts, and other commercial interests. While I may occasionally review books by friends and colleagues, promote conferences where I'm speaking, or otherwise talk about cool things out there in the nursing world, this blog isn't about making money or driving traffic to my Amazon Affiliate page; it's about kickass content for nurses and healthcare professionals, as well as those interested in such topics. There may have been some promotion here and there of companies I support, but it's always with an eye towards producing value for you, my Readers.

Anyway, thank you from the bottom of my heart for yet another year of Digital Doorway! Keep coming back, follow my social media feeds and my podcasts, and let me know how you are, what you're thinking about, what's troubling you, and how I can continue to serve you. And next year, we'll have to throw a digital "Blog Mitzvah" as Digital Doorway hits 13!

Cheers, and pass the cake!

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Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is the Board Certified Nurse Coach behind NurseKeith.com and the well-known nursing blog, Digital Doorway.

Keith is co-host of RNFMRadio.com, a wildly popular nursing podcast; he also hosts The Nurse Keith Show, his own podcast focused on career advice and inspiration for nurses.

A widely published nurse writer, Keith is the author of "Savvy Networking For Nurses: Getting Connected and Staying Connected in the 21st Century," and has contributed chapters to a number of books related to the nursing profession. Keith has written for Nurse.com, Nurse.org,  MultiViews News Service, LPNtoBSNOnline, StaffGarden, AusMed, American Sentinel University, the ANA blog, Working Nurse Magazine, and other online publications.

Mr. Carlson brings a plethora of experience as a nurse thought leader, online nurse personality, podcaster, holistic career coach, writer, and well-known successful nurse entrepreneur. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely and talented wife, Mary Rives.

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